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Member Name: phillip_1972
Date: 04/02/10, updated on 04/02/10 (199 review reads)
Advantages: Loving brilliant with children
In the year 2006 my wife and I decided that we were going to get a puppy, we were looking on the internet to read up on some breeds. Looking through we came across the Boxer.
Our minds were made up after reading up on them, so decided to start looking for Boxer puppies, we looked on the internet but couldn't find any nearby, so we bought the yellow free ad paper, and came across some pups that were in Brecon. We phoned the lady and told her that we were interested, she said that she only had the one left and that he was a boy. We were delighted as it was a boy we were after, we asked her if we could come and see him that night, she said yes.
We were told that he was a brindle boy and was £450, money was no object , we wanted a lovely dog for the children as I have four boys, but one of them has cerabal palsey and he loves animals.
We set off in the car and on our way to Brecon, we were very excited.
We finally got there, and we got to meet the pups mother, she had the same markings. Finally we got to meet the puppy he was so wrinkley and gorgeous, he is brindle with black streaks on his body with a white chest, and a white stripe going down in between his eyes and nose.
We were so pleased that we said yes and paid the lady for him, and off we went back home.
We named him Rocky as we thought it suited him well, and he got used to the name very quickly.
He was a really good puppy and has grown up to be a beautiful boy. He is 4 yrs old now and huge, not too fat and not too thin just right, he has to have high protein food so the rear of his stomach doesn't go too thin, but he loves the food and loves a roast dinner on a sunday bless him. That is his weekly treat.
He loves to play with the boys,and loves going for walks although he don't like the lead, he likes to walk beside me, but will go on a lead when other dogs are around.
He is a brilliant guard dog and is very protective over the whole family,especially Brandon. Every morning he comes down the stairs to check Brandon is ok, Brandon has cerabal Palsey and has weak bones.
Im not allowed to cuddle the missus as Rocky will come between us wanting a cuddle bless him, he is a proper big baby.
He loves people and fuss and is just like a human being, he will say please if he wants something by raising his paw, he will give the children kisses, but is very rare if he will give the adults a kiss.
He likes to eat money too lol, this is because my youngest went into my purse and gave it too him, he was only little at the time. Its been £80 so far.
Rocky however does not like to be left alone, sometimes you can't always take your animals with you, and tends to chew things, i have bought him toys but he goes through them like nobodys buisness.
Rocky comes to bed with us everynight, and will even sleep on the bed with us. We wouldn't be without him even if he does slobber. He is part of our life and will be to the end. Rocky is really a valuable member of our family.
I hope that people will read this and realise that Boxer's are not viscious dog's.
These dogs should not be classed as dangerous dogs, as some people think that they are.
Rocky was definately worth every penny and wouldn't swap him for the world and he is brilliant with children.
Summary: Wonderful breed of dog
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