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Old 12-11-2012, 04:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for Sealed Brindle or Dark reverse brindle male puppy for christmas.

I am looking for a male sealed boxer pup or dark reverse brindle puppy for sale for my kids who are 4 1/2 and 1 yr old for a christmas present. I am located in southwest missouri but work in the chicago area if anyone could point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it!
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you done research on the breed? You do know how active they are and the health problems they face. You need to find the most reputable breeder you can and then ask many questions about their breeding practices.

You could look into rescue - there are many, many Boxers available looking for a forever home.

Quite honestly, Christmas is the wrong time to introduce a new puppy (or any pet) to the home. There is too much activity, rich holiday foods and decorations for a new pup to get into. It's better to wait until your home is calm and puppy-proofed.

Good luck in your search.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree 1000% on what was stated. Christmas is the absolute WRONG time to get a puppy. My parents are Vets, I've raised and trained dogs my whole life, helped in the show ring, etc. but never had boxers, until now. I did my research about the breed, for months, but nothing prepared me for what I was getting into when I got my puppy. He is the biggest challenge I've had my whole life. I love him to death!!!! But if I could go back and change things, I would not be getting a boxer puppy. They need lots and lots and lots of exercise-not just playing in the yard exercise. We go for 2 1.5 mi walks aday, every day, and it's still not enough. If I had to do it over, I would get an older rescue instead. These dogs are high Maintainence dogs that require constant companionship, leadership, and exercise. They have to eat special foods because most are extremely allergic or have tummy probs without it, they can't handle extreme heat or cold, and are extremely prone to cancer, at early ages. They are soooo lovable, but also extremely extremely stubborn and hardheaded. Please please do your homework, find a reputable breeder- not off of Craigslist or backpage or a petstore- if you're going to do it right, the parents will have all the necc genetic tests done, and they will be very expensive puppies, but sooo worth it. That's why I say, if u insist on getting one , also think about rescue... Because of their needs and high energy, tons and tons and tons are dumped at shelters for no reason- no fault but their prior owners because they can't handle their exercise and need requirements


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Both posts above - very well said! Also remember, boxers are INSIDE dogs. They can't tolerate heat or cold well.

I adopted a 5 year old brindle boxer, Duke, several years ago - best dog ever! Unfortunately, we lost him to cancer two years later.

A couple of years later, I bought a boxer puppy - huge mistake! I thought I got him from a good breeder, but found out I didn't. Pup had multiple health problems and I returned him; heartbreaking, to say the least.

I now have a 5 year old adopted rescue and couldn't be happier. I wish he was 3 instead of 5, since boxers don't tend to live very long, but I'll enjoy every single minute I have with him!

OP, I'd look for a rescue, around 3 years old. Make sure you get it from a rescue that has temperament tested the dog and has vetted/spayed or neutered it. You want to know that it's good with your kids and in your house.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Without knowing whether or not you've done your homework on this breed, it's hard to point you in the right direction. I agree with the others in that puppies are not (or at least should not be) Christmas presents. They're a life long commitment. The reality is, with Christmas only 2 weeks away you'd be VERY hard pressed to find a reputable breeder who would have a puppy available. Reputable breeders will not market thier puppies as "just in time for Christmas puppies". So, when you're looking around stay clear of any breeders who have this advertised.

You basically want to find a breeder who breeds to better the breed, not to fill a demand and make money. By bettering the breed I mean that they should be involved in conformation or working their dogs and/or they should also do health testing (which is NOT the same as getting the ok by a standard vet to breed). Health testing involved getting their hearts holtered, echo'd, etc as well as getting their hips and thyroid tests completed. Going through a breeder who does all of this will be your best bet in finding a well adjusted puppy from healthy lines and with a great temperament who would fit into your family best.

As for your dilema in finding a puppy in such a short time, you could always look into rescue as mentioned above. If for some reason that doesn't work for you, you could always take a picture of a boxer off the internet or a stuffed boxer toy and wrap it for your kids. When they open it you can explain to them that you will be getting a puppy when the right one comes along. Since your kids are so young they most likely believe in Santa so you could tell them that Santa is looking for an extra special puppy to join your family. This would give you more time to research the breed and their requirements and would also give you time to find a reputable breeder to go through.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I agree, you want to research the breed before going out to buy. I have raised both of my girls from pups & yes they require A LOT. I am lucky that I am a stay at home mom/wife so I had the time to invest in these cute buggers of mine. I know a lot of reputable breeders do not plan breedings that would correlate with the pups being ready to go to forever homes around Christmas.
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Without knowing whether or not you've done your homework on this breed, it's hard to point you in the right direction. I agree with the others in that puppies are not (or at least should not be) Christmas presents. They're a life long commitment. The reality is, with Christmas only 2 weeks away you'd be VERY hard pressed to find a reputable breeder who would have a puppy available. Reputable breeders will not market thier puppies as "just in time for Christmas puppies". So, when you're looking around stay clear of any breeders who have this advertised.

You basically want to find a breeder who breeds to better the breed, not to fill a demand and make money. By bettering the breed I mean that they should be involved in conformation or working their dogs and/or they should also do health testing (which is NOT the same as getting the ok by a standard vet to breed). Health testing involved getting their hearts holtered, echo'd, etc as well as getting their hips and thyroid tests completed. Going through a breeder who does all of this will be your best bet in finding a well adjusted puppy from healthy lines and with a great temperament who would fit into your family best.

As for your dilema in finding a puppy in such a short time, you could always look into rescue as mentioned above. If for some reason that doesn't work for you, you could always take a picture of a boxer off the internet or a stuffed boxer toy and wrap it for your kids. When they open it you can explain to them that you will be getting a puppy when the right one comes along. Since your kids are so young they most likely believe in Santa so you could tell them that Santa is looking for an extra special puppy to join your family. This would give you more time to research the breed and their requirements and would also give you time to find a reputable breeder to go through.
Very well said and a great idea about the picture!
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
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agree aith all above posts
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Agreed to the above posts; Christmas just isn't the time to bring any kind of pet into your home. Follow the excellent advise given and you won't have any regrets- Good Luck and Merry Christmas
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