- Tails should be
docked within a few days of birth. Optional removal of dew claws done
at the same time.
- Ear Cropping is
optional for show and pet Boxers in Canada. If you wish to crop your
pup it should be done between 7 and 9 weeks of age and your breeder
should advise you as to taping and after care.
- Show males must
have two testicles descended into the scrotum. A dog with undescended
testicles may not be shown in Conformation but makes a fine pet and
- White Boxers or
Boxers with predominately white background colour are a disqualification
in the breed standard and cannot be shown nor should they be bred. Breeders
who belong to National Breed Clubs will not register white puppies.
- Avoid the unusually
quiet, inactive puppy or the one that shys away from you. This could
mean a fault in temperament or even ill health.
- Puppies should
remain with their littermates until the age of 8 weeks for proper socialization.