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Old 13th August 2000, 09:46 PM
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I was just wondering if lying on their backs, chasing thier tails, and chasing flies, are all common traits of Boxers? Also what are some other common traits? Hoss and Lady have been my first set of "kids". Just curious!
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Old 13th August 2000, 11:26 PM
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Cute topic!! Okay, here goes...Cooper is our third boxer ever, the common traits that I've seen are:

*laying on back, feet up, not a care!
*GAS
*Kidney Beans
*Boxer Woo Woo Song
*Catching flys
*Using paws in cat like movements
*Zipping around the backyard for no apparent reason. We always say it looks like Cooper thinks the Devil is chasing him!
*CUDDLEBUGS
*Lay their head on you like it is too heavy to hold up!
*Happiness!

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Old 14th August 2000, 01:10 AM
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Harley has all of the same traits as Robyn's Cooper. A couple more traits that I think are pretty common to the boxer breed are snoring and snorting. Aren't are babies wonderful?!

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Old 14th August 2000, 07:14 AM
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I think boxers are the best at giving the guilt trip!! Even better then my Mother!!
Also they think humans are their own personal napkins.lol
I just wanna mush um!!
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Old 14th August 2000, 07:47 AM
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Maggie has all the traits listed for Copper, minus the gas and the kidney beaning. Lucky for me.

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Old 14th August 2000, 11:53 AM
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All of my boxers have had the same traits as Cooper, too. Plus, Indy has the "jackhammer" trait-bouncing at me with his two front paws until I move a part of my body so he can attack! My two also have the boxer trait of sleeping on the furniture/bed and being covered by an old blanket head to toe...

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Old 14th August 2000, 02:20 PM
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Same as Cooper, but add to that lying on his front like a frog, ie, with his back legs out flat behind him. Also, in this position he drags himself across the carpet, pulling himself along with his front legs. Big sighs is another trait.

- oh, and not liking to swim, he'll go in as far as he can stand, but WILL NOT swim.


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Old 14th August 2000, 03:08 PM
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Did anybody mention drooling and jumping straight up in the air? And being early risers (Ugh)? How about gorgeous, spoiled, lovable, and irresistable? How about wouldn't trade them for a million?


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Old 14th August 2000, 08:35 PM
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All of the above!!!!!

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Old 15th August 2000, 03:25 AM
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Cassie does things that my other dog ( not a boxer) has never done,like grabbing my ankles with both paws and holding tight while she is dragged along,and using her paws a lot in playing with Tess swiping her with them, she is also devastated when she's told not to do something and we're upset with her it takes her ages to forgive us.

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Old 15th August 2000, 03:30 AM
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Sara has almost all of the above. In addition climbing on top of peoples lap and resting her head on their chest. Jumping around like crazy whenever someone comes home (best welcome-home ever!). Walking around, being in the way when people are rushing being jealous with our horses and getting them to play with her, she nibbles at their feet and they charge at her, it's the funniest thing you'll ever see

I do feel that boxers are some of the happiest, most loving animals and I will miss our Sara dearly, she has to go back to the breeder because we're all allergic to her
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Old 15th August 2000, 09:05 AM
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Robyn - you are right on the money! Jake has all the same characteristics as Cooper. I love when he lays on his back, or when he rests his head on me. The random zipping around the backyard is the one that cracks me up the most! The Woo Woo Song is second, although he only does that for my husband (his "playmate" ).

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