Ask anybody who owns a Boxer what they think of them and you
will often hear the reply that they would never have another
a breed. It has to be pointed out however that a boxer isn't
the breed for everybody.
If you are hoping
for a quiet sedate family pet then a boxer isn't for you.
Boxers in general are fun loving, boisterous, mischievous
characters with an extremely high level of intelligence. Too
many dogs are put into rescue when the cute puppy period is
over and the things that were funny at 4 months aren't quite
as funny at 2 years old!
energy needs firm handling from day one, the key word is
FIRM this does not mean harsh. It is a good idea to enroll
your puppy in obedience classes, these are a great way of
socialising your pup and teaching him and you how to channel
his energy. The most important thing to a Boxer is company,
they thrive on human companionship and do not do well if
left alone for long periods of time.
If you and your
partner work full time then rethink your decision to go into
dog ownership. It is not fair and cannot be expected for a
puppy to grow up well socialised and emotionally balanced if
this is the beginning of his upbringing.
correctly a boxer is a joy to own, they are devoted pets and
adore children, remember you'll only get from your dog, any
dog, what your prepared to put in, it takes, time, patience,
consistency in short you need to be committed to owning a
Boxer or any other dog for that matter.
Take time to
decide BEFORE you purchase, to many my words may appear
harsh, believe me I/we're not at all like that, we love our
boxers and aim to place the right boxers with the right
owners, we do this because we care about the owners too.