White Boxers.

Regrettably, some people still beleive that the white Boxer or white Boxer puppy is the least favorable of the breed.

Some will argue that those dogs born white are more prone to illness or more aggressive than the other more traditionally colored dogs of the breed.

For those of us who are lucky enough to love a white Boxer puppy...this couldn't be further from the truth!

There is a lot of misinformation out there…so let’s clear it up by looking at the facts.

The white boxer will behave exactly like most other more traditionally colored pups and dogs. Most, if not all Boxers are comical, fun loving and expressive animals with a strong craving to please.
Despite what some may think...A white Boxer dog is not automatically ill,deaf or blind...and the color is not very rare. In fact, 25% of all Boxers born are white! And the majority of them (about 70%) are born healthy.

What Causes This Coat Color

White Boxers are not caused by genetic birth defects. White Boxer puppies do not have defects at all. .
Just as human hair colour is the product of the combined genetics of the human parents, the colour of a Boxer puppy’s coat is determined by the genetics of both the father (sire) and mother (dam)…Also colour can skip a generation and a Boxer may have the colour of his or her grandmother or grandfather.
In some cases, colour can go back as far as 5 generations.
Both of the parents must carry the genetic code white. In every way the puppy is the same as all of its siblings…with all the liveliness, traits, and spirit that make them Boxers.

A white Boxer is not an albino. Albinos entirely lack pigment. Any dog breed will infrequently have an albino…although it is very rare.
When a dog is an albino there is no coloured pigmentation anywhere on the dog…...They have pink eyes, and a complete lack of colour anywhere on the body.

Most white Boxers have some spots on their skin (which can be seen due to their short white coats) and have some markings around their nose and mouth. Some white Boxers have coloured markings in their coat (such as a brown or black patch around an eye or on the back, etc). They will have pigment in their eyes, this alone rules out albinism as the cause of their whiteness.
White Boxers are especially beautiful and expressive looking, as their eyes stand out very much and they often have the “puppy dog look” that makes us melt!
Approximately one in four Boxer puppies are white (either all white or majorly white). Therefore, this is not a rare colour.

There are unfortunally some breeders (and people in the general public) who feel that white Boxers are inferior to standard coloured Boxers and have more health problems than standard coloured Boxers. .

Recently, there has been more study to either substantiate or dissuade the claims that white Boxers are more prone to problems than standard colours.

The only claims that seem to have merit are:

They are more likely to sunburn
And the white Boxer (like many other breeds with similar loss of pigment problems) are more prone to deafness in one or both ears.but having said this you can also have coloured puppies that are deaf in a litter.

and lastly all we can say is as responsiable breeders we always test our white boxer puppies for deafness at a young age,
at 8 weeks of age the puppy will also be health checked by our own vet and tested for deafness again.
we also recommend that when you get the puppy, you take it to your own vet and have it checked,
by the time you get your puppy, we have done everything in our power to ensure that you have received a healthy, well adjusted puppy,

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