I am looking for a new Boxer puppy and found some in the paper. I called for more information and asked the basic questions, (shots,age,color Etc.) and i asked what color the mother was and she said that she was an AKC white boxer. I've heard that white boxers could have some health problems, does anyone know them? Should I steer clear of this breeder? Thank you for any information you can give :)
Some folks are big into euthanizing white boxers for not meeting the standards. I would look into seeing if there are rescues in your area that deal with boxers or white boxers, not only for information but maybe to see if there's one available that fits what you're looking for.
***Edited By: Lorrix on 11/17/2006 6:37:16 PM*** Reason: added
mafia that isn't true, I had a full registered boxer who had both white parents, I originally purchased him for breeding untill I got his "real" pedigree, then he was neutered, but the pups can be registered.
Oh you're right it should not have happened, but it did. I sued the pants off her for the cost of the dog, and the price of the neuter. I should have done more homework when it came to the "breeder" but I thought after 6 months of e-mails I could trust her.
my friend has a white boxer who did have a few health problems through out her life. the main issue was skin irritation, which she has been treating with meds. now that the dog is older, she has issues with bowel movements, had a cyst in her eye, and she had some other major infection. her white boxer was a rescue, not registered, but she got it as an 8 week old puppy. She spent over $5 000 in the past 3 years on surgeries and vet bills.
My friend has several adopted white boxers. A few of the problems she has had ahve been deafness, eye problems and A LOT OF SKIN PROBLEMS!!!! I would ask breeder if eyes and ears have been vet checked, not just checked by her. Also ask her what problems other puppies have had not that you will get the whole truth!!!
I don't want to disagree however I encounter the same type of comments on my white schnauzers. I am currently researching white boxers but here's what I know for fact about white schnauzers. They are completely and fully registered through AKC. They can not be shown yet in conformation but are allowed to compete in every other AKC event. They are allowed to compete in International shows here in the US because International shows go by FCI guidelines which are from the country of orgin. For schnauzers this is Germany where whites are completely accepted. The DNA genetics have been tested and completed on white schnauzers to prove they are an origianal color. They do not have health problems because they are white if they do have health problems it is because of bad breeding. If anyone does the research you will find that the first and original stud books in Germany listed a majority of white color (then called yellow because the harsh coat has a yellow tint to it) over any other color. Some so called reputable breeders deny ever having a white and dunk any born in a bucket of water before it can even breath because of the discrimation they would encounter if anyone in the "club" found out. White color in Miniature Schnauzers is a recessive gene and will produce itself occasionally out of any color parents. Sorry to be so long, just very passionate in not wanting babies killed. I do raise and show whites and own the #1 white mini in America, so the knowledge is as accurate and completely backed by my healthy active beautiful dogs. I also own every other color approved by the FCI. I am just very passionate about raising awareness of whites to stop this needless killling.
I agree and like I said am currently researching white boxers. So can not comment on that. True to be sure and do the research. Cute doesn't always equal quality. Was just trying to enlighten that myths are out there and not always true. Please know that I am not an expert and am in no way trying to disturb. Just presenting facts I know. AKC does not allow whites in conformation. International shows do not allow white boxers in conformation but they as well are researching to see if they should.
i found this to be the most informative sites for info on the white boxers.
" A white boxer can be registered, however, it would never place in conformation because it is not in standard. Just like white german shepherds.... "
with the white gsd, this is only true in AKC conformation showing. If both of the parents (regardless of color) are registered with the AKC or CKC as German Shepherds, then any resulting puppy would be fully registerable as a German Shepherd Dog. While the white dogs can no longer compete in the breed (conformation) ring in AKC or CKC, they are fully eligible to compete in any and all performance events sponsored by either registry. Neither AKC nor CKC restrict registration of a German Shepherd Dog based on its color.
to add to what dusty said about the white german shepherd, the UKC recognizes the white color and includes it in the standard for the GSD. however, the white GSD has broken away from the GSD and has now become known as the white shepherd dog. the white shepherd dog is recognized by the UKC, since 1999, and participates in conformation classes through that registry.
AKC GSD color standard : The German Shepherd Dog varies in color, and most colors are permissible. Strong rich colors are preferred. Pale, washed-out colors and blues or livers are serious faults. A white dog must be disqualified.
UKC GSD color standard : The German Shepherd Dog comes in many colors and white.
UKC white shepherd dog : Ideal coat color is a pure white. Colors ranging from a very light cream to a light biscuit tan are acceptable but not preferred.