|Barked: Wed Apr 15, '09 9:50am PST |
|Do you think a boxer would be able to stay in the same house with two small dogs?- Yes, as long as it is well socialized.
Also, not sure where you live but make sure that when renting that they will allow you to have a dog that will weigh over 25 lbs and be sure to ask if Boxers are an acceptable breed.
I had some problems with this when looking to rent a house here in Oregon.
We did eventually find one but there were a lot of places that grouped Boxers in with the other restricted breeds (Dobermans, German Shepherds, Akita, Rottweiler, Pits, Ect.)
Smart (require mental stimulation in addition to physical exercise).
Good with kids
Health problems (heart problems, allergies, cancer)
Sensitive stomachs (be prepared to spend money on their food and the vet)
Short life spans
They are very high energy and require plenty of exercise (as with any other dog).
Since they come from a working breed they need something to do or they will get bored. I would recommend reading up on the NILIF (nothing in life is free) training.
As with any breed, it all depends on the dog. Yes they do require a LOT of work, but it is SOOOO worth it and they will melt your heart and make you laugh every day (and sometimes make you mad).
Maybe you could find out if there is a Boxer rescue in your area that would allow you to visit, possibly volunteer and this would allow you time to spend some time with different Boxers.
If not, maybe your local shelter might have some that you could walk.
Edited by author Wed Apr 15, '09 9:52am PST
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