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Old 12-15-2012, 11:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Any experienced boxer person can see that Apollo doesn't fit the breed "standard." His muzzle is too long. That right there is reason enough that he should not be bred, let alone that he's probably not had the proper screenings for heart/hips, etc.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Apollo is purebred? As Cait mentioned his muzzle is very long. The purpose of breeding is to produce a healthy dog, with sound temperament that fits the breed standard. Breeders should go above and beyond making sure they are only improving the next generation. It is our obligation to make sure that all dogs within a program pass certain health criteria and offer something of value to the next generation.

The he's a great dog with a great temperament or I would like one of his offspring for myself just doesnt cut it.

Now, I didnt see the original post because the OP must have edited it. What I can say is, if you are going to breed then at least do yourself, the future litter and any potential buyers a favour and health test your dog. This is the only way to know what you may be passing from one generation to another.
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Apollo is very handsome, but he looks like he has Dane in him. Personally, I would never breed my dogs. They are pets. I thought about cloning them, but not breeding. Okay, I'm joking about the cloning too.
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I have never seen so much hostility before, I think yeah get your dog tested do your research breeding isn't something you take lightly and being a vet tech student I know all the risks but instead of attacking people and judging them and there dog for not meeting breed standard is beyond me. I would like to apologize for the attacks against your decision you feel is right I didn't sign up for this
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I have never seen so much hostility before, I think yeah get your dog tested do your research breeding isn't something you take lightly and being a vet tech student I know all the risks but instead of attacking people and judging them and there dog for not meeting breed standard is beyond me. I would like to apologize for the attacks against your decision you feel is right I didn't sign up for this

Is it posible that what you are reading as hostility could be merely someone feeling very passionate about the over abundance of dogs in shelters and rescues? The writen word is difficult if not impossible to add inflection to and interpretation is up to all of us. For example, I personally didn't read anything that sounded hostile, what I read were questions and concerns ppl put fourth that invited the OP to think about some of these issues. Having spoken with a few of these ppl, I am able to hear the inflection in the writen words because I can relate to the way they speak.

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I don't think it's hostility but concern.
Those of us who have been on Here for a while have seen waaayyyy to many problems with boxers that have had health problems due to poor breeding....sooooo sad and heartbreaking
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this very well May be true I can't "hear" the intentions behind everyone's statement and everyone is entitled to there opinions and where you don't hear hostility I did but I understand where the passion comes from I have worked in shelters to qualify for the vet tech program I know what happens behind closed doors but if the person who created this thread obviously felt attacked I think we can go about giving them info in another way so nothing can be misconstrued.
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I agree. I didn't read any hostility either.

I also did rescue work and have seen way too many dogs put down because room needs to be made for more unwanted dogs. There are more dogs needing homes than people looking for dogs. I personally would not breed. There are way too many people out there adding to the problem.

On the health testing side. I also beg you to do this if you decide to breed. I just lost a 10 yr old cocker spaniel who had so many health problems do to poe breeding. She didn't lead a healthy dogs life. Her hips were so bad she couldn't go for long walks. She could run but not for long and she was on meds all her life. She was a happy and loved dog. My vet told me she was lucky to have me as shes seen dogs put down or given up many times for less than what Maggie went through. Please don't put your pups through what Maggie went through because of irresponsible breeding.


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On the health testing side. I also beg you to do this if you decide to breed. I just lost a 10 yr old cocker spaniel who had so many health problems do to poe breeding. She didn't lead a healthy dogs life. Her hips were so bad she couldn't go for long walks. She could run but not for long and she was on meds all her life. She was a happy and loved dog. My vet told me she was lucky to have me as shes seen dogs put down or given up many times for less than what Maggie went through. Please don't put your pups through what Maggie went through because of irresponsible breeding.


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I know this is completely off topic but I just have to say it:

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