Frequently Asked Questions
IS THE GESTATION PERIOD FOR A BOXER PUPPY?
The average gestation period for a boxer pup is about 65 days.
Q:WHEN SHOULD I HAVE MY PUP'S TAIL DOCKED?
A:No later than the second day.
Q:WHEN SHOULD I HAVE MY PUP'S EARS CLIPPED?
A:Clipping the ears is a very painful process and it requires a lot of
time and attention. A lot of breeders are not having the ears clipped
now because it is such a painful process. The A.K.C. will show with or
without clipping of the ears.
But if you are going to have the boxers ears clipped then it should be
done between 9 and 12 weeks and the pup should be kept in a clen
Also: If you are having a brindle boxer's ears clipped you should know
that many brindle boxers have been mistaken for pit bulls and shot.
"this is not a joke".
Q:CAN I FEED A NEW BORN PUP BABY FORMULA?
A:NO! Never feed a pup baby formula. Most baby products have Iron added.
You never want to give iron to a pup.
You can buy "Bitches Milk" at your local Vet or Wal-Mart in the pet
In the case that this product is not available to you, you can mix the
12 oz. Evaporated milk without iron.
1 teaspoon Karo syrup
Thin with pure water.
It is very important that you use this formula only in case of an
emergancy and no longer than one day.
Use "Bitches Milk" as soon as you can.
Q:HOW OFTEN DO BOXERS COME IN HEAT?
A:About once every six months.
Q:HOW OLD SHOULD MY BOXER BE BEFORE I BREED HER FOR THE FIRST TIME?
A:About 2 1/2 to 3 years of age.
Q:WHAT ARE COMMON HEALTH PROBLEMS WITH BOXERS?
A:CARS! "Be sure to have a fenced in yard".
A:CANCER is a very real problem with any dog but it seems to be common in
female boxers who have not been spayed. You should feel for lumps
A:DEAFNESS is very common among solid white boxers "watch for imbreeding"