Comments on Owner Considerations for a Boxer Dog Breed

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Amie   Grand Island, New York

4/5/2013 10:03:41 AM

We are on our 3 boxer and love them - but I'm going to put some negitives on this list. They shed, the hair is barbed or something and is hard to vacumn from clothes and furnature. The boxer will want to sleep with you or sneak into the bed. You will have dried up drewl spots on the walls and hope you have light colored furnature - or that will look pretty nasty very fast - oh and black car interior is a big no no with a boxer- it will look nasty. Their nails and looped carpet could be an issue. They do not treat the hardwood floors bery good. But the love - oh the love you will enjoy makes it all worth while. Oh - and stranger danger is quite alive. We had a friend try to dog sit that has met our boxer a few times and has dogs - our dog didn't want him anywhere near the house when we weren't home - our dog was a male - female do sitters that he barely knew- welcomed!!!


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MJ   San Francisco, CA

2/28/2012 3:01:19 PM

I have to disagree with some of your points. First of all, I don't think it's right to generalize any breed of dog. My Boxer is VERY independent and is VERY much a couch potatoe. He has a ton of energy when I take him for a run or to the dog park but at home he's always in his bed. He is also independent. He often goes into one of our spare bedrooms and sleeps on the recliner. Away from everyone. I too read all of these generalizations which is why I got a Boxer but not I see how these generalizations are so bad for anyone who wants to get a dog. The best way to pick out a dog is to spend atleast an hour or so with them if you can. That way, you'll see alot of how they are instead of reading such cut a dry explanation of a breed.

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Bonnie   Eau Claire, WI

10/9/2011 12:24:32 PM

We have a boxer mix and she is the biggest lovey dog we have ever had. She loves people once they are inside our house. She is messy with the drool, but has not destroyed anything beyond a leather leash. We adopted her from the Humane Society, and once she adjusted, she was the best dog we've had. I would get a boxer in a heart beat if looking in the future...but I hope we have a few more years left (she just turned 10).

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Bonnie   Eau Claire, WI

10/9/2011 12:23:29 PM

We have a boxer mix and she is the biggest lovey dog we have ever had. She loves people once they are inside our house. She is messy with the drool, but has not destroyed anything beyond a leather leash. We adopted her from the Humane Society, and once she adjusted, she was the best dog we've had. I would get a boxer in a heart beat if looking in the future...but I hope we have a few more years left (she just turned 10).

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Bonnie   Eau Claire, WI

10/9/2011 12:22:28 PM

We have a boxer mix and she is the biggest lovey dog we have ever had. She loves people once they are inside our house. She is messy with the drool, but has not destroyed anything beyond a leather leash. We adopted her from the Humane Society, and once she adjusted, she was the best dog we've had. I would get a boxer in a heart beat if looking in the future...but I hope we have a few more years left (she just turned 10).

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Janet   Bethlehem, PA

6/7/2010 8:08:56 AM

good article thanks

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Cynthia Marston   Sweet Home, OR

3/19/2010 12:19:50 AM

Sounds lik good advice for most dogs rally if you ar going to have a house dog anyway. I didn't know they didn't do so well outdoors!

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Janet   Bethlehem, PA

8/9/2009 5:31:08 AM

very interesting thanks for the info

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janet   bethlehem, PA

6/2/2009 4:39:11 AM

good article thanks

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