Several years ago I started looking for my first
Boxer. Searching from the East Coast to the
West Coast. My sister, Chris soon followed in search
of her Boxer, Dallas. Upon doing so we have met
many breeders and mentors that have educated
us in regards to the Boxer breed. Many were
wonderful and became great friends and mentors.
Of those mentors we hope to maintain a life long
friendship. There were some, I am sad to say that
turned out to not be the wonderful honest breeder/mentor
they claimed to be.
In the past we have become friends with breeders
under the impression that they were excellent caring
breeders and mentors only to find some of them
to be breeding sick dogs as well as improper breeding
practices. Some of which we found to be breeding
Boxers that knowingly carry Generalized Demodectic
Mange in their lines. Others breeding improperly as
well as falsely.
In turn they criticize others and put them down for
this same practice. Openly condemning and ripping
them apart while they do the same behind closed doors.
Others have done what they call line breeding.
Father/daughter, mother/son, brother/sister breeding.
This type of close breeding we do not support. Inline
breeding is one thing when done carefully but, line
breeding is just not acceptable with us. It has to many
risks involved in our eyes to practice this type of breeding.
Most stated they were all about the health and well
being of this breed. Preaching how so many others do
so much harm and wrong to this breed. Some say one
thing and turn and do exactly what they tell others
not to do. Yet at times some of these double
standard breeders do have some good advice. It is just
weeding thru all they have to say and trying to figure
out what is right or wrong, good or bad. That is what
is so hard to do.
We all have our own beliefs and we will stick by ours
until someone can educate and prove to us that
another way is better. Until then we find these practices
We have spent countless hours reading books,
searching the internet as well as talking to many people
about this breed. Beware of breeders that place false
pictures and pedigrees of Boxers on their web site,
claiming they own these dogs. When in fact they do not.
Check the pictures carefully so as not to be fooled.
I have been to court winning the battle over a breeder
and her horrible breeding practices. Being told by the
judge that he commended me for having this Boxer spayed
so that she could never be bred and pass on to future
lines the hereditary disease she carried. Not only would
this have happened but, this Boxer would have become
ill once again from the stress of the breeding and the
pregnancy. Resulting possibly in needing to terminate
the pregnancy. I did what I thought was right for this
Boxer and any future off spring.
We have and will continue to disassociate
ourselves with any known breeders that practice
bad breeding. We strongly recommend that
everyone check references and take your
time when it comes to choosing a breeder.
Never be in a hurry to bring home that new
puppy/family member. There are many honest
breeders and wonderful mentors out there but,
sadly there are many dishonest breeders as well.
So take your time and be careful. Make sure you get
your AKC Registration papers when you get your puppy.
Not after the fact. We have seen others that were told
that the papers were in the mail only to never get them.
It will be worth all the work you will need to do in your
search for your new family member. Hopefully
saving you and your family heart break when you do
decide on your new family member.
We wish everyone the best of luck in your search
for your new best friend and family member.
Remember there is no such thing as a rare
White Boxer nor a rare Black Boxer.
While a White Boxer may be registered with A.K.C.
a Black Boxer can not be registered with A.K.C.