Busting Myths About White Boxers
The Myths Behind the Breed
The White Boxer has always been at the heart of controversy with canine breeders. It is unfortunate that though they are a Boxer breed that because of the color of their coat they are not considered ideal in the dog breeding competition arena due to skin allergies that cause severe reactions, possible hearing loss, and skin cancer susceptible. Below are a few myths about the White Boxer breed:
Cute as a Button
White Boxers are a Rare Breed
Nearly 18% Boxer puppies born turn out white. It is a sad fact that many dog breeders euthanize white pups because they "don't meet American Boxer Club or American Kennel Club standards" Folks, wouldn't be a crime if certain humans didn't meet the set standards for homo sapiens breeding - if so, a good lot of us wouldn't be here today.
White Boxers Have Multiple Health Concerns
There are some Boxers that are born with high-maintenance conditions such as hearing loss or skin allergies. If a boxer has a hearing loss, the dog can be trained to understand hand signals, sign language, or the use of flashlights. In fact, the entire boxer breed is naturally inquisitive and very intelligent. Unfortunately, skin conditions are costly, but usually oatmeal baths and special dietary requirements prescribed by a vet can help alleviate concerns.
White Boxers are Albino
White boxers are born with white hair and still retain pigmentation.
White Boxers are a Mean Breed
Can I laugh here?
My white boxer "Fiona" is one of the sweetest, gentlest dogs that I've encountered before in my life. She's so friendly that she'd run toward a territorial Pitbull. She let my adopted motherless kitten nurse on her without a qualm. Did I mention loyalty? When she was alive, she never left my side.
You Can't Register White Boxers With the AKC
White boxers can be registered with the breeding association; however, they can only be shown in obedience.
RIP Miss Fiona
- White Boxer Rescue LLC
- Available Dogs from White Boxer Rescue
Rochester Boxer Rescue, Rochester, NY - Listings for Northeastern Boxer Rescue
- Articles Deaf White Boxers
Boxer Rescue Los Angeles a Non Profit Corporation founded by Ursula P. Sauthier, promotes rescue of Boxer dogs from animal shelters owner turn ins, and other dangerous circumstances.
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