BOXER PUPPIES FOR SALE
The Boxer puppies would do well on a high-quality dog food, whether commercially made or home-prepared with the supervision and approval of your veterinarian. Any diet should be suitable for the age of the dog (puppy, adult, or senior). Some dogs are susceptible to being overweight, so watch the calorie intake and weight level of your dog. Treats can be a significant training aid, but giving too much can cause obesity. Find out the human foods are, and are not, healthy for dogs. Check with your vet if you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.
A short, shiny coat by The Boxer puppy for sale needs very little grooming. With a rubber curry brush or a hound glove once or twice a week, a good once-over should keep him looking his best. The Boxer puppies near me appear to be a clean dog and just rarely needs a bath. Unless naturally worn down on a hard surface, his nails should be trimmed at least once a month and his teeth should be cleaned regularly, daily if necessary, to avoid tartar buildup.
They're really playful boxer puppies for sale near me are high-energy pets. Every day, on a leash or in a tightly fenced field, they need enough exercise. You never have to encourage the boxer to run wild. The history of the breed as a wild game chaser means that as young dogs, they are constantly in need of reminders to teach them to stay down. Since the Boxer puppy is a strong, energetic, and playful dog, he might not be the best option for a very frail adult, or for a small child who may be distracted by a well-meaning yet bouncy puppy.
In channeling the breed's enthusiasm and exuberance in a positive way, early socialization and puppy training lessons are critical. Boxer puppies are incredibly intelligent, but with repetition, they can become bored. They seem to have a mind of their own and are great solvers of problems. Not necessarily respectful of other dogs of the same sex, most opposite-sex boxer puppies enjoy the company of each other. Boxer puppies perform beautifully as support, aid, and therapy dogs, and in positions such as drug detection and search-and-rescue, in a wide variety of canine sports, including obedience, agility, and herding.
The Boxer does not have a high tolerance for either extreme heat or cold, and he should always be kept inside the house as a beloved member of the family. Responsible breeders screen their stock for health conditions such as hip dysplasia, heart conditions such as aortic stenosis and cardiomyopathy, thyroid deficiency, degenerative myelopathy, and certain cancers. The website of the breed’s national parent club, the American Boxer Club, provides in-depth details about the breed’s health and care.
Recommended Health Tests from the National Breed Club:
• Elbow Evaluation
• Thyroid Evaluation
• AS\SAS Cardio
• Aortic Valve Disease
• Boxer Cardiomyopathy
• ARVC DNA Test
• Degenerative Myelopathy DNA Test
More About This Breed
Boxer puppies are large, muscular, square-headed dogs who look imposing--that is, until you look into their eyes and see the mischief and joy of life reflected there. Because of their playful nature and boundless energy, they are sometimes called the "Peter Pan" of the dog breeds. Boxers aren't considered fully mature until they are three years old, meaning they have one of the longest puppyhoods in the world of dogs.
The typical Boxer puppy is intelligent, alert, and fearless, yet friendly. They're loyal to their family and love to play with them, but they're also headstrong, especially if you try to use harsh training methods with them.
With minimal grooming needs and legendary patience and gentleness with children, Boxers are great family companions, as long as you provide them with the physical exercise and mental stimulation they need. If you're willing and able to provide them with adequate exercise in the form of walks or runs, they can even adapt to apartment living, so long as they are able to be close to their beloved people.
Boxer puppies originated in Germany and were brought to the U.S. after World War I. Their short, shiny coats are striking: fawn or brindle with flashy white markings. All white or mostly white Boxers are not desirable because, genetically, deafness is associated with white coloring.
Many Boxers have docked tails and cropped ears. If the ears are not cropped, they will hang down. Many dog owners are opting to leave their Boxers' ears and tails un-cropped these days--a practice DogTime fully supports! Let those ears and tails go natural!
Boxers are renowned for their great love of and loyalty to their families. They often are distrustful of strangers at first, but will not be aggressive unless they perceive a threat to their families. Boxers are so loving that they often think they are lapdogs and try to lie as close to you as possible.
Boxer puppy owners around the world take special delight in their beloved dogs' clownish behavior. Boxers are high-spirited, happy, and energetic. They often paw, cat-like, at their toys, food bowls, and even their owners. When they are excited, they often "kidney bean," a little dance that involves twisting their bodies into a semi-circle, similar to the shape of a kidney bean, and then turning in circles. Boxers also make a unique sound, called a "woo-woo," when they want something or are excited. It is not exactly a bark, but rather sounds as though they are saying "woo-woo," look at me!
Watching a Boxer puppy run is a delight. They are so exuberant, happy, and graceful, it's sure to bring a smile to your face, especially if they start jumping--something they love to do, twisting, and even turning somersaults to entertain you.
But life isn't all fun and games for all Boxers. Because of their strength and courage, Boxers have a wide use in the military and the police, as well as search-and-rescue work. When specifically trained for guard work, Boxers are excellent watchdogs and will restrain an intruder in the same manner as a Mastiff. Boxers also excel in obedience, agility, and schutzhund--a demanding three-phase competition event that tests the dog's tracking, obedience, and protection abilities.
Boxer puppies should not be left outdoors for extended periods of time. Their short nose doesn't cool hot air efficiently in the summer, and their short coat doesn't keep them warm in the winter. Many Boxer people joke that their Boxers' range of tolerance is between 72 and 74 degrees Fahrenheit (21-22 degrees Celsius).
Boxers aren't the breed for everyone, but if you like a big dog who likes to cuddle, don't mind a little drool between friends, want a dog that will delight you with clownish antics and yet be gentle with your children, and most of all, if you are prepared to keep your Boxer physically and mentally stimulated, the Boxer just might be the right dog for you!