- Short coated (does shed the same as other short haired breeds).
- Weight/Height: Our
ultimate goal is for a dog that is around 20-25 pounds, 14-15 inches at the shoulder. Our dogs have typically ranged from
15 - 30 pounds and 12-18 inches at the shoulder.
- They are very loving and affectionate and happy. They are
very athletic and agile. They are a high energy type breed.
- Our dogs get along great with other dogs, other
pets and children. They can be pretty busy as youngsters but usually settle down around 2 to 3 years of age. Even
still they love to be a couch potatoe and most think they are "lap dogs"! Mine dogs are great about "sounding
the alarm" when they see or hear something out of the ordinary, but these aren't the kind of dog that will "attack".
typically have tails docked when the pups are a few days old. We ALWAYS leave the ears natural. We do not crop the ears
on our Mini Boxers. We leave the dew claws "natural" meaning we do not have them removed.
used in development: Our lines were originally started by using dogs that were 50% Boxer. Pug is also in the background
of every puppy that we raise. We have at times outcrossed to dogs with different heritage to help bring the size down
or to improve upon the bites or help elongate the ears, or better the ear folds, etc. We have been breeding
Mini Boxer to Mini Boxer for sometime now, so are not doing any outcrossing to any other purebreds, Boxer or otherwise, at
the present time. So our puppies offered are "true" Mini Boxers. Our puppies are not just
a simple first generation cross, but are the result of our many years of blending these genes over several generations
to arrive at where we are today.
- We are not using any Registry service at the present time.
Expectancy/Longevity: The original dogs that we started with in our breeding programs were born in 2002, so we can only speculate.
12-14 years is my guess. It would be the same as other types/breeds of dogs in their size range.
- Health Concerns:
Again, our oldest dogs were born in 2002 so we don't have a long history to go on. We have had a few cases of cherry
eye, to be expected. We have have had a few (expected)cases of pinched nares (common to Pugs and Boxers). There have
been a few cases of loose knees, to be expected in dogs under 25 pounds. We have had one case of severe allergies
reported in a Mini Boxer (not deemed hereditary) and one case of chronic sinus infection in a Mini Boxer. We have had
one case of neurological problems arise in an older dog which altered the dog's personality and required euthanasia. Health
Testing: We appear to be the ONLY breeders of these types/breeds doing any kind of formal health testing. We have
our adult dog's eyes examined by a Canine Opthalmologist via a CERF exam and we also have their patellas (knee joints) tests
conducted via the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA).