Monday, August 13, 2007

White Boxers

Sparky the Puggle tagged me to tell you all about my breed, the Boxer. In particular, I will be highlighting specifics about Boxers like me...no no, not Diva Boxers. White Boxers. There aren't too many of us in the blogging world that I know of...just me & Ellie. So sit back & I'll tell you all about us.





You can take some time & read up on the History of the Boxer...but in a nut shell, we originated in Germany & we used to bait Bulls (and eat their pizzles). You may also want to read a little about the Boxer Breed Standard (AKC) and if you did, you would notice one important thing...I don't fit!! That's right. As perfect as I am, I'm discriminated against by my color (how rude!!).

White Boxers are just like other Boxers, however some breeders feel that white Boxers are inferior to standard colored Boxers and have more health problems that standard colored boxers. These breeders typically cull (kill) the white puppies at birth! This practice isn't as common as it once was, but it still happens. So if you want to buy a Boxer puppies, in addition to the other qualities you should look for in a breeder, you should make sure they are White Boxer Friendly!!


Here are some quick facts on White Boxers:

1. White boxers are not rare (but we are special!).
2. Approximately 25 percent of all boxers born are white (I had 3 other white brothers & sisters).
3. White boxers are not albinos (but we're very cute!).
4. White boxers can sunburn easy (yes we can! I get very pink if I'm in the sun too long. Please apply baby sunscreen to us white dogs if we are going to be outside for a long time).


5. White boxers can be deaf and sometimes blind (About 13% of us are deaf).
6. Some people have argued that whites are sicker and have more cancer but this has never been proven (I'm as healthy as a horse!).
7. White boxers can be registered BUT the white boxer does not meet the American Boxer Club's standard. The members code of ethics states that it is a infraction to register with the American Kennel Club a boxer of any color not allowed by the Standard (I have Limited registration which I could compete in events like Agility or Rally if my Mom would get off her fat butt and train me more).
8. White boxers should be spayed/neutered (Yes they should...although I would make some cute Diva babies!).
9. White boxers have the same temperment and personality as colored boxers (so I am just as fun as Cairo, Peanut, Cubby, Bella, Charlie & my other Boxer buddies!).
10. Check boxers are whites that have spots of fawn or brindle on them (Hey! I'm a Checked Diva!).

So that's it. White Boxers rule!

41 comments:

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Hi Lola, yes I think you are special and cute too. Thanks for telling us about your breed. :)


~ Girl girl

Ruby Bleu said...

White boxers DO rule!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Balboa & Mommy said...

You are definatly special and unique.

How evil some breeders are by getting rid of white boxers, I bet they are just jealous of your good looks.

Frenchie Snorts
Balboa

tadpole said...

HOW DARE THEY SAY THAT ABOUT MY BFF LOLA SPROUT BEYONCE!!! I am outraged. I feel like I need to do something to show my displeasure. Maybe boycott the AKC. Or make some pee-pee in the house.

Seadra & Zoe said...

We never knew white boxers existed until we met you. We think white boxers are adorable!! Especially you. That circle around your eye just makes you perfect.

We love the way you are sitting in that one picture!!

Love, Seadra and Zoe

p.s. Can you email us your email address at seadrazozo@hotmail.com
Thanks

Peanut said...

All boxers rule of course. Mom wants a white boxer or a penny but she says one is enough to handle right now.

Maggie said...

I think you're absolutely adorable!
You're sitting like a hussie, ya know! That's what my mom tells me when I sit like that!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Randi said...

Ah, Lola - you are so beautiful...who cares what others think...they don't know nothin!

Love & Licks,
Randi

Texas's Mum said...

Hi Lola,
Hehehe you sit like me
when I'm on the couch
and I think you are very
cool.

Love and Licks
Texas (and his humans).

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Interesting -- I have always fancied myself a bit of a boxer. A PUGilist, if you will. Peace and rawhide be upon you, my furry friend.

Pugsley, Buster, Cricket & Daisy said...

We have heard people call white boxers inferior. They not know what they be talking about. You be a beautiful girl.

xoxoPugsley and Buster

sparky said...

Thanks for telling us about you Lola - I knew you were special!

Chef said...

Hi Lola. Did you know that Boxers were originally ALL white? It's true. They were bred to colour because when they carried messages at night during the war, they were too easily seen. So now you have it... white Boxers were our forebears and I think they deserve a lot more respect than they get. I see you as a distant cousin and you are a precious Boxer! All Boxers are beautiful and sweet, no matter their colour. xxx

Chef said...

By the way, come see me at my blog at www.boxerdogblog.blogspot.com.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Lola.
Thanks for sharing with us about your breed. I think the same... you are special, unique and adorable!
Besos
Lorenza

Cubby said...

You are way more fun than me, Lola, but you might slow down when you're 8 like me. We love the whiteys!

Amici said...

Thanks for telling us more about the history of the white boxer. It is sad to learn that some people hurt and/or kill the white boxers. I am glad you found a wonderful forever home and are able to advocate for others like you.

Sparky said...

That's very interesting! You are a very special boxer. You rule!

Sparky

fig said...

People discriminate against me too, simply because I'm a heavy-weight. Perhaps we should band together and send them boxes of our poo.

Tofu Burger said...

White Boxers Rule!!! Lola Power!!!!


Loves,
Tofu

Luckie Girl said...

Hey Lola ~
I definately agree with the rest. White is very special..... :)

Eddie N Peaches said...

Wow. Thanks for the 911 on White Boxers. You Rock!
Whoofs & Baroos,
Eddie & Peaches

Toby said...

I love white boxers!! How rude of them to discriminate!! And what's this about drowning. That is cruel!! I think you made a very good point about making sure that the breeder is white boxer friendly.

And for those who think otherwise, well, I hope they step in poop and get fleas!

Tobes

Frasypoo said...

Those are great pictures.
Whoever started this had a great idea.It is so educational to know about other breeds!
Frasier

Rockford said...

Good looking and functional (Chef's comment)! Good to know, thanks. -Rocky

The Brat Pack said...

We never knew any Boxers personally till we started blogging and we have to say the breed in general has stolen our hearts.

HOWEVER, since we're almost related in doggie-marriage to a very special Lolita we have an extra soft spot for white Boxers. Anyone who would consider you inferior in any way, shape or form is a backwoods stupid ass bubba-redneck idiot. Just our opinion of course.

Plus we ALL know what kind of person hurts an animal, no matter the reason.

Tucker-Doodle

Joe Stains said...

lola, my dad loves white boxers so much he has some in his underwear drawer. LOL what a good joke eh???

Sophie Brador said...

Hey, Wasn't that first pic the one that I voted for a couple months ago for best doggie pic of all the doggie pics in the whole world?

xo
sb

p.s. I'm going home tomorrow!!!

PreciOus said...

Hi Lola!

Oh my, I didn't know that White Boxers are discriminated against the standard! To heck with them, you are forever our Diva Boxer!

Snuggle,
Precious

Pacco de Mongrel said...

thanks for sharing wit us about d white boxer...

is really a rare breed....v usually came across fawn

Stanley said...

Lola!!!

VIVA LA BOXER DE BLANCA! (I think I'm mixing my languages here, but, you get the idea, girl)!

Too bad you won't be having any white diva babies - they would be stinkin' cute.

I know you know this, but you are one of a kind, and I love your brown bullseye!!

Goober love,
Stanley

Pee Ess
Where did you get the Sprout Beyonce part of your name?

Simba said...

Mummys friend had a white boxer called Illa, as in isle of wight.

Simba xx

Huskee Boy said...

Waaaait a minute.. what do you mean they cull white boxers?? I hope I don't offend any pup by saying this, but personally, I think that white boxes (esp. those with a brindle over the eye) are the absolute CUTEREST..

-- The Mullin Clan's Mommy -- said...

Hi-Woo Lola,
You are special & bewootiful just the way you are!!!! It doesn't matter what color you are. Before my mommy & daddy let me adopt them, I wuz passed over by people who said that I wasn't "red enuf" a Husky for them! I'm glad they didn't want me cuz I got a great home, yep & even wif Juneau who chews on me!!!
-Cosmos-

Bella the Boxer said...

White boxers rule! Did you know that the first boxers in Germany were white? Ironic, isn't it?! My Mom says if we get another boxer it is going to be a pretty white one just like Lola!

xoxo - Bella

Boxer Puppy Training said...

Thanks for useful information,boxers are a bright, energetic and playful breed and tend to be very good with children. It's best if obedience training is started early since they also have a strong personality and therefore can be harder to train when older.

Anonymous said...

I had a white boxer.She was a very special dog. Baby had a big brown spot over one eye with black in the center. She was intelligent, beautiful,and loyal. When she ran in circles as a lot of boxers do or played fetch, she made your heart sing from the pure joy of it. We will always miss Baby, our friend. White boxers are special.

Allison & Lee said...

We have got a white boxer and he is something really special. His name is Bailey and he has got brindle spots around his eyes. He is fab, couldn't ask for a more beautiful and loving dog.

Anonymous said...

my puppy is the double of your dog you have to see her theres pictures of her on my myspace if you look for someone called el chole you can see my pictures of her its scary how much they look like eachother!

Anonymous said...

I had a white boxer and my parents had just split and my mom got involved with this man i did not like him but he made us get ride of him and i ask my aunt to keep it till i was 17 and that was 4.5 months ago come to find out she got rid of him for 50.00 i was so pissed so if any good offers come up can you tell me bffl_sam_carol@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

i think that all dogs are beautiful in there own way and i want a white boxer sooo bad if i could i would have all kinds of dogs i love dogs so much and i hope ppl that harm any dogs gets what they deserve.
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