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Yeah we exercise every day we walk at least 2 miles a day and she plays a lot with her 1/2 brother in the yard. I like to keep them in shape because if their muscles are built up it protects their legs and joints from injury particularly knees. She loves to run and she is incredibly fast too jumping ditches and flying around. Her 1/2 brother who is mostly Euro is big and gangly yet he tries to run and keep up with her but he can't! He is very trim and he is 63lbs and he is only 8 months old so he will be very big when he is done filling out. I don't have any good pictures of him yet every time I try to take his picture he turns his head.
Haha. As soon as you get some pics don't forget to post them on here too.

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BREAKFAST
Ground Beef
Sardines
Bluberries
Egg
Broccoli
Sprinkle of Turkey pieces

YUM!


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Looks good enough to eat, doesn't the broccoli give her gas? Her coat looks wonderful so you must be doing something right. I keep my guys on commercial dog food Royal Canin boxer they seem to doing well on it. I am afraid of raw because of the risk of salmonella and listeria but like I said your dog looks incredible so keep up the good work its wonderful you take the time to take such good care of her. I love to see people treasure their dogs and appreciate them as much as you apparently do all dogs deserve this kind of love we don't get to have them in our lives that long so I love seeing this.
 

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Looks good enough to eat, doesn't the broccoli give her gas? Her coat looks wonderful so you must be doing something right. I keep my guys on commercial dog food Royal Canin boxer they seem to doing well on it. I am afraid of raw because of the risk of salmonella and listeria but like I said your dog looks incredible so keep up the good work its wonderful you take the time to take such good care of her. I love to see people treasure their dogs and appreciate them as much as you apparently do all dogs deserve this kind of love we don't get to have them in our lives that long so I love seeing this.
Thanks Luvmiboxers.

I wanted to do the best for my puppy so did lots of research before I even picked her up.

As with most dog stuff there is always multiple sides to the story or argument for and against almost anything.

In the end I decided to go raw for a few reasons:

I couldn't find details of any vet that had treated a dog for salmonella. Including my own vet.

Kibble has not been around all that long, so what did animals eat before that became available, and even before that how do wild animals survive. It just felt more like how mother nature intended.

I found that freezing food for long periods before letting my puppy eat it actually killed off any bacteria which made it even more safe.

Freya has been on raw since about 20weeks old. Her coat is very soft and very shiny. She eats quite a lot but only does pretty small poos. She has very high energy too.

I guess there is no right or wrong. My vet always tries me to take her off raw and also to get her spayed.

Im a new dog owner. This is my first ever dog - after spending my entire life absolutely afraid of all dogs no matter how big or small. I literally had a dog phobia (haha I can laugh about it now).

Like most owners I'm just trying to give my dog the best life ever.

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Thanks Luvmiboxers.

I wanted to do the best for my puppy so did lots of research before I even picked her up.

As with most dog stuff there is always multiple sides to the story or argument for and against almost anything.

In the end I decided to go raw for a few reasons:

I couldn't find details of any vet that had treated a dog for salmonella. Including my own vet.

Kibble has not been around all that long, so what did animals eat before that became available, and even before that how do wild animals survive. It just felt more like how mother nature intended.

I found that freezing food for long periods before letting my puppy eat it actually killed off any bacteria which made it even more safe.

Freya has been on raw since about 20weeks old. Her coat is very soft and very shiny. She eats quite a lot but only does pretty small poos. She has very high energy too.

I guess there is no right or wrong. My vet always tries me to take her off raw and also to get her spayed.

Im a new dog owner. This is my first ever dog - after spending my entire life absolutely afraid of all dogs no matter how big or small. I literally had a dog phobia (haha I can laugh about it now).

Like most owners I'm just trying to give my dog the best life ever.

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You had a dog phobia and your 1st dog was a boxer? lol. Thats great. One way to beat it.

Yup you can only take the information at hand and do whats best for your pup. Raw seemed a bit overwhelming to me so I do a 1/2 and 1/2 diet. Raw and kibble.
 

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You had a dog phobia and your 1st dog was a boxer? lol. Thats great. One way to beat it.



Yup you can only take the information at hand and do whats best for your pup. Raw seemed a bit overwhelming to me so I do a 1/2 and 1/2 diet. Raw and kibble.
Haha yes a few people have commented that having a Boxer as my first dog was bonkers!

I researched dogs for about 6months - but once I saw and learned about Boxers I instantly knew that's the breed for me.

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Haha yes a few people have commented that having a Boxer as my first dog was bonkers!

I researched dogs for about 6months - but once I saw and learned about Boxers I instantly knew that's the breed for me.

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Yeah, they are a great breed. Can be very frustrating when they are pups, but its all worth it when all the hard work turns the crazy pup into a stable awesome adult.

How was your girl as a pup? Because my neighbor just added a female boxer pup and she is a 1 on the crazy scale compared to my guy who was a 10 at the same age. She very rarely bites, even though she is teething, listens incredibly well and all around is one of the best pups I ever met in any breed.
 

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Yeah, they are a great breed. Can be very frustrating when they are pups, but its all worth it when all the hard work turns the crazy pup into a stable awesome adult.



How was your girl as a pup? Because my neighbor just added a female boxer pup and she is a 1 on the crazy scale compared to my guy who was a 10 at the same age. She very rarely bites, even though she is teething, listens incredibly well and all around is one of the best pups I ever met in any breed.
I think I got lucky. She was very well behaved and very easy to train. So much so even from around 6months old I could tell her to sit while she was eating from her bowl and she would... and would wait until I said OK before going back to finish off.

She also never ever barked (unless there was a knock at the door).

And has never wrecked anything in the house - probably because she gets lots and lots of exercise because I'm a bit on of a fitness fanatic and she likes to run with me.

Both her parents were Champion show dogs so I'm not sure if that affected her temperament - although I'm now treating her much more like a working dog.

Dont think i ever get this lucky again.

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I think I got lucky. She was very well behaved and very easy to train. So much so even from around 6months old I could tell her to sit while she was eating from her bowl and she would... and would wait until I said OK before going back to finish off.

She also never ever barked (unless there was a knock at the door).

And has never wrecked anything in the house - probably because she gets lots and lots of exercise because I'm a bit on of a fitness fanatic and she likes to run with me.

Both her parents were Champion show dogs so I'm not sure if that affected her temperament - although I'm now treating her much more like a working dog.

Dont think i ever get this lucky again.

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Yeah, never had a problem with wrecking or chewing anything in the house, he sat and waited for his food from the 1st day I got him at 12 weeks, but the energy level and the ankle biting was insane for the first 6 months. lol
 

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Yeah, never had a problem with wrecking or chewing anything in the house, he sat and waited for his food from the 1st day I got him at 12 weeks, but the energy level and the ankle biting was insane for the first 6 months. lol
Hahahahaaaaaa!

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