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Boxers: my 10 month old boxer, false pregnancy, nutrient balances
false pregnancy, nutrient balances, cottage cheese: Being in season often brings with it some behavioral changes. If she s not feeling well or has some discomfort, pulling her off the couch may aggravate things - you d probably be better off training her a good off cue so that you only have to tell her to...

Boxers: 4 year old boxer, toy box, back yard
toy box, back yard, harley: It really doesn t matter if he has a nice wooden house out back or a barn all to himself...he ll still be bored and chew. If you want to stop the behavior, stop letting him out on his own. I ask because you stated that he s pooping in the house. The two...

Boxers: 6 month old female boxer still not reliably housebroken, boxer puppy, pet stains
boxer puppy, pet stains, female boxer: lol, you can be stubborn if you like. :) I just won t bang my head against a wall trying to convince you. I would suggest to you, after this post, that you not allow her out of your site. You KNOW she s not completely trained, you KNOW she may pee, yet...

Boxers: 7.5 week old pup, homemade diets, puppy classes
homemade diets, puppy classes, puppy food: Hi Shane, 1. The best food is variable, it depends on what works for the dog, your budget, and your lifestyle. :) Merrick is generally considered a high quality food so I d say if it s working for her (with the adjustments you ve made) you re on the right...

Boxers: Aggression, fly swatter, male boxer
fly swatter, male boxer, female boxer: Does she have her heat cycles twice a year? Is one due when these attacks occur? Something to ponder: hormones play a big role in the female toward the male. Now, setting that aside: There is no telling what has occurred to provoke her aggression: maybe...

Boxers: OUR BOXER BITES, boxer rescue, family environment
boxer rescue, family environment, pup: Your question is without periods and difficult to understand. Your Boxer is biting and attacking, and didn t before. 1) The children are provoking the attacks 2) The change in the family environment (i.e. father coming back) 3) The domestic situation...

Boxers: Boxer Behaviour and Toys., male boxer, undesired behavior
male boxer, undesired behavior, aggressive behavior: Hi, Sorry, but no. You didn t take him home right after the incident. You gave him 2 more chances to misbehave and THEN you took him home. Do you understand what I m saying? The first instance, he snapped. The second instance, he snapped. The third,...

Boxers: Boxer Breeding and Genetics, pigment color, white boxer
pigment color, white boxer, masked face: Fawn bred with fawn produces fawn. They can be classic fawn: white markings, black masked face. Or, fancy fawn: white markings, black masked face with white on the face. (more white than classic) And as far as a white Boxer: they are fawns that have...

Boxers: Boxer Breeding and Genetics, fawn boxer, two puppies
fawn boxer, two puppies, female boxer: Fawns mated with fawns, produce fawns. Whether the fawn is a classic which is black mask (no white on face) and normal white chest and sometimes feet or toes, or a fancy, which is all of the above with white on the face, there is no way to ensure what markings...

Boxers: Boxer behavior, shock collar, aggressive dogs
shock collar, aggressive dogs, soccer practice: Hi Mandy, It s probably worth a session with a behaviorist just to be sure there aren t some other triggers that you aren t seeing; however and in the mean time, some counter-conditioning and desensitization might work to help defuse his aggression/anxiety...

Boxers: Boxer breeding, female boxer, first timers
female boxer, first timers, weening: First of all, you should NOT breed her if she s only having a second heat. She is far too young. DO NOT BREED HER UNTIL SHE IS AT LEAST 2 years old! Secondly, let nature take its course, they will get it right on their own in their own good time like any...

Boxers: Boxer leg problems, hip displaysia, doberman pinschers
hip displaysia, doberman pinschers, myelogram: You re welcome. A dog will react differently things depending on how they are introduced. If you decide on a cart, taking it slow and making it a positive experience will go a long way. Remember...any sort of contraption you hook up to her is going to...

Boxers: Boxer Pup, bladder control problem, boxer pup
bladder control problem, boxer pup, how much water a day: She should have an unlimited supply of fresh water at all times, available to her when she is thirsty. Try this recommendation below, and if no improvement, consult with your vet for possible physical problems. Each morning, take her outside. Do not...

Boxers: Boxer Puppy, boxer puppy, boxer puppies
boxer puppy, boxer puppies, multiple dog households: It could be; it s likely to be a contributing factor, at any rate. Panting can sometimes be an indication of pain, so I d again suggest having the Lab seen by a vet in case there s something a bit more serious than general old age going on. The puppy s...

Boxers: behavior problems, brindle boxer, boxer puppy
brindle boxer, boxer puppy, crazy behavior: Hi Chris, The first step is to take a deep breath. :) This is typical of a Boxer puppy - they are exuberant and curious and intelligent and that often leads to mischievousness. I ve found the best way to deal with problem behavior is to first think about...

Boxers: our boxer, mucus plug, onset of labor
mucus plug, onset of labor, 99f: Some bitches will lose their mucus plug a few days before the onset of labor. If you aren t already, start taking her temperature, at least twice a day - that s a more reliable indicator of impending whelping. Once it goes down below 99F and stays down,...

Boxers: my boxer 2 yrs old female, paws and fur, ear mites
paws and fur, ear mites, grass seeds: Licks what? Other people or herself? If it s other people (and you) teach her not to lick. If she s licking her paws or herself, take her to the vet and explain. It s either allergies, ear mites, or nerves. An anxiousness caused by something emotional....

Boxers: my boxer, crazy question, testicals
crazy question, testicals, medical reason: Hi Christy, Same happens with a couple of my boys. :) As they ve gotten older, they ll be 3 this year, it s gotten better. I have no medical reason to give you...I chalked it up to growing and/or dry skin. It seemed that after I added safflower oil...

Boxers: boxer behavior, puppy school, dominant behavior
puppy school, dominant behavior, behavior question: Sure :) Neither, actually. lol If you re gentle with her and use a nice, calming tone, she ll take that as a reward for the behavior. When we use a pacifying voice, it sounds more like a whine to the dog which, in turn, makes them think that they are...

Boxers: boxer heat before breeding, copper colour, brownish discharge
copper colour, brownish discharge, heat cycle: Hi Cory. IS your girl off her food or water at all? If she is, or starts to act depressed, take her to the vet. It s really hard to say for sure without actually seeing the discharge to know for sure what it is. It could be the start of her heat cycle, and...

Boxers: my boxer's leg problems (again), leg problems, new question
leg problems, new question, whiny: If it s difficult for you to carry her all the time, you can use a towel as a sling. Cheaper than buying a special dog sling right now that you don t know you re going to need. Put the towel under her belly (below her ribs) near her back legs and lift it,...

Boxers: my boxer has lymphoma, male boxer, online discussion groups
male boxer, online discussion groups, cancer diet: Hi Nick, I am sorry to hear about your boy s diagnosis. :( I have not had to deal with cancer in my own dogs yet, so don t have first-hand knowledge, but of course having Boxers I know many people that have dealt with it. I have heard the most about...

Boxers: my boxer puppies, boxer puppies, breast milk
boxer puppies, breast milk, warning sign: And you vet didn t advise you or take them into his hospital ???? Get a new vet sweetie. You shouldn t have had the puppies to begin with without checking the mom out thoroughly with a vet. To loose one puppy is sad and should have been a warning...

Boxers: boxer puppy/ scared of noises, boxer puppy, obedience classes
boxer puppy, obedience classes, little bit at a time: Hi Cass. You could make a tape, and play it as background noise to the dog. That really does help. They need to get her use to the sounds a little bit at a time. That s a start. Your daughter needs to stay completely calm when these noises happen. Dogs take...

Boxers: boxers questions, dogs and breeds, house dog
dogs and breeds, house dog, love children: Boxers can not live outside. Period. Yes, you can take her. Boxers love children and are protective of them. But, as in all dogs and breeds, don t leave the baby on a blanket on the floor. Use a playpen. It is best for the baby to grow with Lacy...

Boxers: dandruff, fish liver oil, omega 3 fatty acids
fish liver oil, omega 3 fatty acids, b naturals: Hi Andrew, Oftentimes itching and dandruff is caused by dry skin, as you mentioned; if you re in an area where you re still running the furnace, that may be a contributing factor. If she s itching quite a lot, you might have her checked for cheyletiella,...

Boxers: ears, boxer pup, virginia attorney general
boxer pup, virginia attorney general, animal rights activists: I am sorry you re being subjected to this harassment; unfortunately some animal rights activists will go to any lengths to impose their views on everyone else. :( I would definitely tell your vet about your suspicions - you can t completely prove it but who...

Boxers: 6 month old female boxer still not reliably housebroken, basset hound, 7 months
Boxers: 6 month old female boxer still not reliably housebroken, basset hound, 7 months, 5 months

Boxers: Boxer leg problems, german shepherd club, champion boxer
Boxers: Boxer leg problems, german shepherd club, champion boxer, boxer

Boxers: my boxer has lymphoma, traditional chemotherapy, chemotherapy treatment
Boxers: my boxer has lymphoma, traditional chemotherapy, chemotherapy treatment, chemotherapy

Boxers: puchacing my first boxer, male or female?, puppy phase, cute personality
Boxers: puchacing my first boxer, male or female?, puppy phase, cute personality, homeless dogs

Boxers: Growling!, baby gates, acting this way
baby gates, acting this way, flaky skin: Hi Laura. It worries me that the dog is acting this way. I m in no way saying that he s a bad dog, it s hard on an older dog to put up with young kids. I have an almost 13 year old Boxer myself, and an almost 4 year old son. Older dogs have aches and pains...

Boxers: Height And Weight, female boxer, height and weight
female boxer, height and weight, bone structure: There is no correct height or weight for a growing puppy. They all grow at different rates. Boxers spend the first 12 months growing up and the next 12 putting on muscle. You want her to be in proportion...not too heavy or light for her bone structure....

Boxers: House breaking our boxer, natures miracle, multiple dog households
natures miracle, multiple dog households, basic manners: It could be a combination of things, then. The new home, the scent, anxiety. You didn t mention how long you re gone during the day - at 11 months she should be able to hold it several hours, but with everything else going on she may be having a bit of...

Boxers: Housebreaking / Weight, quality dog food, corn wheat
quality dog food, corn wheat, food stuffs: Hi Trinity, If your girl isn t house broken after a year, she s either got something medically wrong or you re doing something incorrectly or inconsistently. Can you give me a better idea of your house breaking methods in order for me to help you, please?...

Boxers: hair-loss, seasonal flank alopecia, causes of hair loss
seasonal flank alopecia, causes of hair loss, canned pumpkin: Hi Alexis, It s a good idea to have a full thyroid panel run (the one they use for OFA certification) to rule out hypothyroidism, which is common in Boxers. From what you describe, however, it might be something called seasonal flank alopecia, which is...

Boxers: jack, white boxer, staph infection
white boxer, staph infection, hives: Hi Tessa, I m sorry but without seeing him and his bumps, it would be too difficult to tell you what they could be and I d hesitate to guess. They could be as inconsequential as hives or as serious as a staph infection. It s always a good idea when...

Boxers: Kitchen Counter Behavior, dogs noses, carpet runners
dogs noses, carpet runners, sensitive dogs: Hi, No problem. :) He sounds bored. Make sure that he s getting a good 1/2 hour walk before you leave, that will tire him out a bit and then a good walk when you get home. Even though he has toys, it s still possible he s bored. Boxers, and many...

Boxers: labor in boxer, whelping boxes, whelping box
whelping boxes, whelping box, prelabor: You didn t tell me how many days she is pregnant. Whelping is between 58-63 days. If she isn t eating and laying around, upset stomach, etc. take her to your vet. He should do x-rays or a sonar gram to determine how many puppies, how big, and her...

Boxers: Male marking on female, loud clap, toilet area
loud clap, toilet area, obedience training: Hi Ciegi, Your boy is only being dominant and marking his territory, so-to-speak. Unless you restrict his access to the toilet area or let them out separately, there s not a lot you can do. You must catch him in the act to correct him. Usually a loud...

Boxers: male boxer, american boxer club, brindle boxers
american boxer club, brindle boxers, deaf puppies: Hi Tessa, The Code of Ethics of the American Boxer Club (as well as the Codes of every other national Boxer Club around the world) prohibits breeding white Boxers. Whites are more prone to deafness than fawn or brindle Boxers, and are more likely to produce...

Boxers: New boxer puppy into home with alpha boxer, boxer puppy, jealousy factor
boxer puppy, jealousy factor, dominant behavior: There are a couple of things going on here. The alpha dominance is true. But also, the 3 year old is being motherly, to some extent. Also, there is a jealousy factor. Therefore, you need to watch and supervise them together. Do not allow the older...

Boxers: Odd hair regrowth pattern after surgery, hair regrowth, incision
hair regrowth, incision, stitches: Hi Anna, I m not sure the area will fully regrow hair, but I would think over time quite a bit of it will grow back. I haven t dealt with the type of surgical area you describe, but the ones I ve dealt with do tend to grow back so that only a small scar...

Boxers: PLEASE HELP, boxer puppy, pertinent info
boxer puppy, pertinent info, sire: David, all you can do is ask your vet his/her opinion and contact the people you bought him from and request the information on the sire (dad). You have every right to see the sire (dad) as you do the mother. Contact the owners of him and request to...

Boxers: puchacing my first boxer, male or female?, boxer breed, agility training
boxer breed, agility training, crazy weekend: Hi Trish, Sorry for the late reply, it s been a crazy weekend :) Boxers are fine with smaller and/or other dogs, provided the other dogs don t mind the exuberant manner in which most Boxers play. Boxers do love to use their paws and mouths. They tend...

Boxers: Seperation, female boxer, separation anxiety
female boxer, separation anxiety, baby gate: Hi Carissa, This may either a crate issue or separation anxiety, or a combination of both; at 11 weeks she s in the midst of a fear period which doesn t help matters. I would lean more toward an issue with the crate, based on what you ve said, so that...

Boxers: Weird behavior, brindle boxer, false pregnancy
brindle boxer, false pregnancy, infection of the uterus: Hi Shonta, It sounds as if your girl is going through false pregnancies. Bitches go through the same hormonal changes whether they re bred or not; they will display symptoms of these changes to varying degrees. Some show no signs at all, some go so far...

Boxers: white male, deafness genes, boxer line
deafness genes, boxer line, white boxer: Boxer breeders will tell you not to breed a white Boxer because of the genetically predisposition of deafness and blindness, and they do not want the genes flooding the Boxer line. That is a sound logic. As far as allowed to breed her, yes, no one can...

Boxers: my white male, male boxer, boxer world
male boxer, boxer world, boxer breed: Hi Tessa! If you want to have a good reputation in the Boxer world, then no, I don t suggest breeding your white boy. It s a very heated debate in the Boxer community. I have my own personal feelings towards the white Boxer, it s hard for me to even think...

Boxers: My 13 year old Boxer, brindle boxer, antibiotic ointment
brindle boxer, antibiotic ointment, hind leg: Hi Monica, Whether to have your dog euthanized is a very personal decision and one that I can t help you make. My female has had skin issues since she was about 4 years old. I, too, am using peroxide but I also use antibiotic ointment. I m pretty...

Boxers: My 2 year old Boxer loved to lean, male boxer, boxer breed
male boxer, boxer breed, dead sleep: Hi Nikko, You re experiencing the infamous Boxer lean lol! A higher than average amount of the Boxer breed performs this maneuver...fine tuned for attention getting. ;) It s possible that you re giving him more attention that he was previously used...

Boxers: 9 yr old bladder issue, velcro fasteners, oatmeal bath
velcro fasteners, oatmeal bath, water doctors: Dawn dish soap (not Ultra if you can still find the regular formula) is great for them, and kills fleas too. Sargents and Harts is not good quality products and I don t recommend using them. Go to a pet store and get Zodiac flea once a month. All Zodiac...

Boxers: Allergic reaction?, tea tree oil, hormonal fluctuations
tea tree oil, hormonal fluctuations, german boxer: Hi Adam and Erin, Whelping and nursing can take quite a toll on a bitch, so it s not surprising if she s still a bit underweight. I m assuming the pups are all fully weaned by now - you can switch her back to a high-quality adult food, and maybe add some...

Boxers: Boxer Behaviour, new meeting, hackles
new meeting, hackles, own territory: Hi Lori, From what you ve written, it sounds more as if your dog is over-excited as opposed to aggressive; the key there would be to work on her self-control. Here are a few articles with various ways to build this behavior: http://www.clickertraining.com/node/596...

Boxers: Boxer bleeding is she in heat?, bitch in season, chain link fences
bitch in season, chain link fences, male dogs: Hi Bethany, Bleeding from the vulva may mean she s in season - it could possibly mean something like a urinary tract infection, but 10 months is a pretty typical age for a first season. (Watch for signs of infection, like frequent or painful urination,...

Boxers: Boxer brothers, yard fence, shock collars
yard fence, shock collars, behaviorists: Hi Tammy, If the fight was as severe as you say, it really is in your best interests to contact a qualified behaviorist to evaluate the situation (ruling out any medical issues is a good idea, as well). Some general tips such as implementing a Nothing...

Boxers: Boxer Dental/Gum Problems, teeth and gums, dental gum
teeth and gums, dental gum, gum problems: Hi Michelle, My dogs didn t seem to be overly bothered by the surgery; they were acting normally that same evening. I did feed soft food (mush) for a few days, but they didn t hesitate to eat it. :) If it s an option, the dogs that had laser surgery...

Boxers: Boxer height and weight, male boxer, raw diet
male boxer, raw diet, ms walker: Boxers grow at different rates and don t fully mature until 2-3 years old, so it s hard to say where they ll end up. 47 lbs is a little light for a year-old male, but not excessively so; an average-height mature male should be around 65 lbs. or so (at, again,...

Boxers: Boxer loosing hair, pedigree dog food, natural dog foods
pedigree dog food, natural dog foods, corn meals: Please join up on Boxerworld.com and go to their forum to educate yourself on the Boxer breed. It is the responsible thing to do. They also have common health issues that are prone to Boxers. Taker her to the vet. He needs to scrape and examine the skin....

Boxers: Boxer questions, natural choice lamb, female boxer
natural choice lamb, female boxer, thyroid disorders: If at all possible Chris, make a room up for him. Most Boxer owners that work all day have a laundry room or spare bedroom devoted to their Boxer. They remove furniture, baby gate the door, etc. I don t know if that s feesible for you or not, but it...

Boxers: Boxer Sporadic Aggressiveness, undescended testicle, personal evaluation
undescended testicle, personal evaluation, testicular cancer: A behaviorist is trained in animal behaviors...jumping, whining, barking, anxieties, etc. while a trainer shows you how to teach your dog to sit. Make sense? Whether he calms or not after being neutered is an individual thing. He may or may not. Neutering...

Boxers: Boxer Sporadically Goes Crazy On Family Members, obedience class, 7 months
obedience class, 7 months, testicles: Hi! The best thing that you can do for your dog is to find an obedience class and take him to it. It will teach you and your dog. He should not be doing this. I m not saying that anything is wrong with your dog, just that he should not be allowed to do this,...

Boxers: Boxers in heat, female boxers, hi amy
female boxers, hi amy, heat cycle: Hi Amy, A heat cycle generally lasts 21-28 days; I like to keep my girls secure for a week past that, just to be safe. (Some bitches do ovulate quite late in their cycle.) The time between seasons varies, but in general it probably averages about 9-10...

Boxers: boxer bitch coming into season stopping it, boxer bitch, pet store
boxer bitch, pet store, velcro: Mike, if women could do that, they would. No. You can not stop a heat/season. If you are taking her, then go to a pet store and buy the panties and pads. They have velcro to secure and work well. Sorry... (b ad timing- and all women can attest that...

Boxers: boxer chewing through crate, boxer, good luck
boxer, good luck, patience: Hi Lisa. You said you just adopted this boy a few days ago. Do you know what his past was like? If he was never crate trained before, then it may take some time getting him use to it. How long is he staying in the crate? I d try for just a few minutes at a...

Boxers: boxer training, boxer owners, female boxer
boxer owners, female boxer, aggressive behavior: Not ALL Boxers are aggressive as you can now tell by your own. It is a common mistake. The breed is not an aggressive breed, but a protector breed: protects his/her family and territory. Why would you want her more aggressive? All vets and breeders...

Boxers: Crate Urination, male boxer, wet bed
male boxer, wet bed, bed pad: Yes, Tyson was marking his territory making the new crate his own. All dogs; male and female, will mark their belongings and territories. I doubt he ll continue doing it, but if he does continue, reprimand him by holding the wet bed-pad up to his nose...

Boxers: Distracted very easily while on leash, male boxer, leash training
male boxer, leash training, halti: Gary, I d work with the flyswatter method, and every time he behaves and doesn t growl or bark (get aggressive, etc.) with other dogs passing or near, give him a treat and praise him with Good Job! ... I like the phrase Good Job! in a upbeat and pleasing...

Boxers: My 13 year old Boxer, grand mal seizure, owie
Boxers: My 13 year old Boxer, grand mal seizure, owie, table food

Boxers: Boxer bleeding is she in heat?, boxer puppy, car ride
Boxers: Boxer bleeding is she in heat?, boxer puppy, car ride, o lord

Boxers: Lifting the rear leg, late bloomer, consistent basis
Boxers: Lifting the rear leg, late bloomer, consistent basis, alpha male

Boxers: Spots on boxers Fur, female boxer, flank
Boxers: Spots on boxers Fur, female boxer, flank, vet

Boxers: skinny boxer dog, thyroid test, problem concerns
Boxers: skinny boxer dog, thyroid test, problem concerns, own time

Boxers: fawn boxer, fawn boxer, blue eye
fawn boxer, blue eye, newborns: You still didn t say how old the puppy was. :-) They may turn yet, or they may turn brown, just not a dark brown. It s very easy to tell if he s blind. When the dog is sitting still, simply use a finger and move it towards the dog s eyes. If he blinks before...

Boxers: hair loss and over excitment, boxer bitch, bald patches
boxer bitch, bald patches, shiny coat: 1) Take her to the vet. She needs her thyroid checked and checked for a mange or allergies. 2) Excitement is normal for a Boxer. Some more than others. Teach her to calm down after petting and loving her. She loves people and all Boxers are social. The...

Boxers: help!!!!!, signs of pregnancy, male boxer
signs of pregnancy, male boxer, x ray: Just allow them to be together for a few days or week. Nature will take it s course, and she will allow him when ready. They stick together (not bums) because he swells up after ejaculation, and it s nature s way of sealing momentarily to allow the...

Boxers: Lifting the rear leg, male boxer, intact male
male boxer, intact male, dominant issue: Hi Gary. Again, I also had a female that lifted her leg to mark. She was second dog in command, and she wouldn t hike her leg around the old guy. It very well could be a dominant issue. However, I really believe that when he gets a bit older, he ll hike as...

Boxers: labor, first pup, average weights
first pup, average weights, signs of labor: An x-ray or sonar gram was needed a long time ago to determine size. Too late now. All you can do is be with her and help her. If the first pup doesn t present itself in 12 hours of signs of labor, get her to the vet. Keep the vet s number handy and...

Boxers: overweight boxer, natural dog foods, male boxer
natural dog foods, male boxer, corn meal: 50 kilos is 110 pounds! Yes, that is too much. If he is a large framed Boxer, he shoudn t be over 80 pounds. Buy a good (no corn and corn meal, or bi-products) dog food: a chicken and riceis okay, lamb and rice, and Google natural dog foods that are for...

Boxers: Requirements to stud my Boxer?, heart mumur, boxer world
heart mumur, boxer world, five generations: Well Aloha! He s AKC registered. Good, that makes his pups more valuable. There are no particular qualifications, however, your vet should check him out thoroughly, give him a heart mumur test and update all his health shots. Get a record of all to prove...

Boxers: Seperation Anxiety Urination?, male boxer, liver problems
male boxer, liver problems, baby talk: Hi Terri, Please keep in mind that I can only answer your question in a generally speaking type of manner because I don t know you, your family or the puppy personally. :) Presuming that he is healthy, has no urinary tract or bladder/kidney/liver...

Boxers: Several Questions., boxer puppy, growth spurts
boxer puppy, growth spurts, personal choice: Hi Emily. Try putting the leash on him, and just letting him walk around the house with it at first. This will let him get use to it. After a few days, try walking him on it. This is how I get my young dogs use to a leash so it doesn t freak them out. After...

Boxers: Shedding boxer, raw egg, furminator
raw egg, furminator, digestible food: Hi Sharon, Boxers do shed with the seasons...are you noticing this more now that the weather is warming or is this an all year problem? Daily grooming will help. I personally use the Zoom Groom by Kong: http://www.arcatapet.com/item.cfm?cat=3646...

Boxers: Skin problem, curry comb, white boxer
curry comb, white boxer, fish body: Without knowing what tests you ve already had done and what has been ruled out, it s really difficult to guess at what might be going on. The first thing I d look at is his diet, to be sure he s on a high-quality food that is low in grains or even grain-free;...

Boxers: Spots on boxers Fur, seasonal flank alopecia, fawn boxer
seasonal flank alopecia, fawn boxer, water stains: Given the location, this may be related to Seasonal Flank Alopecia, which is not uncommon in Boxers (and not a health-related issues, fortunately). Alopecia usually includes hair loss, so this may be something different, but it may just be in the early stages....

Boxers: size?, gaining weight, thyroid
gaining weight, thyroid, vet: There are small framed Boxers, medium, and larger framed Boxers. Just like people, they differ somewhat. If she is concerned, take him to the vet and have his thyroid checked. It s a common condition in Boxers. Boxers range from females weighing 48-60...

Boxers: skinny boxer dog, thyroid disorder, thyroid problem
thyroid disorder, thyroid problem, thyroid disorders: Yes, if his ribs show, he is under weight for his stature. Get a new vet. Any good vet would check for a thyroid disorder. The ywill draw blood from his neck (an artery) and test it. If he has a thyroid problem, simple pills every day will regulate...

Boxers: I think my dog had two mates, male boxer, dna profiling
male boxer, dna profiling, litter registration: It is possible for puppies in the same litter to have different fathers, yes. If you are registering the litter with AKC, you will need to do DNA profiling of the dam, the sire you know, and all the puppies, and apply for a multiple-sired litter registration....

Boxers: Urination on his sleeping bed, water water water, boxer boy
water water water, boxer boy, straight water: Chris, it was the water. He got too hot playing with the other Boxer (and Boxers can play!)... Then he drank water, water, water, trying to cool himself and hydrate himself. The heat, being too hot, kept the water retained in his system longer than...

Boxers: 9 month female boxer 40lbs., gaining muscle mass, bones and joints
gaining muscle mass, bones and joints, physical maturity: Hi Dean, There really is no average weight for a growing puppy. It all depends on her size and structure. Boxers spend about 12 months growing tall and 12-18 MORE months growing out (gaining muscle mass). A mature bitch should weigh between 55...

Boxers: Allergies, allergy pills, male boxer
allergy pills, male boxer, eating raw meat: Hi Trisha, I m sorry but I really am at a loss. If the allergy pills helped, I would presume it to be SOME type of allergy, if not food born. There may be a type of cleaner in your home that s upsetting him, something in the yard (fertilizer, mulch, plants,...

Boxers: Boxer aggression, well kinda ??, patricia mcconnell, sayhi
patricia mcconnell, sayhi, beneficial relationship: Hi Michael, It s really hard to advise without seeing the dog in action; leash aggression is fairly common, because a leash removes a dog s option for flight rather than fight . However since he s not yet bitten another dog, it may be that he s actually...

Boxers: Boxer diet, loose bowel movements, bleeding ulser
loose bowel movements, bleeding ulser, pedilyte: Boiled chicken and rice is just that- boiled chicken you cook and rice you cook. Not a brand. The pumpkin is short term to settle the stomach and bowel, keeping foods out to discontinue excess digestion and bowels. It is like baby food to a person with...

Boxers: Boxer dog 10 years old., ofa thyroid, stud dog owner
ofa thyroid, stud dog owner, degenerative myelopathy: Hi Laura, I m sorry to hear about your boy s diagnosis. :( You ll need to discuss with the vet and with your dog s breeder whether this cancer has a genetic basis, or whether it was caused by environmental factors - cancer can be either, so it s hard...

Boxers: Boxer on heat, velcro fasteners, chastity belt
velcro fasteners, chastity belt, diaper pins: The best you can do is go to a pet store and look at the season/heat panties and pads. Personally, I buy regular women s mini-pads as it s cheaper. Buy a pantie that is thick and durable. I use a denim one myself. Secure it better with safety pins or baby...

Boxers: Boxer in heat, tummy ache, tomato soup
tummy ache, tomato soup, infection of the uterus: If her bleeding is normal, then there may not be a lot to worry about right now. All girl act differently when in heat, especially their first one. If the bleeding ever looks like tomato soup, then that s an emergency, and the only way to save her would be...

Boxers: The Boxer Lean, sign of affection, strange dogs
sign of affection, strange dogs, hind quarter: Hi Jennifer. A lot of Boxers do this, all of mine do. It s a breed characteristic. Some people feel that it s just a sign of affection. Other feel that it may be a dominance thing. They may just be trying to get your attention, or they may just be lazy. :-)...

Boxers: The Boxer Lean, loving breed, hind quarter
loving breed, hind quarter, love dogs: Boxers are an odd loving breed. I ve known them to love on people like cats do, rubbing and circling and rubbing again. His butt offering is his way of showing his love. Dogs identify by the scent of their butts and no two are alike, therefore, he is...

Boxers: Boxer in labor, whelping box, c sections
whelping box, c sections, placentas: Hi Melissa. Boxers are one of those breeds that are known for c-sections. Count the placentas as they come out, if one s left in there, it cause a nasty infection and even death. If you think there s something left in there, you can take her to the vet for...

Boxers: Boxer in labor?, planned pregnancy, boxer breeders
planned pregnancy, boxer breeders, female boxer: If you have seen a puppy rolling then the pup (in a blackened shiny sack) is in the vaginal canal and you should wash and sterilize your hands (with alcohol if nothing else) and open her vagina and see if the pup is there-- it will look like a black shiny...

Boxers: Boxer Puppy, 12wks old, with stomach issues, pet store puppies, adorable lola
pet store puppies, adorable lola, relevent questions: Hi Amanda. The problem with pet store puppies is that you really don t know where they come from, and what health issues they may have. I m not yelling, just saying. :-) Does she have any vomiting at all? If so, I would suspect coccidia. You may want to ask...

Boxers: Boxer question, male boxer, shock collar
male boxer, shock collar, boston terrier: You ve recognized the problem yourself-- the Boston Terrier s presence threatened the Boxer s territory and master ... i.e. you. All Boxers have unique personalities and character, yet are all the same with Boxer shared behaviors and characteristics,...

Boxers: Boxer question, vet asap, lyme disease
vet asap, lyme disease, impending death: GET HIM TO A BOXER SAVVY VET ASAP! Boxers are genetically prone to cancers. He could have early signs, but he knows he is ill and is staying close to you and loving on you in fear of his own impending death. I am telling you, change vets, get his records...

Boxers: Brand choice of food for 4 month boxer, corn product, loose stools
corn product, loose stools, female boxer: I have used Canidae and it was excellent. I changed when I moved and couldn t find it. The easiest brand to find at feed supply stores and general feed stores is Diamond. I use a 40lb. bag (roughly $260 of Chicken and Rice. They also have amb and Rice,...

Boxers: My boxer Luke, low albumin, chest x ray
low albumin, chest x ray, bone marrow test: Yes, get a second opinion just as you would for yourself. To choose a vet for a second opinion, call and find out how Boxer savvy that vet is. You want one that has a lot of Boxers for clients/patients and does know about the breed. A vet who is savvy...

Boxers: boxer testicals, male puppy, testicles
male puppy, testicles, vet: Hi Gina, It can take several months for the testicles to come down, but I would probably be a little concerned if there was no sign of them at all at 8 weeks. It may be worth having the vet take a look the next time he goes in to see if they can detect...

Boxers: breeding boxers, male boxer, reproductive specialist
male boxer, reproductive specialist, right stage: She may have a stricture or cyst or something of that nature, or she may not be at the right stage of her cycle when he tries. A visit to a reproductive specialist before her next season is in order, if you really want to breed her, to be sure that she doesn...

Boxers: Coat Discoloration, mast cell tumor, female boxer
mast cell tumor, female boxer, histiocytoma: Hi Lori, This could be any number of things, from a bug bite to a spot of demodex to a histiocytoma to a mast cell tumor, or many other possibilities. I m sorry I can t provide more information, but the best bet really is to have it examined by a veterinarian...

Boxers: Not eating very much., boxer puppies, diarrhea fever
boxer puppies, diarrhea fever, weight elimination: Hi Daniel, If she s eating, just not the full amount, and if her weight, elimination, activity, etc., are good, then I wouldn t worry too much. The amounts on the bag are very rough guidelines, and some dogs actually need less than is suggested; also,...

Boxers: 9 month female boxer 40lbs., kaiya, withers
Boxers: 9 month female boxer 40lbs., kaiya, withers, baby girl

Boxers: Allergies, allergy medication, pine trees
Boxers: Allergies, allergy medication, pine trees, 10 months

Boxers: The Boxer Lean, white boxer, deafness
Boxers: The Boxer Lean, white boxer, deafness, blindness

Boxers: mosquito bites, mosquito bites, heartworm
Boxers: mosquito bites, mosquito bites, heartworm, safe side

Boxers: Need help!!, female boxer, puppy food
Boxers: Need help!!, female boxer, puppy food, 7 months

Boxers: my female due soon, female boxer, rectal temperature
female boxer, rectal temperature, xrays: Gestation is between 58-63 days. If this is her 64th, you might get her to your vet for xrays. She should have whelped already. Every female is different, but she should be nesting and restless, not eating, and if you were prepared, educated yourself...

Boxers: labor?, vet, boxer
vet, boxer: Contact your vet immediately. Dark discharge is not normal. No bleeding is. The dark discharge is a sign of a problem. Go to: http://www.k9web.com/dog-faqs/medical/whelping.html to help you through this unless the vet (and he/she should) tell you to bring...

Boxers: massive muscle swellings, vet asap, boxer breed
vet asap, boxer breed, bile acid: Did the vet test for Lyme Disease? If your vet did xrays and blood tests, bile for kidney disorders, and the acid tests and came up blank it s time to find a Boxer savvy vet ASAP and take the test results (copy of her medical records from that vet) and...

Boxers: mosquito bites, mosquito bites, tristin
mosquito bites, tristin, hydrocortisone: Tristin, Hi, I don t know where you live or what bloodbourne diseases are prominent in your area but yes, chances are, she s fine. There s not much to do except use hydrocortisone spray or cream if she seems bothered. There s nothing wrong with putting...

Boxers: Need help!!, hook worms, white boxer
hook worms, white boxer, pro food: Hi Courtney. What kind of food is the dog on now? And has the dog been wormed lately? Hook worms will cause a dog to lose a lot of weight, so will tape worms. Make sure the dog has been properly wormed, and find out what kind of food she s on right now. If...

Boxers: New Family Member, brindle boxer, boxer puppy
brindle boxer, boxer puppy, shear bliss: I m so very sorry you lost your baby. You didn t mention how she passed. No, white Boxers personalities and characteristics are no different that a fawn or brindle Boxer. Boxers are Boxers, the clown of the breed. All Boxers love sleeping with their...

Boxers: Playmate for 1 yr old female, boxer clubs, boxer club
boxer clubs, boxer club, responsible breeder: Hi Derek, Actually slobber is not related to size. :) A well-bred Boxer will not be excessively drooly, unless there is food present. 45-50 lbs. would be exceptionally small for a male and you re not too likely to find a well-bred one of that size, to...

Boxers: Poop just drops from my dog?, wierd times, neuter
wierd times, neuter, bowels: 4 years old is too young for any old age problems with bowels, etc. It sounds like he isn t intentionally doing it, so it is not a house training problem. If this is occurring without his control, and not diarrhea, then he has a colon or bowel related...

Boxers: peeing...please help!, constant urination, male boxer
constant urination, male boxer, seperation anxiety: Ok, I did a lot of talking to others who have experienced this with their dogs, and even to a vet and behaviorist. Everyone agrees to have any health issues ruled out first. The vet said to have any UTI s explored, and also to have him checked for losened...

Boxers: pregnant boxer, canine whelping, false pregnancy
canine whelping, false pregnancy, google: If she mated in April/May she is due soon. Can you not tell???? My God, she would have gained weight, tits enlarge and nibbles elongate and enlarge, her behavior would be more needy and aggressive, and so many more signs. Gestation is approximately 58...

Boxers: Recurring Fever, fever of unknown origin, recurring fever
fever of unknown origin, recurring fever, male boxer: Hi Melinda, Unfortunately, once people read the answers given, they rarely keep you updated. Because you say he recovered and then relapsed when he was taken to the same area, I d be concerned about Valley Fever: http://iupucbio2.iupui.edu/bml/valleyfeverfaq.html...

Boxers: rescued adult introduced to homed adult, social hierarchies, household rules
social hierarchies, household rules, bday party: Hi Carin, You said that Dutchess became possessive of her toys and took both bones away - how did she act when she was doing this, and (perhaps more importantly) how did Monty react? Did she simply used body language and perhaps a growl or snarl to keep/take...

Boxers: Sick Puppy, boxer pup, sick puppy
boxer pup, sick puppy, question pool: Hi Tony, Your question went into the Question Pool, which is why it wasn t answered sooner. Hopefully by now your girl has seen the vet and is back to her old self, but if you re still having issues please send me a question and I ll see if I can help...

Boxers: sick boxers 911, tox screen, antidote
tox screen, antidote, vet: And your vet hasn t explained why or figured it out? There is something in or around your home. A poison maybe. Something. 4 dogs with the same problem is telling any vet that there is something they are eating or exposed to. If you live in the country...

Boxers: special diet?, curry comb, allergy problems
curry comb, allergy problems, quality diet: Hi Linda, A high-quality diet, ideally with no or low grains, will help to keep your dog in good health and so minimize dry skin/shedding, which can contribute to allergy problems. Regular brushing with a rubber curry comb or Zoom Groom will help, as...

Boxers: testicular cancer, testicular cancer, testicals
testicular cancer, testicals, visual effects: Hi Stuart. It s my understanding that when a dog has testicular cancer the testicals will actually shrink, or atrophy. You may also notice one a lot bigger than the other. Those are the only visual effects that I m aware of. Let me know if I can help with...

Boxers: undecended testicles, undescended testicle, scrotum
undescended testicle, scrotum, neuter: Hi Danielle, Chances are slim. Most vets will neuter by 7 months in these cases. An undescended testicle can cause several health problems...the worst being cancer. Your vet can manipulate the scrotum to see where the teste is located and advise you...

Boxers: unusual behavior, female boxer, rubber ball
female boxer, rubber ball, little eyes: There is a number of things going on here: 1) She is in heat and as women, bitchy and all that goes with it. 2) She is obsessing over the rubber ball as if it is a puppy. Buy her a dog-safe stuffed toy, like a puppy or squirrel or whatever so she knows...

Boxers: vaginal discharge, false pregnancy, female boxer
false pregnancy, female boxer, green discharge: Hi Amanda. The green discharge has me worried, and I would suggest taking her to the vet to figure out what it is. It may be a simple infection that can be cleared up. As for pregnancy, there s an old saying: when a dog goes into heat, lock her in the house,...

Boxers: welping, mucus plug, vet asap
mucus plug, vet asap, pet hospitals: She SHOULD NOT have a dark discharge. Her mucus plug is a greenish discharge when it is passed. Then there should not be any discharge at all until a pup is passed and he is simple wet. Call a vet, an on-call vet, any vet. There are emergency 24 hour...

Boxers: 10 wk old boxer, vet asap, dehydration
vet asap, dehydration, feces: I can t possibly help you understand what s going on- I am not a vet that can run tests on his feces and check him out. Take him to a vet ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is deadly! Throwing up and diarrhea causes dehydration in which dehydration kills....

Boxers: 10 Year Old Boxer with Hip Displaysia, hip displaysia, hind legs
hip displaysia, hind legs, angel gabriel: Cynthia, If it s severe, there is not a whole lot you can do. That said, if you re not ready to accept this, get a second opinion! Because one vet says something doesn t make it gospel. BoBo should have xrays taken (if he hasn t) to determine the severity...

Boxers: 6 yr old Female boxer, female boxer, true threat
female boxer, true threat, attacker: Generally speaking Boxers are quite talented at discerning a true threat; many people who thought their Boxers would lick an attacker to death are surprised, but grateful, when their dogs do in fact feel threatened and respond appropriately. (A note - for...

Boxers: 9 year old boxer with low platlet count, male boxer, platlet
male boxer, platlet, skin growth: Hi Leslie, I ve not gone through this, knock on wood, with any of my dogs so I don t have any medical advice for you. I would, however, take him in for a second opinion, whether it s your regular vet or another. The excess water intake and urination...

Boxers: 91/2 month boxer waiting to go into heat, female boxer, health tests
female boxer, health tests, good luck: Hi Nancy. I have never personally had a female Boxer go into heat for the first time before she was a year old. They usually waited intil they were 1 1/2 years of age, one even waited until she was over two to have her first heat. One suggestion though, wait...

Boxers: Aggression, boxer bitch, obedience classes
boxer bitch, obedience classes, electric shock: Some dogs do really well with these types of collars. However, some dogs get so focused on what ever it is they re doing, the collar doesn t even faze them. My best advice, would be to talk to a trainer and see if they think that it would work on your girl....

Boxers: No Appetite, thyroid imbalance, corn wheat
thyroid imbalance, corn wheat, white boxer: He has thyroid problems. Notice he sheds a lot? Thryoid disorder cause ribs to show, no weight gain and under weight, yet, they eat okay and play normally. They shed more than a dog without thryoid disorder. It s a simple test taking blood from the artery...

Boxers: Boxer, inner ear infection, balance issues
inner ear infection, balance issues, warning sign: This sounds like either an inner ear infection causing the imbalance or another issue with balance issues. I can t substitute health advise except to highly recommend taking he/she to your vet and have these issues checked and tested. Disorientation...

Boxers: Boxer, female boxer, rear legs
female boxer, rear legs, bone conditions: Hi Robin, This is not typical post-spay behavior, and not typical of any common genetic condition in the breed. An injury would be one explanation; something like OCD or HOD would be another (these are growth-related bone conditions - more information...

Boxers: Boxer's Behavior, secure place, cat 3
secure place, cat 3, prey: Hi. It depends on the dog. It s age, younger dogs may be more hyper, making it harder for the smaller animal. If the dog has a high prey drive, always chasing smaller animals. Introduce them slowly, and make sure the cat has a secure place to hide if it needs...

Boxers: Boxer Behavior changes, daycare, carnal knowledge
daycare, carnal knowledge, fire engines: It is unusual for him to have mated being neutered... Yes, take him to YOUR vet, not theirs-- they will down play the entire incident in fear of liability. Hopefully, he is healing. Aggression in a car toward people passing by and approaching, and front...

Boxers: Boxer Coat, tipped hairs, black mask
tipped hairs, black mask, fawn color: Pigment does continue to migrate as a puppy ages, so that may be what s happening. If he s a darker fawn color, a few black or black-tipped hairs aren t unusual - I have a fawn myself with some black hairs on the front of her shoulders (where they join the...

Boxers: Boxer dry and scabby nose, plastic bowls, female boxer
plastic bowls, female boxer, nose leather: Hi Steph, If these are actual scabs which are bleeding underneath, I d have a vet check her as there could be many things going on. If it s just some dry nose leather, this is not uncommon in Boxers (or many breeds), especially if they do a lot of digging,...

Boxers: Boxer gums, sylvester stallone, knuckle bones
sylvester stallone, knuckle bones, male boxer: Unfortunately gum overgrowth is fairly common in Boxers. There are two main types, gingival hyperplasia (basically just gums growing over the teeth) or epulides (lumps growing out from the gums). Some people have claimed success at slowing the regrowth by...

Boxers: Boxer/Lab food help, large breed puppy food, purina one
large breed puppy food, purina one, st bernards: Hi Chris, Don t be fooled into buying a large breed food. :) Boxers/Labs are not large breeds (by food standards). These foods are for dogs like Mastiffs and St. Bernards. If his coat is shiny and soft and his eyes are bright, the Purina One is a...

Boxers: Boxer in Labor, impending labor, mucous plug
impending labor, mucous plug, 99f: Have you been taking her temperature twice a day? This is usually the best home indication of impending labor - when the temperature drops below 99F and stays down, labor will start within 24 hours. Most bitches will pant, shiver, and nest starting 24-36...

Boxers: Boxer Puppies, boxer pup, boxer puppies
boxer pup, boxer puppies, bitch puppy: You should have educated yourself on the Internet before the first litter and be well-prepared for this second one. You wouldn t have had any questions for me about the puppies. Breeding is the first of the educational planning: Breeding your bitch at no...

Boxers: Boxer Puppy in heat, boxer puppy, frequency of urination
boxer puppy, frequency of urination, lack of appetite: Hi Wyndi, You ll know when she s completed her season when she stops bleeding - but even then, I tend to add another week of confinement for safety . Increased frequency of urination is fairly typical, and decreased activity can be as well - you just...

Boxers: Boxer puppies, boxer puppies, crystal frazier
boxer puppies, crystal frazier, veterinary handbook: Hi Crystal. You can weigh them. This is a good method of keeping up with them, and making sure that they re all putting on weight. I take my puppies in a t three days of age to have their tails/dewclaws done. Does mom still pant quite a bit? If so, and the...

Boxers: Boxer puppy, boxer puppy, female boxer
boxer puppy, female boxer, great personality: There shouldn t be any long-term problems from the pneumonia, assuming she was treated promptly and recovers well. Puppies are more susceptible, like children, because their immune systems are not fully developed. I would be cautious about vaccinating her;...

Boxers: Boxer Size, absolute clarity, boxer club
absolute clarity, boxer club, backyard breeder: Hi Karen, WOW! :) She s probably got about another 10 pounds to go (or so). Without seeing her build, I can t tell you with absolute clarity. They are definitely out of range for breeding purposes. I appreciate that you are asking questions before...

Boxers: Boxers and Cats, boxer puppy, hissy fit
boxer puppy, hissy fit, members of the family: Well generally Boxers get along with cats but if raised with the cat. My Boxer barks at cats and does not get along with cats- but was not raised with one in the family structure. It s 50-50 on the reaction. A Boxer puppy that comes home to a family...

Boxers: Is this a behavior I should stop?, male boxer, sign of affection
male boxer, sign of affection, adult stage: Hi Gena, Some people call this corncobbing . :) It sounds like he s a well-behaved dog who knows the rules and does well at following them. There are some schools of thought that dog teeth should never touch human skin, and others who feel that something...

Boxers: biteing, boxer boy, verbal reprimand
boxer boy, verbal reprimand, stern voice: 4 months old is young- and mom taught him how to be a big, bad Boxer boy ... He has learned to be tough- yet he is playing. Boxers play that way and rough. Two Boxers will lock and bite each other s mouths and things such as that- so he is playing. ...

Boxers: blue eye boxer, white boxer, ocular disease
white boxer, ocular disease, blue eye: Joyce, Hi, no, not because it s blue. :) There are a lot of white Boxers that have one blue eye and one brown. I m not a geneticist so I can t give you an explanation but I can tell you that because the eye is blue it doesn t preclude any type of ocular...

Boxers: My boxer, puppy chow, three ponds
puppy chow, three ponds, quality puppy: Gestation period (length of pregnancy) is 58-63 days from fertilization. Her behavior will change; more dominate, aggressive, listless, clingly to you, etc. Take her to the vet. He will exam her, x-ray her and see IF she is pregnant and how many puppies,...

Boxers: boxer 2/6 heart mumur, boxer puppy, heart mumur
boxer puppy, heart mumur, google: Margie, Unless you re planning on breeding from these bitches or just don t have the funds available for future medical problems, I m not sure why your vet is telling you to return them. In any case, it isn t out of the realm for a Boxer puppy to have...

Boxers: Is my boxer just bored?, long walks, finace
long walks, finace, s books: Hi Bill. He s still pretty young, puppy like. There s not a lot that I can suggest. Crating him for hours on end isn t a good idea. Can you find someone that can come in and let her out, or take him for a walk while you re at work? If you can, you may want...

Boxers: boxer breeding, boxer bitch, two puppies
boxer bitch, two puppies, sex mom: It honestly just depends. The sire determins the sex, mom determins how many. It s really hard to tell for sure if she will have a small litter again next time, or not. Keep her on a really good food, wormed, and plenty of exercise. That s all you really can...

Boxers: about my boxer being in heat, yellowish vaginal discharge, canine estrus cycle
yellowish vaginal discharge, canine estrus cycle, newborn puppies: 12-21 days depending. Each breed and female is different and each cycle can be different from the one before or next one. Here s a quick study of their cycle: (http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/pregnancybirthindogs/f/k9_estrus.htm) There are various...

Boxers: boxer pup, boxer pup, bitter apple
boxer pup, bitter apple, crate training: Very simple solution...crate train him. He s being absolutely normal and you can t correct a behavior that you don t see occur. Crate training him will help you and your house. When he s a bit older and learns proper behaviors, you can slowly un-crate...

Boxers: boxer pup, boxer pup, bitter apple
boxer pup, bitter apple, hima: Considering he is doing it only when you are gone signifies that it is definitely a seperation anixiety issue. I am shocked that your vet did not explain this to you and offer tranquilizers for the dog. What you are going to HAVE to do is this: ...

Boxers: boxer pup, boxer pup, bitter apple
boxer pup, bitter apple, separation anxiety: This may just be boredom, but it may be separation anxiety. I would suggest you try crating him in the house when you re gone (it s far safer for him, anyway) with a stuffed Kong or other suitable, safe chew toy. (Try him out on the Kong a few times while...

Boxers: boxer pup, boxer pup, long periods of time
boxer pup, long periods of time, milk jugs: Hi. I have to tell you, I feel your pain. I have an 8 month old female, and a 4 1/2 month old male that are bent on chewing the house down. I use crates to help with training, especially if I m not going to be home and at night when we sleep. I m not gone...

Boxers: boxers, flying insects, natural horse
flying insects, natural horse, healthy diet: A heat generally lasts 21-28 days; Boxers on average cycle about every 9 months or so. For bugs, it depends on what kind, but generally speaking a healthy diet combined with a garlic-based spray will work for many situations. There are commercial products...

Boxers: my boxers ears, male boxer, boxer max
male boxer, boxer max, fungal infection: Hi, It sounds more like a yeast or other fungal infection rather than mites. Antibiotics may help. You can also try a 3 step at home cleaning regime. Pet Supplies Plus carries a good one if you ve got that store in your area. You have to buy all three...

Boxers: when to breed, ovulate, right time
ovulate, right time, boxer: It s probably not too late in her season to breed her; in the vast majority of cases bitches ovulate around 10-12 days after the first day of color (blood), which is when you would want to try breeding her. There is more on breeding a Boxer, along with...

Boxers: breeding, brindle boxer, degenerative myelopathy
brindle boxer, degenerative myelopathy, male boxer: Hi Kyle, There is no law against breeding white Boxers, of course, but the Codes of Ethics of every national Boxer Club in the world prohibit it. White Boxers carry a higher risk of deafness, and are more likely to pass this condition on to their offspring....

Boxers: breeding, fawn brindle, brindle boxer
fawn brindle, brindle boxer, boxer owners: His pedigree line has nothing to do with him being a white Boxer... And doesn t give his credentials credit for breeding him either... The Boxer Breeders Association, and most Boxer breeders DO NOT want a white Boxer bred! Reason? A white Boxer...

Boxers: breeding, hormone progesterone, estrogen levels
hormone progesterone, estrogen levels, average lifespan: Hello again Leeann, Okay, you have your calendar on her breed dates. That s good. The vet will want to know when you are ready to take her. Her symptoms can vary, but these are some common physical signs of pregnancy: Swollen vulva (vaginal area-...

Boxers: Cropping ears, boxer pup, heart worm
boxer pup, heart worm, preventive medicine: Call you vet- better yet, why haven t you taken your new puppy into your vet yet? Usually, Boxer-savvy (any that crops ears) will recommend waiting until his ears are more developed. It ranges from 3-4 months old to approx. 6-12 months old depending on...

Boxers: coat discoloration on dogs, dalmatian puppies, seasonal flank alopecia
dalmatian puppies, seasonal flank alopecia, dog ages: It s hard to say without seeing photos; drenched with water sounds to me like the fur is getting darker? Pigment continues to migrate as the dog ages (for example, Dalmatian puppies are born white and develop spots over the next several weeks); some Danes...

Boxers: Demodetic mange?, hornet s nest, half way home
hornet s nest, half way home, ear crop: Hi Rita, Localized demodectic mange is extremely common in puppies, who have an immature immune system to start and then are rapidly subjected to multiple stressors; worming, vaccination, weaning, leaving the litter/going to new homes. Stress has a short-term...

Boxers: Dominance Agression, fly swatter, adoption counselor
fly swatter, adoption counselor, rescue boxer: Being a rescue Boxer, leaves unknown answers to his previous life and possible abuse. There could be triggers that cause his reaction and aggression. The obedience classes are a must for him. You will have to in order to keep him otherwise, he will...

Boxers: Dominant 15 month boxer, natures, aggression
natures, aggression, neighbours: 1) One is the Alpha... and obviously Maisie is the Alpha between the two so don t worry about that, as Kim is the Omega (last in the chain) and accepts it 2) Reprimand Maisie when she is too aggressive toward Kim, do not allow her to dominate to the point...

Boxers: Eight Year old Boxer /Bumps/ frequent urination, vet visit, territorial thing
vet visit, territorial thing, inappropriate urination: Hi Lisa, The peeing inside may be a territorial thing, but it could be a number of other things as well. Urinary tract infections are a common culprit; at his age kidney or prostate issues are something to consider as well. I normally advise a vet visit...

Boxers: Boxer/Lab food help, bones and joints, stress
Boxers: Boxer/Lab food help, bones and joints, stress

Boxers: blue eye boxer, perfect eyesight, little clown
Boxers: blue eye boxer, perfect eyesight, little clown, white boxer

Boxers: Demodetic mange?, female boxer, boxer rescue
Boxers: Demodetic mange?, female boxer, boxer rescue, demadex

Boxers: how long should it take to train my dog?, best behavior, bloodhounds
Boxers: how long should it take to train my dog?, best behavior, bloodhounds, plain water

Boxers: female white boxer, university animal hospital, white boxer
university animal hospital, white boxer, iron deficiency: Geoff, There are so many possible causes of low red cell counts, and treatment will vary depending on the cause. It could be something as simple as an iron deficiency in the diet or worms (hooks and whips especially), or something as complex as cancer....

Boxers: first heat, thyroid medicine, thyroid imbalance
thyroid medicine, thyroid imbalance, thyroid test: You didn t find anything on a first heat because they are no different than the following heats to come. Most last 28 days. And generally are 5-6 months apart. So she will be in season twice a year. If she does not have 2 per year this next-- her 2nd...

Boxers: Jumping on friends, male boxer, squirt bottle
male boxer, squirt bottle, fly swatter: Consistency, consistency, consistency-- with your reprimand and training. He is typical Boxer. Excited, loving, playful. However, it is frightening to those that are not familiar with the breed. Every time he jumps on someone, even you and other family...

Boxers: how long should it take to train my dog?, boxer pup, puppy teeth
boxer pup, puppy teeth, puppy school: Hi Angela, I really don t think this is dominance at her age; it s more likely just an overabundance of exuberance. You re on the right track with ignoring her and leaving the area, but you might try making the gone sessions shorter (say 1 minute) and...

Boxers: Two Rescued Boxers wont stop fighting.. addl info, medical issues, aggression
medical issues, aggression, fritz: Hi Tara, I m sorry it s taken a few days to respond to you...my computer is on the fritz in a major way. This is very involved and I ll have more questions...why don t you shoot me an email at Nicole@boxerdogplanet.com and we can have a back and forth....

Boxers: Strange behavior, ear mites, gum problems
ear mites, gum problems, tooth problem: At 11 years old and any older age, they can and often do have teeth and gum problems. Just as people do. Yes, it could be that, or... it could be ear mites and he s really rubbing his ears, not mouth. Some Boxers will rub couches, bedskirts, etc....

Boxers: Trainging my 4 month old male boxer and behaivor problems, wiener dogs, male boxer
wiener dogs, male boxer, behaivor: It sounds like you have your work cut out for you! I don t think that this dog sees you as alpha, which is a very important thing. As for him freaking out, it s very important the owner stays super calm. This will help show the dog that there s nothing to...

Boxers: Trainging, and Behavior, weiner dogs, male boxer
weiner dogs, male boxer, kenal: We have an awful lot going on here: 1) First; Bo knows your attitude, feelings, and fears. He is obviously your husband s Boxer, not yours, and Bo has NOT bonded with you at all. Bo is a normal Boxer, however, most Boxers love ALL the family members...

Boxers: teeth, gum disease, appt
gum disease, appt, gums: Hi, Not something to be overly concerned about. Because man adjusted the Boxer to have a squashed face and therefore shorter jaw, they often have teeth that are slightly wonky. It wouldn t hurt to take him to the vet (or have the vet look at them on...

Boxers: White boxer, k9 kitchen, innova evo
k9 kitchen, innova evo, raw instinct: Hi Joel, It may be a food issue; I m guessing the white rice and chicken is working for him? Many dogs have difficulty digesting grains - they re actually not designed to do so - so you might consider a grain-free kibble. Some popular brands are Wellness...

Boxers: White boxer, sensitive stomachs, canned pumpkin
sensitive stomachs, canned pumpkin, sensitive stomach: First, let me say, you might consider seeing a different vet. Did your vet test his feces? Did he draw blood and run tests? This is a must. You need to see if there is a problem outside of allergies. I have forgotten what brand food has a Sensitive...

Boxers: Wound on leg after tumour removal, brindle boxer, health food stores
brindle boxer, health food stores, refrigerator section: Hi Mari, It sounds as if you re doing everything you can for him; the wound does need to weep a little, otherwise it may abscess. Keeping it clean and keeping him from aggravating it are the important things right now, and it sounds like you ve got that...

Boxers: 11 week old Boxer Puppy, boxer puppy, vet appointment
boxer puppy, vet appointment, excess calcium: A slight size difference might be within normal parameters, but a significant difference would not be. Hard to say without seeing the actual joint, of course. It may be a growth-related issue; excess calcium or an imbalance between calcium, phosphorus, and...

Boxers: 14 Week Old Boxer, time is the key, kitchen floor
time is the key, kitchen floor, undivided attention: Hello again Monty, May I ask if he is crated all day while the family is at work and school? This can cause anxieties and starving for attention and a lot of insecurities. A doggie-daycare might be in order to resolve these issues. I do not recommend...

Boxers: Aggression, vet assistant, male boxer
vet assistant, male boxer, territorial problem: Neutering doesn t have anything to do with aggression- just roaming and being territorial around a female in heat. There is an underlying issue that has caused his aggression. I take it that he hasn t always been aggressive around other dogs (and...

Boxers: aggressive boxer, male boxer, check ups
male boxer, check ups, jerret: Hello Jerret, When he was younger and had no problems with other people (and now has obviously changed) you failed to socialize him properly, and now it is coming back to haunt you. When a puppy is still within the litter before placing him in...

Boxers: akira,hooch and hannah, lb brindle, lb wt
lb brindle, lb wt, litter mates: Okay-- an 11 year old Great Dane (big doggie!) with arthritis (bless her heart).... and a i year old male white Boxer with a brand new 10 week old female. (that s only 2 1/2 months old!) She is awfully young- and in my opinion, too young to have been...

Boxers: Boxer attacked a mini poodle, mini poodle, small dogs
mini poodle, small dogs, poodle: Hi. I wouldn t say it was normal, or abnormal. Some Boxers are really good with other dogs of any size, some are dog aggressive, ect. A lot has to do with how they re raised and trained. Your subject line says Boxer attacks mini poodle....I don t know exactly...

Boxers: Boxer Colors, fawn color, light fawn
fawn color, light fawn, dark mahogany: Hello Erica, A litle education mixed in my reply: Fawn and Brindle both have different shades. Fawn ranges from almost blond to a deep, dark mahogany red. Quite different and looks to be a whole different Boxer breed! My 3 1/1 year old female...

Boxers: Boxer not eating, average life span, blood sugar levels
average life span, blood sugar levels, kidney health: Without knowing exactly what the vet said and diagnosed, and what the pill was.... I can not get the entire picture on this... She is 10 years old. Boxer s average life span is 10 years. 11-13 years is considered a long-life for a Boxer. She is old......

Boxers: Boxer Potty Training, crate train, urinary infection
crate train, urinary infection, peeing: 6 months old is still quite the baby. So keep this in mind. He is much equivalent to a 2 year old child. He learns by association. Sight, sound, taste, feel- routine. He was house trained, and now he is more frequently doing it in the house, correct?...

Boxers: Boxer Puppie, obedience class, male puppy
obedience class, male puppy, obedience training: Hi Kim. You have a few solutions. One, get him neutered. Two, take this boy to some serious obedience training. This is a form of territorial marking, and you have to nip this in the bud. While out, keep him on a tight leash. When another dog comes around,...

Boxers: Boxer Puppy weight, boxer puppy, thyroid imbalance
boxer puppy, thyroid imbalance, vet check: Adult female Boxers average between 50-65lbs depending on their bone structure. There are smaller Boxers, medium frame Boxers and the larger Boxer: taller, bigger boned, and weighing up to 100lbs/average 80-90lbs. I would be worried with her only weighing...

Boxers: Boxer Tongue, teeth and gums, dripping faucet
teeth and gums, dripping faucet, male boxer: Sometimes a Boxer s jaw ends up too undershot, which means that the teeth or tongue might protrude, even when the mouth is closed. If this is the case, there s really nothing to worry about unless the jaws become so misaligned as to interfere with his eating...

Boxers: Is my Boxer too thin?, thyroid disorder, fed 5
thyroid disorder, fed 5, adult weight: Hello Dan, Yes, 55-57 lbs is too thin for a 9 month old which should have his adult weight by now. He is weighing what an adult female weighs. I totally disagree about the once a day feeding! Can you imagine yourself eating one meal a day? Wouldn...

Boxers: behavior, abnormal behavior, step sister
abnormal behavior, step sister, that would make sense: Hi Melissa. It may be because the new dog came onto her territory. She may have felt the need to defend it. Did the new dog jump on or constantly lick your dog? It may also be because the new dog was so submissive, that your girl felt the need to put her in...

Boxers: blood coming from rectum, normal bowel movement, male boxer
normal bowel movement, male boxer, mucos: This is a veterinary matter; it may simply be a digestive upset or illness, but generally bowel movements are sloppy immediately preceding straining and blood in those cases. However, it may also be a blockage, perforation, or tear, which can become life-threatening....

Boxers: my boxer, boxer barkley, veterinary work
boxer barkley, veterinary work, behaviorist: The first thing would be to have a full veterinary work-up done, to be sure there are no underlying health issues causing his behavior. At 19 months he is in an adolescent phase and may be testing his limits, but unprovoked aggression toward humans is unacceptable....

Boxers: boxer coloration, siberian husky puppy, orange coloration
siberian husky puppy, orange coloration, adult coat: Hi Shauna, Definitely not a Boxer trait - but what an interesting color combination! :) It does seem to be typical for a Siberian Husky puppy to change color as it matures; primarily when the puppy coat is replaced with the adult coat. Your boy is at...

Boxers: boxer that jumps, household family, stern voice
household family, stern voice, reprimands: The main question is: why all of a sudden is he jumping after being trained not to? Is there a household/family change? A move? Anything new? My suggestion on training him NOT to jump up on people is simple. You must have a large crate/cage pen for...

Boxers: boxer running off, female boxer, leash laws
female boxer, leash laws, fun game: Hi Angela, Even though we all like to give our dogs a bit of freedom now and again, if a dog isn t 100% on recall (come) they should not be permitted off the leash. Period. She s not running off like it s a game...it IS a game. Because you don t say,...

Boxers: boxer getting worse, vet asap, environmental allergies
vet asap, environmental allergies, cinnammon: Get her to a vet ASAP. Benadryl does nothing for swelling. All it is good for is itching for skin allergies and help breathing for environmental allergies. She will need a shot to reduce swelling, then the vet will prescribe/give you pills to give her...

Boxers: brachiocephalic look..., pit bull terrier, boxer puppy
pit bull terrier, boxer puppy, male puppy: Boxer puppy heads are knobby but flatten out more as they mature. Boxer faces change as they as from puppy to adulthood. And then whitened and gray when aging. Faces can be narrow and long, varying in both aspects. Faces can be wide and short, varying...

Boxers: brindle boxer, brindle boxer, bob martins
brindle boxer, bob martins, vet visit: Hi Mike, A lot of the issues you mention may well be due to the transition to a new home, and the training you re doing should help to resolve those as time goes on. The bald patches may be due to a number of things; a common culprit may be demodectic...

Boxers: Two Females 1yr apart, two female Boxers, Boxer dominance issues
two female Boxers, Boxer dominance issues, Boxers living together: Hello Larry, Good question, and thank you for adopting grown girls! Female Boxers are the dominate one in the breed. They are more aggressive than the male. Even with litter mates having two females, there can be dominance issues, let alone two females...

Boxers: boxer coloration, husky mix, boxer
Boxers: boxer coloration, husky mix, boxer, wolf

Boxers: White boxers, different colored eyes, fawn boxer
Boxers: White boxers, different colored eyes, fawn boxer, having puppies

Boxers: My female ans male boxer both have green discharge., male boxer, rescue boxer
male boxer, rescue boxer, female boxer: She may or may not be pregnant, but a green discharge is not normal for either of them. Generally this is a sign of infection; the seriousness and treatment depends on the cause of discharge. A prime suspect would be brucellosis, if they weren t both tested...

Boxers: A few more questions about Zeus., negative reinforcement, sensitive stomach
negative reinforcement, sensitive stomach, death grip: That s why you have to carry the water bottle with you.:-) You can also try this: get an empty can, fill it with beans or pennies, tape the top. When he s doing something that s not apropiate, throw the can. Not at him, but kind of close by. The sudden movement...

Boxers: house breaking, housebreaking a puppy, crate training
housebreaking a puppy, crate training, spca: Hi Courtney, Using a crate for housetraining will probably not be as helpful for you as it is for many others, but I would still suggest you working on making Cole comfortable being in a crate (or maintain his comfort level in one if he s already there);...

Boxers: Itchy, boxer loosing hair, hypoallergenic dog food, boxer puppy
hypoallergenic dog food, boxer puppy, staph infection: Danielle, No, I m sorry I don t know what it is. Hair loss and skin irritations typically coincide with mange or a staph infection. Your vet should have done a skin scraping. I would suggest either getting a second opinion or asking for a referral...

Boxers: Itchy, boxer loosing hair, hypoallergenic dog food, boxer puppy
hypoallergenic dog food, boxer puppy, staph infection: Hi Danielle. Did your vet do a skin scraping? This is defintiely called for. She may also have a staph infection, not contagious. Either way, you need to do a skin scrape to figure out what s going on here, to know what kind of medications she needs to be...

Boxers: Itchy, boxer loosing hair, hypoallergenic dog food, boxer puppy
hypoallergenic dog food, boxer puppy, skin infection: Did the vet do a skin scraping? At this age the first thought would be demodectic mange with a secondary skin infection, which a scraping should confirm or rule out. It could also be something like folliculitis, impetigo, staph infection, etc. - without...

Boxers: Itchy, boxer loosing hair, hypoallergenic dog food, boxer puppy
hypoallergenic dog food, boxer puppy, oatmeal bath: First, let me say that I advise you to find a new vet. Any reputable and good vet would not dismiss this as, I don t know and send you home. He/she should have taken a swab of a pussy sore and examined under a microscope, and any other test. More...

Boxers: infected tail, neosporin, dries
neosporin, dries, puss: Hi Michael. It s pretty common for dogs with tails to get them injuried. It definitely sounds like she has an infection. You may want to put a call in to the vet to see if he thinks she needs antibiotics to help clear it up faster. Some vets will, some won...

Boxers: jumping issue ... but not what you think..., umbrella cockatoos, mexican jumping bean
umbrella cockatoos, mexican jumping bean, litter mates: Hi J.D. Most Boxers don t like water at all, only to drink. My 13 year old male, before he passed, would refuse to go outside if it was raining at all. Since it s raining so much where you are, maybe you could set the tarp up closer to the house for now. The...

Boxers: Lola!, heart mummur, veterinary cardiologist
heart mummur, veterinary cardiologist, heart murmurs: Heart murmurs are not uncommon in Boxer puppies; some may disappear as the dog gets older, some may not. In most cases, even if the murmur does stay, it will not have any significant effect on the dog s quality or length of life; that said, dogs with severe...

Boxers: male boxer pees on family beds, male boxer, play buddy
male boxer, play buddy, submissive position: Buddy is at the age where he s testing his boundaries; it is your job to be sure that he knows what those boundaries are, and enforce them. There are several things going on here, but the underlying issue is just that you need to continue his training and...

Boxers: NEED HELP WITH FOOD, rabbit formula, allergy formula
rabbit formula, allergy formula, natures variety: Did they vet say why she was itchy? Antihistamines can suppress the symptoms, but you do need to figure out the root of the problem if you haven t already. If she s not skinny then she s getting enough to eat; from your message I m guessing that she ll...

Boxers: Negative Reinforcement for Zeus, negative reinforcement, those dogs
negative reinforcement, those dogs, dixie cup: Hi Dan, Zeus is smart, which means you have to be even smarter than him. That s not always easy with a Boxer!! :) There s an excellent article about teaching bite inhibition here that may help with Zeus nipping behavior: http://www.jersey.net/~mountaindog/berner1/bitestop.htm...

Boxers: Puppy aggression, doggie daycare, female boxer
doggie daycare, female boxer, stern voice: She is only 3 months old and just wheened. If she had a Boxer mother, she taught all her puppies how to be big, bad Boxers. Most mothers will teach the pups (regardless of breed) to fight, play, defend, attack, etc. Boxers play very rough and bite...

Boxers: pacing boxer, obedience training, paces
obedience training, paces, plenty of time: Hi Charlotte. You said he spent most of his time in a crate....this may be your boy s problem. I honestly feel that if you find a good trainer for this boy, it will help. I d first get him to the vet for a check up to rule out any physical problem, which I...

Boxers: puppy boxer health, boxer health, cyst
boxer health, cyst, syringe: Hi Matt, It s possible its a reaction to the vaccination, if that s the location of the syringe puncture. It s always best to have bumps checked out if you aren t sure what they are. :) It could be anything from a reaction to a cyst to a tumor. Just...

Boxers: very sick boxer, boxer puppy, vet hospital
boxer puppy, vet hospital, blood work: Hi Jenifer. Sorry your boy has gone through so much. I want you to have a look at the link I m sending you. A lot of vets may not consider this problem, and overlook it. This disease usually is worse in the southern states, where it s warmer. I don t know...

Boxers: White boxers, degenerative myelopathy, deaf puppies
degenerative myelopathy, deaf puppies, hip dysplasia: White Boxers have a higher incidence of deafness than colored Boxers (about 18% of whites are deaf, compared to about 1% of colored); aside from that, and possibly some sun sensitivity (similar to fair-skinned humans), white Boxers have the same risk of other...

Boxers: Zeus, 9 month old male Boxer Puppy, boxer puppy, male boxer
boxer puppy, male boxer, acceptable food: Hi Dan. First of all, I am really impressed with all of your research. You have put a lot of time and effort into helping your dog, and you should be applauded for it. I am going to answer your questions in the order that you asked them. - Dogs do well...

Boxers: 10 week old boxer - liver problem?, brindle boxer, boxer puppy
brindle boxer, boxer puppy, liver problem: I don t really know of any liver problems in Boxers that would cause that sudden of a change; they aren t especially common in the breed in any case. This could be any number of things, from kennel cough to parvo to a toxic plant or substance to a growth...

Boxers: my 13 month old brindle boxer, brindle boxer, vet check
brindle boxer, vet check, dry nose: It s probably worth a vet check; it may be nothing at all (the noise you describe may be reverse sneezing , which is completely benign) and a dry nose isn t a problem unless it s usually not dry. The fact that he s eating and drinking is goo. However, a...

Boxers: How much 2 feed?, puppy chow, growth spurts
puppy chow, growth spurts, obedience classes: Hi Mary. Still keep feeding them three times a day. When they re 6 months old, you can go down to twice a day. I d stay there while they eat, and after 10 minutes take their bowls up. I wouldn t worry about their growing, as long as they re not over weight....

Boxers: 5 wk old boxer puppy, premature and small puppies, orphaned puppies
premature and small puppies, orphaned puppies, Boxer puppies: Don t feed Ollie any cow s milk. Dogs are lactose (and cats to believe it or not) intolerant. The only milk he can drink is the canine replacement milk which doesn t offer enough vitamins and minerals, proteins and calories, and goat s milk which is fine and...

Boxers: almost 5 yr. old boxer bred now bleeding, vet asap, male boxer
vet asap, male boxer, boxer rescue: Please take her to your vet ASAP. The pup she had 3 days later was a dead pup that wasn t delivered, and it bloated as it decayed and exploded inside her. This could have killed Foxy. She doesn t need to be pregnant-- it s early-- the vet can do an abortion...

Boxers: 51/2 month male boxer, male boxer, circus tricks
male boxer, circus tricks, female dogs: Hi Chuck, Submissive or excited urination is pretty common in both male and female dogs. It s typically seen in the more submissive puppy (hence the name submissive urination) and may or may not stop with altering. It s not a big deal, really, and you...

Boxers: I just got a 6month old boxer, pyrantel, praziquantel
pyrantel, praziquantel, weight chart: If you re giving it as a preventative you just give one dose on whatever schedule you ve chosen. (Some people give it monthly, some every other month, some every six months, etc.) It s best to talk with your vet about preventative worming, since really...

Boxers: Our 7 month old female Boxer, boxer pup, male boxer
boxer pup, male boxer, boxer world: The male Boxer usually stands around 22-25 inches in height, and weighs approximately 60-70 pounds (can vary according to bone frame: small, medium, and large framed weighs less to more). Female Boxers stand around 21-24 inches in height, and weighs around...

Boxers: Aggressive 18 month old boxer, aggresive, money time
aggresive, money time, dog lovers: It sounds as though the friend and father-in-law are reminders to her. They must remind her of her abusers. Yes, abusers. If they family kept her locked up in a bathroom and in a backyard- and did not socialize her- then she was also abused. It...

Boxers: aggressive boxer pup, boxer puppy, boxer pup
boxer puppy, boxer pup, aggressive puppy: 6 months old is young and both old enough to train NOW. The obedience trainers are incorrect. Training should begin the moment the puppy walks and plays. They learn by sight, sound, taste, smell, touch, and association(s). They should leash the...

Boxers: american boxer destroyes everything, dish rags, american boxer
dish rags, american boxer, obedience classes: Hi. It s sounds like your boy may be experiencing seperation anxiety. If Boxers aren t around their people quite often, they can/do get distructive. When you are gone for short trips and at night, I suggest using a crate. These are very helpful training tools...

Boxers: american boxer destroyes everything, dish rags, american boxer
dish rags, american boxer, bedroom doors: Hi Silke, This may be the beginnings of separation anxiety, or it may just be a bored Boxer. I d suggest crate training him. It will keep your house and things from being chewed, and more importantly will keep him safe (you never know when he ll chew...

Boxers: american boxer destroyes everything, dog obedience, separation anxiety
dog obedience, separation anxiety, dog training: I can help you with this, but it will take your perseverance and patience, with consistency. First, ask yourself has anything, and anything at all, changed in the family dynamics. This can cause anxieties. But, it does sound as though he s developed...

Boxers: Bother Brothers Reunited and Fighting, Boxer brothers fight, alpha position
Boxer brothers fight, alpha position, alpha in the litter and pack: The brothers were in the litter before you owned them, and at early ages, they developed their identities within the pack of alpha, and the other orders. Apparently, Oscar was the alpha all along, even when they were raised together and Trojan accepted...

Boxers: Boxer and Cat socialization, Boxer and cat socialization, cats and dogs coexisting
Boxer and cat socialization, cats and dogs coexisting, training cats and dogs: So, you are saying that you keep her on a leash while sitting in the living room? Is this to keep her away from the 2 cats and to protect her, or protect the cats? Since she is a newly rescued girl, hopefully you know her bad history and can use that knowledge...

Boxers: Boxer Growth, gaining muscle mass, grown dogs
gaining muscle mass, grown dogs, puppymills: Hi Kristina, If your puppy was born in April 2007, he s a year and 5 months. At 28 there is no way he is only a 1/4 of the size of full grown dogs. However, you are measuring incorrectly. A dogs height is measured at the withers...the top of the back...

Boxers: Boxer pups 4 1/2 week litter with muddy diarrhea, puppy kibble, normal bowel movements
puppy kibble, normal bowel movements, purina one: Hi Shelly. I have to say, that s the nicest compliment I ve gotten in a long time, and I appreciate it.:-) I think that s the nicest thing that anyone could say to me on this site.:-) I know that everyone has their own way of doing things. I know breeders...

Boxers: boxer health, veterinary cardiologist, dazed expression
veterinary cardiologist, dazed expression, female boxer: This could be a number of things, but with Boxers and collapsing heart is always a primary consideration. I d recommend a visit with a board-certified veterinary cardiologist - there is a listing by state here: http://www.cavalierhealth.org/Cardiologists.htm...

Boxers: My boxer with infants/kids..., dog obedience, dog behavior modification
dog obedience, dog behavior modification: King is still young. 1 year old is still puppified. You should have been training him in socialization at 2-3-4 months old with company and family, and especially children. He is jumping because he is excited and wants to play and attention. Boxers...

Boxers: boxer problems driving me crazy, boxer boy, insect stings
boxer boy, insect stings, positive reinforcement: He s an adolescent and is testing his boundaries, as adolescents do. It also sounds as if you re leaving him out in the yard unattended, which means he s bored, and finding ways to amuse himself. This is typical of an intelligent, creative breed like the...

Boxers: boxers fighting, bones in the backyard, jack tank
bones in the backyard, jack tank, parent dogs: Let me get these facts straight: 1) father Tank is 4 years old 2) son Jack is 1 year old 3) recent past 3 weeks- the father Tank started growling a low growl (which is a warning to Jack) at Jack, over his food/food bowl 4)Tank and Jack fought-- Tank...

Boxers: Cone head, human babies, cone head
human babies, cone head, pointy head: This is just part of the development process; I suspect it s similar to human babies who have pointed heads after travelling through the birth canal. The point will flatten out as she matures, though it may be a year or two before it s at its proper, slightly...

Boxers: canine rivalry within the family, puppy food, food dish
puppy food, food dish, discovery stage: The 9 week old puppy is in his learning stage and discovery stage. He is curious about the other food and discovering it, and learning it tastes good too. How does your 4 1/2 year old female feel about it? Is she okay with the puppy eating her food?...

Boxers: chasing, time consistency, chases
time consistency, chases, good luck: First off, you ll need to keep him on leash or otherwise physically contained so that he doesn t have the opportunity to chase ATVs. The next thing is to teach him Leave It . Here s an article on teaching basic Leave It : http://www.clickersolutions.com/articles/2001/leaveit.htm...

Boxers: another dog friend for my boxer, companionship for Boxers, adding another Boxer to the family
companionship for Boxers, adding another Boxer to the family, two Boxers: A Boxer and a Boxer. Get another Boxer. Boxers know Boxers. No other breed plays like a Boxer. I would contact your nearest, local Boxer Rescue. Tell them you adopted Toby, a 4 year old Boxer, and that you want a companion Boxer. They can advise...

Boxers: ESCAPE ARTIST, lovable family, family thanks
lovable family, family thanks, great dog: You don t mention the situations where your Boxer runs away from you, so it s difficult to be specific, but in general it sounds like you just need to keep working on his recall. (Don t let him off-leash in an unfenced area until he s reliable at this, of...

Boxers: Boxer pups 4 1/2 week litter with muddy diarrhea, boxer breeder, adult dogs
Boxers: Boxer pups 4 1/2 week litter with muddy diarrhea, boxer breeder, adult dogs, stool sample

Boxers: Growling Puppy, puppy kindergarten class, puppy socialization classes
puppy kindergarten class, puppy socialization classes, proper puppy: At this age it s more likely fear-based; she is smack in the middle of a fear period, in a brand-new situation, and she hasn t had time to get comfortable with you, much less a bunch of other people who may have been doing things that made her uncomfortable....

Boxers: mange, skin infection, mite
skin infection, mite, dips: Hi Brian. If this is localized, meaning 5 spots or less, then you shouldn t have to do anything for it, it usually clears itself up. The thing about demodex is that it s about the immune system, so you can try to boost it by giving Vitamin E. This can take...

Boxers: potty training and weight, growth spurt, nutri cal
growth spurt, nutri cal, dab: Hi. Some Boxers are naturally thin, and some thing out during a growth spurt. I would take her to the vet and let him check her for worms. If she doesn t have any, then I would buy some Nutri-Cal from the vet. I would then just give her a dab or two a day....

Boxers: pregnancy, mucus plugs, bowel movement
mucus plugs, bowel movement, x ray: Hi Melissa. Dogs will lose their mucus plugs about 24-48 hours before going into labor. It s this thick, clear glob of a discharge, you can t miss it. Te dog may go off of her feed, and be restless. About 24 hours before labor begins, she ll pant heavily and...

Boxers: White Boxer, Underweight, etc, satin balls recipe, white boxer
satin balls recipe, white boxer, thyroid problem: Hi Lauren, Boxers are meant to be lean dogs, but prominent hips and spine are definitely signs of a dog that s too thin. You don t mention how old Lilly is - puppies do go though walking skeleton phases, but those generally only last about a week or...

Boxers: Won't defend himself, leashed dogs, pound boxer
leashed dogs, pound boxer, boxer boy: I am totally stumped as to why your boy won t defend himself, yet defend you. Most non-aggressive natured Boxers will defend themselves when provoked. And the more aggressive ones will approach other dogs and fight more readily. The only suggestion is...

Boxers: 3 month old boxer puppy, purina puppy chow, boxer puppy
purina puppy chow, boxer puppy, boxer puppies: Boxer puppies grow at different rates, but a little skinny is better than a little heavy. They will go through phases where they look like walking skeletons, and then phases where it looks like their skin is hanging off of them. Seeing the ribs is not especially...

Boxers: 3 month old boxer mix puppy, unnecessary weight gain, pit bull puppy
unnecessary weight gain, pit bull puppy, quality dog food: Hi Heather, Overall, your puppy sounds fine. A healthy appetite is normal and very good for a growing pup. Though there is no ideal weight because every dog is different, about 20 pounds seems pretty normal for her age. If you re concerned, there are...

Boxers: 6 year old boxer boy, boxer boy, hind legs
boxer boy, hind legs, freckles: Hi Sandra, I apologize for the delay in answering. I have been very busy and just recently started back at work after vacation. Do you have any more information on what exactly they look and feel like? Are these spots black because there is no hair there,...

Boxers: 7 month old female boxer, boxer bitch, boxer pups
boxer bitch, boxer pups, female boxer: All puppies grow at different rates, so I wouldn t be too concerned so long as she s healthy and active, her hips and spine aren t especially prominent, and her ribs aren t hard to find. A Boxer bitch should be about 50-55 lbs. when full grown; they tend...

Boxers: Aggressive behavior in my Boxer, boxer pup, loud whistle
boxer pup, loud whistle, blow the whistle: He is exhibiting the alpha domination which he will defend. You will need to socialize his with people (especially males) and other dogs as well. To do so, buy a bike horn or loud whistle, (I prefer the loudest, most obnoxious sounds) and leash him....

Boxers: Allergies, water dishes, little puppy
water dishes, little puppy, liver problems: Hi Pam. It could be anything. Have your mom wash the pup s bedding in Dreft, or something similar. Ceramic or metal food/water dishes are best. Has your mom changed any cleaning supplies lately? Or does the dog lay on surfaces washed with hard chemicals? Has...

Boxers: adoption of an abused boxer, hi mary, loving environment
hi mary, loving environment, dog kennel: Hi Mary, Your new boxer is quite adorable, how wonderful of you to take him in despite the problems and the past he has endured. Fifteen pounds is a lot for a dog to have been underweight, how horrible for him to have been mistreated this way. He is lucky...

Boxers: aggression towards cats, loud whistle, male boxer
loud whistle, male boxer, female boxer: The Boxer and Pug is exhibiting a learned behavior from the other Boxer that started the cat chasing. I suggest getting a loud whistle or a horn of some kind (that makes a loud honking noise) and use it each and every time the two dogs chase a cat. Then...

Boxers: agression, whistle sound, dog whistle
whistle sound, dog whistle, male boxer: The previous owner is not telling you the whole truth-- there was something that causes the aggression. Leash him, and keep him leashed when taking him out. Put a mussel on him with a leash, when taking him to a vet. Leash him, and allow him to play...

Boxers: Boxer 7 days old, boxer pup, blender mix
boxer pup, blender mix, table spoons: It sounds like you are doing things right. I m glad you found a good bottle that she likes. Feeding her the homemade formula every couple of hours will put weight on her and she will thrive. Loving her and rubbing her with your face will help her...

Boxers: Boxer Agression, multiple dog households, patricia mcconnell
multiple dog households, patricia mcconnell, veterinary exam: It s hard to say really without seeing what s going on. The first step would be a veterinary exam just to be sure there s nothing physical - hypothyroidism, for example, can sometimes cause aggression and is common in Boxers. If that all looks OK, then you...

Boxers: Boxer Behavior - Seperation / Stranger Anxiety, stranger anxiety, ofa thyroid
stranger anxiety, ofa thyroid, boxer owners: Separation anxiety is a difficult thing, especially to this degree! When you see the vet, have a full thyroid panel (OFA thyroid) run - often thyroid imbalances will affect behavior. It may not be related to the SA, but might explain the increasing fear...

Boxers: Boxer breeding, boxer boy, thyroid condition
boxer boy, thyroid condition, natural instinct: DO NOT attempt to mate her until she is 2 years old. She will not be emotionally or physically ready to give birth and care for puppies until that age. First heats can be anywhere from 6 months old to 1 year old. It depends. She will have a heat every...

Boxers: My Boxer eyes, benadryl, breeding ground
benadryl, breeding ground, allergic reaction: Your boxer is most likely having an allergic reaction. If not to the peanut, then to something else she got in contact with. For now i would suggest some benadryl to help with the swelling until you can get to the vet. But i do highly suggest keeping...

Boxers: Boxer wiegh to THIN!, golf course superintendent, purina dog chow
golf course superintendent, purina dog chow, natural dog food: Change dog foods; she needs a high protein natural dog food that does not contain corn and corn gluten. Diamond Lamb and Rice and Chicken and Rice is good. Blue is good. Any brand that mimicks those ingredients. 46 lbs. is a little small, but not unusual....

Boxers: Breeding, fawn boxer, brindle
fawn boxer, brindle, puppies: A fawn and brindle will produce half and half- half fawn, half brindle. A fawn and fawn always produces fawn. A dominate brindle and fawn can produce brindle. There are dominate and not dominate brindle genes. A brindle and brindle will produce brindle....

Boxers: Brindle Boxer, Dominate Brindle Boxer genes, and non-dominate Brindle Boxer gene
Dominate Brindle Boxer genes, and non-dominate Brindle Boxer gene, Fawn Boxer gene: A brindle boxer may either have two copies of the dominant brindle gene (BB), or one copy of brindle and one of fawn (Bb). A BB (dominant) brindle can produce only brindle offspring, irrespective of whether the dog it is bred with is fawn or brindle. A Bb...

Boxers: Buddy - My Special Son...., serum chemistry panel, kidney pancreas
serum chemistry panel, kidney pancreas, kidney malfunction: My advice would really be to have this boy looked over a the vet. Because older dogs tend to have more medical problems, you should have some extra tests done during your dog s annual physical examination. You should bring a morning urine sample. Collect...

Boxers: Bulldog visiting, canine body, google
canine body, google, shoulder back: Hi Diane, Hopefully both dogs are well-socialized and generally get along with other animals. The best way to introduce them would be at a local park or playground, somewhere that belongs to neither dog (neutral territory). Walk them at opposite ends...

Boxers: my boxer, default behavior, distractions
default behavior, distractions, boxer: Hi Sandra, The first thing is to decide what you want her to do instead. It s far easier to teach a dog what you do want than what you don t. Most of the time sitting politely is a good default behavior, so you can start by teaching a sit (without any...

Boxers: boxer bite, chocolate chip cookie, human family members
chocolate chip cookie, human family members, bacon strips: The fact that she has already attacked and bit you is a really big problem. This dog has already entered the red zone and been successful with a bite, which if you think requires stitches is pretty severe. In the canine world, there is a great deal of competition...

Boxers: boxer dog, dietary supplementation, dnatesting
dietary supplementation, dnatesting, wheeled carts: Hi Gary, It could be any number of things, but a common condition in older Boxers is Degenerative Myelopathy. Diagnosis involves ruling out other factors, but there is a DNA test available now that will tell you if your Boxer is at risk for DM. (http://www.offa.org/dnatesting/)...

Boxers: my boxer hates my cat!, introducing dogs and cats, male boxer
introducing dogs and cats, male boxer, good buddies: You cannot force cats and dogs to get along. Sometimes the best you can hope for is a sort of coexistence. Ideally, introducing dogs and cats takes time. I generally recommend the cat being confined to a room or two by a closed door and the two of them getting...

Boxers: boxer in labor, green mucus, mucus plug
green mucus, mucus plug, first stage of labor: I would say it s not far off. With hard labor you can see the contractions rippling along her back, and she ll start pushing. The time will vary, the first stage of labor can last up to 12 hours. Hard labor goes in phases , with her resting between whelps....

Boxers: boxer in labor, vanilla ice cream, laundry basket
vanilla ice cream, laundry basket, baby blankets: If she hasn t had them by the time I am answering this, please always go outside with her to pee and poop. She could have a puppy outside and it would die. Always be with her, never let her be alone. The crying and whining can be the labor pains. ...

Boxers: boxer mood change, male boxer, spaying and neutering
male boxer, spaying and neutering, pet overpopulation: Well while the female being in heat could have set him off, it could have also been some other factor that triggered this behavior. If he has never done that before just be mindful of his actions and see if you can notice anything that triggers him into a...

Boxers: boxer peeing blood, brindel boxer, proper tests
brindel boxer, proper tests, urinary stones: I would have said an urinary tract infection, and the test should have shown that. She isn t peeing blood for no reason, and proper tests should reveal the cause. If she does not have a uriniary tract infection, she could have urinary stones which will...

Boxers: Can my boxer get pregnant while not in heat?, thyroid condition, heat cycle
thyroid condition, heat cycle, thyroid: She can not get pregnant if she is not in heat. She wouldn t even allow a male to mount her. She should have a heat cycle every 5-6 months. Low weight and over weight, lack of a heat cycle, indicates a thyroid condition. Take her to your vet and have...

Boxers: boxer puppy, boxer puppy, definite answer
boxer puppy, definite answer, eye contact: Hi Brooke, It could be the eye contact, or it could be that she is nervous or something startled her. Not knowing enough about the situation to really give you a definite answer i would just say to watch her closely during those times. Pick up on her body...

Boxers: my boxer puppy, akc dna, boxer puppy
akc dna, boxer puppy, dna program: There isn t a 100% sure-fire way to tell if a puppy is a purebred; the best you can do is verify that the parents on the papers are the actual parents of the dog. This can be done via DNA profile testing; if it s AKC registered, they have a procedure for...

Boxers: boxer question, dog whistle, stern voice
dog whistle, stern voice, eye contact: If she is play growling, or is really aggressively growling, you need to stop the behavior now. Put a leash on her when company visits. The next time she growls, yank her leash away from where she is standing or sitting, toward you, and in a stern voice,...

Boxers: two boxers male and female, male boxer, squirt bottle
male boxer, squirt bottle, female boxer: It sounds like you are having a very big problem with dominance. Some other things to take into consideration at this point which you have not mentioned... Are these dogs neutered/spayed? If the new male is not neutered already at his age this could be causing...

Boxers: breeding, puppy papers, male boxer
puppy papers, male boxer, female boxer: Hi. Stud fee amounts differ: if the male is a champion, the price is going to be higher, if he comes from great lines, and is health tested, the price will be higher as well. prices are also different in different parts of the country. As for her papers, if...

Boxers: A bulldog is coming to visit, introducing two dogs, female boxer
introducing two dogs, female boxer, proper introduction: A walk in the nearby park is completely fine. It is not really a necessity to do the introductions in territory the dogs are both unfamiliar with, the main reason is so it is done away from the home as that is where a dog can become the most territorial,...

Boxers: control issues, training, dominance
training, dominance, nilif: Hi Margo, In the wild, the leader dog is the one who controls the resources. As the human, you are already in that position - you control when he eats, what, and how much; you control when he goes outside and when he goes inside; you control where he...

Boxers: crooked jaw in boxer dogs, boxer dogs, boxer breed
boxer dogs, boxer breed, rescue boxer: No, crooked jaw does not run in any dog breed. A trait of the boxer breed is a large underbite, but not a crooked jaw. It is very possible that your boxer could have a crooked jaw because he was abused in his past or possibly encountered some trauma such...

Boxers: discharge from female, female boxer, heat cycle
female boxer, heat cycle, stud fee: A slight creamy discharge is not uncommon, but if it s more than a drop or two, if it smells, if it is bloody or green-tinged, or if goes on for more than a few days, she should see the vet as it could be an infection. For future reference, I d caution...

Boxers: Ears not turning out when cropped, ear crops, docking tails
ear crops, docking tails, tedious job: You should take him back to the vet and have them taped properly and put the head cone on him with the built in splint that holds them in position. This is a tedious job, and needs constant supervision. This is the reason I protest ear cropping. It...

Boxers: Extremely Small Male Boxer Pup, boxer pup, puppy chow
boxer pup, puppy chow, male boxer: He should normally weigh 1 pound at birth and weigh approximately 10-14 lbs. now. Feed him a natural puppy chow-- high protein, no corn and no corn gluten. Feed him 6 times a day right now. Add 1 cup whole, plain yogurt (no flavor) to each meal. ...

Boxers: early morning barking in crate, golden retriever puppy, first mistake
golden retriever puppy, first mistake, reasonable hour: To begin with, your first mistake is letting him out of the crate while he is barking. Letting your puppy out while he is doing this behavior only shows him that when he barks he gets to come out of the crate. And feeding him after letting him out will only...

Boxers: ears, boxer bitch, flea bite
boxer bitch, flea bite, q tip: It sounds like a fly and/or flea bite dermatis. It has scabs because she is scratching them. Use a itch medication for dogs, the hot spot medicine. Dab it on the spots with a Q-Tip. Check the inside of her ears-- she could have fleas in them,...

Boxers: Feeding question, boxer pup, economic downturn
boxer pup, economic downturn, energy levels: Hi Jane, Supposing there is no way either of you can make it home for a lunch break, yes, going down to one meal is fine. It s not ideal but if that s what works with your schedule then it s what you ve got to do. Meals should be split into equal parts...

Boxers: Fixing my boxer, boxer pup, destructive tendencies
boxer pup, destructive tendencies, personal preference: Hi Jane. There are so many conflicting reports as to when the best time to neuter is. Some say it s best to neuter at 6 months so testosterone doesn t get a chance to change the dog. Neutering an older male dog may not always cure marking or other traits as...

Boxers: my boxer hates my cat!, five months, boxer
Boxers: my boxer hates my cat!, five months, boxer, cats

Boxers: heart murmurs in puppies, heart murmer, pound boxer
Boxers: heart murmurs in puppies, heart murmer, pound boxer, half the time

Boxers: Possible Seizure???, seizure, vet
Boxers: Possible Seizure???, seizure, vet, pills

Boxers: feeding, vegetables and fruits, food additives
vegetables and fruits, food additives, science diet: A food with a named meat or meat meal as the first ingredient is not a bad idea - www.dogfoodanalysis.com has information and reviews on an extensive number of kibbles to help you find a good, high-quality food for him. Be aware that you ll likely end up...

Boxers: my female spayed boxer out of the blu is attacking my intact male boxer., loud whistles, male boxer
loud whistles, male boxer, female boxer: The female Boxer is more aggressive than the male. Also, she is fixed and his is not, and might be trying to mate with her regardless- instinct is instinct.. and she will fight with him to let him know she does not want him. Also, she is exhibiting ...

Boxers: greenish discharge from male boxer, male boxer, yellowish discharge
male boxer, yellowish discharge, neutering: Hi Bonnie, A small amount of creamy, greenish or yellowish discharge is normal. Neutering might help, but it doesn t always. If the discharge is excessive, bloody, or smells, he should see the vet. Otherwise, keeping the area clean will keep the discharge...

Boxers: growths, scab like, mast cell tumor, herbal salve
mast cell tumor, herbal salve, brindle male: I haven t really heard of anything like this; I d say it s not normal, in any case. Could they be hives that are getting irritated and scabbing over? You could try using colloidal silver on them - it s a natural antibacterial/antiseptic, I ve used it (externally)...

Boxers: Hair Loss back of ears, seasonal flank alopecia, skin mites
seasonal flank alopecia, skin mites, ear mites: This could be many things, but since you ve seen the vet I m guessing a lot of them have been ruled out (thyroid you mentioned, ear mites, skin mites are other possibilities that the vet most likely will have checked). I tend to think - though this is not...

Boxers: heart murmurs in puppies, heart murmurs in puppies, heart murmur
heart murmurs in puppies, heart murmur, purebred boxers: Hi Rayann, First of all... this person has no business taking either pup. Here s why: they don t want the responsibility of spaying the female yet they are willing to take on a puppy with known cardiac issues which may get worse over time? Red flag!!...

Boxers: jealous (?) boxer pup, boxer pup, parent dogs
boxer pup, parent dogs, boxer pups: Hi Craig. This can be a problem when you take two puppies. They sometimes bond with each other and not so much their humans, or this situation can happen. Normal Boxer play can sound pretty bad, but it s all in good fun. They like to chase each other, wrestle,...

Boxers: Mouth Growth in a 6 year old male boxer, corn gluten, canned dog food
corn gluten, canned dog food, white blood cells: Your vet didn t tell you what it was? If he lanced it and puss drained, he should have told you what it was, what caused it, etc. I ve never heard of mouth sores having fecal matter in them, just puss which is white blood cells trying to attack the infection....

Boxers: My Older Boxer Buddy, bladder cancer, white boxer
bladder cancer, white boxer, urinary infection: He is old, and nearing his end of life. He is like an elderly human, and has bladder contingency. He can not hold and control his bladder. It is involuntary, and he can not help it. Go to a pet store and buy the female heat panties or diapers and...

Boxers: Possible Seizure???, Boxer, fainting
Boxer, fainting, syncope: I well know how scary such a thing can be! It could be a few things - did you happen to notice the color of her gums? It doesn t sound like a typical seizure, which includes shaking, thrashing and jaw snapping - but seizures can take on many different forms...

Boxers: pure boxer??, jowl, litters
jowl, litters, mussels: Boxers have two mussels. A short, wide jowl, and a narrow, longer jowl. My female has a longer, narrow jowl, yet the daddy of her litters has a short, wide jowl. She looks Boxer to me. Your vet can tell by examining her, but she appears Boxer...

Boxers: my skinny boxer, corn gluten, cooked carrots
corn gluten, cooked carrots, plain yogurt: You didn t mention her age. If she appears skinny; ribs showing, hips showing, etc., she is skinny. Feed her a high protein puppy food for now; preferably a natural one without corn and without corn gluten (Boxers are sensitive and allergic)... Add...

Boxers: studding fees, stud owner, female boxer
stud owner, female boxer, pick of the litter: I don t have experience with fees but simply allowing the stud s owner to have the pick of the litter for their fee. Usually, you give the stud owner up to 3 weeks to pick his pick so you can continue to sell the puppies, removing their pick from the...

Boxers: Tight Non-Elastic Skin, male boxer, elastic skin
male boxer, elastic skin, excess skin: I am not sure about this because I haven t heard about that before. Boxers are suppose to have nice, taunt skin instead of loose, however, most Boxers do have a loose skin that s fun to grab onto and love. If you feel it is abnormal, next time you take...

Boxers: TRAINING, question pool, sleeping through the night
question pool, sleeping through the night, going to the bathroom: Hi Kevin, I apologize, I didn t see this in the Question Pool until now! Hopefully by now your girl s issues have settled down, and/or you ve had a vet check her over to be sure there s nothing medical going on. If she s still having issues, please let...

Boxers: White bumps around mouth, malaseb pledgets, acne pads
malaseb pledgets, acne pads, harbor bacteria: Hi Daniel, This sounds like your typical warts . What kind of bowl is he eating out of? If it s plastic, switch to stainless steel. The plastic bowls harbor bacteria and allow it to grow, which doesn t help everytime he eats. (Assuming he eats out of a plastic...

Boxers: White pups, high risk pregnancy, pregnancy chances
high risk pregnancy, pregnancy chances, fur coat: Hopefully they will not be deaf. Not all white Boxers are, so I will be positive for you. Remember, if they are, or do become deaf, advertise them as special, because there are special people out there that want to care for dogs with a disability. The...

Boxers: wondering bout boxer false pregnancy, brindle boxer, false pregnancy
brindle boxer, false pregnancy, whelping: She has had puppies, there is no doubt. It appears she just had them, or is in her first heat after having them recently. Heats are every 5-6 months, and the vaginia swells as her is. It stays swollen after recent whelping too. Take her to your vet...

Boxers: 11 yr old female boxer with weight gain issues, boxer dogs
boxer dogs: Hi Samantha, I have never heard of the boost drink being given to dogs. Ask your vet on that one. I do give my own boxers a homemade diet with the NuVet vitamin supplements and have experienced great weight results. There is alot of information regarding...

Boxers: 6-7 year old Boxer aggression?, playful times, love children
playful times, love children, dog foods: Your original question was: We have had our Boxer since a puppy. The past month he has not been listening to me or my husband. He actually has groweled at my husband 3 times. I have 2 children 7 and 8, Just wanted to knkowo maybe why he has had this...

Boxers: Aggression in a 6-7 year old male Boxer, muscle twitch, male boxer
muscle twitch, male boxer, playful times: Boxers don t turn as a Pit Bull does-- that breed has been bred for centuries to fight- the Boxer was bred as a working dog and not capable of turning. Sure, Boxers can become overly aggressive as in any breed of dog; for various reasons. You stated...

Boxers: Aggressive Boxer, aggressive boxer
aggressive boxer: Hi Sarah, If you are in the tri-states area of MS, AR and TN I will be glad to come out and help you, if not then my best advice is you need to get a trainer or behaviorist locally to come to your home to help you. Please let me know if your in my area....

Boxers: Behavior, boxer puppy behavior
boxer puppy behavior: Hi Becky, Most breeds sleep an average of 14 hours in a 24 hour period,which includes short naps, long naps,etc add up to this. At the age of this puppy he should be way more active than this, a vet visit is in order to have him checked out. He probably is...

Boxers: Boxer, male boxer, female boxer
male boxer, female boxer, whelping: Yes, it s too soon, but can be inevitable. My girl had her first litter February of 2006, had her next heat after whelping, in July, got pregnant without our knowledge (same daddy of first litter) and never saw them- but it happened. I didn t know until...

Boxers: Boxer Birth Weight, bringing home a new puppy, boxer puppies
bringing home a new puppy, boxer puppies, male boxers: Both her parents are considered small-intermediateness in size, as 55lbs. for mom is average, 70lbs. for dad is a tad small. Male Boxers are generally 80lbs. or more- but 70lbs. is okay. There are smaller Boxers in bone structure and height, and of course...

Boxers: Boxer becoming aggressive, male boxer, talking to a stranger
male boxer, talking to a stranger, blow the whistle: Boxers are very protective of their families and homes. When a stranger or anyone, knocks at the door- they are intruding and threatening to their family and home. When outside the home- yet inside the vehicle, it is still the Boxer s domain and home...

Boxers: Boxer's and daily pooping, boxer diet
boxer diet: Casey, The minimum amount is two per day. Other factors to take into consideration is the protein amount in the food, the higher the percent the more waste produced. A good protein amount is 28% or less, check the food label to see what protein amount is...

Boxers: Boxer: frequent urination, thyroid medicine, grain wheat
thyroid medicine, grain wheat, thyroid problems: I m so sorry that your girl has so many health issues- this is really an unusual case-- Thyroid problems and meds needs to be re-evaluated and adjusted every year just as in humans. I also recommend Pala-Tech Chewables for her thyroid medicine-- it taste...

Boxers: Boxer Question, submissive urination, male boxer
submissive urination, male boxer, question question: So he is 3 years old, and no previous history. Shelters will always tell you that he was given up- because if there was abuse, people might not want a damaged dog... But, it might be true, who knows? They didn t tell you about his peeing? Usually, there...

Boxers: Boxer Socialization, socialization question, female boxer
socialization question, female boxer, couple of times a year: I m sure that s why she is put with a larger male- because of the size factor when playing and all- plus, she must have bonded with him too. Consistency is always the solution; be consistent and she will associate more easily as to not be confused why she...

Boxers: boxer puppy, boxer puppy, natural dog food
boxer puppy, natural dog food, puppy food: I need to know the pup s age- and the fact you referred to him a puppy means the answer is do not take him off puppy food. Wait until he is 1 year old. And Beneful is junk dog food like all store brands. Junk. Research and find an all natural dog...

Boxers: boxer puppy, boxer puppy, health guarantees
boxer puppy, health guarantees, health papers: I suggest asking the breeder if you can take her to your vet for a health-wellness check up. Get a vet s opinions on the health of the puppy- and have parents histories available. You have every right to have their health and genetic histories and to...

Boxers: my boxer puppy..., boxer puppy, boxer puppies
boxer puppy, boxer puppies, chest x ray: Grade 2 is fairly normal for breeds that are prone to heart murmurs. Boxer puppies usually outgrow the murmur by 16 weeks or so. since yours in 20 weeks, it is likely he will have a murmur all his life. A lot of Boxers do. Knowing helps. He can be over-exerted...

Boxers: boxer puppy defect concerns, boxer puppy, heart murmur
boxer puppy, heart murmur, vet check: I haven t seen a two-eye colored Boxer before- and know of none. White Boxers have brown eyes, as well as Fawn and Brindles. Pups eyes are blue up until 4-5th week and turn brown- so having one brown and one blue is highly unusual although the blue eye...

Boxers: When crate training and classes do not work...?, boxer puppy, loose control
boxer puppy, loose control, crate training: My most hated subject- crating. (And excuse me now in advance before reading because I can sound harsh concerning crating, and not attacking you personally)... I do not believe in crates except for occasional behavior modification and protection of a young...

Boxers: My dog has an infection..., normal bowel movements, lack of appetite
normal bowel movements, lack of appetite, normal temperature: Blood work can consist of a lot of tests- and your vet probably only ran a few and not the whole gambit. How many pills were in the bottle? Sometimes antibiotics have to be taken entirely to see any improvement- but a dog s normal temperature is around...

Boxers: female boxer, corn meals, organic dog food
corn meals, organic dog food, allergy problem: Karen, I don t see how being in heat has anything to do with her panting --- and when they become hot, they pant to sweat, and sometimes they look like they have a sneer on their face with teeth showing- this would be really hot and uncomfortable. Get off...

Boxers: hard sore/cyst on boxer pups chest
Since it is hard and not soft as a sebaceous cyst would be, I would think it is a symptom of something else, or an insect bite. Please take the puppy to the vet as soon as possible to check it. I would recommend this, because it could be cancerous and needs...

Boxers: Is she in heat ?, boxer heat, boxer dog heat cycle
boxer heat, boxer dog heat cycle, boxer dog: Hi Gina, You do have a problem, when a female is always swollen and doesn t bleed. The vet is right the only way to know is to expose her to a male and see the reaction, if he tries to mount her then yes she is in heat. Your best bet is to spay her as soon...

Boxers: Menstrual cycle, boxer owners, sex hormones
boxer owners, sex hormones, female dogs: Josh, you re in for a lot of new experience. A bitch heat cycle last approximately three (3) weeks. There are four different stages of the estrous cycle from beginning to accepting the male and fertilization occurring or not occurring, and end of cycle....

Boxers: new boxer pup, boxer pup, male pup
boxer pup, male pup, surrogate mom: If they sleep together during the day, I don see why he can t sleep with her upstairs. If you feel uncomfortable and insecure, doubtful about the over night arrangement, put the pup upstairs in a crate so he can be in the same room with her, and you (I...

Boxers: Outdoor Boxers, outdoor boxers
outdoor boxers: Hi Rick, Thanks for your question. The boxer has a single coat layer unlike most breeds who have a double coat so I personally don t feel she would be able to tolerate the cold even with the attire you have suggested for any long periods of time. Sincerely,...

Boxers: phenolpropanalime/urinary incontinence, boxer bitch, spay incontinence
boxer bitch, spay incontinence, sphincter muscles: Thank you for your information, CMT, however, I generally never recommend medications because of liability issues and also because some dogs can be allergic. I refer all questioners to see their vet for medications and treatments and diagnose, unless it...

Boxers: pregancy, boxer bitch, having puppies
boxer bitch, having puppies, puppy food: Okay, let me reevaluate this question to be sure I have the facts straight: 1) She is supposedly 1 year old (which is way too young to be having puppies: recommended is 2 years old minimum) 2) You bought her 5 weeks ago 3) The seller did not tell...

Boxers: pregnancy, caring for newborns, whelping puppies
caring for newborns, whelping puppies, green discharge: If the discharge is mild and not heavy- it is normal but my Boxers never had a green discharge until after whelping puppies- which is very normal and expected. You needed to educate yourself about labor and whelping puppies and caring for newborns as well...

Boxers: puppy, boxer puppy, boxer puppy losing weight
boxer puppy, boxer puppy losing weight: Hi Janice, Thanks for your question.I would definitely seek a second opinion from another vet.Sometimes parasites like hookworms aren t easily detected and can cause the weightloss as you have described.If she has some kind of intestinal blockage maybe an...

Boxers: No puppy energy, white gums, male boxer
white gums, male boxer, white tongue: Hollie, you need to get him to your vet immediately. The white gums is a symptom of shock. When an animal is in shock, for whatever reason, whether poisoning, organ failure, or whatever, they can die very quickly. White gums is always a sign of shock....

Boxers: puppy being sick, vet asap, running a fever
vet asap, running a fever, damage increases: Hello Gareth, There is absolutely no way to diagnose something as being sick. If you are referring to him vomiting after eating every time- then something is seriously wrong. Is he running a fever? Does he have diarrhea? Does he vomit immediately...

Boxers: very sick, aveeno oatmeal bath, pollen type
aveeno oatmeal bath, pollen type, natural dog food: If a vet hasn t diagnosed it and told you the allergies it could be- I would get a new vet. She has food allergies. You will have to buy her an all natural dog food with no corn and no corn glutens. Go to any pet store or Online, and find a natural...

Boxers: treats, careful eye, rawhide
careful eye, rawhide, nutritional values: Rawhide treats are alright occasionally IF supervised, as they will soften them as they gnaw and pieces can come off and choke them. Also, rawhide can carry bacteria too. One rawhide a week max- under your careful eye and watch. I would personally break...

Boxers: White Boxer pups, white boxer pups, boxer pup
white boxer pups, boxer pup, boxer breed: Some white Boxers are born deaf and some blind- or both. Deafness is more common. The sex of the pup is irrelevant. One is not more prone than the other. That doesn t mean the white pup you are looking at is either. Have you played with the pup- called...

Boxers: Yogurt, good bacteria, stomach problems
good bacteria, stomach problems, kidney problems: I m glad they liked it! They think they are really special now. If you ever get the chance to attach a picture of them- you can attach it here. I guessed the pup s age just about right :) They are big Boxers. Boxers can be small framed, medium and...

Boxers: 18mo old femal boxer, sensitive stomachs, organic dog food
sensitive stomachs, organic dog food, emergency vet: Do not ever worry about her getting fat. She has had health problems that caused her to be underweight to the point of being skinny- and nature will allow her to gain to a regular weight for her- and maintain it. Boxers are allergic to a variety of food...

Boxers: 9 yr. old boxer, bladder problems, heat cycle
bladder problems, heat cycle, blood in urine: Aside from being in heat- blood in urine is a concern for kidney and/or bladder problems. This is not normal. When in heat, you may see more blood during urination- but not when she is not in a heat cycle. She is 9 years old- a senior. This is a symptom...

Boxers: aggression, boxer pup, prison act
boxer pup, prison act, absolute delight: It is highly unusual for a Boxer to bite a child or not get along fabulously with all kids of all ages. There could be a few variety of things going on here- or a combination of them. The grandson, regarding of his age and ethnicity, might have harmed...

Boxers: aggression, new furniture, missing family
new furniture, missing family, bad behavior: 9 months old is still puppy. Although, a big puppy. Has anything in your household changed recently? Moved, new family, missing family, new furniture (couch), or anything at all? Usually bad behavior stems from insecurity and change. If nothing has...

Boxers: Boxer Dog Hair Loss, boxer dog hair loss, boxer dog diet
boxer dog hair loss, boxer dog diet: Hi Gary, Thanks so much for your question. I personally give my boxers a homemade diet and NuVet Supplements on a regular basis now except when traveling we use Timber Wolf Organics. We are trying to feed as near to a natural canine diet as possible plus...

Boxers: Boxer standing over or sitting on other dogs., boxer puppy, female boxer
boxer puppy, female boxer, two dogs: Standing over another dog is a dominating stance- however, I have never heard of sitting on another dog. The standing is their way to show the other dog that they are the dominate and they expect the dog to be submissive to them. In order to modify her...

Boxers: Boxers Behaviour, male boxer, doorbell
male boxer, doorbell, immediate family: Hello Beverly, By keeping him in a kennel while you have visitors, is only making and creating a worse situation. You are reinforcing the defending aggression by doing this and you aren t modifying his behavior to accept visitors: the opposite effect of...

Boxers: Boxers and Cancer, boxer puppy, boxer breeder
boxer puppy, boxer breeder, horrible luck: Whatever dog food you choose- pick an organic, all natural one with no corn, no glutens and no additives. Boxers are more prone to cancer than some breeds- but not all Boxers get cancer. You have had horrible luck and lost your beloved Boxers. I am so...

Boxers: Breeding, boxer breeding, boxer dog breeding
boxer breeding, boxer dog breeding: Hi Lisette, The tests can run into the thousands of dollars for the sire and dam depending on your location and the vet. If you can attend shows in your area then you may be able to get some tests done by vets on site at the show at a reasonable fee. The...

Boxers: Breeding Allie, boxer owners, irresponsible owners
boxer owners, irresponsible owners, working dog: Andrea, I am confused as to why you would breed Allie and Peanut, just to give away puppies that possibly won t sell. Why even breed? If you are not confident that all the pups will sell to good, responsible homes (and I only sell to Boxer owners, or...

Boxers: bed wetting, wet paper towel, pee accident
wet paper towel, pee accident, grassy areas: No, it isn t strange or unusual since she wasn t house trained-- she doesn t know any better and when she was in her litter with litter mates and momma, they peed and pooped there and momma cleaned it up- so it is not unusual for her. It is the litter mate...

Boxers: biting boxer, biting boxer, biting boxer dog
biting boxer, biting boxer dog, boxer dog behavior: Hi Deanna, Whenever a dog has bitten an owner it is best to seek inhome guidance from a trainer or behaviorist who is willing to come to your home and help you. Please locate a trainer or behaviorist in your local area asap. This is a serious situation...

Boxers: body smell, yeast infection, high heaven
yeast infection, high heaven, body smell: Body odor is more than likely hormonal. Unless he has a yeast infection- like in his ears. Check inside his ears for any scabbing and white flaking material. If there is any white material building in his ears- it is a yeast infection of the ears and...

Boxers: bones, bones for boxers
bones for boxers: Hi John, Yes you can give your dogs bones but never chicken bones as they are brittle,can splinter and cause major intestinal problems. I only choose large beef bones and knuckles for my boxers and to be on the safe side always supervise them when they...

Boxers: boxer, brindle boxers, thyroid imbalance
brindle boxers, thyroid imbalance, thyroid disorder: A Boxer is a Boxer, whether Brindle, or reverse Brindle, Fawn, or White (a genetic gene that both parents have to carry in order to produce a White). They are the same breed. Weight has no preference for the color of the breed. How old is your Boxer?...

Boxers: boxer behaviour, behavior consultant, canine behavior
behavior consultant, canine behavior, consistent basis: Hi Vishak, Please continue as I have described with the treats and continue the socialization with as many different people and places as you can , allowing strangers to give him the treats as they meet him.If he is scared of them have them drop the treat...

Boxers: boxer breeding, boxer puppies, male boxer
boxer puppies, male boxer, boxer mix: YES, she is way too young! She shouldn t be breed until 2 years old. However, if she is already pregnant............... There is no such thing as getting close to pure Boxer with her being a mix. It s genetics, just as a White and an Hispanic,...

Boxers: boxer coats, natural coloring, brindle
natural coloring, brindle, true color: That depends- but usually lighter. Most pups are born fairly dark, and as they age, in a few weeks, usually by the 4-5th week, you will see more clearly their natural coloring. I have fawn, black-masked Boxers that had pups that appeared to be almost...

Boxers: boxer interest, boxer heat, boxer dog
boxer heat, boxer dog, boxer dogs: Hi Andy, Do not let them be unsupervised until 30 days have past from the beginning of the bleeding. The male will know exactly when the right time is by her smell. So its not a good idea to leave them together at all until 30 days have past to be on the...

Boxers: boxer with lymphoma, raw food diet, vitimin e
raw food diet, vitimin e, raw broccoli: Hello again Don, Please don t give him (any dog) any type of chicken or poultry bone-- even if it is ground up. Chicken (any poultry) bone splitters in the stomach. I have known cases where they had to be surgically removed. A dog cannot digest the...

Boxers: boxer nipping & jumping, boxer dog behavior, boxer
boxer dog behavior, boxer, boxers: Hi Debbie, Thanks so much for your questions. First let me say you may think your the dominant one but your actions aren t projecting that to the dog. In the canine world the leaders are always calm cool and collected so speak, they exude self confidence....

Boxers: my boxer pup (again), boxer pup, wassel
boxer pup, wassel, hypothyroidism: Lisa, Yes, make notes of all these things that you ve told me in this, and give it to your vet and discuss them all. Please. His eyes have an infection. Yes, he could have a thyroid problem. He has mange. He is legarthic due to these issues-...

Boxers: boxer puppy (12 weeks), rolly polly, boxer puppy
rolly polly, boxer puppy, small claims court: Gardia is a communal disease that you and your family can get from her because it is contagious. I hope your vet explained all that to you. Here is a link to the disease. https://health.google.com/health/ref/Giardiasis You had the right to take...

Boxers: boxer puppy weight, boxer puppy diet
boxer puppy diet: Hi Lori, Your story is amazing to me as in more than forty years I have not known of a litter surviving if born that early, your litter being born two weeks early and surviving is a miracle. Usually if the litter is born on or before day fifty-seven they...

Boxers: My boxers ears look too small, bed pad, button nose
bed pad, button nose, pup: Since we have been conversing through email- I won t go into it- but as discussed, one parent has another breed in him or her, and this pup genetically came out more that breed than Boxer. This happens even if a parent is not full-blooded from way back...

Boxers: companion for a boxer, boxer owners, suitable breed
boxer owners, suitable breed, short legs: No, I do not believe a Basset Hound would be a wise choice- as a Basset Hound is a lazy type, non-energetic and non-playful, with too short legs breed and cannot keep up with the highly energetic, bouncing-bronco, running Boxer that is a puppy and a clown...

Boxers: How many cups should I feed my boxer?, boxer dog food
boxer dog food: Hi Nor, It is always best to feed the recommended label amount for an adult weighing between 65-75 lbs. If you are seeing the dogs ribs then you can give more food. You should feel the ribs but not see them. You will have to adjust the food accordingly. If...

Boxers: Eating Grass, why dogs eat grass, why boxer dogs eat grass
why dogs eat grass, why boxer dogs eat grass: Hi Gary, Grass eating is basically a normal behavior for dogs. All dogs commonly eat grass and there are several explanations that have been offered for this behavior by the scientific community. 1). Wild canines like wolves and coyotes eat all of...

Boxers: Female boxer aggression with food, boxer puppy, female boxer
boxer puppy, female boxer, obedience classes: Hello again Laura, No, do not use a squirt bottle. That only causes dogs to dislike water, i.e. baths, and playing in water in the summer, etc. That is never a good idea. The whistle serves two purposes. It catches their attention and they will associate...

Boxers: flatulance, quality dog food, sensitive stomachs
quality dog food, sensitive stomachs, natures recipe: Since you have 2 Boxers, both male and female, it would be whatever the common denominator is between them. One Boxer with excessive gas could be genetics, allergies, gastric problems, etc., but 2, probably means the food. Nature s Recipe...

Boxers: Health, lumps under the skin, sebaceous cyst
lumps under the skin, sebaceous cyst, boxer breed: Hello Vicki, Any time there are lumps under the skin or anywhere on the body- requires a vet s attention immediately. Lumps (plural) are a sign of cancer. One lump could simply be a sebaceous cyst and can be lanced- but multiple lumps is a bad indication-...

Boxers: Heat Cycle, boxer dog heat cycle
boxer dog heat cycle: Hi Laura, Thanks for your question. Dogs unlike humans are not as regular so I personally would not worry until it has been 7-8 months without a heat cycle if indeed she has been coming into heat approximately every six months. A vet visit to rule out any...

Boxers: Jumping on friends, boxer dog jumping
boxer dog jumping: Hi John, Thanks so much for your question. What you are describing to me is a typical boxer hug they do when they meet strangers if not taught at an early age to stop this and we all love this hugging when they are small puppies but forget how big they...

Boxers: knot on boxers knee, male boxer, type cancer
male boxer, type cancer, great shape: Hello Alicia, Very handsome Brindles! I hate to scare you, but, since he is 8 years old, and Boxers being very prone to cancer, especially a bone-type cancer, the bump could be a sign. I highly recommend taking him to your vet for proper examination...

Boxers: lil bitty puppy, puppy chow, boxer puppy
puppy chow, boxer puppy, puppy food: Hi Kristen, Let me address one thing at a time. You are correct. Crate training for bladder control is cruel- especially for a puppy-- it does not train the bladder. Puppies cannot hold their bladder (and never hold a poop) for more than 2 hours...

Boxers: non stop barking, male boxer, shock collar
male boxer, shock collar, separation anxiety: How long do you keep him in a kennel? I do not like kennels and crates- and what size is the kennel- or is it actually a crate? He has separation anxiety and does not want to be locked up and away from you. Please answer my question about the size...

Boxers: Pacing & Walking in circles, boxer dog pacing and walking in circles
boxer dog pacing and walking in circles: Hi Gary, I would have the vet check her out first to rule out any underlying medical conditions asap.Let me know what the vet finds, if it is not an underlying medical condition then I will do additional research and have you answer additional questions...

Boxers: too playful boxers, blow the whistle, free voice
blow the whistle, free voice, pup: Your Boxer is a puppy, and puppies play rough and tough, they are taught by momma to be big, bad, Boxers. Since the puppy knows no better, then you will have to teach him/her what is acceptable play, and what is not. Buy a loud, obnoxious sounding...

Boxers: pregnant female boxer, newborn puppy, puppy care
newborn puppy, puppy care, female boxer: I haven t seen a female bother with a male as long as he does not have access to the puppies and area they are kept in. Common sense: whelping box with pups and easy access for mom to get in and out closed off from the male. Are the pups born already?...

Boxers: puppy coat & size, boxer pups, odd ounces
boxer pups, odd ounces, boxer rescue: Boxers really don t have a puppy coat but softer hair than it might be as he grows. If your puppy has baby hair like, say a German Shepherd, then he/she might not be full-blooded Boxer. Boxers are born with their intended hair, although, as in people, it...

Boxers: Severe Aggression and Dominance Issues, male boxer, strange dogs
male boxer, strange dogs, savage place: Since he is 7 years old, and established in his relationship with you, he doesn t want or readily accept changes. There are changes in his routine and household, and he is acting out of insecurities. Being more aggressive is an insecurity behavior and...

Boxers: younger boxer/older boston aggression issues, old boston, loving baby
old boston, loving baby, boston terrier: Rachel, No, dogs do not hold grudges and remember by experience, association, and what takes place in the order of things in their pack. 2 dogs is a pack. Max is alpha, and Zeus knows that. That doesn t mean Zeus won t challenge him for the alpha position,...

Boxers: My 17 mounth old boxer boy, boxer weightloss, boxer dog weightloss
boxer weightloss, boxer dog weightloss: Hi Jenifer, Jack should be eating 4-5 cups of food a day or look at the label on the food you are feeding and see how much it says for a grown dog 75-85 lbs and feed accordingly. Have your vet check for hookworms as these parasites are hard to detect and...

Boxers: 2 1/2 yr old male boxer, male boxer, minor scratches
male boxer, minor scratches, verbal commands: 3 days is too early to make any decision. Yes, Boxers growl when played with. Their moms teach them to be big, bad, Boxers and growl and play rough. You can modify that behavior by verbal commands in a stern, assertive alpha voice to stop using some keyword...

Boxers: 5 month old female boxer, boxer puppy behavior
boxer puppy behavior: Hi Hannah, Yes, I would enroll her in the puppy classes to get hands on training with a professional trainer. Explain the behavior to the trainer and follow their instructions. I would crate her at night and never play rough games with her like tug a war...

Boxers: 7 month old Boxer, dog whistle, boxer boy
dog whistle, boxer boy, adult teeth: Hello Michael, I would try the dog whistle and see how that goes before trying a regular whistle. It might be better so not to disturb and scare your son. Yes, limited exercise for a pup is correct. Normal running and playing in a fenced backyard is...

Boxers: 7 month old Boxer biting and aggression, loving puppy, puppy school
loving puppy, puppy school, play buddy: If you own a crate, you might try using the whistle and verbal commands in a stern voice, to stop and sit. Once he does, leash him, and put him in the crate (large crate) for 4-5 minutes. When you let him out, see how he behaves. He has to learn to...

Boxers: 7 month old boxer who is drinking but not eating, thyroid problem, hip bones
thyroid problem, hip bones, liver tests: Hi Sam, I am sorry for the delayed answer, I neglected to sign out for the holiday! It would be unusual for a thyroid problem to show up in a puppy - not impossible, though. The excessive drinking and then throwing it back up is not uncommon in puppies,...

Boxers: 8 month boxer female and 3 yr male rescue, female boxer, instinctive behavior
female boxer, instinctive behavior, rough life: That really is pouting. At least it isn t aggression because of jealousy, though. You might try leashing her and bringing her back into the room with him and play while her leash is on. You also might try using the whistle when this happens then leash...

Boxers: 9 month Boxer, male boxer, miniature schnauzer
male boxer, miniature schnauzer, daugter: Every personality is different. Try bring him home and introducing him on a trial basis; let him stay the day then take him back- get him again and take him back- hten let him spend the night. See how he bonds- be sure to leash him when introducing him...

Boxers: aggression, veterinarian friend, male boxer
veterinarian friend, male boxer, blow the whistle: Was his behavior that way before the friend moved in? Or did it begin after he moved in? Is his aggression with ears laid back with growling or is it barking? Does he show his teeth with a sneer? Dogs can become insecure when there is a change in their...

Boxers: BOXER, white boxer, thyroid problem
white boxer, thyroid problem, female boxer: Hi Jon, You definitely want to take her to a vet. It may be something as simple as a thyroid problem (weight gain is more typical with thyroid, but weight loss is also a symptom), or it could be something serious like diabetes or cancer. White Boxers...

Boxers: Boxer, dog food for sensitive stomachs, female boxer
dog food for sensitive stomachs, female boxer, excess gas: Although Prairie brand dog food is good ingredients- something in it causes her gas. You might do a process of elimination by feeding her a special dog food for sensitive stomachs- check with your vet. Then, if that stops the excess gas- talk to your...

Boxers: Boxer, dog whelping, caring for newborns
dog whelping, caring for newborns, x ray: Weight gain varies and stomach size varies due to the number of puppies and size of the puppies. Google and search Boxer dog whelping and read everything there is about whelping and preparing now. Gestation is 57-65 days; average 63 days. Email me...

Boxers: Boxer females fighting, female boxer, heat cycles
female boxer, heat cycles, behavoir: Heat cycles can bring on aggressive behavior in females who are normally the aggressor of the two. When she was in heat- he must have tried to mount her and dhe didn;t want to. This causes friction. She is mad because iof his persistence against her will....

Boxers: Boxer puppies, low blood sugar, boxer puppies
low blood sugar, boxer puppies, puppy formula: Hi Amy, It could have been low blood sugar or electrolytes, or it could be low calcium. A good replacement formula will have adequate levels of these nutrients, but if the puppy keeps having fits talk to your vet about a liquid/gel calcium supplement...

Boxers: Boxers head, boxer dog head shape
boxer dog head shape: Hi Robert, The egg shape you are describing is the ideal head shape on a boxer puppy and usually means the head will turn out when grown, in other words when you see that head shape on a puppy the boxer should look like a boxer when grown and not a Great...

Boxers: Brindle Type, tiger stripes, brindle
tiger stripes, brindle, wondering what type: Hi Nancy, General is a brindle. Technically, a brindle is a brindle is a brindle ;) - there are no official definitions for the varying degrees of striping. For descriptive purposes, I would call him a light brindle , or some might say a golden brindle...

Boxers: black boxer breeding problem, coat colors, brindle
coat colors, brindle, madam: Hello Rohit, The only problem is that there s no such thing as a black Boxer. The Boxer does not carry the gene for a solid black coat color; any Boxer which has a solid black coat (no fawn ground color clearly visible) has another breed in the background....

Boxers: boxer behavior, tug of war, haunches
tug of war, haunches, horse farm: Hi alaire, Neutering will probably not do anything to change his behavior. You can train him not to chase the horses, and in the mean time keep him leashed or fenced so that he doesn t have the opportunity. Here s an article on Teaching Leave It with...

Boxers: boxer jumping fence, chain link fence, female boxer
chain link fence, female boxer, punishments: Could she be in heat? That will cause her to roam. If not, then it is something she has learned and now is forming a habit so she can roam free and explore. Once she starts, you cannot stop her unless she is supervised and you use reprimands when she does...

Boxers: boxer size, boxer dog size
boxer dog size: Hi Andy I m not sure I was the one who answered that question as I don t recall a question about pitbulls and boxers. But I do think most boxers would be bigger than a pitbull, height wise and weight wise from my experiences with both of these breeds.Most...

Boxers: boxer toe, boxer dog toe
boxer dog toe: Hi Jon, Glad to hear your taking her to the vet in the morning. Its always best whenever a boxer has any kind of lump or bump to have it checked out immediately by the vet as cancer is a major concern for the breed. The swelled area could be many things...

Boxers: cedar shavings, cedar shavings, extreme temperatures
cedar shavings, extreme temperatures, landscaping materials: Hi Andy, I personally would not use cedar or any type of landscaping materials for my own boxers. The cedar is small enough for them to eat easily and you just really have no idea what might be sprayed on it. If you have boxers they really should be inside...

Boxers: chicken broth, corn gluten, high metabolism
corn gluten, high metabolism, cottage cheese: Hi Andrew, In moderation (as you describe) some chicken broth would be fine. The biggest concern would be sodium, but with homemade broth you can be sure there s not a lot of salt. For bulking them up, you could just feed more, or you could add some...

Boxers: Feeding a puppy, feeding a puppy, boxer puppy
feeding a puppy, boxer puppy, puppy food: 8 weeks old is extremely young to be on dry puppy food. He is accustomed to his mom s milk and needs more nutrients than dry. Also, he is like a newborn; eats every few hours- NOT twice a day. I recommend feeding adults 3-4 times a day- and recommend...

Boxers: female boxer aggression, female boxer, acting this way
female boxer, acting this way, family pet: Her aggression is because of the move. When a family pet is moved and uprooted from his or her home, they become insecure and have to re-establish their territory and make a new life that is unknown to them. She is insecure and in a world that she has...

Boxers: Growing Up Boxer, time nancy, gentle giant
time nancy, gentle giant, bone structures: Hello Nancy, Actually, 2 years old is the adult age of the Boxer.... any age before that is still growing. Boxers will remain puppish in behavior and attitude for most their lives, but size stabilizes at 2. And of course, Boxers are clowns- funny...

Boxers: Male Boxer, monorchid boxer, boxer with one testicle
monorchid boxer, boxer with one testicle, boxer dog: Hello Hamish, Thank you for your questions. This young male probably gets excited but then realizes the female is not ready. Males smell and taste to determine if the female is ready. They will mount from excitement only to dismount because the senses tell...

Boxers: Male and Female Boxer 2years old, male boxer, female boxer
male boxer, female boxer, baby by the way: Hi Kathy, It might be worth taking him to the vet to be sure there s nothing going on. Changed behavior and inappropriate elimination would be more expected while your female is in season, rather than after she s out. The odor is also not usual; bathing...

Boxers: I Need Help, brindle boxer, dogs noses
brindle boxer, dogs noses, white boxer: Boxers are larger than Pit Bulls. So his size is Boxer. He appears to be all Boxer judging from the picture. His nose does look like Boxer and his jowls, under-bite and all. I fail to see how you would think he appears different from other Boxers because...

Boxers: Nursing mom with Diarrhea, vanilla ice cream, peak lactation
vanilla ice cream, peak lactation, egg yolk: Hi Leilani, Loose/liquid stool is not uncommon after whelping, especially if the bitch did eat the placentas, in which case it should clear up in a few days. It might also be due to the switch to puppy food - you don t say when you switched her, or if...

Boxers: popping jaw, male boxer, vet check
male boxer, vet check, intensity: Hi Jason, A cracking or popping jaw is not uncommon, especially in a puppy since they re going through so many growth changes. If he seems to have trouble eating, or it appears to be painful to him, or if it continues for several weeks or increases in...

Boxers: shelter boxer, hook worms, male boxer
hook worms, male boxer, whole grains: Hi Judy, Congratulations on your new Boxer! The best diet will vary by dog - what works well for one doesn t work so well for another - but generally speaking you want meats or meat meals as the first ingredients, whole grains rather than grain fragments...

Boxers: small boxer male, puppy mill, southern missouri
puppy mill, southern missouri, withers: Generally speaking Boxers grow up the first year and out the second and third. If he s only 20 inches at the withers, he is smaller than average, but he doesn t look too thin in the photo. He may gain some height still, but I wouldn t expect more than...

Boxers: Follow-Up, respiratory ailment, american boxer
respiratory ailment, american boxer, eye discharge: Hi Lane, I m sorry I missed this the other day, I forgot to sign out for the holiday! I m hoping you ve got the problem with your friend s boy figured out by now. For future reference, that can happen at times; the condition is called paraphimosis ....

Boxers: weight, puppy food, hind legs
puppy food, hind legs, self feed: Don t reduce his food -- actually, I suggest self-feed with Boxers once they are 6 months old. Leave food and water out all the time, available to him. Reasoning, Boxers are grazers; they eat bits and bites once in awhile, all the time, but eat late...

Boxers: whining, whip marks, boxer boy
whip marks, boxer boy, spca: The scars are signs of abuse and he is insecure and scared. All you can do with an abused dog is love him and comfort him even if he retreats. He is afraid and things trigger his memories. Love him and talk to him in a calm and reassuring tone of voice...

Boxers: white boxer, dogs fighting, NILIF
dogs fighting, NILIF: Hi Rhonda, The answer really depends on why they are fighting. The are in the middle of adolescence, and are routinely pushing their limits. Fights are less common among sterilized animals, but again it depends on why they re fighting; as well, it takes...

Boxers: 13 y/o boxer peeing in house, seasonal heat, beloved pets
seasonal heat, beloved pets, health issue: We don t put down our elderly because of their bladder incontinence, so why put our beloved pets down for the same ailment of old age? No, do not consider that. She is fine in every other health issue. Be thankful you have had her 2-3 years longer than...

Boxers: 5 month old boxer behavioral problem, natures miracle, boxer puppy
natures miracle, boxer puppy, patricia mcconnell: Hi Kelli, It sounds like she s having some issues with Separation Anxiety. There s a good article on the subject here, with many suggestions and further references: http://www.wagntrain.com/SeparationAnx.htm Also, the book by Patricia McConnell called...

Boxers: aggression, dominance and submission, male boxer
dominance and submission, male boxer, pack leaders: Understanding and altering dog behavior revolves around understanding dog behavior and the importance of dominance and submission in the dog. It is important to remember that in the dog s mind the family is a pack unit and everyone in that family has a certain...

Boxers: Behavior Issues, pregnancy hormones, patricia mcconnell
pregnancy hormones, patricia mcconnell, female boxer: Has she been in season yet? She may be coming in, or if she was in within the past few months she may be experiencing a false pregnancy. Hormones go crazy from a few weeks before a season to about 18 weeks after. The other consideration is that it may be...

Boxers: Black spots., thyroid imbalance, natural dog food
thyroid imbalance, natural dog food, thyroid problems: It could be a number of things. There is a black spot disease of the skin. It could be thyroid problems and a simple test will tell. The vet takes blood from an artery in his neck and tests it. If there is a thyroid imbalance, medicine daily gets it...

Boxers: Boxer Anxiety, obedience agility, boxer rescue
obedience agility, boxer rescue, agility training: Hi Erin :) Been there, done that...unfortunately :) My worst case of SA was with a rescue as well and took almost a year to get rid of (the SA, not the dog). I don t know how much you know of his past history but it sounds as though he either wasn...

Boxers: My Boxer from the pound!, male boxer, white boxer
male boxer, white boxer, front teeth: It s hard to tell the age of a Boxer even from the teeth; the front teeth are often small, and Boxers tend to have gum overgrowth which makes the teeth look even smaller. The back teeth are a better indication, but even then a poor diet will make them look...

Boxers: Boxer pup has cold, boxer pup, vet asap
boxer pup, vet asap, breathing treatment: Of course you need to carry her in to your vet s office first thing Tuesday morning upon opening and tell them of the emergency so they will work you in immediately. She will need an antibiotic to help keep her from developing pneumonia. As far as her congestion...

Boxers: Brother/Sister, male puppy, female dogs
male puppy, female dogs, brother sister: Your boxer is adorable, he looks like he is going to be a big boy as well! The right time to bring a new dog in really depends on each situation. At this point he is still a puppy and adding a new dog now or soon would ensure that they will probably get along...

Boxers: bald patches, bald patches, canned pumpkin
bald patches, canned pumpkin, beneficial properties: It s hard to say without a lot more information - if she s not itching, the vet isn t finding mites, her thyroid is normal (OFA panel), and there are no other skin conditions, it may be something called seasonal flank alopecia - fairly common in Boxers, benign,...

Boxers: behaviour, cliff paths, aggressive moves
cliff paths, aggressive moves, carer: Hi Gerald, It s hard to say - what you re describing could just be normal Boxer play; it may be that she hadn t really played all out before and has just learned how fun it is! You said she wasn t biting, she isn t trying to pin the other dogs down,...

Boxers: boxer bitch aggressiveness, boxer bitch, dog whistle
boxer bitch, dog whistle, male boxer: Did you get her at 1 year old? If so, you don t know the history up to that age... it could have been she wasn t trained not to be aggressive to other dogs, etc. She loves and accepts the male Boxer as her playmate/brother. They will fight once in awhile,...

Boxers: boxer dogs., boxer dogs, mantra
boxer dogs, mantra, few minutes: So letís first look at why dogs pull on the leash. Itís because they CAN! And it often works to get them what they want. For instance, if a dog wants to go and sniff a tree, and he pulls towards the tree, then the owner goes with the dog and allows the dog...

Boxers: boxer/lab female puppy, female puppy, nice girl
female puppy, nice girl, paws: Hi Delaina. It sounds like your girl is going to be big. However, it s really hard to say for sure what she s going to end up weighing. Her growth may slow down quite a bit after a few months, or she may take off and continue to grow. Boxers aren t suppose...

Boxers: boxer weight, boxer boy, thyroid test
boxer boy, thyroid test, plain yogurt: An adult male should weigh 70-85 lbs. If his ribs and spine are showing, take him to the vet for a thyroid test. They will draw blood from the artery in his neck and test it. I recommend self-feeding method on under weight dogs. Keep his food bowl...

Boxers: boxer weight, puppy food, eagle pack
puppy food, eagle pack, dry food: Hi Dean, I don t normally like to answer these questions about weight with a set number. In reality there is no ideal weight, and every dog is different. Weight fluctuates all the time, especially when the dog is a puppy. It is more helpful for you to look...

Boxers: my boxers weight and eyes, boxer puppy, thyroid disorder
boxer puppy, thyroid disorder, third eye: 3 years old is not a puppy. Do you mean 3 months old? There is no such thing as cherry surgery. The red part of the eye is normal. A lot of Boxers have it-- it is called third eye. That is more common than not. As far as weight, if she is...

Boxers: Dominance, loud whistle, dog whistle
loud whistle, dog whistle, cliff paths: Well Gerald, I think you pegged it.... .... she was probably bullied, and now picked up the bad behavior, and has the attitude to do unto them before they do unto me. Buy a dog whistle or loud whistle.... If you have friends and family that has...

Boxers: eye, eye muscles, male boxer
eye muscles, male boxer, little fellow: Thank you for the follow-up news. Sometimes, we have weak eye muscles that allow the eye ball to move in unusual positions-- people get glasses to strengthen the eye muscles which eventually correct it. Boxers can t. I suppose nature will help correct...

Boxers: Fighting with other dog, aggression in dogs, brenda aloff
aggression in dogs, brenda aloff, patricia mcconnell: It sounds like bringing in the Min Pin upset the balance in your household; the issues may settle down as everyone gets accustomed to the newcomer, but this may take several weeks. Neutering might help but don t count on it being a miracle cure - it takes...

Boxers: sores on chin, soap and water, acne
Boxers: sores on chin, soap and water, acne, witch

Boxers: female boxer behavior, nyla bone, female boxer
nyla bone, female boxer, natural drugs: Have you moved recently, changed the family work days or hours recently, any change at all in the family dynamics? Those factors cause behavior problems too. Separation anxiety does not just appear when there haven t been factors changed including the...

Boxers: two female boxers, brindle boxer, neutered dogs
brindle boxer, neutered dogs, two females: Hi Laura, Generally speaking opposite-sex pairs get along better, and spayed/neutered dogs generally get along better than intact ones. In my experience, two females are less likely to fight than two males or one of each sex, but if they do fight, they...

Boxers: information/education, resources for breeding your Boxer
resources for breeding your Boxer: Here is some useful breeding info: http://www.dibridboxers.co.uk/BREEDING-FROM-YOUR-BOXER-BITCH http://www.boxerconnection.com/breeding.html http://www.boxerworld.com/forums/view_top-6-reasons-people-give-to-breed.htm (Boxerworld: Join it- great...

Boxers: gentamicin/ deaf, male boxer, gentamicin
male boxer, gentamicin, straight answer: The first time I noticed my old guy was having problems was when he was asleep and someone dropped a pan. He didn t even twitch. It broke my heart because it made me aware of his age, and I wasn t ready for it.:-) You are right, we have a harder time dealing...

Boxers: Males Boxers around Newborn Pups, male boxer, house dogs
male boxer, house dogs, mom dad: Each bitch is somewhat different on the time... She will literally attack him, and try to kill him or any person outside her immediate family in order to protect her pups. In nature, the wild, male animals will often kill their young so they won t challenge...

Boxers: male boxer genitals, male boxer, hi amy
male boxer, hi amy, disapearing: Hi Amy, I m sorry but I m a bit confused. Are you talking about his testicles or his penis or the whole group? At 15 months old, there s no reason for him to have not been neutered. Most vets do the procedure by 7 months of age. This is adding to...

Boxers: My two month old female boxer, female boxer, female pups
female boxer, female pups, change water: I ve heard of this in young female pups before and it is a sign of a urinary infection usually-- however, sometimes it s normal and passes. Feed her a lot of fresh water-- change water often. I would recommend taking her to your vet and letting him...

Boxers: New dog, extreme jealousy, patricia mcconnell
extreme jealousy, patricia mcconnell, male boxer: Hi Jon, They will have had some more time together by now so hopefully are settling into things better. It does take some time to adjust from being an only dog to having to share the attention! It is important that both get some one-on-one time with...

Boxers: what are the signs that my boxer is going blind?, old girl, boxer
old girl, boxer, pointer: Hi Crystal. She may bump into things. Sit with her while she s not sleeping. Take a pointer infer and go slowly towards her with it, aiming for an eye. See how close you can get to it without touching it before she blinks. Do this with your finger and see...

Boxers: sores on chin, chin acne, boxer boy
chin acne, boxer boy, mastiff: Hi. Dogs can get what s called chin acne. They look like white bumps. You need to keep the area clean and dry, and can even use Strydex. I have an 8 month old Mastiff girl that went through this, and my Boxer boy did as well. You may want to change her bowl...

Boxers: How to stop my boxer from attacking my cats, whistle sound, loud whistle
whistle sound, loud whistle, dog whistle: Get a dog whistle, or any loud obnoxious whistle. Each and every time he displays the want to look, a growl, or an actual attack, blow it as loud and often as possible to make him stop. Then, if possible, give him a time out by putting him in his...

Boxers: Thinking about getting a boxer in near future, boxer puppies, adorable puppy
boxer puppies, adorable puppy, breed animals: Boxers are wonderful animals and great family pets. They have an amazing temperament and are good with other animals and even children. They are very friendly dogs yet protective of the family. They are no harder to train than any other large breed. It really...

Boxers: twitching ears, dog seizures
dog seizures: If the vet ran tests and everything is fine, with no disease, etc. I would imagine it is either nerves or a neurological problem in the brain. Did you tell your vet that she has been lethargic? That is not normal, and a symptom of serious problems. ...

Boxers: Urine color and appetaite, crude ash, elemental calcium
crude ash, elemental calcium, diet chart: Did ou have the other dog tested as well? If both dogs are showing the same symptoms, then I would look to the environment. Some kidney damage can be reversed, or stopped, but it depends on what did the damage, and how long it went undetected. We re having...

Boxers: 14 yr old male german boxer, high caloric diet, average life span
high caloric diet, average life span, german boxer: Lisa, you have been exceptional fortunate to have Boxers live that long. The average life span is 10 years. Since he is older, weight loss is not unusual but I would be concerned too. Dry a different diet. Make sure he is eating a high caloric diet...

Boxers: 15 mo. old female boxer, female boxer, puppy behavior
female boxer, puppy behavior, 2 females: Hi Jennifer. It sounds like your girl is having some dominance issues, maybe. It s really hard to say for sure without seeing it myself. Is she spayed? Some Boxer girls can be same sex dog agressive, so can some Boxer boys. My best advice here would be to...

Boxers: My 15 month female Boxer, boxer bitch, female boxer
boxer bitch, female boxer, genetic health: She s still very young (and so is he!) - 15 months is similar to about a 10-11 year old human girl. Boxers don t mature until about 2-3 years of age, physically or mentally. Appropriate health screening cannot be performed with any meaning until minimum...

Boxers: 6 Year old Boxer, natural lamb, canned pumpkin
natural lamb, canned pumpkin, female boxer: You are correct that Boxers are not a large breed, though for some reason many dog food manufacturers consider any breed over 50 lbs. adult weight to be large . It would certainly be easier to have both dogs eating the same food, but I wouldn t think a Lite...

Boxers: 8 month female boxer ear issue, Boxer dogs ears
Boxer dogs ears: I ll state right off that I am glad they are natural ears. I am against cropping the ears. She is still growing as you stated. Probably in that lanky stage or growing out of it. There are always changes as they grow. Remember children go through...

Boxers: aggressive male boxer, boxer, boxers
boxer, boxers, boxer dog: Hello Erin, Thank you for your questions concerning Niko. Personally I think you need to seek help from your veterinarian and a local behaviorist or trainer who can come to your home and help you. The process will not be an overnight fix and will require...

Boxers: arthritis in a 3 year old male Boxer?, male boxer, boxer rescue
male boxer, boxer rescue, small kids: Hi. There could be a few different things going on with hin, but they will require a vet to have a look. If neither of you can afford this guy s care, then i suggest getting hold of a Boxer rescue near you and see if they would be willing to take this boy...

Boxers: Boxer/american bulldog mix Pregnant?, swollen vulva, boxer mix
swollen vulva, boxer mix, false pregnancy: if she was bred on the 13th of Feb., that would put her due in a couple of weeks. it could mean a smaller litter, or she could be carrying them up high, which is pretty common in Boxers. From whatever day she was bred on, count 50 days. After that day, you...

Boxers: Boxer is sniffling and has a dry nose??, boxer pup, kennel cough
boxer pup, kennel cough, dry cough: I apologize for the delay in answering, I ve had hard drive issues! Hopefully your pup is back to herself now. Kennel cough usually clears up in about 2 weeks, with or without antibiotics; if it hasn t, you ll want to look for other causes of the coughing....

Boxers: Boxer stud?, gestation and whelping, caring for newborn puppies
gestation and whelping, caring for newborn puppies, mating: Before you breed, you need to study the process from A to Z. There is more to breeding than mating them. You need to be an expert in her pregnancy issues: proper maternity diet and care, gestation period, emotional issues, and preparing a whelping...

Boxers: Boxer Walks, quick reply, little kids
quick reply, little kids, choose one: Hi Karen, No problem :) Sorry that I wasn t very clear on the recall, I had assumed you had already taught him using a lead, not that he was a natural! ;) The 30ft lead is what I would suggest as the best method, yes. I know they can get dirty and...

Boxers: Boxers, pit bull dogs, boxer puppy
pit bull dogs, boxer puppy, boxer puppies: Those beliefs are hogwash and untrue. Any dog can be unruly if not socialized and trained. Both of you sit down at your computer and go to Boxersworld.com and join for free. Then go into the forums and read the posts that other Boxer owners post....

Boxers: Boxers red eyes, Boxer breed allergies
Boxer breed allergies: If you are talking about red under the eye on the bottom lid-- it is called third eye. Don t ask me why-- but that is its technical name. It is normal. Some Boxers have one eye that is red (third eye) and some have both, and some have none. If you...

Boxers: Breeding, how to care for newborn puppies, caring for newborn puppies
how to care for newborn puppies, caring for newborn puppies, boxer owners: Boxers do not have any more trouble or problems than any other breed. If it is her first pregnancy, she can have 5-7 puppies (or less) and if it is a second or more, pregnancy, she can have 6-9 puppies. Of course, the more puppies, the more difficult...

Boxers: Breeding my female boxer, heat cycles
heat cycles: She will remain swollen throughout the heat cycle. A heat cycle is around 28-20 days. The swelling sometimes subsides in the 3rd week, but not always. Very soon after the vulva begins to swell, she will begin to produce a bloody discharge. The amount...