Posted : 4/23/2007 7:10:12 AM
Hi! Just to clarify, because I'm not sure if it's just early and I misunderstood your post, but a boxer/pit bull mix is NOT a breed. It's a mix of two different breeds.
Having said that, I BET you're going to be in for a world of GOOFY times! Boxers are goofs and so are pit bulls!
My dog is a pit bull mix of sorts. I ADORE her and probably won't ever be without a pit bull in my life from now on. Like Alieliza said, my dog is a velcro dog and she LOVES LOVES LOVES humans. But she is NOT fond of other dogs. This isn't always the case with all pit bulls or pit mixes, but, unfortunately, it often is.
Please, read up on the difference between human aggression and dog aggression. Because of the most recent breeding of pit bulls to fight other dogs, this is now a genetic trait within pit bulls. Or can be.
Sites to check out:
bull rescue central[/link]
And try to become a member here:
Those people are VERY knowledgeable about pit bulls. I learned A LOT on that site.
Two rules of the most important, general rules about pit bulls and/or pit bull mixes to remember are:
1.NEVER trust a pit bull NOT to fight other dogs or animals.
This may never happen, but since this breed cannot afford much more of a bad rep, it's never something you want to risk. Keep all other pets separated (this should be done anyway).
2.NEVER bring your pit bull to a dog park.
A dog park is NOT a place for a pit bull or pit mix. Not saying the pit bull would start something with another dog, but if something DID happen, the pit bull or pit mix would get the blame. And if something is started with a pit bull, he WILL finish it. It's best just not to put your dog in a position where he has a high chance of failing.
Enjoy your pup![
] He will bring you countless moments of joy and laughter and he'll be the BEST snuggle bug EVER![