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I have a 1 year old brindle boxer her name is tanoak belle, we like to call her belle or belly. We bought her from tanoak boxers in Barrie, Ont. I can not speak more highly of the owners Helga and her Husband, they are wonderful with their dogs and tell you all there is to know about boxers before you buy one. They made us fall head over heels in love with the breed before we knew to much about them.

We have come to love Belle dearly and what a character she is, we have looked at videos across the net and I guess they are all like that!
I have a question though...Does anyone else find they are a vocal breed?
Belle speaks all the time, when you tell her to do something she seems to be talking back like a child we find it funny that a dog would do this like she almost understands what's being said. We ask her all the time "are you talking back to me" and she continues to mumble!!
 

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Welcome to the forum, can't wait to see pictures.  Kiah talks when she has a toy in her mouth, if she is excited or is talking back to me (barking at me because I told her no).  For talking back she gets a 1 - 2 minute time out (although it is funny, I don't it to become a habit).
 

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Welcome to the forum...I love the name of your baby, that is very pretty....Angel is very vocal, the first one I have had that truly is and also the first that woo woo's.....She loves to talk back when she thinks she is being ignored...Nothing wrong with her vocal chords!  :lol:
 

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Welome!  Can't wait to see pics of Belle.  Mo is very vocal...she talks all the time.  Niko doesn't talk too much.  He barks but no woo's.
 

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Kaci does the same as Kiah, she usually only speaks when I tell her no. It's annoying, but yet cute. Milo only speaks if we're playing or he hears something he can't see.
 

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Welcome! Sadie isn't so vocal yet, but she is getting more so every day...I love hearing her little WOO WOO's, makes me melt. She's still learning how as she is quite young still, its so cute. She is getting louder and louder LOL...neighbors are gonna LOVE us!  :lol:
 

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Hello & Welcome!  Lola is very vocal as well.  When she wants to play and especially when you tell her to do something that she doesn't want to.  She'll "talk back" or yell at us as I say.  I think it's rather funny, I've never known a dog to do that before!
 

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Welcome!  You'll love it here!
Yeah Beckham has turned out to be pretty darn vocal.  When we're watching TV at night and if he hears something outside, the woo woo's come and a few barks here and there.  He doesn't talk back yet...but he'll mumble when he needs to go outside or if another dog won't play with him.   8O   Which is pretty cute.
 

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Hi and welcome - hope you have as much fun as I do!!! Sophie is the one that is the most vocal.  She has a huge range of sounds that all mean something different.  She's young, but has learned that as the smallest one in the house she has to make the most noise!!
 

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Welcome to you and miss tanoak belle! Unfortunately Maddie is not vocal at all unless she is sleeping then she "woofs" a ton, and runs too!  :lol:
My last boxer was very vocal, woo wooing, grumbling, you name it! I miss it and him.  :(
 

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Hello . I am new to this site also, and let me tell you everyone here is so very nice, and willing to help as much as they can. I love boxer forum, and am so glad that they started this for boxer lovers and their babies!
 

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Welcome...Can't wait to see your baby!!   I love it when they communicate like that!  Of my boys, Indy is the talker...when I come home he has to tell me all about how sad he was that I was gone! Woowoowoowoo! With an occasional "RrrRrr" in there...Mic's a quiet boy...but, he says twice as much with his eyes!! :)
 

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hello everyone thank you for all the wonderful stories I would love to post a picture and show my baby off to the world but I seem to be having trouble posting a photo. We have many of them hopefully I will have one up soon when I figure out how to post one.
 

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Hello this is Grandma Tanoak Belle.  haha my daughter's dog.  I found this forum so she could talk about her baby to other Boxer owners.  Just trying to figure out how to post a photo
 

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Hello and Welcome from Tennessee!  Both of my girls are vocal, but Gretchen is more so.  Jazz barks and woo woo's , but only if she figures something important is going on.  Gretchen barks just to hear herself & boy does she talk back!  She has to have the last word in.........  Your baby sounds adorable! Can't wait to see pictures  :)
 

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I wish I could share your enthusiasm with Tanoak. We have a boxer that was purchased from their facility, and unfortunately, the more I learn about them the more I realize they are nothing but a puppy mill disguised as a boxer dedicated breeder.

It has become quite common for me to run into other boxer owners who share my feelings, and I have learned that on more than one occasion, various organizations have tried to shut Tanoak down with no success. They manage to skirt the issue by exploiting loopholes in the law. I know that there are owners of Tanoak dogs who have not had issues, but I am beginning to see that they are the lucky ones.

I initially became aware of the problems with Tanoak when my boxer Lily became ill with meningitis. We contacted Tanoak to notify them of this and that it was confirmed by numerous vets (neurologists, general vets, and other specialists) that the specific type of meningitis that my dog has is a genetic issue. Helga's response was "we don't give refunds...you need to mind your own business", and then she hung up on me. At no time did I request a refund, but was rather trying to let them know of the problem. The worst part was that the Elmvale vet even acknowledged that he knows Helga is doing this, but wouldn't go on record with it. Since Lily's diagnosis, I have managed to meet no less than 7 other boxer owners whose Tanoak boxers have major genetic defects or illnesses. All of these owners received the same response I did. It appears she is only pleasant when she thinks she is about to get her money, but after that she could care less.

I have been a boxer owner since I was a small child and love the breed. I believe they are the best of animals, and I hate to see someone abusing the privilege of working with and breeding boxers.

I would strongly suggest that you locate a different breeder, and confirm that the bloodline does not contain a Tanoak boxer. If anyone would like more information on my findings and situation, I would be more than happy to talk with you...just pm me.
 
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