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Boxer's and Pit Bull's - HELP

Discussion in 'Dog Training' started by Devinpa, Jul 19, 2006.

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  1. Devinpa

    Devinpa Boxer Pal

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    I have a beautiful boy that is going to be 7 in September. He is VERY spoiled. I love him to death. He was crated until he was two and he now has the run of the house...he's a good by besides sleeping on the coach when I'm not at home! He sleeps with me at night and just is a pure joy to me. My neighbor's have a 7 month old female Pit Bull that they neglect. They feed her and give her water, but that is it. I play with her every day, I give her love and affection and she loves me and my daughter. I even let her play with my boy. The neighbor's don't want her. I clean up her waste, I let her play with my boy...the person that own's her left her at this house and the only reason they are feeding her and giving her water is because they know I WILL report them. She is NOT allowed to go into the house at all and hey, I live in Pittsburgh, PA! Question: How well do you think the two of them would be if I took her in and had her spayed? I just feel so bad for her...she is a sweet and loving girl, but I'm a little concern. I would crate her when I'm not home....but he definately would not be crated. Suggestions? Thoughts? email removed by Moderator: Read the Rules or you will be removed
     
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  3. SandyHG55654

    SandyHG55654 Banned

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    If you have th option of taking her in and bettering her life do it! It seems like you are the only one taking care of her as it is! Too often we see poor dogs from afar and the owners won't give them a better home. If your neighbors are willing to hand her over, take her! If it ends up not working out you can always find her a new suitable home later. I had a Pit years ago. They are sweeties. Several people have Pits here on this site. Hopefully they can chime in on how Boxers and Pits get allong. Good luck, I hope you help her! :)
     
  4. Devinpa

    Devinpa Boxer Pal

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    Sorry

    My fault....it's been over a year since I've been on. I am just desperate to figure out what to do and I always turn here or refer someone to this site whenever they have any questions about Boxers. This is the best site for boxer information and I always turn her for any problem or issues I have with my boy. I apologize...I truly didn't realize emails were not permitted...I'm sure I read it, but it's been so long.
     
  5. BXRBESTFRIND

    BXRBESTFRIND Super Boxer

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    I agree i say go for it, u said your boxer already palys with the pit so u know they get along. The transistion to the new home will be ezier since the dog already knows u and trusts u, the only potentially difficulty i can think of is the transistion to living inside, potty training and destroying the house. Dont want to scare u away from rescuing just trying to think a couple steps ahead so ur not surprised

    Good Luck And good for you for wanting to give this pup a better life.
     
  6. SandyHG55654

    SandyHG55654 Banned

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    Also I would get something in writing from you neighbor signing the dog over to you. You know the grass is always greener. If they see this dog turn into some wonderful pet after some TLC is given you don't want them coming over saying they changed their mind about it all. :)
     
  7. Mom2Leah

    Mom2Leah Boxer Buddy

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    Leah's best friends have always been Pits. I say, go for it if you are able to. The pups already know each other and I'm assuming they get on well. You are a wonderful person for wanting to give this baby a better life.
     
  8. Upstatestuff

    Upstatestuff Boxer Booster

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    try it

    All I can think of is the potential possessiveness of your current dog. That happened when we rescued a dog about 2 months ago. Our current boxer, kit, was like, "excuse me?! this is my house! you can't touch my toys! you can't lie on my bed, etc" So it took a few weeks for her to adjust to him being in her space. WE introduced them to each other outside of the house and they were fine, but in the house was a different story for a while. Since she had always been the only dog around since she was born, she needed time. Now, they get along fine and haven't had a fight in a few weeks! Also, the breed of the dog has nothing to do with whether or not the dogs will get along. It is all about how the dog was raised, and treated. You could have a golden retriever that was mean if you trained it to be.

    good luck!!
     
  9. dharmadoodle

    dharmadoodle Boxer Pal

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    Great advice - Take it if you choose to take the dog.
     
  10. Louie's Mom

    Louie's Mom Completely Boxer Crazy

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    I have a boxer and a pitbull and they get along fine - they are both under a year old though so it is still puppy behavior - but I have a male boxer and a female pitbull and I think they will be fine. They really love each other.

    Never leave the two dogs unattended in the house or outside at anytime, just because it could turn into a nasty fight even if they are the best of friends they may get into a tiff about a favorite toy or even a cat turd :) But that goes for ANY breed of dog. :)


    Boxers and pitbulls are both really good dogs and as long as the pitbull isn't dog agressive (DA) or "Hot" then it should be fine with your boxer. Even if she is, you will just have to keep them seperated - remember, dog agression doesn't mean human agression. :)

    How old is she? some pitbulls are fine with other dogs and then at about 2 years of age they "turn on" and become "DA" males more than females. There are a lot of pitbulls that arn't dog agressive at all "Cold" . But you can usually tell that they are dog agressive from early on. The dog you are talking about doesn't sound DA. She definatly wouldn't be playing with your boy if she was.

    Good luck and I hope the neighbor lets you have her - be sure to get that signed paper saying that he is handing her over - just tell him you always get something written just because and it isn't personal - so he doesn't get offended :)
     
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