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Hi all.....new to the forum.....i had two boxers....zoey was twelve and we had to recently euthanize her because she was suffering....my second boxer who is seven is severely depressed with the loss of her sister. I've been looking online to purchase a puppy but it's sooooo overwhelming trying to find the right breeder to purchase from. unfortunately i have a price range from $800-1500.....some of the people that i have emailed are asking as high as $2500.....is that a high price? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I live in New Jersey but I'm willing to drive to find the best breeder and best puppy. Thanks everyone
 

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so sorry for your loss; not sure who to recommend perhaps check with the AKC for a recommend breeder or you could always rescue an adult boxer! Loads of lovable fur babies waiting for their forever home
 

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If it is a 'good' breeder then the 2000.00-2500.00 is not excessive as a good breeder will incur costs of health testing BEFORE they breed their dogs; you will have a better bred dog, better chance of a healthy pup...there is a thread here called the 'cost of breeding a litter' or something like that. Look up 2manydogs - Kari she is a breeder and she has the most beautiful dogs and pups and she might the one to send a pm to about one of her pups
 

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A dog from one of these breeders may cost $2,000 to $2,500, but should also come with a health guarantee, and a contract by the breeder that the dog is returned to them if it ever needs rehoming. There would also be breeding restrictions to breed with other member dogs of this group so the health and temperament remain under review.

Breeding Information - United States Boxer Association

Many of these dogs only go to working homes because it enhances their quality of life. They can be a handful for owners who are used to the AKC type dog.

I don't think this price is high, considering they don't make much money on a dog if any.
 

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That is a reasonable price if the pup comes from a high quality breeder. You can find lots of byb for less but you get what you pay for with them.

In GA, the testing seems to be a bit cheaper, so the tested pups go for around $1500.
 

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You should be able to find a pup from a good breeder with limited registration from about $1000-2000 and anywhere in between generally full registration is where you will see them from $2300-3500 +
 

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What's everyone's opinion on purchasing a dog from a breeder and having it flown to me? I've been calling many people today and one breeder from my area recommended a breeder in Canada. I spoke on the phone with her for over an hour talking about A to Z. She seems very passionate about her dogs.....asked all the right questions and answered all my questions. She gives a four year health guarantee. The name is phantom boxers from Canada. Any advice or opinions would be appreciated
 

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I spoke to many people over the phone and they all failed my test.....didn't ask where dog would be staying....what kind of yard i have or how long dog would stay outside....how high my fence was....Ect. I thought most just cared about getting rid of their dogs
 

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I would personally want to see more consistent health testing on the dogs they own plus a thyroid panel and test for JRD. Also there is a new law that went into place about shipping puppies over country lines. It is a bit harder to do it now.

I also wouldn't use that for your test. There are tons of good breeders that might not speak to you seriously like that until they get a feel of you in person and see if they think you would be a good candidate to own a dog of theirs. Plus I'm sure most of them think of things automatically such as the dog would be inside because they couldn't think of any other way for it to live.


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Before getting our boy I was considering a breeder in Canada. With the recent changes to regulations dog can not be shipped until they have there rabies shots. The earliest a pup can have rabies shots is 4 months but MOST breeders won't give rabies that early. Your more then likely looking at 6 months. Just something to consider. And I agree that just because they didn't ask those types of questions on the first phone interview doesn't mean they aren't reputable. You and your breeder get to know each other better in time.
 

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In Canada the price increases the further West you go. For example in Ontario you are looking any where from $1500-1800 for a puppy from health tested parents. In Alberta its about the same if not slightly higher. In BC however you are looking closer to $2000-2500 for a pup.

As a breeder, if I get an inquiry from a person who has had previous boxer experience, I'm not going to waste my time or there's questioning them on if they have a fenced in yard or own their own home. To be honest this means very little to me. I have some great clients who live in condos or homes with open back yards. They are responsible and know what our breed requires. Also, since I rarely sell to the US it has never crossed my mind to ask if the dog would be living inside or outside. That is more of an American thing for dogs to be kept outside.

Due to recent changes in the US, you can no longer import a puppy prior to 16 weeks of age without proof of the rabies vaccine. This means that the breeder would have to vaccinate the puppy no sooner than 12 weeks of age and then hold the puppy for an additional 30 days after vaccination before that puppy can enter the U.S. This is by plane or by driving over the border.
 
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