Purchasing your puppy from a Saucon Valley Boxer Club member:
Boxer Club is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2004. The club
is proud to state that some of the club breeders have been breeding
puppies for over twenty years. It is the club's goals, when breeding,
to match dogs that will produce puppies that meet the ABC Boxer
Standards. With each litter our breeders strive to wipe out health
issues that are genetic to the boxer breed, and to produce boxers
with the best temperament possible. Our club breeders do not follow
puppy mill practices of producing litter after litter from the
same dog in short periods of time, just to earn money. Please
understand because our breeders care about their dogs, it may
mean that sometimes you may wait a little longer to get the puppy
of your dreams. Please be patient, it is well worth the wait to
have a happy and healthy dog for many years to come.
compiled a list of questions that some of the breeders may ask.
Please remember that breeders want to make sure their puppies
go to good homes and to people that know what to expect of the
breed, that is why they ask these types of questions. Also, dont
be afraid to ask any breeder questions you may have, such as health
issue, pedigrees, how much exercise do boxers need, etc
- * What
sex would you prefer: male- (dog) or female- (bitch)?
* What color would you prefer: fawn or brindle and with or
without flash (white markings)?
* Do you have a fenced in yard?
* How much room do you have for a dog to run?
* Will you be home during the day or be able to have someone
come in and care for a puppy while you are at work?
* Do you have small children or elderly people living with
you in your home?
an average price I can expect to pay:
asked what is the average price of a boxer. There are a lot of
factors that will determine the price you may have to pay for
the puppy have cropped or natural ears?
* Is the puppy up to date with all their shots and vet visits?
Not all vets charge the same, so you may find breeders that
you think have the same standards, but if their vet charges
more the puppy could cost more.
* What does the pedigree of the puppy look like? In the last
three to five generations have there been any champions in the
* What has the Dam and Sire been tested for? The more testing
done, the better the chances of the puppy being healthy, with
less genetic problems. Please remember just like humans, all
the testing in the world can not guarantee your dog will not
have a genetic problem that boxers are known for as they mature
and grow older. Dont be afraid to ask the breeder what
type of testing the Dam and Sire have had prior to breeding.
Boxer Club breeders stand by the sale of their dogs. Never let
your boxer end up in the boxer rescue group or animal shelter.
If you purchased your boxer from a club member and for some reason
you are no longer able to care for your dog, contact your breeder.
Many of our club breeders have it in their contract when you purchase
your dog, that you should call them to discuss returning your
boxer if you can no longer care for them. If the years fly by
and you have trouble contacting the breeder, call the club to
see if they can help.
Links and Info
Dog Show schedules
Show grooming info
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in seeing what health tests have been done on a any dog, you will
find that info here..
The Dog Listener: Learn How to Communicate with Your Dog for Willing
by Jan Fennell
A New Owner's Guide to Boxers (JG Dog)
by Richard K. Tomita
The Boxer Handbook (Barron's Pet Handbooks)
by Joan Hustace Walker
The Boxer: Family Favorite (170 color photographs)
by Stephanie Abraham
Aspca Complete Dog Training Manual
by Bruce Fogle
The Complete Boxer
by Tim Hutchings
Raising a Champion: A Beginner's Guide to Showing Dogs
by A. Meredith John; Carole L. Richards
World of the Boxer: Akc Rank 13
by Richard Tomita
1. 1952 - 1987
2. 1998 - 2004
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