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Last night I was watching animal planet and for the second teacher's pet on the show Petfinder, they had a 1.5 year old brindle boxer.  She was playing with their golden retriever, they ran to the back  yard and the boxer fell into the poor and sank like a rock.  Dina the lady on petfinder had to dive in and save the boxer's life.  I have never seen a dog sink like that before!  Poor boxer, had to be scared to death!
 

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I SAW IT TOO!!... I can't think of her name... started with a B didn't it!

I didn't know dogs didn't know how to swim!?? She said it was just shock from running across something solid and then water... I love her! SOOO PRETTY... I think the family should have gotten a boxer... did you see how it made that Golden go from Mellow to SUPER HYPER!!??? Family LOVED HER TOO!
 

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I missed this show.....most dogs can swim and they generally will begin the "doggie-paddle" as soon as their feet are not on solid ground...but, not ALL dogs can swim...some are afraid of the water and panic and it also relates to body mass and lack of body fat....some are just to heavy to maintain their bodies above the water.
 

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My last boxer would sink like an anchor when we put him in the pool. He hated it. His legs would get all tense and he would just freeze up and sink! When we were at the beach he would go in up to his belly, but no further. I think he just hated the pool because he couldn't walk in at his leisure and touch bottom.
 

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My second boxer went for a walk with us..Minnesota mind you.. COLD as heck!..and we walked along the edge of the lake on a rise...she wanted to run..and SPLOOSH!! she fell in the water! I was FLOORED when she just SANK to the bottom of about a 3 foot hole..and didn't even TRY to paddle! Poor BF had to jump in up to his waist and save the poor girl! ( she was fine..cold, but ok
 

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I could not believe how fast... i think her name was Bella... sank.  I kinda thought it was funny cause that same day drew and I were working on teaching dungy to swim... glad i taught him cuz that was scary.  But after she brought her up she kinda started to doggie paddle
 

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Lol, yea Boxers are either "sinkers" or champion swimmers, never anything in between it seems....Someone told me, don't know if it's true, it's due to the lack of tail....Buck was my Olympic swimmer, course we started him at 10 wks...Samson will swim if coaxed in, but doesn't really enjoy it much, but he doesn't sink  :)
 
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