Boxers have many many wonderful characteristics but they are not for everyone. They are strong dogs and can be fairly large dogs, weighing up to 90lb and more. Obedience training and socialization is important. The boxer breed unfortunately can have some serious health issues including cancer, cardiomyopathy and hypothyroidism. Should you decide to purchase a boxer, please choose a responsible ethical breeder. You usually won't find these breeders advertising in the newspaper.
There are numerous boxers in rescues and shelters that are in need of forever homes. Many of these boxers are house trained, crate trained and have some obedience training. Most rescues screen their boxers and can match the perfect boxer to your lifestyle and family. If you are considering a boxer, please research the breed thoroughly and be prepared to add a family member not just a dog.
Please check the links and groups below to learn more about the Boxer!
Forums & Email Lists...
BoxersRule Forums Learn about boxers from people that have boxers, share experiences, information and pictures of your boxers.
Boxer Friends Member only group dedicated to the boxer breed.
American Kennel Club Information concerning all purebred dogs.
American Boxer Club Specific information concerning Boxers, including genetic diseases and health articles as well as listings of local boxer clubs.
Boxer-Dogs General resource of breeders, rescues, and clubs, including a selection of pictures of Boxers and informational links.
Queensland Boxer Club Information on health, training and rescues. Located in Queensland, Australia.
Dog-Breeds Provides information on care and training for all dogs as well as specific information about boxers.
Colleen Paige Professional Dog Trainer. 20 years of experience-Advice over the phone - Dog Training Book - Put an end to barking, jumping, biting, chewing, digging etc.
American Boxer Rescue Association A list of boxer rescues that are recognized by the ABRA.
Boxer Angels Rescue Serving the northeast-mainly NY, NJ, CT and PA
Contact: Tina 1-877-598-7751
The Boxer Map This site is a resource for those looking for a boxer as well as the current boxer owner.
Helping Hands for Boxer Rescue Located in Hawseville, KY
Lone Star Boxer Rescue Based in Houston, TX.
Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue Serving middle and east Tennessee.
NorCal Boxer Rescue Serves Northern California and the Central Coast
Northeastern Boxer Rescue Serves the northeastern USA
Rockin' P Rescue Serving Alabama & Georgia
Southern Idaho Boxer Rescue Located in Kimberly, Idaho
WA State Boxer Rescue Serves Tri-Cities area, Washington state.
Contact: Terrie 509-588-3480 or Email: WA Boxer Rescue