Hi, from Ontario
Hi everyone. My name is Mona, am married to Chris and we have 2 children, (a son and a daughter) and 4 grandchildren, all boys.
We have shared our home with a number of Boxers over the years. We LOVE the breed, but sure hate the multitude of genetic problems that seem to come with them.
Our current Boxer is "Abby". She is a spayed, 4 year old Flashy Reverse Brindle. She is "big sister" to "Monkey", our little coming 3 year old neutered Chinese Crested/Chihuahua mix.
Our very first Boxer was Baron, who is actually one of the "poster children" for this site, shown in the upper right side of the banner on the main BoxerWorld.com page. He was a flashy fawn. We lost him to Lymphoma, 4 days I think it was, before his 5th birthday.
Our next Boxer was Baylee, a spayed, plain fawn. She lived to 11 years when we had to have her put to sleep due to Degenerative Mylopathy.
We also owned "Anna", a spayed, 6 month old plain(ish) reverse brindle female pup for a short while. I bought her to basically "rescue" her from a bad situation. Not long after a wonderful home became available. The people had just had to have a beloved Boxer of theirs euthanized, and were heartbroken. Miss Anna helped to fill that void and heal their hearts. She went on to live many wonderful years with them.
Next we owned "Shimmer", a spayed flashy reverse brindle. She was an absolutly wonderful dog, but I raised Miniature Horses at the time and she insisted on chasing the new foals, and was not acceptable, and one of my reasons for wanting a large dog is to be able to come out to the barn with me for chores, so tieing/fencing her up was not an option. I sold her to a wonderful family that also owned a neutered male Boxer, and they are thoroughly enjoying her.
This brings us to our current girl, Abby. She already has some sort of haze over her pupils, and already had dental surgery to remove a mouthful of little cycts(benign) that were on her gums. She is definitely the most dominant tempered dog of those that we've owned. Not mean, but is hard to make her listen at times! I guess STUBBORN would best describe her.
Other than that, the only other pets we own are our 3 riding horses, Tennessee Walking Horses.