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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I am the very proud owner of a beautiful Boxer named Butch. Six years ago he was given to me for Christmas from my parents. He has been the most wonderful companion: loving, playful, loyal, and extremely tolerant of small children. Anybody considering a Boxer for an addition to their family will not be disappointed. Butch is happiest when he is included in our daily routine and loves to run! This strong animal loves playing games like tug-of-war and his favorite, tag. I would recommend this breed to anyone with children and will continue to raise Boxers as long as I can.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    The Boxer is a loving and highly affectionate dog. They will learn what they can and can’t get away with for every member of your household. Boxers talk a big game in the watchdog area but you are likely to have to protect them if some one comes in, or they may lick the person into submission. You won’t find a better companion. But they don’t like being left alone, do yourself a favor if you don’t have the time to devote to this great breed don’t get one.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    What a fabulous companions, boxers are. We have three wonderful females. Each are loving and faithful companions. They are great with our kids and love everyone. If you want a dog that has it all, and you have the time to devote to them, a boxer is a wonderful choice. Their whole body is always wagging. They are high energy and fun pets to watch. A boxer is unbeatable to us!

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    This is my first time raising a boxer. I knew nothing about the bread and was not planning on getting a dog. My youngest child had just moved out and I was suffering from empty nest syndrome. Miss Lady Is very much like a two year old child. I have been around dogs all my life. I don?t believe I have ever come across bread that thinks she is my child and not my pet. She need just as much care as a two-year-old. The best part is she won?t grow up and move away from home. If you think raising a two-year-old is bad try raising a teenager.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I love boxers!!! I have three of them. They are very special animals. Boxers need a lot of attention. They are a very emotional breed. If you don’t spend a lot of time with your dogs’, this is not the breed for you. They are a great dog if you want a best friend, or even three of them!!! 🙂

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    They are the best dogs ever! They are so incredible, sweet and friendly. Once you had a boxer, there is no other! They are the best!

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    Wonderful dogs. I have two of them.. or they have me. These dogs would do anything to please you and they truly believe they are kids not dogs. They learn what is appropriate or not with each member of the family including kids and babies and will happily appoint themselves to watch upon the babies

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    We just had to have our Boxer put down due to tumors that had spread. She was 11years old and the best dog I have ever owned! She loved both of our daughters like they were her own, I would recommend this breed to anyone looking for a loving pet, we will probably be looking for a new Boxer at some point in time. This was one dog that inspired true loyalty and deserves to be mourned!!!

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    We have a beautiful reverse brindle name Collar. We just recently began training him not come on the patio. If he knows we are watching him from the window or if we are on the patio and do not invite him, he stands looking for a few moments at us and then kicks the ground with his back legs. Is this a sign of disgust?

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    They are full of energy all day long and even sometimes all night too. They hate to be on there own and love to be cuddled. They are great around babies and young children.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    This makes my third boxer – first and second lived 10 & 12 years – I have a 9 week old puppy now – she is adorable and I really love boxers. They are a perfect family dog, and very protective of their owner.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I am hoping to adopt a boxer in the next month or so…not sure how long it takes, but I am SO excited, the more I read about them, the more in love I am with them already! Can anyone recommend a good food to feed a boxer? there are so many different ideas out there, I just want good information.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    Boxers are just so cute and adorable. I have only owned one Boxer in my life – Dottie, who is my first and only dog – but they have always been my favorite breed of dog, along with Doberman. They are energetic, fun, mental, nutcases and yet they have so many expressions and are so loving – if someone leaves a room, Dottie will follow them. Someone sits or lies on the floor, Dottie will..sit on them (no joke). If she is happy, there’s no containing her tail – it wags like mad, and even her bum starts moving. She’s stubborn though – she knows the command ‘sit’ but if she doesn’t want to sit, she won’t. Unless you get the cheese out. They’re slobbery but unless you own one, you know your unconditional love for your dog will let you put up with everything. Even their smelly wind. P.S We need a harness for ours because she pulls like heck otherwise.

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  • Aug 7, 2008 at 12:00
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    We own (or does he own us), a 3 year old boxer, weighing in at 92 pounds! This is our third boxer, the others were all females and lived to be 10-12 years old.
       
    Someone on this site was asking about what to feed boxers (or any other breed, for that matter). Our boy developed an allergy and we didn’t know what was causing it. We purchased a prescription dry from our vet to see if that helped him, then a dr that I know (who fosters dogs), said the ONLY food to put him on was Flint River. It’s all natural, no additives, no wheat, etc. Within 2 weeks he was back to his old self and his coat is beautiful, and he’s stopped scratching (he’s a fawn). He took to this food like kids take to an ice cream cone!! If anyone wants a premium dog food, this is it. They deliver it right to our door, and it’s not sold in pet stores. Check out their website: http://www.flintriver.com
       
    You won’t be disappointed!!

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  • Dec 4, 2008 at 12:00
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    I own two boxers. The female Hobbs is 4 and the male is 1. Hobbs was my first dog and I will never have another kind of dog. She is my big, stubborn and slobbery baby. Billy, was a rescue. He is white and adorable. But unfortunatly damaged by his previous owners. He has bad seperation anxiety and my mother brings him to work everyday, because he wont take to a crate no matter what we do. Hoping someone has some tips for me whose expierenced somewhat of the same thing. And the ears! Hobbs gets very painful ear buildup. Its hell for the poor thing cleaning them everyday. I know this is a common problem with boxers, Billy has dirty ears everyday to. But hers is really extreme, we’ve tried perscription and non prescription ear cleaners and all natural ones, but it doesnt want to go away. Its as stubborn as she is. Any tips? Thanks,
       
    C.H.

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  • Dec 18, 2008 at 12:00
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    I have read all of the comments about boxers, and they all speak of what wonderful dogs they are. My family recently lost both of our boxers due to cancer and heart troubles. They truely were the most loyal, protective dogs I have had. My sons(15 &13) can’t remember when they weren’t here and miss them terribly, as my husband and I do. I’m so happy to see there are so many people enjoying this wonderful breed.

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  • Jan 8, 2009 at 12:00
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    I love my 2 boxers. Harley we got as a pup & Neo, we adopted from a rescue. They are the most loving creatures in the world. Maybe I’m just biased since I have 2, but they are fantastic. Full of energy, loves & kisses. Neo has become such a lover now. Follows me everywhere. They are smart. They know when I get ready when I’m ready to leave for work. They know at night when its time to go to "momma’s bed" when dad is working & lay around while I get ready for bed. They then get to go sleep in their kennels. Neo gives me such a look when I’m getting ready that it almost breaks my heart when I do leave. I love my babies…I wouldn’t trade them for the world. Once you go boxer, you never go back.

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  • Jan 8, 2009 at 12:00
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    I absolutely love my boxers, we have 2. My female just turned 2 and I think they get terrible twos. Last year we put a fence around our Christmas tree, we thought she would do better this year, no way we have a 7ft. tree decorated three feet from the bottom up. we were shopping one day and she gets bored easily when we came home she had all of our granddaughters presents opened and the boxes chewed. I know Buster had alot to do with it too, he is 7 so he knows alot about opening presents. I was so excited we were actually done shopping in Nov. We even had just sat them by the tree in a large bag. Oh well salvaged everthing even Bree and Buster gotta love them!!!

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  • Nov 11, 2009 at 12:00
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    We recently lost our 11 year old boxer. I’ve owned many breeds throughout my childhood and adult life and I must say this was by far the most rewarding. Note, THEY ARE NOT FOR EVERYONE as they are a high energy level dog – mixed with intelligence, they can get into much mischief if they aren’t given enough exercise, mental stimulation, and training. Our boxer was extremely freindly and extremely protective of our family, especially our 2 children. There were very few people she didn’t trust but I knew if she didn’t trust them then I shouldn’t. PHENOMINAL WITH CHILDREN…We had our boxer before children and she welcomed them as if they were her own kids. Never ever showed any aggression, even when her ears or jowels were pulled on. She stayed true to her temperment to the end, even in old age. I trusted this dog with my children more than I trusted other people. We have tons of stories on how she watched over our family, including instinctively positioning herself between our fireplace and our baby as he crawled on the floor. Loyal, trustworthy, protective, funny, and extremely loving. I can’t say enough about this breed.

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  • Nov 29, 2009 at 12:00
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    I love our boxer, he is full of energy and has to be where we are. He is very intelligent and not so smart all at the same time. You have to start on training very early and stay consistent. If it doesn’t interest them they wont hang around. Very good with kids, very loyal and protective. Great personality.

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  • Jun 13, 2011 at 12:00
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    I have two boxers right now. There is Dakota (we call her Kody) who is 10 and Gabby who is almost 3. These two are proof that no boxer is the same. Kody is very high maitnence she whines when she does not get what she wants. She does not lay on the floor always has to be on the couch and loves to lay against you. She will literally push you out of the bed. She also hates to get her feet wet and hates the rain. Gabby is the complete opposite. She is a real dog. She loves to run, dig, fetch the whole thing. She is so aware of everything. Her ultimate favorite activity is watching the birds and bugs out the window…it is the funniest thing. (LINEBREAK)The only problems that we have had with our boxers are their ears and Kody’s feet. Kody has cropped ears and Gabby has her born floppy ears. Kody’s ears have been sensitve since the day we brought her home. She constantly digs at them and they seem to always itch. She also has a cyst that comes and goes. Gabby’s ears are not as sensitive but you do catch her digging at them. For Kody’s feet I do not know if its just her being her but she chews at her feet like they are itching as well. We have been to the vet for allergy testing but they could not find anything.(LINEBREAK)In all, our boxers are apart of the family. Not a day goes by where we dont learn something new about them. But beware: They LOVE to hog the bed 🙂

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