I agree with Cristina. After going the wrong route getting a puppy, we've since rescued two boxers, both seniors. Jake was 8 years old and we were blessed to have him in our lives for 3 years. Max is 6 and he's been with us now for 2 months.Sky_Baby said:3. IF YOU REALLY WANT TO DO THE ABSOLUTE BEST THING FOR THE BREED, THEN PLEASE RESCUE A BOXER!!!
When a reputable breeder has a litter a majority of the puppies are placed in pet homes, not sold for a ton, and are not show quality. However they come from health tested parents and breeders who do others things to make sure they are producing, and you are getting the best bred puppy possible. I look at it as an investments. Some people are totally find with paying 200 for a puppy in the newspaper. It may be cheap now, but what happens if down the line its aggressive toward your family? Or if it has a major health issues that could have been prevented with proper screening? Thats 200 smackers is now going to tripple or maybe just be thrown away if you have to give up the dog.How can anyone be sure other then paying a ton for a dog that came from show breed