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Boxers? Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF] 2 kids; West Virginia 15190 posts
15th May '13

Good family pets or no? I've heard they are and I've heard they aren't. If you have one or know someone who does, I'd like a little input.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
15th May '13

My SO had one growing up and it was a great dog.

Barbieʚϊɞ Florida 11401 posts
15th May '13
Quoting Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF]:" Good family pets or no? I've heard they are and I've heard they aren't. If you have one or know someone who does, I'd like a little input. "


yes

Piecey. 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 63334 posts
15th May '13

They're wonderful dogs. We really miss our boxer baby.

Black Cat 1 child; Marvel, PA, United States 3757 posts
15th May '13

It depends. My aunt has one who is extremely hyper. I guess as long as you have a big yard and can give it plenty of love and attention, plus the right training, you should be good.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
15th May '13

A friend of mine has one and it's a sweet dog, but he's so big that even gentle play is kinda on the rough side. Not for me.

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Hillsboro, Oregon 4637 posts
status 15th May '13

They are great dogs but can be pretty hyper. You wouldn't have to mind taking several showers a day because they will lick you and slobber you to death lol.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29537 posts
15th May '13

They can be very hyper. My aunt always had them and they were great with her children. She was a SAHM and trained them to her and her family's liking. Never ever once had an issue. We were there regularly as children and her dogs were wonderful- she had several breeds but boxers were always her favorite.

DH and I took our boys to meet a boxer earlier this week. She was trained to be around kids, she's 4, and apparently a huge "mush of a dog". She snapped at my older son and nearly took his hand off, and lunged at my younger son. :shock: I'm inclined to think (maybe because I'm a dog lover) that it could have just been because she's meeting so many potential families, she was nervous....

I think if it's a puppy and you're getting one, it's great because you're raising WITH your family.. and training them to know that your kids ARE partially their masters as well. So I guess this doesn't really answer your question :oops:

Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF] 2 kids; West Virginia 15190 posts
15th May '13
Quoting Miss Brittany:" It depends. My aunt has one who is extremely hyper. I guess as long as you have a big yard and can give it plenty of love and attention, plus the right training, you should be good."

Our yard is two acres, so I know I have that part covered. I've heard they have TONS of energy even as they get older.

Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF] 2 kids; West Virginia 15190 posts
15th May '13
Quoting tinana+2:" They can be very hyper. My aunt always had them and they were great with her children. She was a SAHM ... [snip!] ... them to know that your kids ARE partially their masters as well. So I guess this doesn't really answer your question :oops:"

We are getting a puppy! I'm pretty sure he's only 11 weeks old. and she probably was nervous. poor thing.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; South Land, CA, United States 117372 posts
15th May '13

Very energetic dogs! They like to chew too, or maybe it was just my parents toddler age boxers. They are super sweet and gentle too. My son rough housed with the boy not even realizing how rough he was being and the boxer, Clyde, didnt even act phased. He would hang from his neck, roll around with him...I've never seen a more patient and gentle dog. Not sure if it was the breed or just how connected he got with my son. My son has autism too so I'm thinking if we ever get a service animal for him it will be a boxer.

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
15th May '13

They are awesome family pets...



I used to baby sit a 18 month old when I had a boxer, he would follow her around and, she would pull his, ears cheeks, sit on him, and he just followed her... I would put her to sleep in my bed and he would lay on her feet, if someone besides me walked in room, he would sit up and follow them with his head lol

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29537 posts
15th May '13
Quoting Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF]:" We are getting a puppy! I'm pretty sure he's only 11 weeks old. and she probably was nervous. poor thing. "


I think 11 weeks would be a completely different story (from what we dealt with this week). The one we met- she was fantastic with my husband and myself. Our sons- she was great at first, but I think when they started to play, she just got too rough and energetic. :cry: She didn't know. But it's just not a risk we can take- they're wayyyy too young.

Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF] 2 kids; West Virginia 15190 posts
15th May '13
Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:" Very energetic dogs! They like to chew too, or maybe it was just my parents toddler age boxers. They ... [snip!] ... connected he got with my son. My son has autism too so I'm thinking if we ever get a service animal for him it will be a boxer."


awww! That's awesome! I've had some people tell me they are great with kids, and some people tell me they aren't. I guess it's all in how you raise them. I have two kids so I'd need a breed that's patient.

Iron Man 6 kids; 1 angel baby; 1700 posts
15th May '13

Double post!