Our breeding lines were originally started with dogs that had one parent being a Boxers and the other parent
another breed. We have at times outcrossed to dogs with different heritage beyond that to help bring the size down or
to improve upon the bites or help elongate the ears, increase bone density, 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 typically "true" Mini Boxers.
Our puppies are not just a simple one time cross of a Boxer to another breed, but are the result of our
many years of carefully blending genes together over several generations to arrive at where we are today.
We certainly can give people the mathematical percentages of what the breakdown of breeds are in any given
litter's background, but that does not mean that a dog's genes have been inherited in an exact mathematical manner,
in fact far from it. Since a puppy receives one gene from each parent, the only time a true mathematical equation is
correct is when one parent is one breed and the other parent dog a different breed, then the puppy is truley 50% of each.
Any breedings down from that would be anyone's guess as to how the gene's match up in subsequent generations.
So for instance, let's say one of our multi-generational
litters is 37.5% Boxer, 25% Boston Terrier, 18.75% Pug, 18.75% JRT. If there are 6 pups born, each pup can look
different from the other. We suggest that customers choose the "look" of a particular pup that
they like rather than focus on "percentages". This should help explain it better:
This is from: http://www.goldendoodles.com/faqs/generations.htm
"First generation hybrids are all exactly 50% of each parent
breed. Half their chromosomes from one parent, half from the other. Dogs have 78 chromosomes, so picture 39 white marbles
and 39 black marbles, each colour representing a parent breed, in a large bowl representing the chromosomes of each dog. When
these hybrids reproduce, each sperm or egg will contain '39 marbles randomly picked from the large bowl'. Statistically the
random mix will be somewhat evenly distributed, but it is theoretically possible though unlikely to 'pull out 39 black marbles'
and also produce a purebred of either parent breed. "
If you go to that page, there is a photograph showing the example of a litter of
first generation wolf/poodle crosses where all dogs look uniformly equal. Then there is a photo of a 2nd generation
cross of these 50/50 wolf/poodles and the result in the same litter are there are some dogs that look like the first 50/50 cross,
some that look like poodles and some that look like wolves . . . so even though mathematically every dog in that 2nd
generation litter is "50% Poodle and 50% Wolf" in actuality, the genes in some of the dogs might be more like