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miascloset wrote at 2014-06-25 02:06:55
My Boxer lived to 13 which I was told was very old for a Boxer. 20 years is just not true in this breed.

She also had oral surgery for epulides which cost $750 but it was a severe case. This is a common problem in this breed and it does need to be taken care of. I would get a second opinion though.


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I can *accurately* answer questions on breeding and genetics, including coat colors and white markings; breed-specific issues; general health and genetic disease; nutrition and raw diet; behavior and training; conformation showing; and basic obedience and agility competition.


I have owned Boxers for 14 years; I bred my first litter (which produced my first AKC Champion) in 1999; I am an Officer of my local Boxer Club and a Committee Member and Committee Chair of the American Boxer Club; I answer all e-mail inquiries from the American Boxer Club website; I moderate several Boxer-related message forums and mailing lists, administrate one of each, and actively participate on many others.

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I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Michigan State University; since graduation I have taken online seminars on canine nutrition, breeding, and health.

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