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Can a male and female boxer get along in one home?

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  1. Shannan46

    Shannan46 Boxer Pal

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    We have a 4 1/2 month old female boxer and are looking into getting a male boxer. Are there any issues that may arise by having these 2 boxers within the same home?
     
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    It really depends on the dog. Male/Female combos have the best chance of working out.
     
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    Is this something that should be avoided if possible? I see so often, owners with 1 or more boxers, but I have also read that they don't mix. I love our little one and would love another, but if it's going to cause problems, I'll stay away from it. I've also read that once a boxer gets in a fight, they will remember it, so it's best to keep the dogs away from each other after a fight. Do you know if this is a true statement?
     
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    I also from reading various articles outside of bw that once a boxer is in a fight the gfudge will be there for life. I would suggest to introduce them outside of your and before you purchase\rescue one to make sure they will get along. It is said a male\female combo is better than 2 female. Good luck if you do get another and hope all works out for you
     
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    yes, pairing up a male with a female is what is preferred and most recommended. some males can get along with other males, but it also depends on the dog. the pairing that i would stay away from is two females. female boxers tend to be somewhat flighty at times and can sometimes become unpredictable. the makes are more affectionate and laid back and are the real lovers of the breed.
     
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    Generally female boxers are the hardest combo. I have never heard that boxers don't get along
     
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    male/female is best. try not to get female/female as they tend to have dominance issues.
     
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    i hate to steal your thread Shannan46, but i have one itty bitty question - are the problems similare if there are two females that are NOT both boxers? i have a pug/russel mix and a boxer puppy. both are female and i really hope its okay, because i love them both to bits! i knew way beforehand that two females are not the best mix, but my mum did not believe me! she has this weird thing AGAINST males for some crazy reason, and she's never even owned a male dog in her life!! go figure :p! anyway, a little advice on how to establish a happy family would be greatly appreciated! thanks, and sorry again Shannan46!
     
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    No problem, Lovely Rita! Thank you to everyone for all of the advice! Sounds like this will be somewhat of a big decision for us. I'll continue my research a little longer before going forward with this.
     
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    Can a male and female boxer get along in one home? Reply to Thread

    We had our male boxer first, and also felt terrible that he had to stay alone for 10 hrs on the weekdays, so when he turned 4 months we got a female boxer. They play and love eachother sooo much. You cannot seperate them. When ever we go to a new environment the female waites for the male to go first and she figures everything is safe.

    Aloha

    Gerami
     
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