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White Boxers  -  The


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     Quite often, we have white boxers in rescue looking for a new home so we thought that we should attempt to dispel some of the myths and

     ideas that people seem to have about them.

     Many boxer breeders over-look white puppies as they feel that the ideal boxer should be red or brindle with symmetrical whitemarkings on

     the face and legs and that anything over 25% of white on the body is unacceptable. They forget that white puppies are still boxers!

     The majority of boxer litters usually contain one or more white puppies, especially if the sire & dam are both flashy, that is withwhite

     markings on the face, legs and chest.

     Some breeders do not wish to rear these puppies so they are quite often put to sleep as soon as they are born.

     White boxer puppies can still find loving and caring homes like the red or brindle puppies as they are, after all, still a boxer dog despite their


     We hear the same old stories that if you have a white boxer he will be deaf, blind or die early.

     One person actually said that they had been told white boxers were born with webbed feet!

     It is fair to say that of all the white boxers that are born, 18% are born deaf, maybe in one or both ears but they can be trained and with a little

     love and patience do grow up to lead happy, contented lives just like any other boxer dog.

     Unfortunately, the white Boxer has been the cause of much controversy among breeders and owners for quite some time but hopefully, the      

     information below will help you to decide.

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White boxers are rare.

    ... AND THE TRUTH:


     Approximately 25% of all boxers are born white. In fact, some of the first foundation dogs for the boxer breed were white but since white

     boxers do not conform to the breed standard of the UK Boxer Club or the Kennel Club, many are still put down at birth.




      White boxers develop more health problems and are sicker than other boxers.

     ... AND THE TRUTH:



      Because a boxer is white does not mean that it is going to be unhealthy and no clinical evidence has ever been recorded that shows the white

      boxer to be at a higher risk for health problems.




      All white boxers are deaf and are not trainable.

    ... AND THE TRUTH:



      Although there is a higher incidence of deafness when a boxer is white (approximately 18%), not all are deaf but any deaf boxer can be trained

      using a variety of methods including hand signals, sign language, flashlights and more. Training any boxer, hearing or deaf, requires time,

      patience and understanding.




      White boxers are





    ... AND THE TRUTH:          


      White boxers are not




. The colour of a boxer does not affect a boxer's personality or temperament and white boxers exhibit the same

      endearing personality and traits as their darker counterparts.




      White boxers are albinos.

    ... AND THE TRUTH:



      White boxers are not albinos. They are simply normal boxers that are born with white hair.




      White boxers cannot be registered.

     ... AND THE TRUTH:



      White boxers can be registered with the Kennel Club but although they cannot be shown in the show ring, they can be worked in obedience

      classes and, like any boxer, they love to do agility.



      White boxers are now being shown inEurope due to the German Boxer Club changing their standard now allowing white boxer classes at their

      Breed and Championship shows.

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