General Information
Purchasing your puppy from a Saucon Valley Boxer Club member:

Saucon Valley 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.

I’ve 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, don’t 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?

What is an average price I can expect to pay:

I’m often 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 your puppy:

* Does 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 puppies background.
* 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. Don’t be afraid to ask the breeder what type of testing the Dam and Sire have had prior to breeding.

Saucon Valley 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
http://infodog.com/panels/PAN300.htm
http://www.akc.org/events/search/index.cfm?action=refresh_index&active_tab_row=1&active_tab_col=2
http://www.raudogshows.com

Useful Websites
http://boxerworld.com
http://www.worldwideboxer.com
http://www.americanboxerclub.org/health-screening.html
http://www.akc.org
http://americanboxerclub.org
http://americanboxerclub.org/us-boxer-clubs.html

Show grooming info
http://groups.msn.com/ShowBoxers/grooming.msnw
http://www.plushpuppy.com.au/gaboxer.html

Feeding
http://www.dogaware.com/dogfeeding.html
http://www.nhratterriers.com/goodfood.htm

http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/ *** NEW ***
http://dogfoodproject.com/ *** NEW ***

Magazines/Journals
http://www.boxerreview.com/
http://www.theboxerring.com/
http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/

Health
http://www.offa.org/ - If you are interested in seeing what health tests have been done on a any dog, you will find that info here..

Books
The Dog Listener: Learn How to Communicate with Your Dog for Willing Cooperation
by Jan Fennell
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A New Owner's Guide to Boxers (JG Dog)
by Richard K. Tomita
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The Boxer Handbook (Barron's Pet Handbooks)
by Joan Hustace Walker
Click Here

The Boxer: Family Favorite (170 color photographs)
by Stephanie Abraham
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Aspca Complete Dog Training Manual
by Bruce Fogle
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The Complete Boxer
by Tim Hutchings
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Raising a Champion: A Beginner's Guide to Showing Dogs
by A. Meredith John; Carole L. Richards
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World of the Boxer: Akc Rank 13
by Richard Tomita
Click Here

Boxer Champions
1. 1952 - 1987
2. 1998 - 2004
Click Here

Online Dog Products
http://www.jbpet.com
http://www.drsfostersmith.com
http://www.cherrybrook.com