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American Bulldog/Boxer mix

Discussion in 'Choosing A Puppy' started by Meghuney, Jan 27, 2006.

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  1. Meghuney

    Meghuney Boxer Pal

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    I'm really thinking of buying this white puppy from a rescue organization. Any word on this kind of mix?
     
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    Meghuney - sounds like a cute pup!

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  3. KonaKoffe

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    Sounds like a good combination. Make sure it is really american bull dog and not pit tho. :)
     
  4. Tucker's Mom

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    Not that it would matter if the pup is young enough for you to train it propperly. ;)
     
  5. Valantar

    Valantar Boxer Insane

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    I have a boxer/pit bull mix (see Hannah in my gallery). We got her when she was 6 months old. She has been a wonderful dog - great with Samson and other dogs, loves the cats, and absolutely adores every person she meets. Please don't judge all pits from the bad press of a few.

    Meghuney - I think it sounds like a great combination - I have always wanted an American Bulldog! Let us know what you decide. :)
     
  6. Zannie

    Zannie Completely Boxer Crazy

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    i say go for it ! both breeds are great let us know what ya do.......

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    Louie's Mom Completely Boxer Crazy

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    Seriously the breed hating needs to stop. . . . .Grrrrrrrr
     
  8. Ranvan

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    Unfortunately, the breed hating has roots in reality. I am a lover of all dogs, but certain breeds have been bred for fighting. Even when you read the ads in the dog magazines, you get the impression that some breeders are bragging about the performance of their dogs rather than temperament.

    There are reasons that people are concerned about pit bulls (and their look a likes), rotweilers, dobermans, and numerous other dogs that have been wrongly bred and trained to fight or guard in an agressive way. My white boxer was mistakenly identified more than once as a pit bull or mix.

    I would have no problem getting a boxer mix with a bulldog, but with my four children, I would be concerned about getting a pit bull mix. If I had no children and liked the look...maybe.
     
  9. Valantar

    Valantar Boxer Insane

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    I do not want to make this thread a pit bull debate, but I am very saddened and frustrated by reading uneducated remarks about a wonderful breed that I personally know and live with. Yes, pit bulls were originally bred to fight. However, a quality that was NEVER bred into the bloodlines was human aggression. Human aggressive dogs were undesirable as these dogs required extensive handling prior to and during the fights and most of these dogs were also family pets. And if you want to use the argument about what dogs were originally bred for - Boxers were bred in Germany and used for bull baiting - that certainly has nothing to do with how they have been socialized today.

    Instead of reacting just with bias, look at facts: The American Temperament Testing Society does temperament testing throughout the year. In the 24 years of testing, over 185 breeds of dogs, the Pit bull's average is 83.1%. This is higher than the national average for all other breeds of dogs. In 2004, 469 Pits were tested (83.4%). FYI:Boxers, 333 were tested with a rate of 84.7%.

    I do not understand how you can claim to be a lover of "all dogs" and hold such negative misconceptions about so many dogs. Please remember that a dog will be whatever its owner makes of it, regardless of breed. There are a lot of wonderful, loving, caring pit bulls (Rotties, Dobermans, etc.) out there as family members. Hannah, my pit bull mix, loves and adores humans - I would be concerned about her licking you to death. :)

    I'm sorry, Meghuney, that your original question has caused people to want to throw in pit bull criticisms. Are you still considering the rescue puppy? - be sure to post some pictures if you adopt him/her! I would love to add a bulldog or bulldog mix to my famliy - either English or American. Properly socialized, they are great family dogs!
     
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  10. Emily86

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    I agree, through my volunteer work pit bulls have been some of the best dogs I have ever been around. All the while I get nervous when kids are around my terrier. Good luck with the pup! It is truly wonderful to rescue, I really appreciate what you are doing!
     
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