And deafness can be caused by external factors too. Photo courtesy of owner: While each dog is an individual and has his or her own personalty quirks, in general, white Boxer dogs will behave exactly like most other more traditionally colored pups and dogs. Deaf Boxers can be trained using a variety of methods including American Sign Language, hand signals, flashlights and more. The white Boxer may have pigmented patches around the eyes and ears and other limited points on the body, but the Check has much more pigment and could be called piebald
Although there is a higher incidence of deafness when a Boxer is white, not all are deaf. Deaf Boxers can be trained using a variety of methods including American Sign Language, hand signals, flashlights and more.
Not everyone has the temperament, or the time and situation to deal with a Boxer who requires extra attention. This is not always bad, but they should know themselves well enough not to take on this challenge if it is too much for them.
The same can be said for anyone considering having any pet, hearing or not. However, if you feel up for a challenge, a deaf Boxer may open up a new window in your life that you never dreamed possible. All it takes is a little time, patience, observation, and a kind heart, along with good basic common sense. Other dogs will know there is something different about deaf dogs and they will look out for them.
While deaf dogs will not be able to hear, they rely on their other senses, like smell, sight and touch. Those who have owned deaf dogs would not hesitate taking on the responsibility of a deaf dog; as many have found them to be easier to train than hearing dogs. There are no outside sound distractions as they cannot hear, and they watch for your signals, they prefer to be close to you, and will follow your lead. Please visit the following sites for more information: Because of this limitation, white Boxer dogs do not meet the breed standard for show conformation.
Many breeders and handlers hope that this changes. White Boxers, as beautiful as they are, may someday be accepted for conformation in AKC show events. There are breeders and people in the general public who feel that white Boxer dogs are inferior to fawn or brindled colored Boxers and have more health problems..
Recently, there has been more studies to either substantiate or dissuade the claims that white Boxers are more prone to problems than standard colors. The only claims that seem to have merit are: Photo courtesy of owner: They are not rare -Approximately 25 percent of all boxers born are white. They are not albinos — They have colored eyes, colored touch, inside of the ears, belly and bottom of the paws.
They can sunburn easy — an owner should use human sunscreen on their dog if they are to be outside for more than 30 minutes — And remember that the UV sun rays CAN penetrate through clouds, so it is better to be safe than sorry. They can be deaf and this is one of the biggest reasons why most breeders do not purposefully breed for the white color.
Some people believe that white Boxers develop cancer more easily than the more standard colored dogs ; however this is still up for debate and has not been proven. The AKC will deny registration for any puppies born to a registered white Boxer.
They have the same temperament and personality as other Boxers.. They are happy, loyal, social, friendly dogs when raised in a loving, appropriate home. Opposite to this, you may be interested in reading: Boxer Dogs Without White Markings. The Difference Between White Boxers and Check Boxers The terms whites and checks are often used interchangeably but this is not correct…Because they are very different.
The white Boxer may have pigmented patches around the eyes and ears and other limited points on the body, but the Check has much more pigment and could be called piebald A flashy Boxer is one who carries one dose of the gene. An albino Boxer dog would have no color on the skin as well; the eye rims, nose, bottom of the paw pads , and lips would be pink.
In addition, most albino dogs have very light eyes. White Boxers, on the other hand, will have some skin pigmentation. Typically, the nose is black, as are the lips. Eye rims and paw pads can be black. Please note that very young Boxer puppies often have pink noses. So, if you have an all white Boxer newborn puppy and the nose is pink, this is not an indication of abinism.
Over the of the next few weeks, nose color should come in. Final nose coloring may be fully black or spotted. Roxanne "Roxy" Rose, at 13 weeks old. With all puppies, the ear canal stays closed and will open between days 10 and A white Boxer - if he is to be deaf - will progressively lose his hearing.
The cause of the deafness connected with the white color is the absence of pigment cells in the inner ear resulting in a loss of sensory hair cells at about 6 - 8 weeks of age. For this reason, potential puppy buyers may want to wait until the 10 week old mark, at which time it should be clear as to whether or not the Boxer has his hearing.
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