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Old 01-15-2013, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So any opinions on breeding? I've had a few people say I should breed Frankie at least once before I get him neutered because of his laid back temperament. Has anyone done this? What does it entail? How old is a good age to breed them? So many questions lol any advise would be greatly appreciated


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Old 01-15-2013, 06:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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After 132 posts- I just want to tell you, you will get LOTS and lots of backlash from this post. This forum DOES NOT believe or advice breeding in any way shape or form, ESP without the thousands of dollars of health testing that you will need to go through before you would responsibly breed. Just because he's cute or has a great disposition means NOTHING. Because this breed is so prone to cancer and health issues genetic testing should have been or should be done with his parents to determine the problems in his line. He would also need hips, eyes, heart testing that costs in the thousands of dollars- it's a lot more than just a wellness check by a Veterinarian. If you don't do this and breed, all you are is another backyard breeder. Look at all the wonderful dogs and puppies in shelters and then ask yourself if you should be breeding your dog and contributing to that. How are you going to help find responsible owners for all the puppies ? Just because you don't own mommy doesn't mean you aren't responsible or accountable. How could you see your baby as a breeding machine? Even if its only just once, how could you think of your dog doing that? And, I've never even considered breeding any of my dogs but why on earth would you have this question so early in this dogs life? I would never recc breeding before 1.5-2 yrs of age.


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Old 01-15-2013, 06:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you Mgibs for your spot on reply... Couldn't have said it better myself
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the honest answer. I was just curious because I've had people ask if I was going to and tell me I should think about it. I would never go into it lightly and never without making sure it was safe and healthy for my baby. This is exactly why I was asking for opinions. I figured it couldn't be as easy as just finding a female and letting them do the deed. after reading your response I think it's definitely not something I want to put my Frankie through. Thanks so much for your help.


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Mgibs well said and I agree


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Old 01-15-2013, 08:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Breeding should only be done to improve the breed.

You need to do a minimum of health testing for:
Hip Dysplasia
Thyroid
Heart issues
DM

These specific and somewhat costly tests have recommended minimum ages to test and some tests need to be done annually.

Your dog would need to be a good example of the breed by breed standards. You would get an idea of this by entering him in dog shows, however the fact that he is white in itself means he doesn't meet the breed standards. (and I obviously have nothing against white boxers as pets - I have Mongo)

Look at all the boxers in shelters and rescues. There aren't enough good homes to start with without adding to the problem. You might say "sure, I'll find homes for all the puppies", but for every puppy that gets a home is one less home available for a boxer that really needs one.

And if that isn't enough of a deterrent, take a nice long leisurely stroll through the health forum and Rainbow bridge forum.
Read all the heartache and pain of the owners who have to deal with their babies being sick or dying young because they came from un-health tested boxers.

Frankie is adorable. And I'm sure you think he's perfect. Just as we all think ours are perfect.

Would you really want to do anything, anything at all that might not be the best for this breed?

I hope not.

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Old 01-15-2013, 08:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I've had people ask me with both Pheona & Murphy if I was planning on breeding them & my answer was clear & to the point...NO! When I got my girls, my intent was for them to be my babies/companions. And that is just what they are.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Like I said I would never do anything that would be harmful to my baby. I honestly never considered breeding any of my animals and have always has them fixed at an appropriate age. I'm a new boxer owner and new to the breed. and have never had so many people ask me if i considered breeding so I was curious about it. I kind of figured there would be backlash from me asking this. I know there are lots of babies in shelters that need homes. I follow my local boxer rescue rather closely and have donated to them when I can. The whole reason for my asking was to get honest answers and opinions. I hope people on here don't think less of me for asking. I wanted real answers from real boxer owners cause I figured you guys would know best. I love my furry babies like my own children. I appreciate the feed back just please don't judge me and think that I would do anything that would be bad for my baby or even the breed. That's why I love this forum, people are so passionate about this breed and I do appreciate the answers. I now know that breeding is definitely not for me and my Frankie. Thanks again for all the advice.


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When I got Jaxon I was stopped on the street and asked if I would breed him. I said no immediately. He is a beautiful dog and has great markings but that doesn't make a breedable dog. I think your response to the opinions and such are very classy and I applaud your decision NOT to breed your beautiful Frankie. Kuddos to you.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have been stopped more then once with Kippah by people asking if I was going to breed her and each time I had a friend(s) who knew me well *evil grin* . All my friends call me Bob Barker on steroids...ya know how Bob always said "please spay or neuter your pet" except I dont usually say please

Actually one of my friends said Uh OH when someone asked me that and said Good Luck to the guy and walked away lol I was nice that day...don't know why but I didnt go into my usual lecture

But seriously its best to educate people on the reasons why instead of getting really POed (not saying anyone in this thread did). Honestly some people just dont know...its pure ignorance handed down from generation to generation. Education really is the key I think.
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