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The Impossible Choice when Searching For A Pet

Updated on August 4, 2017

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The Impossible Choice When searching for A Pet

It was time for the kid to have a pet and we all wanted him to have the family favourite which is the Boxer Dog .

We are all mad on Boxers. One exception is my Daughter, who is 'Boss' in this matter, and doesn't want a big dog. The search is on for a little cuddly mite. Help ! Where do I start ? Poodle,Fox terrier, Wow ! there's millions of them.

The Search

Where have all these dogs come from? Well, thought I. Surely the best place to start is in the park as everyday, when out with my Boxer, we meet hundreds of little 'sweety,sweety' breeds, so in my usual optimistic fashion, I went 'sweety' dog hunting' .


One hour later and frustrated by failure I put my mission aside until the next day as all I had accomplished was lots of conversation with owners of Great Danes,Bull Mastiffs and every big breed imaginable .

It's easy to pick up a newspaper and read about a breed but, I reasoned ,that getting information straight from the owners was a better idea. Early next day I walked to the park fully confident that by lunchtime I would have the name of the breed which would very soon be installed in our family or rather our daughters. I saw a group of women walking by, about five of them, and they had about Six different breeds between them.

Can we talk dogs ?

"Excuse me" I called, "can we talk dogs ?" well Two hours went very quickly ,as each woman vied for attention to tell me all the good points about her breed, and I was more confused then ever. I felt like a judge at a dog show." maybe tomorrow" I thought as I made my way home feeling not quite so optimistic........


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    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello colorfulone , how nice to think of a dog. However I would like to say how right you are to consider the climate. The Boxer Dog is a tough dog but is also a softie, and needs company and a cosy fire in the chilly nights. where it can cuddle on your feet,thanks for reading and comment,

      regards jandee..

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      Susie Lehto 

      4 years ago from Minnesota

      Someday I will get another dog and I think a Boxer would be nice to have around. Living in a cold climate though it would be best to get a dog with longer fur so it could stand the cold weather and enjoy being outdoors year around to play and go for walks. There are many things to consider bringing a new member of the family into a home.

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello Jem,

      thanks for reading!

      Yes that tool would have been very handy,can't have enough information can we... Hope you made the right choice !best from jandee

    • Jemjoseph profile image


      4 years ago

      Choosing the perfect pet can be a difficult decision, I remember there was a great tool on the AOL site many years ago that helped to filter the best dog breed according to their needs, size personality and other factors that one might not have considered or known, sadly long after when I tried to find this page, the info could not be found.

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello Habee, many thanks !

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      Holle Abee 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Enjoyed the read! My best friend has a boxer, and as you know, I have 2 Great Danes. Voted up!

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Being a dog person I wish you well and maybe a little 'mut'(puppy) will keep Kitkat company ! wish all a happy time,best from m.

      nothing like a dog to keep young uns happy is there?

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      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      ...and sometimes a pet just chooses you!

      We have just been chosen by a cat who has just moved in and taken over, the way cats often do!

      Caitlin, our daughter, is delighted. She has long wanted a pet but we demurred, not wanting to have the added responsibility and attendant restrictions on mobility. But as so often happens we were overruled! We have been appointed staff to a very colourful character of a cat, so far only known as "Kitkat"! I guess he had a break!

      Enjoyed your Hub - thanks!

      Love and peace


    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Micky hello,

      thanks for nice compliment,bestfrom jandee

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Great write! Thank you dear jandee!

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Ah! Ralwus.. He has a magic pen ......

      Had this breed since early teens including many litters which were never planned but very welcome anyway,always made new owners sign a good ownershop form of release back to me,bit cheeky but for the pups sake ! Cesar does have the magic! wow two magics on one comment !

      Thanks for nice words and I look forward to reading yours and what a great time you must have with all your pack,bye for now ,jandee

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      Peg Cole 

      8 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      Hi Jandee - A friend of mine had a lovely Boxer who was old and sweet, so gentle, so loving. Yours looks gorgeous and somewhat like a small horse! Loads of fun. And I like Cesar Milan too. He has the magic touch with dogs.

      Found you on a Ralwus poem.

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello dkrainwater, mine is ! Very much so! But all are different and never did I dream that I would own and indeed(just about)manage to control such a high energy dog .Thanks for reading.....

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      8 years ago from Sheridan, Wyoming

      Never owned a boxer, I thought they were high maintenance


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