The Myths and Truth About White Boxers
Quite often, we have white boxers come into rescue looking that are looking for a new home so we
thought that we should try 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 white markings on the face and legs and that anything over 25% of white on the body
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 with white 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
White boxer puppies can still find loving and caring homes like the red or brindle puppies as they are,
after all, still a boxer despite their colouring.
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.
In 1895, one of the first Boxers was .....White CH Blanca Von Abgertor
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.
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.
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 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.
White boxers are not albinos. They are simply normal boxers that are born with white hair.
White boxers cannot be registered.
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.
The Latest News Regarding White Boxers?
White boxers are now being shown in Europe because the German Boxer Club changed their standard
which now allows white boxer classes at their Breed and Championship shows.
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