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Do Boxers Like WATER????

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  1. nicolel151

    nicolel151 Boxer Pal

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    HI-
    I'm wondering if any of your Boxers like Water, River, Lake etc...
    Can you let me know-??? We just bought a boxer and He's white being delivered from KS. I've heard they don't like water at all.
     
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    VTbxrFan Boxer Insane

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    It really depends on the dog -- if you want him to be a water dog, introduce him to water early on and encourage him to swim with you. They don't swim as naturally as some breeds and need practice, but many boxers turn into swimming fools when they are given the chance. Mine prefers the shore, though!
     
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    Not only does it depend on the dog, but the situation. George had to have an umbrella to go “poo” at age 2 months………by a year he loves water………rain……showers…baths…if he can get wet he loves it.
     
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    brandimonkey Boxer Booster

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    i agree

    patrick loves water, as long as we are not "forcing" him to be in it, but he loves to bite at it and chase it and play in it. which is fine with me. i haven't taken him anywhere that he can swim since he was about ten weeks old or so......but hopefully he will like it. good luck with your baby and swimming, obediance, POTTY TRAINING (one of the most difficult things to deal with). and all of the other joys that come along with boxers
     
  5. Mom3

    Mom3 Super Boxer

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    I agree that it really depends on the dog. Our first Boxer loved the water and went into the Chesapeake Bay every day for a dip. He wasn't a great swimmer, though, and never went out too far. However, the Boxer we have now absolutely loathes the swimming pool or any other "body" of water. . .but he adores running around in the rain. Go figure! :rolleyes:

    If you go the search button (near the top of the screen to your right) and enter "swimming Boxers" you should come up with a lot of answers to your question. There was a thread on this topic not too long ago and it amazed me how different all these Boxers are ~ some are swimming fanatics and others (like mine) are sinkers. Good luck with your new puppy!
     
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    WAT Boxer Insane

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    My two love to play in the water. We take them in the boat to a sandbar called the "disappearing island", to the beach and they even love playing in the water from the garden hose. They do not swim though, they really have lead bottoms. But they run, play and lay in the surf all day long until their little nubby tails are pruney!
     
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    Austin's Mom Boxer Insane

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    The only water Austin likes is to drink! He won't go out in the rain, runs when he hears the bath running, (even if it's not for him) takes off when the hose comes out, and stays far away from the pool! smashicon
     
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    schipperj25 Boxer Booster

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    Duke love to play with the water from the garden hose. He could play with it for hours. He chases it around the yard biting at the spray. We tried to get him swimming in our friends pool but he seems a little scared of it. So we will try and see if he like to swim at the lake.
     
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    Kaiser LOOOOVES water, he'll swim, play with hose, jump in the shower and even go out in the rain.

    But Lola, no way! hates baths, hates the hose, will swim only cuz her bro makes her and will hold it for hours before she'll go in the rain :LOL:

    VaSHa frogicon
     
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    nrdivas Boxer Booster

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    Bella hates the water. We went to the lake a couple of weeks ago, and I was disappointed to see that she was very uncomfortable there. She didn't want to be anywhere near there! I am going to try the beach soon, and see how she responds.
     
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