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Does your Boxer have any funny little things they do? Mine does two:

1) Sometimes she will become hyper and bark at me - and run into me nudging me with her head, and pawing at me. I think it's when she wants attention or food. The funny thing is she doesn't bark at or do this with anyone else, and she still responds to my commands so will Sit, Lay Down etc when I ask.

2) When on walks. Every time we see another dog coming the other way. She crouches down and stops.... waits until the other dog gets close enough - then suddenly pops up and punches the other dog on the top of their head before attempting to play!

I don't know what any of these behaviours mean, or if they are common?

Does your dog do anything similar?


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Jax, our alpha brindle will bark and 'talk' to us when he's really excited and wants to be included or to play. If you don't know the dog or the breed, this can seem scary. I call it communicating. :) Jax will bring toys to you to play with him with, especially when he's excited. I can put my hand in his mouth when he's barking like this and he won't bite, he's not being aggressive, he's telling you he wants you to interact with him.

Bandit, our reverse brindle 'puppy', is a whiner, talker, barker... he's home with my husband all day, so he's his primary human. Bandit will bring a toy and come nudge you with it or climb on your leg to try to get you to play. If he wants something bad enough, he'll start growl-talking and his entire body wiggles while he does it. He may bark at you too, but his is more of a 'wah-wah, arrrrr, wah' than a bark.


For the pouncing, it's a boxer play thing that they will lower their front body down and then pounce on their playmate. I'm sure others will respond. I could be wrong, but I think if they were serious and mad, they would not lower themselves to the ground.
Their hind ends and numbs are usually wiggling too while they are in the crouched position and they are playing. Bandit is a master at it. LOL

He will do this on edge of the bed, ottoman, the ground....crouch down, growl a little (sometimes) and then pounce on the other boxer. It's usually Jax (they play together more), but sometimes Tundra. Bandit is about 2.5 years old, but all puppy!
 

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Zuke did the crouching thing for awhile when he was a pup. Pretty sure its a submissive stance, getting lower than the other dog, although some people see it as stalking. He will still do the low crouch when he is greeting some of his friends that are older than him.

I guess the one weird thing, which isn't really weird, but I have to tell him about 3 times to eat his food. He will just sit in front of his bowl and stare at me.I guess I was really strict when he was a pup that he doesn't go near his food till I said "ok". lol

And ever since he turned 2 he will only sleep on his back on the couch. Looks like an upside down superman
 

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My female will play with my male she does these crazy moves and he will sit still and watch her and she will bounce back and forth side to side like come on come on! It just like you see boxers in the ring its hysterical to watch my male sits there and is fascinated till he just jumps in the mix. My Vet said "who needs a TV when you got these two" They act like cats sometimes too they clean each others faces and ears they totally love each other.
 

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The "crouching and lowering the head ... is pretty much "Play Behavior." And if you happen to come across "The Right Dog's" on random ... Street encounters??? It's no big deal as the "other dog will interpret the other dog's intentions "Correctly!" But if he does not ... it's "Game On!" And "NOT" in a good way!

Some uh "goofy" behaviors you can let slide and some ... not so much?? Cuz that sounds like a "pretty typical ... Boxer kinda, Goofy thing?? So you know "apparently" the Euro's are so Goofy! So for me at least that question .. is now settled! If your good with it?? Then it's not an issue.:)

But my take on that?? And just to be clear. I tend to roll hard myself and I "Trust, No One or There dog!" And that got baked into my DNA way back in 2000, with my first Band Dawg. First dog as an adult with our first house. And as such I figured ... Dog Park here we come! But ... not so much??

I was a "Is your dog friendly??" Type person for a short while?? But really at the time, I did not know and neither do most owners, know about there dog's behavior?? So I did the nose to nose thing a couple times ... and note, that does not work with most dogs!!

And yeah it's was not gonna work so we'd move on. But I kept trying and it kept failing?? And when my Gunther did the nose to nose thing with a "Boxer Puppy" Gunther was 8 months at the time. And he sniffed ... pinned the "puppy" to the ground and went to grab him by the back??? I stepped in and protected the pup with my hand!! And Gunther felt my flesh and let go!! The Boxer puppy was most likely traumatized but otherwise unharmed??

I felt bad apologized and we moved own, lesson learned for me! And the guy had asked me ... "is your dog friendly??" And I did say ... "I don't know???"

After that Gunther went to a "Pro" for an evaluation and the "Pro" said "No he is not Dog Aggressive, he's just a "Dominate Male Dog." Well that was good enough for me and all I needed to know .. so screw it. No Dog Parks, No random, meet and greet with unknown dogs on random encounters.

Cuz you know, I cared about my dog's behaviors but other people ... "maybe not so much??" And in San Jose Ca, back in 2000, there were a lot of Band Dawg's out there!! And other owner's might not care about there dog's behavior as much as I did mine??

IE," my dog's behavior is not my problem, it's your problem, not mine!" Well you know, screw that ... getting in between two battling Band Dawg's ... was not my idea of fun!

No other dog's then ... I will teach him to "ignore, other dog's" and got on with life. And it worked out fine! And after a year or so of learning to "Ignore" other dog's ... Gunther later on proved to be safe absolutely and erll under control uh by me???

He did scare the hell out of my wife once and a whole lot of people in a vet office! He got away from her and bum rushed a lab! But he just went nip,nip on the Lab's neck and did no harm! So yeah kinda rude but he did no harm. :)

Now he did prove to be a great puppy raiser after much work! And only got into one minor dust up with another dog, under my control also, on a walk in the desert. I had him Gunther and Struddell and our friends dogs on a walk.

Header dog's! And the male a (Border Collie) was actually a "Balanced Dog," neither Aggressive,timid or Dominate. But the female ... well she was also a "Dominate Dog!!"

So everybody is off leash and open space .. as far as the eye can see! And yet sure enough the two A-holes (Gunther and Molly) manage to hone in on the same spot and got into!! Are you FREAKING KIDDING ME!!!!! I grabbed the both of them by the scruff of the neck and told them to knock it off!! And that was the end off it!

Struddell and the Balanced Herder dog ... zero issues! They were "Dog Park Dog's!" The ale was and "apparently" Struddell could have been?? Molly and Gunther ... not so much. But with those owners Molly did go to the Dog Park, good luck with that I'd say. So that is a long way of saying "Random, meet and greet encounters is generally not a good idea?? You may know your dog ... but the other owner?? Maybe not so much??

So your dog's behavior with other dog's?? Considering my "background" that would not work for "ME." But I will grant that I am on the extreme scale of truly anal, no doubt! I taught all my dog's to "ignore other dog's!" On walks ... they paid no attention to other dog's at all! It's good enough for Seeing Eyes, LE dogs, PPD and Military Dog's. It's good enough for me!

Those dogs jobs is to focus on doing there job. And if they lose focus by caring about other dog's?? They get washed out!

My dog's job was uh being a "Pet." And they could not do that job well, if they were a hassle on walks because they focused on other dogs??


Good enough for those dog's it's good enough for me! And my dog's were good at there job! No one would have an issue with me or my dog's ... cuz on a walk ... we were like "smoke!" :)

We'd cross the street or step aside if we could not, cross the street?? No dog I did not know, came close enough to do them harm!

No dog I did not know ...ever touched my Struddell! And only one dog, manged to nip Rocky out of uh 15, some odd attempts?? And I messed up bad and made that one, happen! As I can't see "apparently" In pitch black darkness??? And even at that ... it took another "Working Line GSD ... Ex Drug Detection Dog to get past me!!!

Rocky behind me ... saw her circling! So she was smart enough to come from the front?? I was focusing on the multiple dog's behind the fence and she went on task to slip out of the yard!! Rocky saw her but I could not?? So she abandoned a rear attack and came from the front?? She pasted my stick and brushed my thigh as she went for him!

And I was trying to figure out where to grab as I heard the engagement??? In the darkness??? But hey ... GSD aren't stupid!! A quick nip and she got the hell out of Dodge!


Cuz I was pissed!!! And once she engaged ... she figured I knew where she was?? So after a quick nip she went back where she came from?? And you know ... GSD's are not stupid dogs! :)

I was pissed but Rocky was fine. My wife went to tell the owners what happened and talk to them ... cuz you know if I had tried, most likely there would have been LE enforcement involvement!!!

Aww, well kind of a wild tangent there and not exactly a "Street Meet and Greet Encounter??" But it is a part of where I came from him. :)

And then came "Bella" )My APBT/Boxer Mix) and "Dog Parks" and "unknown dog's??" And low Dog Park (as in one or two) random encounter's?? And I just don't know what to make of her?? Serious, barrier aggression! As in ... take you dog away, now please! But if she can't get to the gate first to stop them from entering?? She get's along fine and does play well with other's???

And if I can get her on leash, I can allow her to meet other dog's, that's happened twice, and the other dog's were both little and safe! And she was good with the leash, Zero, Leash Aggression??? I find it all a bit confusing???

So it's all to say ... while do I have input on the subject ... I'm not that objective, to be clear. So you have to take that into account. :)

And the barking in the face and being Goofy?? Struddell and Gunther never did that. And Rocky would not even thing about it??? But Bella ...sigh it's not uncommon?? It kinda ticks me off but Marilyn thinks it's funny and that is good enough for Marilyn. SO she distracts as I get ... :annoyed." :chair:

It's not really annoying enough to bother with so, I let it slide ....
 

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The first couple of times Jax barked at us I was not OK with it as I saw it as him trying to take control, which is not OK as we are the alpha's. Because he would still listen to our commands and not show any aggressive behavior when we either gave him a command, or we went near him, we learned that it's not a dominant thing, but more of a communication thing. Having had him since he was a puppy makes it easier to know and trust him too.
 

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The first couple of times Jax barked at us I was not OK with it as I saw it as him trying to take control, which is not OK as we are the alpha's. Because he would still listen to our commands and not show any aggressive behavior when we either gave him a command, or we went near him, we learned that it's not a dominant thing, but more of a communication thing. Having had him since he was a puppy makes it easier to know and trust him too.
Yes. This is exactly what happened with me. To anyone watching she looks as though she is being dominant, but I've realised she is trying to show or tell me something.

Dogs do speak. But only to those who know how to listen.

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The first couple of times Jax barked at us I was not OK with it as I saw it as him trying to take control, which is not OK as we are the alpha's. Because he would still listen to our commands and not show any aggressive behavior when we either gave him a command, or we went near him, we learned that it's not a dominant thing, but more of a communication thing. Having had him since he was a puppy makes it easier to know and trust him too.
Yes. This is exactly what happened with me. To anyone watching she looks as though she is being dominant, but I've realized she is trying to show or tell me something.

Dogs do speak. But only to those who know how to listen.
LOL, well yeah ... I don't recall getting much of that kinda crap with my Struddell?? But with my new Boxer/APBT sigh a female, I do! And frankly it kinda ticks me off at times!

But sigh ... same as the other's have said, it's not "Dominance" exactly, it's just a way of saying ... I want "more" attention! Still, it can be uh "annoying!" And "NO" with her ... does not seem to work?? However what does work is "PLACE!"

But one of my stupid freaking cat's, seems to like to pee on her "bed!!" And I don't really like to tell her "Place" without a "specific" location?? And once trained that command can work by pointing ... but it's not really what I tend to do??

I'm gonna get another scat mat and when I nail down the "specif cat!" I will keep him off her "space" by dropping him on it" (the scat mat) and blasting his nut's off!!! Cuz I know it's one of the two boy's doing it!! :chair:

And yeah, most likely not cool but I bet it will work! I know it's one out of two ... and I'm pretty sure I know who it is!!! But if you train "Place." You can stop "the in face" with out rising your blood pressure. You just say "place" and they just go, oh OK and default to what they know. :)
 

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But one of my stupid freaking cat's, seems to like to pee on her "bed!!" And I don't really like to tell her "Place" without a "specific" location?? And once trained that command can work by pointing ... but it's not really what I tend to do. :)

Poor Bella. With their sense of smell that must be pungent. I had to google scat mat, never heard of it before. Interesting.

One of our Boxers created his own magic rug. He expects to get a treat when he sits on the small rug in front of the kitchen sink. LOL. It works for my husband, but not so much for me. You know boxers, if it's not consistent, then it's not a rule....and so, we have a magic rug that works sometimes. :)
 

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Poor Bella. With their sense of smell that must be pungent. I had to google scat mat, never heard of it before. Interesting.

One of our Boxers created his own magic rug. He expects to get a treat when he sits on the small rug in front of the kitchen sink. LOL. It works for my husband, but not so much for me. You know boxers, if it's not consistent, then it's not a rule....and so, we have a magic rug that works sometimes. :)
LOL, well yeah they do like to make there own rules!! And get out of the kitchen!! Is one where they tend to Luv, doing that!

And I saw that with my first Boxer/APBT mix Stewie! That was a small kitchen and it had a door way. I would say ... Stewie, get out of the kitchen! And he would spin around go to the other side of the threshold and sit quietly?? Not exactly what I expected?? But hey "Good enough!" So that was how we rolled. :)

But your "Magic Rug??" LOL yeah in front of the sink would be a "PIA!" But ... your missing an "Opportunity," you could take advantage of!! Cuz that "IS" Place!! And he is doing it himself!

It's just not convenient and it has no name as a "Command." But that is how it works in essence. Stay there dog and don't be a PIA! But right now ... it has no name??

Read my thread, :
https://www.boxerforums.com/training/183298-fearful-anxious-flat-crazy-place-command.html

And you'll see what I mean. And for your Boxer, since he is doing it "anyway" and gets away with it for your husband ... have him keep doing whatever and start to say "Place!" Now once you say "Place" the dog should not move from Place, until you say so! But if you start using it as Command, he will know what it means and where he is supposed to be.

Give that a week and then get a new rug for the kitchen sink and put "his rug" in a near by but not underfoot location and then point to it there, and say "Place!" And he should go to the "new location" without issue???

Now I don't "know" that will work?? But it makes sense to me. And I did try it with Bella. Sigh, but yet again the same stupid cat messed that up!!! I put a bath mat in the kitchen out of the way and the same Stupid cat said ... "Hey this looks like a great spot to Pee!!!

I hate that stupid cat ... but he's cool looking and cross eyed and dumb as a freaking brick!!! If I let him outside like the other two back yard cat's..He becomes to stupid and scared to find his way back inside!!!! He's quite handsome and an awesome cat. But he is dumb as a freaking brick! So I can't let him out.

Sigh I should have "passed him on" 12 years ago?? But I did not so you know ... suck it up and deal with it!! But I will be dropping his butt on a scat mat, on Bella's spots! And from there I should be able to use "Dummy Mat's" to keep him away from Bella's spots!!

That's my master cat rehab plan away ... I'll see how it goes??
 

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I hate that stupid cat ... but he's cool looking and cross eyed and dumb as a freaking brick!!! If I let him outside like the other two back yard cat's..He becomes to stupid and scared to find his way back inside!!!! He's quite handsome and an awesome cat. But he is dumb as a freaking brick! So I can't let him out.

Sigh I should have "passed him on" 12 years ago?? But I did not so you know ... suck it up and deal with it!! But I will be dropping his butt on a scat mat, on Bella's spots! And from there I should be able to use "Dummy Mat's" to keep him away from Bella's spots!!

That's my master cat rehab plan away ... I'll see how it goes??
Our puppy Bandit is not the sharpest tool in the box. He's not nearly as smart as our other two boxers, but he is sweet, playful and lovable! I wouldn't trade him for anything and love him how he is.

I hope your plan works- for you and Bella!
 

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Our puppy Bandit is not the sharpest tool in the box. He's not nearly as smart as our other two boxers, but he is sweet, playful and lovable! I wouldn't trade him for anything and love him how he is.

I hope your plan works- for you and Bella!
Well not being the sharpest tool in the Box?? Also gives them a certain charm. :)

But it is early on and things could change?? My Struddell would best be describe as uh Boring??? When she chose me! She climbed out of the pile of puppies with a male standing on top of all of them barking his head,and crawled into my lap and "promptly fell asleep???"

She did not care about all the commotion going on around her?? I did not know at the time but if your looking for a "service dog" prospect ... you want a puppy just like that! As they have the ability to concentrate on doing there job and shutting outside stimulus out!??

But I did not know that at the time?? And she did strike me as well ... pretty boring?? But I "needed" a Boxer and I "needed one" now (another story.)

So screw it a girl it is! Aww, well live and learn as for all I know she was "exhausted" from spending the whole day being a tool??? But the boring bit did not last and I/We pretty much "trashed" any hopes she had of being a Service Dog?? She was my first female dog ever and changed my mind completely about the females!!! :clap:

But you know ... my (better half) in trying to help cope with the loss of Struddell and the unexpectedly three years later loss of Rocky and then No Dog??? Tried to help and so came "Bella" Brindle APBT/Boxer mix and a girl????

Now a Boxer mix and a Brindle?? I had no issues with but Bella is she and not a He!! And caused an issue for me cuz, I won't do two female Boxers. So now my option for another White Boxer Female was gone??

And I understood that but my better half ... did not. My resentment led to a rough start for the two of us. But sigh ... I've managed to grow up and get over it.

And while I just seem to do a lot of complaining and griping about Bella because Bella is not a Bob mostly. I do have to say that with the Cat thing (cuz when she came here she "had" a Cat issue! But with rehab "stuff" I can say she is doing excellent, with cat's! :)

Cuz, you know much as I bitch and moan and my Scat Mat plan for Stumpy and his inappropriate, lack of use of the litter Box!!!!

Sigh, apparently once a cat guy, ... always a cat guy?? Cuz right now I'm trying to sneak another "Blk cat into the house hold! He's a stray I have named Bob or could be a Betty I don't know?? :)

I have been taking care of him for at least a year?? And Marilyn knows he is in the garage (she doesn't know I have a oil filled heater on for him at night. :)) And she does not know he's been inside but Bella does! As they have met! And without leash ... Bella knows how to behave around unknown cat's! Now most likely Bob has spent his whole life outside (as far as I know) and as such would stay the hell away from Dog's!!

And while I do "struggle" to keep her calm around other dog's?? With Cat's ... she get's it! Calm enough that Bob has gone up and sniffed her nose, without a reaction from either party!! :)

And Bella clearly knows, that this is not one of "her" cat's but she does know how to behave around cat's! Bob does not fully trust her?? But he has no ill reaction to her presence either. He is pretty much neutral!

Heck he is actually better that Spike or Stumpy who are prone to being actively hostile to her without provocation!!! So it seems we have made great progress "cat" wise!

So you know the next step, is gonna be a people issue (Marilyn) but on account of Bob being Black ... he can kinda "sneak" in the hosue, in Stealth mode as it were. :)
 

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Chip,

It's great that Bella is doing so well with Bob.

Daddy would have liked to have gotten a black masked fawn when we got Bandit...but he was the only male left in the litter and he knew we weren't leaving there without him- no matter what color he was. For our home a boxer puppy of any personality was good. We needed a puppy due to Jax's dislike of many other dogs, and Tundra's recent experiences of being attacked.

The red tote photo was Bandit at his first vet visit a couple of days after we got him. He's a little nut. He loves to get under blankets and play, loves ice, toys, playing...he's becoming more of a snuggler now that he's older (about 2.5 years old). He has fun crazy faces due to his long tongue and underbite- the other photo. It's not all the time, but he smiles when he wants things. He sleeps with a bit of tongue hanging out most of the time.
We are going to take him soon to get allergy tested. He's been on different foods and meds and we need to find the root cause of his licking.

We are taking Tundra back again today as one of his growths is growing. It's still hanging loose off his underside, but since it's growing we may not wait until his dental cleaning in a couple of months to get it removed. We'll see.
 

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When I used to walk Max a lot more--before he became a "senior" pup at 7 going on 8 years old--I used to take him near the local park. This was when he was 2 to 4 years old, much more hyper and such.

Inevitably, other dogwalkers always wanted to introduce their dogs to Max--"Oh he's such a pretty dog", "Oh, can I introduce my dog to yours..?"

Despite all the training, commands, no-pull collar, and such, whenever Max knew he was going to be introduced to another dog, he would act polite on-leash to me, right up to where he was in reach of the other dog. And then, right when he was in reach of the other dog, he would play-bow, then *BOOM* do a cross-paw to the other dog's head! hahaha.

I always *ALWAYS* warned people that my dog Max "is a jumper", and "he gets a little rowdy".

Yet they always insisted that they wanted to have our dogs be introduced. If the other dog was a boxer, they became instant best friends. Every other dog, for the most part, would get offended. And the owner would take their dog away.

LOL the good ol' days. I can laugh now. Back then I was exasperated with how much Max was a spaz, and out of control. But now? So good for a laugh lol.
 

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When I used to walk Max a lot more--before he became a "senior" pup at 7 going on 8 years old--I used to take him near the local park. This was when he was 2 to 4 years old, much more hyper and such.

Inevitably, other dogwalkers always wanted to introduce their dogs to Max--"Oh he's such a pretty dog", "Oh, can I introduce my dog to yours..?"

Despite all the training, commands, no-pull collar, and such, whenever Max knew he was going to be introduced to another dog, he would act polite on-leash to me, right up to where he was in reach of the other dog. And then, right when he was in reach of the other dog, he would play-bow, then *BOOM* do a cross-paw to the other dog's head! hahaha.

I always *ALWAYS* warned people that my dog Max "is a jumper", and "he gets a little rowdy".

Yet they always insisted that they wanted to have our dogs be introduced. If the other dog was a boxer, they became instant best friends. Every other dog, for the most part, would get offended. And the owner would take their dog away.

LOL the good ol' days. I can laugh now. Back then I was exasperated with how much Max was a spaz, and out of control. But now? So good for a laugh lol.
Haha. Yes that BOP on the other dogs head is priceless. Freya always does it and some dogs take it really personal and start kicking off.

I find it funny because I do warn people and they don't listen.

Do you think a Boxer knows when it sees another Boxer?

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cynboxer, if you don't mind me asking what kind of growth does tundra hae. kai recently had one removed too from hi underside, it started like a skin tag though and kept growing longer. Finally my daughter had it removed as we were getting worried plus he had a spot on his back mole like so she had them both taken care of at his annual. They turned out to be nothing but the one on his back the fur hasn't grown back so he has a tiny bald spot.
 

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When I used to walk Max a lot more--before he became a "senior" pup at 7 going on 8 years old--I used to take him near the local park. This was when he was 2 to 4 years old, much more hyper and such.

Inevitably, other dogwalkers always wanted to introduce their dogs to Max--"Oh he's such a pretty dog", "Oh, can I introduce my dog to yours..?"

Despite all the training, commands, no-pull collar, and such, whenever Max knew he was going to be introduced to another dog, he would act polite on-leash to me, right up to where he was in reach of the other dog. And then, right when he was in reach of the other dog, he would play-bow, then *BOOM* do a cross-paw to the other dog's head! hahaha.

I always *ALWAYS* warned people that my dog Max "is a jumper", and "he gets a little rowdy".

Yet they always insisted that they wanted to have our dogs be introduced. If the other dog was a boxer, they became instant best friends. Every other dog, for the most part, would get offended. And the owner would take their dog away.

LOL the good ol' days. I can laugh now. Back then I was exasperated with how much Max was a spaz, and out of control. But now? So good for a laugh lol.
LOL. We probably should train our boys a bit better not to jump- Tundra is pretty good about it with strangers and he mostly just sniffs other dogs.
Jax will jump on anyone when he's excited- if we would let him.
Bandit likes other dogs and is a crazy boxer, but is timid of other people for a bit.

When I go in the backyard with them, bandit jumps around me like a crazy dog. He won't jump on me, but up and down like the funny boy he is.

They all jump around when I get home from work- which I love and never want it to stop.
 

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cynboxer, if you don't mind me asking what kind of growth does tundra hae. kai recently had one removed too from hi underside, it started like a skin tag though and kept growing longer. Finally my daughter had it removed as we were getting worried plus he had a spot on his back mole like so she had them both taken care of at his annual. They turned out to be nothing but the one on his back the fur hasn't grown back so he has a tiny bald spot.
Linda,

The vet said to keep watching it and they measured all his bumps again. The one under him sounds a lot like yours- he said it's acting like a skin tag still. It hasn't grown in diameter, but is a little longer. It's still not connected to anything inside and it's 'mushy'. It's skin tone and black in color. It's about the size of the end of an index finger.

He's due for a dental in February and they can do it in January....so we will give it a little longer and as long as there's not significant change in it we will wait. I don't want him being put under more than he has to be. He had a rough time coming out last time- even w/ the anti-nausea meds. It doesn't bother him and is in a location he can't get to. The others aren't messing with it either which is good.

The others he has is a wart like one on the back of his left leg, it is not growing and the vet is not concerned.
He has a small raised bump (about 1/2" long and slender) under his hair on his right side. It is not changing and they don't think it's deep or of concern. It's not growing. He's had a couple like this in the past that cleared up on their own.

I'm glad you were able to get the lumps off of Kai and that they are benign. When they take this off we plan on sending it to the lab for testing. I'll update the results on here- I'm really hoping it's not until January.
 

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When I used to walk Max a lot more--before he became a "senior" pup at 7 going on 8 years old--I used to take him near the local park. This was when he was 2 to 4 years old, much more hyper and such.

Inevitably, other dogwalkers always wanted to introduce their dogs to Max--"Oh he's such a pretty dog", "Oh, can I introduce my dog to yours..?"

Despite all the training, commands, no-pull collar, and such, whenever Max knew he was going to be introduced to another dog, he would act polite on-leash to me, right up to where he was in reach of the other dog. And then, right when he was in reach of the other dog, he would play-bow, then *BOOM* do a cross-paw to the other dog's head! hahaha.

I always *ALWAYS* warned people that my dog Max "is a jumper", and "he gets a little rowdy".

Yet they always insisted that they wanted to have our dogs be introduced. If the other dog was a boxer, they became instant best friends. Every other dog, for the most part, would get offended. And the owner would take their dog away.

LOL the good ol' days. I can laugh now. Back then I was exasperated with how much Max was a spaz, and out of control. But now? So good for a laugh lol.
LOL aww well my new Boxer/APBT seems to have most of the annoying sigh "PIA" behaviors that Boxers are well know for?? But the left hook or right jab ... I have not seen?? My Struddell, quite often punched me in the face. :)

And Bella does not really seem to do that?? With people or the occasional other dog?? But the "pig headed and stubborn" bit (and I'm gonna say mostly the females Boxer's??) Yeah she seems to double down on that trait?? :cry:

And the other people and there dog's bit is always (hopefully) gonna be a judgement call?? And a safe dog, most likely won't mind getting punched in the face?? :)
 

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Chip,

It's great that Bella is doing so well with Bob.

Daddy would have liked to have gotten a black masked fawn when we got Bandit...but he was the only male left in the litter and he knew we weren't leaving there without him- no matter what color he was. For our home a boxer puppy of any personality was good. We needed a puppy due to Jax's dislike of many other dogs, and Tundra's recent experiences of being attacked.
Oh OK so I'm not the only one that did the I want/need a Boxer and I want need one "NOW" bit! Nice to know. :)

Yeah Bella is doing well with Bob or Betty?? I'm not really sure??? As I think he/she seems much to mellow to be a male?? Bob has seen a couple of the other cat's at random and I have not a single hiss from him?? Stump did a half ass swipe at him??? And got no response???

But Bella is not really down with my "smuggling him," into the house bit??? As she knows this cat is not one of the regular household members???

So she "Rat's" him out in the end of the hallway ... when I "forget," to close the laundry room door. To much deferment as it were. If not for that ... he looks a lot like "Spike." :)

And that is "Marilyn's give a way ... that I am up to something ... my bad??? :chair:
 
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