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Old 27th May 2003, 05:05 PM
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Boxer Bite Statistics

I've been searching for the net for dog bite statistics that may mention where Boxers stand. Of all the lists I've seen so far, Boxers aren't even mentioned. Has anyone seen any sites that include Boxers?
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Old 27th May 2003, 06:27 PM
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Never!

In fact, that is a point I make to the neighbors when they remark that Boxers are mean dogs. I always ask them, "When was the last time you heard 'Child mauled by Boxer - News at 11:00?"

Generally, boxers love people and are great family dogs.

 
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Old 27th May 2003, 06:51 PM
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When was the last time you heard 'Child mauled by Boxer - News at 11:00?
Unfortunatly, it's happened before. During my search I came across a list of dog breeds that have killed (wasn't much more specific than that) and Boxers were on them; on the other hand, so were Pomeranians

 
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Old 27th May 2003, 07:05 PM
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Killer Poms? I'd better alert my neighbor!

Although there might be isolated incidences, how does this compare to other breeds that are known to have aggression issues? I can remember when Dobermans had a problem with aggression and heard that eventually it was bred out. It's been a long time since I have heard of a Doberman attack. I pray this doesn't happen to boxers with all the irresponsible breeding taking place.

I think regardless of breed it could be an environmental factor. Any dog that has been physically abused stands at risk for becoming aggressive. A neighbor of mine rescued a boxer that was being used as bait for training APBT's. This naturally affected the boxers temperament and it took alot of training to get him to come around.

Thanks for the info. It has been interesting. I should research further.

 
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Old 27th May 2003, 07:51 PM
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The killer Pom was 4lbs and killed a 6 week old baby but I guess that was enough for the breed to be put on the 'kill list'. One dog out of the entire history of the breed is what it takes to be listed I think, and I hope it was in alphabetical order because Boxers were like 3rd!

 
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Old 27th May 2003, 09:14 PM
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I do remember hearing that most dog bites are from smaller breeds. I also remember reading that Poms DO NOT do well with small children and are best placed in an adult household only.

In contrast, 60 lb. Tyra, feels it is her personal mission in life to protect my 12 year old daughter. Every morning upon waking Tyra walks into Lorena's room and checks for her breathing. She sniffs Lorena as Lorena exhales and only then goes out for her morning potty.

Gotta love those boxers!

 
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Old 28th May 2003, 05:35 AM
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boxers and children

All of my boxers get the most excited when they hear children playing. Not because they are hungry or mean, but because they know that the children will play with them too.

I would be interested in those statistics too. Mine are also protective of the children.
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Old 28th May 2003, 08:02 AM
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Do any of these bite lists detail the actions before the bite? I would think that a dog which bites/harms someone while defending their family or territory is very different from one which attacks with no "obvious" provocation (I say obvious as I believe there's a reason behind each and every dog bite... sometimes it's just difficult to pinpoint).
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Old 29th May 2003, 04:20 PM
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Yeah I can see it now... child mauled by roaming tounge...lol Boxers are good they just have a bad rap. Ever wonder why most people think that all dogs that have copped ears are bad. dobies, boxers, great danes, pits... they mid as well through in min pins and boston terriers...

 
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Old 29th May 2003, 07:01 PM
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Thats odd. This is the first time I have ever heard of a Boxer being on any sort of bite list. All the bite lists i see usually just have Pits, Dobermans, German Shepard Dogs, and Chow Chows, etc..

i have also never heard of Boxers having a bad rap.

 
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Old 29th May 2003, 07:34 PM
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here's some stuff I found

Dogs with increased aggressiveness and dangerous potential (fighting dogs)
within the meaning of this decree are the following breeds and groups of
dogs as well as crossbreeds amongst or with other dogs:

American Pitbull Terrier or Pitbull Terrier
American Stafford Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier
Staffordshire Bullterrier
American Bulldog
Bandog
Bullmastiff
Bullterrier
Dogue de Bordeaux
Dogo Argentino
Fila Brasileiro
Kangal (Karabash)
Caucasian Owtscharka
Mastiff
Mastin Espanol
Mastino Napoletano
Tosa Inu
page 1

Risk of bites associated with breed

Aggressive dogs:

Pit Bull
Malamute
Chow-Chow
Rottweiler
Siberian Husky
German Shepherd
Wolf hybrids

Other Aggressive dogs

Bull terrier
Cocker spaniel
Collie
Doberman Pinscher
Great Dane

Less aggressive breeds (Family dogs)

Boxer
Dalmatian
English Setter
English Springer
Golden Retriever
Irish Setter
Labrador Retriever
Spaniel
page 2

and this is another link showing top security dogs

Gotta love seeing the boxer on the less agressive breeds