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Killer boxer dog

Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics and Training' started by gfpd707, Apr 15, 2010.

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  1. gfpd707

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    Ok not really a killer but he thinks he is. Couple of days ago I was at home sleeping during the day because I work nights while my wife was in the kitchen making a bottle for our newborn son. My son was in his playpen in the living room with my 85 pound white male boxer dog. My wife heard the dog bark and then go nuts jumping and barking at the door so she went to investigate and saw a man getting of the porch and heading to his truck. The front door was open and the glass storm door was unlocked. I later found out that he was selling steaks out of his truck. Although my dog has never bit anybody would probably have licked him to death it is nice knowing that he will display some sort of aggression to make people reconsider sticking around.
     
  2. rainbowbob

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    I had a "meat salesman" come up to the porch and remark that my dog, who was raising an awful racket, "looked like a wolf".

    I replied, "she is, and we're not buying."
     
  3. uspJ

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    some close friends of mine have a boxer, they are very territorial dogs and will alert you to anyone they find coming in their territory that they do not know. my friends wife takes the dog with her when she has to run errands, the dog is very protective of her and her two small kids. it's nice to have someone with you who is more alert than you could ever be. treat him good and he'll take good care of you.
     
  4. MarineOne

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    Kids and dogs use their instincts much more than we do ..... if you've got both and neither of them like someone, they need to understand it's time to go and they aren't welcome back.



    -K
     
  5. sidheshooter

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    I've always been partial to boxers as one of the quality friends to have around. Not the only good breed, but one of the better dogs, IMHO.
     
  6. RevolvingGarbage

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    My grandparents have a white boxer. Its one of the most well behaved and friendliest dogs Ive ever seen, but it considers the airspace above their property a No Fly Zone for everything. Birds, planes, dragonflies, whatever she sees flying over the yard she barks and growls at till its out of sight.
     
  7. One-Time

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    I have a boxer mix, and possibly some rhodesian ridgeback in there and shes the best dog and when she alerts on someone I pay extra attention
     
  8. gfpd707

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    I am amazed how this dog has accepted my newborn son as his own in only a month. He has to know where he is at all times and is always concerened if someone is holding him other than me or my wife.
     
  9. scottgun

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    You've gotta love it when your dog can be a doorman, babysitter, property manager, alarm system and exercise buddy all rolled into one cute package.
     
  10. W.E.G.

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    Many people carry the odor of their own pets,... which will make other people's pets go nuts.
     
  11. deadeyedog270

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    Good doggie

    I'd say good dog and give a extra treet, My Bulldog/beagle mix is the gentlest with the kids, we had a new internet provider come in to hitch things up and it was pooring out so the guy had a hooded reain coat on and I though my dog was goin to go through the door at him for me it was kinda funny knowing how my dog is.:neener:
    the kids gave her a real killer name of Muffin lol
     
  12. ArmedBear

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    I've never been afraid that a Boxer would harm me, apart from possibly making me die laughing. You can't be sad for more than 2 seconds, if you have a Boxer or two around. Gotta love 'em.

    Not everyone knows much about dogs, though.:)
     
  13. Fremmer

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    We have two. Boxer dogs are crazy! Not the brightest dogs, and they can be stubborn, but they sure are nice. They will bark, and our 85 pound male looks very intimidating, although he's a total wussie. The 35 pound female beats him up all the time, and he's really patient with her.

    But they will bark. And they look mean (at least the male does). Every boxer dog I've met has been very friendly once the proper introduction is made. They eat a lot, tear up the lawn, and crap a lot, but they have goofy, nice personalities. And they grin! :D

    Edited to add: and they do the Boxer curl (or whatever you call it) when they want to be petted. That's interesting, too!
     
  14. ArmedBear

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    Some of them can do a standing high jump over a 6 foot fence with plenty of room to spare. A neighbor had one that would do that to show off. He didn't run away. He just jumped from one side of the fence to the other, and back, and looked at us like, "Huh huh. Look what I can do!"
     
  15. Fremmer

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    The big male is too big to really jump (he's all chest), and he's not too fast (he kind of lumbers when he runs).

    But the female can jump like Tigger. Boing, boing, boing, over and over, about 5 feet high! She could probably jump a 6 foot fence. She just hasn't realized it yet.
     
  16. uspJ

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    this is my friends ferocious watch dog:)

    i can't find the picture where the girls put him in a tactical ghuilie suit of feather boas and plastic flowers to allow him to make stealth attacks.

    edit: found it, it's just too good not to share:)
    ike1.jpg
     
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  17. Noxx

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    There's nothing in this world quite like a good dog. Hell, I prefer mine to most people.

    We have a pit / rottweiler mix and a pit / boxer mix at our place. Both of them amaze me on a regular basis. Smart, polite, and they intuitively know who's who, and who's allowed, and who's not.

    Tell you the spookiest thing, Big Dog, who is the wiser of the two by far, has really changed my view of canine reasoning ability over the years. If he wakes me up and I go to the door unarmed, he does everything he can to be in front of me. If I'm carrying a gun with me to the door, he parks it BEHIND me. He's never had any real training working around firearms either, aside from being my constant companion for almost 13 years.

    Dog's wicked smart.
     
  18. ahpd1992

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    Ive buried two boxers, still have one that I rescued from a co-worker who didnt want to spend the right amount of time w/ him and he hangs w/ my two American Bulldogs. The wife and I tell people to be careful of boxers, once you have a boxer in your life, you will always need a boxer in your life. The class clowns of the dog world I love em, but my 10yr old is a bloody coward, he usually barks from safely behind me. At least he lets me know somethings going on. I guess thats why I have the American Bulldogs, another great breed BTW, but Il always have a boxer in my house, health issues and all.
     
  19. mothermopar

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    Good short story!

    We have a two year old son and 2 Dobermans. Our female is an old lover, will bark but her bite days are gone. Our male is 90 lbs of love, muscle and teeth. He is 6 but acts like he's 6 months old! A big puppy, mentally. I do however pity any man or beast that would try anything on my wife or son when he's around. He forced my neighbor up onto a fence last month because the neighbor was trying to retrieve a ball in the yard... And he knows the neighbor well. But he was coming over the fence... A non-Doberman approved method of entry.
     
  20. The Lone Haranguer

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    A dog need not be aggressive or even large to be a watchdog. All they need to do is raise the alarm.
     
  21. pat86323

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    Dogs can be awesome for protection even though a VAST majority of them are peaceful animals that just want you to pet them. When i was a kid i had a shorthair that i never heard bark once in the 14 years we had her. However whenever someone came to the door you had better believe she was bouncing 4 feet up and down at the door making a ruckus. We had another dog that used to get mad when my dad and i when we were roughhousing. They really are wonderful critters.
     
  22. Deltaboy1984

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    Momma says when I was little the neighbors Boxer would watch me and her child and would pick us up by the daipers and carry us back toward the porch if we crawed too far away.

    I want to get a dog to go with my alarm cats. My big tomcat jumps and runs to the door when the mail man stops and we have the door closed and the mailbox is 40 feet away from the front door on the street.
     
  23. Tailgator

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    Boxers are great dogs, but I have to caution against leaving even a great dog alone with a baby. Dogs comfort their young by giving a little squeeze on the puppy's head. This quiets a puppy down, but makes a human baby mad when a well-intentioned dog tries to comfort an infant. So it makes more noise and the dog squeezes harder. A vicious cycle ensues that results in death or serious injury to the infant. Dogs do not generally attack by biting a skull - in all but the very young it is way to hard for them to do damage. Every time you see a death or serious injury to the head of an infant by a dog, it was a nice dog trying to help take care of the baby. They don't understand, though; it is up to us to help dog and infant.

    I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but I am a veterinarian.
     
  24. gfpd707

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    I would never leave the dog unattended with the kid.
     
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    I'm on my second boxer and I'll have one for the rest of my life. Class xlowns? Yep. Quirky? Uh huh. But both of mine have been smart as whips. They used to use them as circus dogs in the early 20th century because they learn stupid tricks so easily--they do.

    They're known for undying loyalty to their family, incredible suspicion of strangers, and a deep desire to be with people constantly. Very prone to seperation anxiety, prone to cancers, and only live about 8 years on average.

    When I buried the last one I asked if I wasnted to go through that again--I loved that dog and it hurt to lose him. My own answer? Do I want a mediocre dog for 20 years or a truly great one for 8? I bought a half brother of the first dog, and I'm tickled pink.

    Dan
     
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