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I have a close friend who lives in NJ. She is in the process of going thru a tough divorce. She called me last night to get my opinion and I honestly couldn
 

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I live in an 1100sq ft townhome with both my girls and the cats. I take the girls for walks everyday, 2 times a week they go to the field behind us that is fenced in and run and play and over the weekends we go to the dog parks, usually on saturdays. both my girls are fine. Luckily though they are pretty much coach potatoes. They love laying on the floor and watching tv, or running up and down the stairs if they get bored :) we also have a small (and i mean small) back yard but they dont typically go out there. they love staying inside.
 

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I sympathize with your friend, at least she was able to retain "dog custody"..I thought my life was over when I lost Buck & Tia..To be honest, I really don't know if 2 boxers in a townhouse would work or not. Even walking them daily, I'm just not sure if there is enuf room, but hopefully someone else on here has a bit more experience in that....Oh, I think Chloesmom lives in a condo or something, she has 2...Hmmm, it may just work!!!
 

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I would think that as long as she can give them plenty of exercise and doesn't mind a bit of extra wear & tear on her floors, she should easily manage.

A lot of houses in Ireland are 1200 square feet - anything over that and you have to pay a tax called Stamp Duty, which can be anything up to 9% of the value of your house.
 

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If she can handle two then why not.  Sounds like she's very involved with the boxer she has so I'm sure she'd make a good mommy.
 

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We have had friends who have had them in an apartment smaller than  that and they have done fine.  I would recommend that she possibly go for an older boxer (rescue maybe) that has been assesed and she knows how it gets along with other boxers, etc.  A puppy or young boxer would need alot more attention and play time.
 

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I think she'll be fine.  At one time I had three (2 Boxers and a Border Collie [ie: CrackDog]) ina townhouse here and we were pretty good.  The Boder Collie was more energetic than my Boxers (if that is believable), but they were great together.

Liz and Lilly
 

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Thanks everyone!! I called her and told her about the post I did on here for her along with all the great responses. She is going forward and is going to adopt a 5 yr old female boxer that is scheduled to be euthanized in 2 days. I've been trying to get her to join this forum but she's still uneasy after being torn apart on another forum because she bought Jesse from a BYB. Of course this was before she knew anything about BYB's. Thank you again guys!
 

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ChloeBellesMommy\";p=\"13745 said:
Thanks everyone!! I called her and told her about the post I did on here for her along with all the great responses. She is going forward and is going to adopt a 5 yr old female boxer that is scheduled to be euthanized in 2 days. I've been trying to get her to join this forum but she's still uneasy after being torn apart on another forum because she bought Jesse from a BYB. Of course this was before she knew anything about BYB's. Thank you again guys!
You've been here long enough to know that we wont do that to her...

I got my Jessie from a BYB also... im sure at least half of us have gotten a pet through a BYB at least once!
 

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Of course I do and I've told her this 100 times. I actually think she's been on here just lurking and getting the nerve up to say Hi  :lol:
 

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Tell her to join. No one will judge her here. Hell, we all made our mistakes.(Not that I consider any boxer a mistake!) I bought my first boxer from a petstore!!! Can you believe that? As long as we learn and try to educate that's all that matters.
 

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JessiesMom\";p=\"13746 said:
[quote="ChloeBellesMommy\";p=\"13745":1yk5c9k7]Thanks everyone!! I called her and told her about the post I did on here for her along with all the great responses. She is going forward and is going to adopt a 5 yr old female boxer that is scheduled to be euthanized in 2 days. I've been trying to get her to join this forum but she's still uneasy after being torn apart on another forum because she bought Jesse from a BYB. Of course this was before she knew anything about BYB's. Thank you again guys!
You've been here long enough to know that we wont do that to her...

I got my Jessie from a BYB also... im sure at least half of us have gotten a pet through a BYB at least once![/quote:1yk5c9k7]


If you don't mind me asking what is BYB? I'm sorry
 

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That one I can answer :)  It is a back-yard breeder.  One who usually breeds for the money and not to further the betterment of the breed.  They usually do not do any health testing on their dogs before they breed.

If I got that wrong let me know.
 

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I think she will be fine. As long as the others say just get them out every so often so they can run about. hope everything works out with her.
 

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I'm glad she's going the rescue route, there are soo many lovely babies that need homes....Tell her that we are not going to crucify her for getting her boxer from a BYB, heck I think probably half of us on here have!!! That's why we are soo passionate about finding the "right breeder".... :)
 
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