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Old 10-28-2012, 01:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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We recently adopted a second boxer. We've had Liam since he was three months and he's now 8 months. We recently adopted Emma who is 11months.

A couple of things: it's definitely a HUGE adjustment period. It was especially difficult the first 2 weeks. Liam and Emma did meet before we brought Emma home and while this was definitely a good indication that they weren't going to tear each others faces off it definitely doesn't prepare you for how they're going to react when they start becoming adjusted. Just be prepared for every circumstance. Good or bad. But it's really worth it when you get to see your dogs happy and bonding.

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Old 11-02-2012, 10:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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After much thought and against the overall recommendations of this forum, Oden came home today. Jake and Oden are the same height and one is 71lbs and the other is 68lbs. Both are thin. Oden turns out to be very well trained both on and off leash.

After five minutes of mutual sniffing it was game on. The two have been wrestling, playing and chasing each other ever since. During a game of what appears to be tag the formal sofa got flipped and they got kicked out of the house.

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Jake on Left.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:58 AM   #13 (permalink)
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sounds completely normal when adding one boxer to another I would know I have three all gotten at different times and ages you will find they endlessly entertain each other at first almost to the point of excluding you unless they are worn out and need a cuddle or at bed time but they will give you endless laughs at what games they think up for each other and yes they play tag and king of the mountain (usually YOU are the mountain lol ) and keep away ,and face fight, and not yours , and will tease each other till you are tearing your hair out sometimes just from the noise but they are so worth it
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:48 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Update - Odin has turned out to be a wonderful dog but not as well trained or the manners of Jake but we are working on it. Odin did find a couple of flaws in the fence and showed Jake but we found them also and thought they were contained. That was until yesterday when the boys were chasing a buck off the property and when the buck cleared a 4 foot fence so did Odin in hot pursuit. We do not have a plan for that yet.

Another thing - there is no such thing as a free dog. Odin's previous owner did not have shot records so by the time we had the physical, shots, heart worm test, license etc. it was a couple of hundred. On top of that Jake was eating 4 cups of a ATOTW bison, Jake and Odin are eating 12 cups a day and there is no fat on either one.

Both dogs are 24" and right at 60lbs.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:26 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Nope, no such thing as a free dog for sure!!!! But they are worth every penny.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:16 AM   #16 (permalink)
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They're not cheap, that's for sure, but I agree: they're worth it! I have 3 dogs, and I'm thankful that two of them are small (cheaper food, meds, etc.).

I would love to have a boxer playmate for Dempsey though...Maddie plays with him very well, but he has to be more careful with her (she's 12.5 lb.) than he would with another boxer. Maddie lets him know when he's being too rough - lol! DH says if we get another dog, then one of the current ones has to go - NOT!
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