All of your comments are unfounded, slanderous and without knowing me, or my dogs, you really shouldn't give out advice on a public forum. It is very unprofessional. I am NOT a backyard breeder, nor do I breed on a "whim". If that were the case, I would breed regardless of whether I had individuals (strangers) interested or not. In my case, I only wanted to breed if there were enough individuals that I already knew, interested, as I find placing them in good homes very stressful. My dogs are 100% European and are from the highest quality bloodlines. The father of my boy is the 2008 World Winner Champion Twinkle Star v.Eurozone and is THE MOST HEALTH TESTED BOXER IN THE WORLD: *** Eurozone Boxer kennel, Ch.Twinkle Star v.Eurozone, European Boxer with unique pedigree . The father of my girl is owned by a dog show judge, is health tested and is a CRUFTS winner. The mothers of my dogs are health tested and are show dogs as well. Not only are you insulting me, but you are insulting these breeders too! If I were a back yard breeder, or didn't care about my dogs or my puppies, I would NOT have gone through the expense and trouble to import from a reputable breeder in Europe! I would have gotten my dogs from a mill or back yard breeder who doesn't health test and would have gotten the cheapest dogs I could find. My TWO Boxers are FAMILY COMPANIONS. Period. I do not consider myself a "Boxer Breeder", as I will no longer be breeding Boxers, as I find placing them in loving homes very stressful. I have been involved with Bostons since 2001 and placing a Boston Terrier is nothing like placing a Boxer. After all, a Boston isn't at risk of being adopted out for guard work. As it appears that you consider yourself an expert, you would know that there is a HUGE difference in type between the North American (NA) Boxer and the European Boxer and that European Boxers generally do not do well in the show rings in North America. We started showing our boy and were disappointed that he didn't do as well as the NA Boxers. That doesn't mean he's not worthy. I myself prefer a European Boxer and I shouldn't be faulted for that, nor should individuals who prefer to adopt a Boxer of this type be either. As for Schutzhund, my hat goes off to those involved, but I am not personally interested in putting my dog in that kind of sport and I am not interested in my dog learning to do that or seeing that. My dogs are members of the family and are couch dogs and that is the way I prefer it. I have that right to decide the sports I wish to engage in with my dogs and shouldn't be judged for it. I show my own Bostons, as well as I show for others and I have produced many Champions; Canadian, Slovakian, Danish & International Champions. As you would also know, different continents/countries tend to have different health problems/more of a problem with some things than others and I have followed the protocols of my dogs' breeder, based on the prevalence of these problems in their country. That being said, if I were to continue breeding Boxers, I would indeed get into more exhaustive heart testing, ARVC testing, etc. My dogs are almost five years old, are healthy, have no murmurs and are retiring. As you know, there are no guarantees with any dog, whether from tested or non-tested lines, which is where guarantees come in and a promise to stand by the owner and do the right thing by them. I start my puppies out on health insurance, in case of accidents (as one of the forums members had and was able to use) and I guarantee my pups - not just a blanket puppy replacement, but money back (if they decide to keep their puppy) as well if they choose. As for the previous posting stating I don't know how to tape ears, where does that come from? I have taped many ears, so I don't know what qualifies you to say this and I think it is very nasty.They all health test their breeding dogs and I believe all of them show in Conformation aka dog shows. They all truly care about the breed and want to further the breed and to help its health. Backyard breeders or BYB's don't. They're the random family that decides to have a litter because their female dog is cute, or sweet, etc. and they don't do any health testing or make sure she's up to standard. This is not where you want to get a puppy from.
Here's a few more breeders too. This is for western Ontario.
BCWO - welcome!!
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