A revived article and video in memory of Bruno the boxer who became part of the family when we were 3 years old.
From time to time we part from our small-dog theme to help in other ways. Boxer dog adoption qualifies…
Even though the boxer is considered a medium-to-large breed dog, aren't they all small dogs at some point anyway?
This story is educational, inspirational and provides us with kibble-for-thought re: Boxer dog adoption.
So here we go. Thanks to the SPCA in the video for the resources to help.
Although Dori is not a boxer, (you wouldn't know what she was in the beginning) we hope she inspired you to read something about them.
How much do you know about Boxer dog adoption? Unless you have experience of it then the answer is likely to be not all that much, but then you may also be questioning why you need to know so much. Adopting a dog is a big decision for any household and one that is often taken all too lightly but there are certain factors you need to consider for Boxer dog adoption that may not occur to you straight away. There is a lot to consider and the information outlined below should help you to ensure that you are making the right decision.
Before you consider Boxer dog adoption, there are a few things that you need to know about the breed. Firstly, Boxers are incredibly well built dogs and are considered to be medium to large dogs so they do need a lot of space. They are also incredibly lively and energetic so you will need to provide exercise on a daily basis, as well as have copious amounts of patience when it comes to training. Although Boxers do pick up instruction quite easily, by nature they are loving and excitable dogs so you may find that training becomes a little too much sometimes! Overall though, Boxer dog adoption is made easy by virtue of how friendly and loving the breed can be.
The great thing about Boxer dog adoption is that you do not really have to consider the other members of your household when choosing the breed. Why? Because Boxers are suitable for homes with children and other pets. They are so easy going that they will happily live alongside cats and small children with little effort, although they would have to be taught how to act around smaller children from day one to make sure that they do not get over-excited and cause an accident. However, if you have limited space or are elderly then Boxer dog adoption may not be for you. The former is largely because Boxers do need space and can get quite claustrophobic. If this is the case then they may become destructive. If you are older and are unable to handle your Boxer or provide daily exercise then again he or she may become bored and destructive as a result.
Other Factors To Consider
When you look into Boxer dog adoption, there are a few other factors that you need to consider, and the most important is where to adopt your Boxer from. You may want to go to a shelter and look for one that has been abandoned or you may want to go to an official breeder. The former will have checked out their dogs in advance and it can be incredibly fulfilling to provide an older dog with a home but Boxer dog adoption from breeders is not quite so simple. Always go to a reputable breeder and make sure that you can look at full medical records for your puppy. Similarly, make sure that your pup is being raised in a clean environment with a happy mom. If you have any reservations at all then just walk away. However, when you find a good breeder and have considered all of the above then you are ready to take the final step and choose Boxer dog adoption!
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