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Is My Boxer Dog What He Eats

Updated on December 3, 2017

Boxer Boy

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I had my first Boxer dog in the early fifties. I was so mad at  my Dad for bringing this excited animal into our house,as I was a big fan of German shepherds.
I ignored the dog for a while which just encouraged him to follow me everywhere, I mean everywhere. He used to come to the cinema with our gang, into Indian restaurants and even pubs. I eventually took him to Jersey, c.i. without any lead. Leads were never used in those days!
We travelled by bus to the Manchester train station then to London, and from there to Weymouth for the Channel Crossing. Almost everyone of the travellers ( A lot of honeymooners in those days going to Jersey for honeymoon tax rebates) made a big,big fuss of him.

Home Made Food

He was fed mainly by my Mother and her home made food(good grub). My Dad used to take him miles along the beach so he was very well exercised especially plenty of sea swimming. He was the most brilliant Boxer ever. He died aged 14 years. He was in excellent health and died very suddenly . It is only in the last few years that I realized after going over his old pedigree that he was a dog of quite some importance ! Anyway to us he was our first love and gave us all many laughs and much happiness.
When you get hooked on a Boxer that's it ! Your hooked for life. It's a kind of drug.
I think if you can find a good vegetarian base food for your dog and supplement it with fish or chicken or eggs you won't go far wrong. If you can put some crushed
garlic in the dogs dinner it will help. i.e fleas etc.
If I sometimes use a complete food I always soak it in either soup or cold water,if you soak it in hot water it just goes sticky. I discovered early on that my dogs have suffered from dribbling and hiccups if I don't soak their dry food.
I have had many Boxer dogs in my life,usually have 3or 4 at a time as it so unbearable when their time comes....My beautiful Bella died when only 12 years she suffered from kidney probs. All of the others lived until 15 and Ben 16..
I swear by lots of interesting exercise for them and me !
from jandee.

© 2009 jandee

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      jandee 

      7 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello Mrs.J.B,Know exactly what you mean about the excited....they are darlings,nice to have you read,thanks from jandee

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      Mrs. J. B. 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Okay you are not supposed to make me cry! My Uncle Brad had a boxer. Her name was Nikki. She was so cute. Everytime she would see me she would get so excited that she would pee on my feet. Nikki died when she was only nine. I loved this hub...

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      jandee 

      7 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello Tony, thanks for reading about my earlier Boys and girls,wonderful companions,best from m

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      Tony McGregor 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      Great Hub, Maxine. While I'm not that much of a dog fan I must admit that the boxers I have known have all been real characters.

      Loved your reminiscences here - thanks for sharing them.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      jandee 

      8 years ago

      Hello habee, have a lovely picture I took the other day of my friends Great Dane But don't know how to show it without doing a hub. They are so funny ! Sitting in her flat with a biscuit and coffee and the Great Dane is high above me looking down,thanks for saying hello...

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Boxers are great! I know what you mean about the drug - I'm addicted to Great Danes! Enjoyed the read!

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