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Our Euro has his dew claws. He has really big feet, and does use the extra nail to stabilize him on ice and snow. This helps if they are doing any tracking work. I prefer them without because they can snag on stuff.

You should be able to get a look at the registration papers for the puppies. I would want them to go back for at least six generations. I think it's proper to ask a breeder who they use for veterinary care, and if it's okay for you to contact them directly! You'd have your puppy seen by your veterinarian asap.
Struddell was a solid lean female at 65lbs. I only became really aware of how small her feet were when buying boots?

The Boxer drop down menus just wasn't working?? Her feet were just freaking small! Long slender legs and tiny feet seem to be the American thing? I had to measure her feet to fit boots and still found it hard to believe how small her feet were!

The Boxers I worked with, I never noticed there feet? Have to look at our friends dog closer next time.

Interesting about the dew claws?? Never knew they had a use?? It depends on the dog (breed) I guess?? GSD's keep them but there dew claws are solidly attached. It looks more like a thumb. It's not all floppy and funny looking like some dogs are.

I don't think the dogs I worked with had them but yet again...I did not look at there feet! :)
 

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The woman brought her nephew and the dog over today. It did NOT go well. The dog is 3 and so beautiful. He has obviously not well socialized. They were here for over 1/2 hour and we didn't even get to pet him. I cannot take the responsibility on (and the liability) honestly it saddens me and I hope he puts his dog on a rescue that will make sure he gets the training and socialization he needs.

This is the dog I was interested in adopting, but they won't even consider us which I find to be odd as we are approved and my dog does well with older dogs.

http://theboxerrescue.org/tbri2_150.htm

Oh well the search continues...
 

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The woman brought her nephew and the dog over today. It did NOT go well. The dog is 3 and so beautiful. He has obviously not well socialized. They were here for over 1/2 hour and we didn't even get to pet him. I cannot take the responsibility on (and the liability) honestly it saddens me and I hope he puts his dog on a rescue that will make sure he gets the training and socialization he needs.

This is the dog I was interested in adopting, but they won't even consider us which I find to be odd as we are approved and my dog does well with older dogs.

http://theboxerrescue.org/tbri2_150.htm

Oh well the search continues...
What area are you in?
What is your approx budget?
What do you want out of the dog?
Working, showing,obeidence, just a pet?
Are you will to have a pup transported to you?
 

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The woman brought her nephew and the dog over today. It did NOT go well. The dog is 3 and so beautiful. He has obviously not well socialized. They were here for over 1/2 hour and we didn't even get to pet him. I cannot take the responsibility on (and the liability) honestly it saddens me and I hope he puts his dog on a rescue that will make sure he gets the training and socialization he needs.
Yeah it did not go well! So you saw a complete disaster! I see it a bit different! :)

But first..yep "everyone" expects "Boxers" to be friendly outgoing people friendly dogs! And by and large if they are raised even halfway right they usually are!

Struddell "never" saw a human being she did not like! And people loved her! Company over and Halloween were her favorite time of year! Men would giggle and laugh at her antics... female friends, tended to be kind of "cool" towards her "antics." Personally I think they were all jealous of her slim figure! :)

Anyway...that aside Boxers are "real" dogs! This dog did not know you! Most likely he is one of the few that is "actually" suspicious of starngers and new unknow places??

JQP pretty much always brings a new dog home does a "perfunctory" intro to the resident dog and says...here's the food and water. This is your backyard. Couch is over there and here's the remote, have fun!

I did that with my GSD...that did not work out so well, 7 months later! A much better approach to ensure long term success is here:

I just got a rescued dog – what do I do? | stickydogblog

Not saying "NO" was not the right call for you. But this could be a good dog in the right hands! Folks that look to adopt aren't look for a challenge when they adopt/foster a dog but some times it happens!

Now you know! :)

This is the dog I was interested in adopting, but they won't even consider us which I find to be odd as we are approved and my dog does well with older dogs.

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Hmm, do you think you "ticked" someone off there??

Any chance you could help out at adoption day events at that rescue..if your one of them, that would help!

Do you have a fenced in yard??
 

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Not trying to be nit picky but the description of the dog said it had natural ears. Those pictures show cropped ears. Someone apparently does not know the difference.
 

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As I've mentioned before the dog should have been met on neutral property. It was also in the hands of the "aunt" so she probably doesn't know all his que's and even my 9 month old is all crazy like at first when he meets someone new, we have to give it a few minutes before he is allowed the meet n great to settle. Half hour...he should have just been put thru some paces, heel, sit, down while he settled and not just brought to your home to meet. With any rescue dog it will take time and patience. Dogs get use to their environment thats why its good to switch your training places around some. (hint to self..we need to go to some new places). I think in order to take a mature dog into your home you really need some experience, perhaps working with the rescue or fostering where you can get some assistance. Its not hard but it does take patience and time. I am sure you will find the right one soon. Don't rush, take your time.
 

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I would also run from that other breeder you posted. Did they show you copies of the health testing results? Their website gives me a lot of read flags. No health testing posted, no pictures of the dogs they own, an explanation of why there are sealed brindles and it's not a very good one.
 

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What area are you in?
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What do you want out of the dog?
Working, showing,obeidence, just a pet?
Are you will to have a pup transported to you?
Hoping to not pay more than 1500
I'm in NH (NH MA line)
Looking for family pet
Not interested in having pup transported :)
 

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But first..yep "everyone" expects "Boxers" to be friendly outgoing people friendly dogs! And by and large if they are raised even halfway right they usually are!


Not saying "NO" was not the right call for you. But this could be a good dog in the right hands! Folks that look to adopt aren't look for a challenge when they adopt/foster a dog but some times it happens!

Hmm, do you think you "ticked" someone off there??
Boxers are not tough to train. We did not bring our boxer (or our Shih tzu) to any outside training. Simply bringing them around people, and other dogs, and working on their behavior in a day in day out routine gave us great dogs. Good with kids, good with people, loving to snuggle, and play. This dog was obviously crated for 3 years with no socialization. Yes maybe he would have been better in a neutral place, but my husband put out his hand for the dog to smell, and he growled at him. He needs a home without kids or people where someone can work with him. Our home wouldn't work- too much chaos all the time :)

Yes- honestly I think I ticked someone off. The only thing I can think of is over the winter they had an 8 year old that needed a home. I was on the phone with them and they were pushing me very hard to take her. I was considering it, but we really wanted a younger dog that the kids can have for a long time. Anyway the day before I was to go meet her (she was over an hour away) I got a flat tire, and my daughter got sick. I cancelled the meeting, and they found another home. It was really bad timing, and they shouldn't have been pushing me like that... But to hold a grudge, and throw away a great home for one of the rescue dogs is pretty dumb in my eyes, and makes me question the rescue.
 

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I would also run from that other breeder you posted. Did they show you copies of the health testing results? Their website gives me a lot of read flags. No health testing posted, no pictures of the dogs they own, an explanation of why there are sealed brindles and it's not a very good one.
Thank you :) I am learning a lot from this site
 

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Boxers are not tough to train. We did not bring our boxer (or our Shih tzu) to any outside training. Simply bringing them around people, and other dogs, and working on their behavior in a day in day out routine gave us great dogs. Good with kids, good with people, loving to snuggle, and play. This dog was obviously crated for 3 years with no socialization. Yes maybe he would have been better in a neutral place, but my husband put out his hand for the dog to smell, and he growled at him. He needs a home without kids or people where someone can work with him. Our home wouldn't work- too much chaos all the time :)

Yes- honestly I think I ticked someone off. The only thing I can think of is over the winter they had an 8 year old that needed a home. I was on the phone with them and they were pushing me very hard to take her. I was considering it, but we really wanted a younger dog that the kids can have for a long time. Anyway the day before I was to go meet her (she was over an hour away) I got a flat tire, and my daughter got sick. I cancelled the meeting, and they found another home. It was really bad timing, and they shouldn't have been pushing me like that... But to hold a grudge, and throw away a great home for one of the rescue dogs is pretty dumb in my eyes, and makes me question the rescue.
Well honestly, my Duke has been well socialized but there are still some people he is wary of! Especially men for some reason! The first time he met my dad and brother he was just about a year old and he growled at them and wouldn't let them touch him. I think because they both have such deep voices. That's the only thing I could think of? But now he loves them both! The meeting definitely should have been on neutral grounds. But who knows, that may not have worked out either. Hopefully they can find him a good home soon!

You have to remember that rescues are run by people, and some people can be petty and miserable. Unfortunately, yours is not the first story that I've heard like this! No, they should not be pushing you to take a dog like that. They should be listening to your request and then match you up with the best dog for YOU. If they don't have a match they should tell you so and move on.
 

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What area are you in?
What is your approx budget?
What do you want out of the dog?
Working, showing,obeidence, just a pet?
Are you will to have a pup transported to you?
Hoping to not pay more than 1500
I'm in NH (NH MA line)
Looking for family pet
Not interested in having pup transported
$1500 is a fair price for a pet quality throughly health tested pup.
I reccomend going on the AKC website and finding breeders in your area that throughly health test.
then contact the breeder and fill out a puppy application if they have one even if they dont have litters on their websites. Get to know the breeder form a relationship and tell them everything you want. Chances are if they dont have a litter or one coming up they will have friends that do and will pass on your info to someone that will.
 

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Sarah,
I agree that particular rescue is not the one for you. They should try and match your needs with current dogs and if they don't have one available they should just say instead of trying to push a dog on you that they just want a home for. Part of rescue is doing a good match so the dog doesn't end up back with them. I'm thinking since you have a dog and children probably a pup that you could raise yourself is the best bet unless of corse the perfect match comes along. I'm sure you will find the right dog, just take e your time.
 

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Boxers are not tough to train.
Nope not when you understand them they aren't! :)


Yes- honestly I think I ticked someone off. The only thing I can think of is over the winter they had an 8 year old that needed a home. I was on the phone with them and they were pushing me very hard to take her. I was considering it, but we really wanted a younger dog that the kids can have for a long time. Anyway the day before I was to go meet her (she was over an hour away) I got a flat tire, and my daughter got sick. I cancelled the meeting, and they found another home. It was really bad timing, and they shouldn't have been pushing me like that... But to hold a grudge, and throw away a great home for one of the rescue dogs is pretty dumb in my eyes, and makes me question the rescue.
Yeah I kinda wondered?? You could still try and volunteer at the one that has the dog you want! Put sometime in and they will most likely view you differently! Fosters "always have first choice!
 

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Thank you all! The original breeder I was looking into (that I am steering clear of) had her puppies. She was pregnant with 11 and had a c section last night. She has 5 puppies. Is that normal?
Not that it matters, but kinda scary. Still searching I'll keep you all posted when I find my pup!!
 

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Thank you all! The original breeder I was looking into (that I am steering clear of) had her puppies. She was pregnant with 11 and had a c section last night. She has 5 puppies. Is that normal?
Not that it matters, but kinda scary. Still searching I'll keep you all posted when I find my pup!!
11 and then five?? And a C section??

I never plan on breeding my next Baby Girl (Boxer) but is any of that normal??
 
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