Wednesday, February 22, 2012

White Boxer Dogs - Learn all about the white boxer dog

White Boxer Dogs Returning from the Shadows

                    While looking for a Boxer dog, you may have been warned against getting a white one.   If so, it's because white Boxer dogs have long been considered second-class members of the Boxer breed.  Why?

    Until 1925, white Boxer dogs had been regarded by their European breeders as the equals of their colored relatives.  Boxer dogs, because of their intelligence, strength, and fearlessness, had been used during World War I as guard dogs along the German front lines.

    They performed so well that, after the war, the German Boxer Club initiated an effort to have the German government recognize Boxers as police dogs.  They succeeded, and in 1925, Boxers became official working police dogs for the Bavarian police force.

    But there was a catch, and it doomed white Boxer dogs.  Any boxer whose coat had significant white markings was too visible at night, and therefore not suitable for police work.  So the Bavarian police force refused to register white Boxers dogs--those more than one-third white--as official police dogs, and from then until 2004, white Boxer dogs were excluded from registration in any of the world's Boxer breed standards.

    The Bavarian Police force's decision to exclude white Boxer dogs from police work was a justifiable one, and it forced many breeders who were supplying Boxers as police animals to cull the white puppies from their litters, so that the others would get a larger share of the mother's milk and attention. But the reason for the culling seems to have been lost in history.

    Kennel clubs ever since have attributed their decision to exclude white boxers to a predisposition to health defects associated with the white Boxer dog. But the only health defect associated with excessive white pigmentation--in both dogs and cats--is deafness.

    And among dogs, white-colored connected deafness been scientifically linked only to Dalmatians carrying an extreme piebald gene; other breeds, including Boxers, have been tarred with the same brush.  The deafness occurs when insufficient inner-ear pigmentation causes auditory nerve cells to die.  But the American Boxer Club never carried out its own studies on White Boxer dogs, which carry a double dose of the same gene, to determine if it affects them the same way.

    The ABC, instead, forbade in its Code of Ethics the registration, sale, or placement of white Boxers. Breeders could either euthanize their White boxer dogs, or keep them.  And the Code did not change until 1985, when the ABC relented and allowed White Boxer dogs to be placed, but still forbade their registration or breeding.

    And, while there have been no official studies supporting the claims that white Boxer dogs are susceptible to more health problems than colored Boxers, Hawkleigh Boxers of Australia did a private survey among breeders who indicated that their white Boxer dogs actually had fewer health issues.

    The white Boxer dogs, according to the breeders surveyed, did experience more deafness and sunburn, but were less likely to suffer from digestive problems, skin diseases and tumors, and spinal disorders.  But the American Boxer club's lack of interest in verifying any white Boxer dog health issues remains puzzling.

    The ABC, in 2004, did relent a bit and change its Code of Ethics to let breeders offer limited AKC registration and refundable spay/neuter deposits, and to charge for medical expenses directly associated with their white Boxer puppies.

    But these beautiful, intelligent, loving white Boxers, who offer all the best  traits of their breed, are still a long way from overcoming the stigma unfairly given them because their police dog ancestors were too easily seen in the dark.

                    Do you want to know find out loads more about how to train and raise you Boxer the proper way? Visit for more FREE info!  White Boxer Dogs was written by freelance writer and boxer lover Rob Bogie.


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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Boxer Dogs - The Information You Need To Know

Boxer Dogs Ten Things You May Not Know About Them!

 Legend says when God was fashioning different breeds of dog out of clay, he came to his final task and decided to create the most beautiful dog ever and call it a 'Boxer'.   But this new breed of dog was vain and rushed to see himself in the mirror before the clay was properly set and bumped headlong into his own reflection.  That accounts for the flat nose characteristic of the Boxer, and also proves that God really did accomplish his design for the world's most beautiful dog!  Here are another ten things you may not already know about Boxer dogs .....

    *  The Boxer Dog Who Cheated Death and Became a Television Star Instead

    In 1985, a white boxer dog called Bomber was snatched from a vet's surgery by an animal nurse and later appeared in the UK television series, Oliver Twist.  It appears the dog's previous owners decided to put the dog to sleep when they learned he didn't quite fit new Kennel Club standards for his breed!  In filming he was made to look flea bitten, dirty and covered in sores.  Bomber even had a dressing room all to himself and was congratulated on giving a superb performance.  Well done Bomber, and shame on those who gave up on him!

    *  A Boxer Dog With His Own Fan Club

    A boxer dog called George was used in media advertisements in the early 1990s and became so well known that he eventually had a fan club all to himself.  George's strange expressions appeared in ads. for Coleman's Mustard and eventually the dog became a household name and even made guest appearances at public functions and schools.

    *  The Boxer Dog With The Longest T-o-n-g-u-e!

    A boxer dog called Brandy featured on Ripley's 'Believe It Or Not' due to her incredible 17 inch long tongue!  Brandy, from Michigan, USA, was bought from a local breeder in 1995 and her new owner was assured the dog would eventually grow into her l-o-n-g   t-o-n-g-u-e!  She didn't and on television she was shown performing antics such as eating from a bowl 13 inches away.  Her owner, John Scheid, says brandy likes sunbathing and even gets tan lines on her tongue, but says the beautiful Boxer is fit, happy and healthy, so her unique feature isn't a problem at all.  She even has her own web site at:

    *  Zoe, The Boxer Dog Who Came Back to Life!

    Zoe's owner, Cathy Walker, from Manuden, near Bishop's Stortford in the UK, has been told by a medium that she is surrounded by all the pets she has lost.  That certainly seems true of Zoe, a tan and white Boxer bitch who died several years ago, aged eleven.  The Daily Mail (November 6th 2001) printed an amazing photograph of the bark of a tree under which Zoe spent her last day, showing what can only be described as the image of a boxer dog in the bark. Cathy tells how she is a great believer in life after death and claims the image of Zoe has strengthened that belief.

    *  The White Boxer Dog Who Received Hate Mail

    To anyone who loves dogs in general, and Boxer dogs in particular, Solo was as beautiful as any other of her breed.  To her owner, Joyce Lang, she was more than just beautiful, she was a constant friend, a much loved family member.  But not everyone thought the same way and, surprisingly, in 1982, in Burgess Hill in the UK, an anonymous letter arrived addressed to Solo, saying: "I think you are the ugliest dog I have ever seen."  What sort of human could write such nonsense is beyond most people's comprehension, and probably the letter was intended mainly to upset Joyce, an objective the hateful writer most definitely achieved.  Letters continued to come saying: "Why don't you get your master or mistress to take you for a face lift?".  One even contained a paper bag which the sender said should be placed over Solo's head!  When local newspapers heard the story the headlines proclaimed that beauty is always in the eye of the beholder and in Joyce's and other dog lover's eyes, Solo was beautiful.

    *  A Little Boy's Tribute to His Pet Boxer, Lance

    This story appeared in 'The Faithful Friend (Writings About Owning and Loving Pets' and concerned dog owners in the United States who often loaned their pets to the military in World War Two.  Lance, a Boxer, worked with Dogs for Defence which eventually became the noted K09 Corps, and belonged to a family with young children, one a boy who wrote this letter to Dogs for Defence:  'My Boxer, Lance, was in the army since last June.  I have not heard anything about him since I received a certificate from the Quartermaster General.  The number on it was 11281.  I love Lance very much and want to know if he is doing anything brave.  Can you please tell me where he is and what kind of a job he does?  Please answer soon because I can't wait much longer to know what has become of him'.

    *  Origins of the Boxer Dog

    What we know about the origins of most breeds, including the Boxer, is largely owed to early sculptures, painting and drawings.    In the Boxer's case, a carving of a dog looking much like a Boxer can be seen on a tomb in Arnstadt where lies Elizabeth of Hohenstein who died in 1368.  Flemish tapestries from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries show dogs resembling the Boxer engaged in stag- and boar-hunting.

    *  German Origins

    Boxer dogs became very popular in Munich where the breed is thought to have originated.  But the history of the breed has not been without controversy.  In fact the first Boxer Club in the UK was closed because of disagreements over almost everything pertaining to Boxers.  By 1905, however, the most enthusiastic followers of the German Boxer met to develop a standard for the Boxer which would be accepted by all.  The Munich Boxer Club drew up the standard which exists largely unchanged even today.

    *  Boxer Dogs in America

    The first Boxer dog in America was imported in 1903 from Switzerland.  The new owner of the dog was New York Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals, Irving Lehman who imported many other Boxer dogs.  The first Boxer dog registered with the American Kennel Club was in 1904.  The dog was Arnulf Grandenz, bred in America by James Welch of Illinois.

    *  Boxer Dogs in Warring Nations

    The boxer dog gained rapid popularity soon after the Second World War ended, ironically more prominently in countries formerly opposed in war with the Boxer's most likely native home, Germany.  Listen to what Rowland Johns says in 'Our Friend The Boxer':  'The re-emergence of the Boxer breed has added proof that warring nations do not carry their antagonisms for long into the relations between them and other nations' dogs.  Both with the Alsatian and the Boxer their popularity derives directly from the contacts made during a state of war.  In those two wars the adoption of both breeds by members of the British forces provided some personal satisfaction and uplift of the spirit in long periods of exile from home, family, and friends.'

                    If you hadn't already guessed it, Avril Harper is a Boxer Dog lover, and webmaster of  Visit for more information about Boxer Dogs.


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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ways to Train Training Boxer Dogs

8 Guaranteed Fool-Proof Ways For Training Boxer Dogs!


Yes! It's true, these ways are guaranteed to work, and they don't involve jumping through hoops or thousands of dollars either. Amazing isn't it? People spend thousands and thousands of dollars each year on fancy classes, videos, books, etc. While they're all great resources, I find it interesting that the absolutely guaranteed, fool-proof methods cost little to nothing, and are very simple to implement! Here are the for-sure, never-fail ways for training boxer dogs:

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    1. First, Check Your Own Behavior. Isn't it hilarious that the number one, most important "secret" is to train ourselves first? Hah! Sounds funny, but it's 100% true though, and must be taken completely seriously. To begin to train our beloved boxers properly we must first be sure to stay positive and maintain a calm energy that will capture their respect, and therefore cause them to reciprocate in kind.

    Therefore, park it in the Zen zone! Absolutely NO hitting, yelling or kicking your boxer. I am scolding you now - there is absolutely no flexibility on this :-). NO rubbing your boxers nose in its own defecate. Your dog can only pick up on your behavior, not your words.

    Intentionally or unintentionally, your dog will responding to your own behavior, and therefore will respond in kind. This rule never, EVER fails.

    In other words, your dog will simply will pick up on your energy and return that same energy to you. What you're going for here is mutual respect between you and your pet. Dogs, particularly boxers, are very sensitive to the energy that you're putting out. You MUST stay calm and in command of your emotions at ALL times.

    Would you believe that I NEVER have to raise my voice to get my boxer to follow my command? It's so true. I make sure that I am calm and in command, and only then do I proceed with my goal. This works technique so well, that, when you focus on a specific training goal, for example on keeping your puppy from eating it's own poop,

You'll be stress-free during the training process. Your calmness will assure your boxer as well, and there will be more cooperation. You will achieve your goals faster.  What more could you want!?

    2. Understand Your Dog's Personality. Be sure that you are familiar with the boxer breed's history, of course. But, your boxer has it's own individual personality and quirks that make him so special and unique. Get to know him or her. Don't just pay attention to what they do wrong, but see the whole circle of its personality.

    Also, believe in your dog and its inherent goodness!! Understand what makes him happy, what makes him sad. Make notes of when its unwanted behavior happens, and any odd circumstances that may have triggered such behavior. This is critical: understand the intention BEHIND its behavior. For example, if it jumps up on your visitors whenever they come around, check out its attitude. Is it happy to see them? Is it just trying to play?

    This is helpful because, while you are applying the tried and true training technique for this specific behavior, you are applying it with understanding. Your insight will ease tensions between the two of you as it learns to curb his unwanted behavior.

    3. YOU Must Be the Top Dog! You must be in command, or, er... the "Top Dog", at absolutely all times. Therefore, make sure that it has your attention when you need it. There's an easy way to do this. Simply reward your dog with a tasty treat when you have captured his attention. This method works! Guaranteed! It will be the most attentive little darling you ever saw!

    Also, make sure that you behave in a mature "Top Dog" manner at all times, even during times of play, or when you're bestowing lavish affection upon your boxer.

    4. Don't Depend On Fancy Gadgets. Forget about using expensive gadgets or 'electronic collars' as a substitute for true discipline and consistency. You will be sorely disappointed by these fancy gadgets, and will have wasted your money if you catch yourself using them to replace true leadership. While these gadgets may be useful, you want to focus on your relationship with the boxer.

    5. Take Your Goal of Training Boxer Dogs Very Seriously. Embrace advice from experts who KNOW how to accomplish these goals. No taking advice from people that don't even own a boxer! If you have a very specific problem with your boxer, such as how to properly crate train your boxer puppy, make sure that your resource uses guaranteed, foolproof ways to actually go about this, and they should be VERY specific.

For example, they should be able to give you concrete advice on:  How to start training boxers of all ages, whether it's a 1-month-old puppy or a 10-year-old set in its ways. How to prevent separation anxiety. How to keep your boxer from jumping on you, your family, and perfect strangers! How to stop your dog from racing out the front door. How to get your boxer to walk on a leash and by your side without him pulling you down the street. How to potty train your boxer to keep your boxer from urinating on and destroying your carpet and furniture. How to properly crate train your boxer puppy. How you can make your boxer obey your every command. Preventing your boxer from barking excessively during the night. Stop you boxer from biting and nipping. Stopping your boxer from eating its own poop. Stopping aggressive behavior in general. Additionally, they should give you an easy to use time schedule for these accomplishments. For example, a simple method for potty training your boxer in only 15 minutes per day. They should have a true understanding of boxer dogs' temperament and personality traits. Also, they should know about the history of the boxer breed.
6. Commit a Little Bit of Time Each Day. Even if it's just 10 or 15 minutes per day, this sets the tone for both you and your boxer that this training is important. The boxer begins to understand that succeeding is a serious goal, as they see your consistency. Also, you will achieve your results multitudes faster by using this method of consistency, rather than a bit here, or a bit there.

    Remember, you want to maintain your dog's focus to implement a behavior change that has either taken time to be established, or that has never been corrected. So, 20 minutes per day is much better than say, 4 hours every other weekend for maintaining its focus on correcting the unwanted behavior.

    7. Be Consistent! Praise your boxer when he does something right, but give a stern reprimand when it disobeys, or does something wrong. The key here is to reward the same behavior consistently, over and over, and to reprimand unwanted behavior on a constituent basis. Your goal is to leave absolutely no confusion on the part of your boxer.

    8. You MUST Use "Tried and True" Methods for Curbing Very Specific Habits. For example, how to get your boxer to walk with you in public without a leash (This is so cool! I don't know who's prouder when we do this, me or my dog!!). Why would you try to guess at stopping this behavior?

Also, don't waste your money, nor your precious time following methods for training boxer dogs that are given in an off-hand manner, or by those who only offer your fancy gadgets to buy. Don't take no for an answer, and don't relax your expectation when it comes to training your boxer. You and your dog deserve to have the proper understanding between each other. Expect only the best results! Finally, it is absolutely critical to your dog's wellbeing (and your sanity, for that matter) that you follow step by step instructions that are guaranteed to work for your specific task. So, find guaranteed, sound, step by step instructions for a very specific type habit that you're trying to curb.

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                    Jason Rusch is a Boxer Dog owner and enthusiast that has guided many Boxer owners through the essential steps of training and caring for their Boxer. To find out more about what it takes to train your boxer dog properly, take a look


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