My friend has a white boxer and has had nothing but health problems. this dog practicaly wrote the book on genetic disorders and health issues. I wouldn't go there if I was you. My friend is thinking in the direction of putting her down. She can't live a normal life running in and out of the vets office.
***Edited By: aleczandra on 11/19/2006 10:32:12 AM*** Reason: spelling
I REALLY HATE TO DISAGREE WITH THE WHITE BOXER DEBATE BUT A WHITE BOXER CAN BE FULLY REGISTERED BY AKC AND WITH NO LIMITATIONS. I HAVE A WHITE FEMALE AND DID HAVE A WHITE MALE. AS LONG AS TWO REGISTERED BOXERS BREED ANY OFFSPRING OF THEIRS CAN BE REGISTERED. ALOT OF PEOPLE THINK IT IS WRONG BUT I HAVE BRED MY WHITE FEMALE WITH A BRINDLE AND HAVE HAD GOGEOUS PUPS WITH ABSOLUTELY NO HEALTH PROBLEMS. I HAVE ALSO BRED MY WHITE MALE TO MY MAHOGANY FEMALE AND ALSO HAVE HAD GORGEOUS PUPS. OUT OF SIX LITTERS WHEN ONE PARENT WAS WHITE I HAVE HAD ONLY 2 WHITE PUPS. WE HAVE NEVER HAD ANY HEALTH PROBLEMS WITH THE PUPS AND I AM STILL IN CONTACT WITH ALL THE OWNERS SIX YEARS LATER. WHEN I REGISTERED MY WHITE MALE I MARKED THE WRONG COLOR AND HAD TO SEND IN PICTURES OF HIM TO AKC AND THEY FULLY REGISTERED HIM. I KNOW EVERYONE HAS THEIR OPNIONS AND PEOPLE MIGHT THINK I AM WRONG BUT MY DOGS WOULD NEVER BEEN BRED IF THEY WERE NOT HEALTHY.I NEVER BRED TO GET WHITES OR TO END UP WITH A "SHOW PUP". IF IT IS WRONG TO BREED DIFFERENT COLORS OF DOGS THEN HOW IS IT OK TO BREED DIFFERENT BREEDS OF DOGS THAT AKC ARE NOW REGISTERING WHEN FIVE YERS AGO THESE WERE CALLED MUTTS. I BELIEVE AS LONG AS YOUR MALE AND FEMALE IS HEALTHY THERE IS NO PROBLEM WITH BREEDING THEM. WE HAVE HAD AWESOME PUPPIES THAT HAVE CERTAIN MARKINGS THAT MAKE THEM DISTINCT AND SPECIAL. I HAVE NEVER LIED TO A POTENTIAL BUYER AND THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO SEE BOTH PARENTS AND NEVER HAVE WE HAD SOMEONE NOT BUY A PUP BECAUSE OF ONE PARENT BEING WHITE. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO VOICE MY OPNION JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. I HOPE THIS HAS BEEN A LITTLE HELP TO SOMEONE LOOKING TO BUY A BOXER. NO MATTER WHAT COLOR YOU DECIDE ON ANY BOXER IS A WONDERFUL DOG. THEY WILL BE YOUR BEST FRIEND, YOUR CHILDRENS GUARDIAN AND BEST FRIEND, AND THEY WILL LOVE ANY STRANGER THAT COMES TO YOUR HOUSE. WHEN I SIGNED UP HERE IT SAID NO BREEDER/BREEDING BASHING. WONDER WHO DOESNT READ REALLY WELL, CINEMA?
***Edited By: boxdog88 on 12/27/2006 1:14:49 PM*** Reason: SPELLING
boxdog88-- The bottom line is that the AMERICAN BOXER CLUB (you know the national parent club for boxers) says that it is a DISQUALIFICATION, and that all WHITE puppies from breeders following it's code of ethics should be spayed/neutered or at least sold with limited registration.
What ever breeder you purchased your whites from with full AKC registration was NOT reputable either. It doesn't matter if you are trying to raise show puppies or not. You should ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS try to improve the breed and 'breed up'.
I care about NOT producing white puppies to the point that I follow the GERMANS lead and I rarely even breed flashy to flashy. I breed flashy to solid or even solid to solid and I have only had 4-5 white puppies total in over 10 years.
With so many nice colored dogs/bitches out there that you could have chosen for breeding there is just no excuse for breeding your white boxers.