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A dog left when owners moved was being fed by neighbor but she had 3 of her own and cats and is low income so the scraps were not enough as she grew these last weeks.'She is either a badly bred boxer or a Boxer mixed in Pit which is a popular cross-in with ckc pits in this region. Region is also exploding with byb past few years (NC). So we got her today. She is thin but not lost her health yet,. Undocked and uncropped .Her tail is crazy, definitely the boxer part.

Ive had a pitty boxer before (killed by a loose full pit that attacked my son in our yard. She was too young and lite weight but she tore through her kennel fence to get to them. I was mowing lawn on a 5 acre and mom was in house getting drinks :-< PITA was a good girl), but her whole litter was heavier dogs with bigger heads and bigger ears and standard tails.


She is a sweet and gentile with a firm grasp "i am a dog and I like that". Not fearful or food rude. A little barky at other dogs. Velcro with my son already. She is maybe 4 months old.

So if we keep her now what? I am training her to be a good citizen regardless of her eventual owner.
 

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Welcome to the forum and thank you for taking her in! We would love to see some pictures :)

If you do decide to keep her, I would take her into the vet for a check up - check for worms, heartworms and get her puppy shots done - if this hasn't already been done.

Also, enrolling in puppy classes at your local Petco or Petsmart will really help her learn her manners.

Boxers are GREAT with children. I think you've already noticed that. She will bond to you quickly! It may be hard to let her go! ;)
 

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Yeah she seems to do very well so far. Not rough at all or bitey.
She is a little nervous of feet but that can be undone. She is already relaxing after I play kick-push her now. No Kicking gonna happen. Just feet.

We have also a German Shepherd now that was supposed to replace his poisoned service dog. She flunked out of the second phase of school *sigh* she comes from lines with too many police dogs and shutzhund champs I guess. Breeder was borderline sketchy but did donate her for price of shipping. High Drive, domineering and protective. And improperly socialized. She was kenneled away from mother prior to ready and had no siblings at all. And her mother was bred again when they came back from show circuit (meaning 3x that year -hence my saying sketchey)

Annnd time to let puppy outside.She seems to do well indoors and out. She as so hot on that chain but hadnt tried to free herself. Poor lil tyke. I hate having my fuz monster indoor but it us too hot for anything out there
 

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Boxers definitely are not outdoor dogs. Their single coat and short muzzles make them very intolerant to extreme heat or cold weather conditions. You're right to keep her indoors. In fact, I would keep any dog indoors.

I only had German shepherds and mutts in the past. Boxers are so very different from GSDs!
 

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Do you have time to get her out to expose her to a variety of situations? To socialize her it would be great to spend time in areas where she would encounter walkers, bicyclists, and other dogs walking on leash. Going through a carwash, just visiting the vet's waiting area, and walking her near areas where children are climbing and making noise may be really good for her. I use the type of halter you can see on sasasola's dog.
 
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