Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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Boxer Puppies

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Anna Olson
Mar 20 ·

Getting a new dog is an exciting and stressful time. Knowing what to look for when choosing from a selection of boxer puppies may be difficult. You will also want to make sure you get a healthy puppy from the start to avoid potential heartbreak. With our tips on what to look out for when getting a boxer, you can spend less time worrying and more time enjoying life with your new dog.

How To Choose A Boxer Puppy

Choosing the boxer puppy right for you will take time, research, and dedication. Luckily, we’ve compiled five basic tips to help you get started on your journey with your new dog.

1. Look For A Reputable Boxer Breeder

Unfortunately, not all dog breeders follow the best breeding practices. Therefore, it is essential you do your research when finding boxer puppies. Those with certificates from the American Kennel Club (AKC) have good reputations within the boxer breeding community.

2. Meet Your Puppy’s Parents

You will get a good idea of your boxer puppy’s behavior, color, and any potential health conditions by taking a look at the litter’s parents. A responsible breeder should also have health records and any genetic testing results on hand for you.

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3. Check Medical Records

Boxer puppies generally get their first vet visits and vaccinations at around 6 weeks of age. A reputable breeder should have their vet records available for you. If the puppies have had any cosmetic procedures like tail or ear docking, the breeder should be able to inform you of that too.

4. Look For A Healthy Puppy

A healthy boxer puppy will be bright and alert. They will have a healthy skin and coat with no bald patches or redness. Do not be afraid to get up close and personal with any puppy, or to ask questions of the breeder. You should also check the breeding facility to make sure it is clean. Make sure the puppies are well-fed and have plenty of water.

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5. Be Honest About Your Lifestyle

A responsible and involved breeder will be able to recommend the puppy with the personality which best fits your lifestyle and habits. When you go to buy, they have spent weeks with the litter, getting to know their temperaments and individual quirks. A boxer breeder should be asking you questions to make sure any puppy will be a good fit in your household.

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Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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