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have never had one but am in deep thought about getting one.
have had friends over the years have them and they love them.
thoughts please, the good and the bad.
3 time POTW, member since 2006, MLWTI: 4-3
my girlfriend has a female. her best friend has 3.
great, great dogs but they have the tendency as puppies/adolescents to straight up terrorize everything in sight. most dogs are like that but we're talking eating couch cushions, gnawing on the fireplace mantle, eating 3 feet of garden hose.
she's not like that most days now but it made things really difficult for awhile.
hopefully there will be more feedback
leather couch cushions and a mantle 4 1/2 feet off the ground. the latter is still an unsolved mystery.
Most of these problems come from people not knowing how to raise a puppy
You have to constantly give them things to chew on, bones or toys... whatever, and letting them roam free is a terrible idea
Keep them in some kind of cage for the first couple of years when you aren't watching them
fsufsu said... I've got about 10 great stories on Lane but all you need to know is he will never be a loser, that's for sure.
I just wrote a long post, but for some reason it went blank when I posted it. Anyway, pretty much this^^^.
They are great dogs though. My mom has one and shes great around other people,dogs, and kids. Shes just very energetic & playful, so make sure you have the time to be with it that he/she deserves.
the people I know put dog in cage when not home
Gf has one, awesome dog. Very energetic, though she is only ten months old, good around dogs/people though. She stays in a cage when no one is around, like nova mentioned. Haven't seen any reason why it would not be a good dog to get, yet.
Great dogs with a good temperament.
Only downside is they have more health problems than any other breed outside of maybe English bulldogs. Get cancer more commonly than any other breed and also frequently have "Boxer Cardiomyopathy".
This shouldn't necessarily turn you off from getting one though IMO. We all know that dogs aren't or shouldn't outlive us anyway , so they may just live a couple of years less than your average breed(usually average about 8yrs IMO).
again, thanks for the responses
what you mentioned is the only thing my friends have mentioned to me. they tend to have more "issues" than the normal dog.
I have had my male boxer for 8 years...simply the best dog I ever have had. No medical issues yet..he does occasionally chew on things but like another poster said get them a chewy toy..great with kids and other dogs...he still plays like he did as a pup. He will fetch his ball as long as I can throw it. Only recently did I notice that he is starting to sleep and lounge around a little more. I can't even think about my house without my brutus (of course) around. I hope he is here for many more years!
I have 2 a female (Ali) and male (Carson). They are the most loving sweet dogs I have ever been around. Love people and kids and play great with other dogs. I've had beagles and poodles and jack russels. Will never own another breed. Can't say enough good things.
Hey, that's great to hear. Don't get me wrong, they are great dogs. Just passing on some of the things I see on a weekly basis. Doesn't mean they don't have a great disposition and make great pets and that there aren't outliers that stray from the mean. I have one that I treat that is 16 years old, so it definitely happens.
thanks again for the responses
still plan on getting one in the future
boxers are stupid.
really stupid dogs.
and full of enough energy to make you hate yourself.
combine the 2? hell nawll
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Hyper stupid dawgies are the effin worst, Ill have to agree on this one
have you told your girlfriend Jaquizza that about her dog?
i'm the only dog around my woman.
and don't forget, my wife's Puerto Rican... she can hide a razor blade in her mouth, then spit it out and slash your face.
but how did you know her name?
I know her name because she sends me texts late at night...
We've had them our whole lives...my mom has 2 and my little brother has one (Augustus...gua for short).
They are complete assholes as puppies, regardless of what NoVa the dog whisperer says, they will destroy anything they get their paws on. Couch cushions are more fun than a rawhide.
Also, they're gross as all hell. Most slobber constantly, and after they eat/drink, they leave it on the floor for you to clean up.
But they are absolutely the most loving and loyal dogs ever. My mom is on number 11 and 12, and has some boxer stories that will make ya tear up.
thanks for sharing
I have 5 boxers 2 males and 3 females(I breed them). They are very loving and playful. They require a good bit of attention. As for being a stupid dog I have had labs and a Saint Bernard and my boxers blow them away when it comes to intelligence. Lastly they are the most loyal dogs Ive had. If you have anymore questions or concerns just let me know.
free delivery to the Atlanta area?
I wont put a boxer on a plane. For some reason short nosed dogs do not do well at high altitudes(either get sick or in some cases die) I do meet people, 6 months ago I drove out to Zona to drop a puppy off.
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