My 2 year old boxer & constant companion is going to have 8 pups within the next 10 to 15 day I have been told, but I think sooner. She has been to the vets regularly since I got her a year & a half ago when my last child graduated from high school. We know there are 8 for we had a x ray done and sonogram. We have built her whelping box and I have a whelping kit put together in case she should need any help, experience from kids & I having dogs in the past. The vet says she is in great shape and all should go well for her, but you can never have too much information when your baby is having babies, especially 8 of them, or be too prepared. Any information or insight anyone has on birthing Boxers will be much appreciated. I have experience with other breeds so that helps, but have been told boxers are prone to problems during whelping, but not given a lot of details. I just found this sight and am hoping I get a lot of responses. Her temp is down to 99.4 and I am getting a little nervous lol. We breed her because she is wonderful with my children and grand babies & so that kids can have pups for their children, and we have a few close friends that love Nola and want a dog like her, I also plan to keep her favorite for her to have around to keep her company while I am working. I hate leaving her alone. From reading here this looks like a great sight and I look forward to reading more as well as learning more.
Make sure you know the signs of trouble in whelping, and be ready to shell out for a cesaerian section. Boxer pups have big heads, although the fact that she has 8 and not 4 is a good sign. Be sure that your vet is very familiar with brachycephalic dogs.
just responding to the advice for boxerworld as a member there unless you have had all the health testing done on your dog they wont welcome breeding questions especially if you mated her because as you say and im sure she is a wonderful dog they dont go for that there they believe in breeding to keep the standard going which is why they are strict when it comes to testing on their board