White Boxer Myth and Fact:
White Boxers are rare.
Approximately 20 - 25% of
all Boxers are born white. In fact, some of the first foundation dogs for the Boxer breed were white. Since White Boxers do
not conform to the breed standard, many are euthanized by breeders (for example: many stud owners make the dam owners
sign a contract that all whites will be put down at birth, before they will agree to breed and many breeders just take
it upon themselves to put down white pups at birth).
As a matter of fact because of putting the label off "RARE"
on these white boxers, unscrupulous breeders,
backyard breeders and puppy millers, and even some pet stores bill them
as such and add a hefty price tag!
White Boxers develop more health
problems and are sicker than other Boxers.
Because a Boxer is white does not
mean that it is going to be unhealthy. No clinical evidence has been recorded showing the White Boxer at higher risk for health
problems. Many whites are born without problems and stay trouble-free for the duration of their lives. In most
ways these angels aren't much different than the other puppies in their litters. When problems do occur, they can occur in
non-whites as well, but due to this seeming to have been less interesting to acknowledge in the past, it is difficult to find
clear statistics about the white/nonwhite issue.
All White Boxers are deaf and are
Although there is a higher incidence
of deafness when a Boxer is white (approximately 18% of whites), not all are deaf. Deaf Boxers can be trained using a variety
of methods including hand signals, sign language, flashlights and more. Training any Boxer, hearing or deaf, requires time,
patience and understanding.
White Boxers are "mean".
White Boxers are not "mean". Coat
color on a Boxer does not affect a Boxer's personality. White Boxers exhibit the same endearing personality traits as their
White Boxers are albinos.
White Boxers are not albinos. Albino
dogs do not have any pigment. White Boxers are simply born with white hair.
White Boxers cannot be registered.
White Boxers can be registered
on limited privilege with the Kennel Club. However, they cannot be shown in the conformation ring, but they can be shown
in obedience. It has been said that, if they were bred, they might simply "spoil the color markings" that people had worked
so hard to develop. The answer is not quite so simple.
There is so much more to the question of breeding whites.
If you do not have the experience and knowledge as a breeder and are looking just to breed your boxer once
because " it's so cute those little puppies" the answer is quite simple...Don't breed a white boxer....
There is a lot of information
about white boxers on the net, good and not-so-good. Use compassion and common sense when reviewing this issue.
As a breeder of this wonderful
breed i have among my 6 adults, one white one called Ghost (see pictures of him on this site), he is a crazy loveable fool,
he's is build according to the breed standards, has no health and/or hearing problems whatsoever and because it's a big No
No among breeders to say that you have white ones means that I have to hide this very nice looking dog? I don't think
so!!!!!! I will not put puppies down simple for the fact that they have the wrong color!!!!!
thanks to all the boxer owners and breeders of the "Blije Boxerforum" for letting me use their pictures of the white boxers.*********P.S.
Most of the pics on this site, are showing white boxers from europe and that's why most of the boxers have a tail because
in europe there is a non-cropping and non-docking law, i prefer the natural hanging ears, leave the declaws on and since the
new regulation in Nova Scotia in regards of non-docking my puppies also come with tail!*******