My cousin had a boxer he was all white, and my husband swore it was a pit bull because he was built like one. Very muscular, and he looked similar to one, but my cousin said it was a boxer. I was just wondering. Thanks
Thats what my husband said, he didnt think there were all white boxers, and he didnt look like a typical boxer. I wish i had a pic of him but I dont. His name was pete, he was kind of aggressive, and would bite. I never got to close, and they just told me not to look him in the eyes. I dont know why he was that way. They had two other boxers that were brindle and they looked like boxers, they were so sweet. Thanks for the input.
Thanks for that, they are cute but different looking. Pete looked alot like that, but his face still didnt look as much boxer as these did. And he was alot more muscular, but maybe he was boxer. But he definantly was not as nice as boxers. Poor thing!
They say that up to 20% of American boxers are 'white'. I don't know if I believe those figures, but the number can be a lot lower with responsible breeding.
Any white covering over 1/3 of the head and body is a disqualification and your not supposed to be breeding them.
They are mostly products of 'flashy to flashy' breeding, or there are even some people that are purposely breeding whites.
I am highly annoyed at the different websites that sell 'rare whites'. Some competely aweful person was selling a CKC WHITE male boxer will full 'breeding rights' for $1900!!! The worst part is that some one who obviously doesn't know about boxers bought it.
Diana, I'm sure you weren't intentionally doing it but it kind of hurts me to read your implications that this dog couldn't be a boxer, or must have some pit in it because it is aggressive and bites. Bullies/pit bulls can be just as sweet as a boxer can be aggressive and mean.
There's no way 20% of american boxers are 'White'. I've seen lots of flashy boxers but I see a lot more that are 90-95% white. Then again I'm classifying 'white" as being 95% white, with a few dark patches. I don't consider a boxer that has overly whtie markings (like 50/50) to be 'white'. It's just got too much white on it to show.
I disagree. About 40 years ago Boxers had and probably deserved a bad reputation for aggression and they were more geared towards protecting/guarding.
After decades of careful breeding the VAST majority of boxers are pretty much the perfect family dog (in my biased opinion).
I just don't think a change like that will EVER happen with pitbulls because too many people are STILL breeding them for agressive traits. That is pretty much unheard of with boxers--and I would personally kick some one in the pills if I ever knew any one breeding for aggression.
No dog ever deserves a bad reputation for being aggressive. Any domesticated dog is a product of it's genetics and environment, good or bad. Any dog has the potential to be the perfect family dog, not just boxers. Any large and strong dog is going to be a target for the jerks that want to breed/own a mean dog. It's not the dog's fault, and you can't just turn your back and ignore it by saying you don't think it will ever happen, so what's the use? I am sure there are plenty of boxers, labs, and other dogs that are just as mean and aggressive as a mean and aggressive pit. In fact, just last weekend I met a KILLER jack russell that was rescued from being a bait dog. He literally had to be locked up whenever someone new came around. Regardless, it's general comments and insinuations that add up and contribute to the general misconception of the bully breed. I can't just let that slip by...
Heatherom- If you go back and read what I wrote, I was not implying that he was aggressive because we thought he had pit in him. I said he didnt look like a typical boxer, and my husband thought he looked more pit. Then I said he was aggressive, and the other two boxers were not. I wasnt saying he was aggressive because of the pit, he was just aggressive. I was surprised because the other two were not, they were great. I hate the way things look and sound in writing it is hard to tell what people mean. I met a pit one time that was the sweetest dog, so I dont think it is a certain type it is the way they are raised and treated. Hope that helps you feel better, I definantly didnt think it was because he was pit. My cousin swore he was boxer.