Welcome to Santa Boxer's Home
As Breeders and owners, we have a lot of control over what goes on in our dogs’ lives, from what they eat to how often they exercise. We raise all our puppies in a climate controlled room but with 24/7 outdoor access to a fenced in lawn with green grass. They spend a lot of time outdoors playing, and have spent a considerable amount of time with our children. We feel this is very important for their development at a young age as they soak up the vitamin D and develop muscle tone in a puppies natural setting.
We raise Boxer Puppies from champion bloodlines which is a full-time job. We are professional breeders. We have over 22 years of experience in running a highly successful breeding program. Most of all we love our dogs! We have placed our Beautiful babies with families from all over the United States and Canada.
We have families who frequently fly in or drive from as far away as Alaska and from the East Coast of Massachusetts. Even from The Florida Keys and the West Coast of California. Santa Boxer’s Kennel is known Nationally and Internationally. Our kennels are large and spacious. Our main kennel area is 35 feet wide by 70 feet long and it is covered with a metal roof. We believe a clean environment is essential for happy and healthy dogs and our puppies. We pressure wash and disinfect our kennels every day.
The fundamental inspiration that has made this dream possible is the love and admiration we feel for this breed, thus we have focused our breeding program to develop a calm and loving personality with a sweet expression on their faces while preserving the purity of their bloodlines.
About The Breed
Boxers are stocky, muscular and powerful.
Males grow to about 25 inches and weigh from about 65 to 80 pounds (30 to 36 kilograms); females grow from about 21 to 25 inches and weigh from about 50 to 65 pounds (22 to 30 kilograms).
Boxers have regal, distinctly shaped square heads. Their jaw is undershot and the muzzle blunt. They have a broad, deep chest and a relatively short, strong back. Boxer’s ears fold over naturally, but traditionally, their ears have been cropped to stand erect. Their tails generally are docked and carried high. Their feet are compact and the toes are arched.
The boxer’s coat is short and sheds moderately. Some boxers are a rich, fawn color and others are brindle. Their face or mask is usually black, but many have white face markings and white on the chest and paws.
Questions usually asked
Are boxers good family pets?
The boxer is an energetic, intelligent, athletic, and loyal dog breed with a sweet and playful temperament that makes it an ideal companion. Boxers often get along very well with children and possess an instinct to protect the family, making them wonderful family dogs, despite their history as fighting dogs
Are boxers easy to train?
Boxer dog training is fun, rewarding and a good thing about Boxers is that they are quick learners. All the basic obedience training commands such as sit, stay, come, fetch, down etc. are easily learned by Boxer puppies. … Truth be known, Boxers are actually one of the easiest breeds to successfully potty train.
Do boxers love their owners?
More often than not, Boxers lean to communicate that they love you and want to be close to you. Boxers are known for their affectionate natures and their tendency to bond firmly with their human families. … Boxers are enthusiastic cuddlers.
Do boxer dogs bark a lot?
Boxers are intelligent, high-energy, playful dogs that like to stay busy. … Few boxers barkexcessively. If a boxer barks, chances are there is a good reason. Many boxers are vocal, however, and make a growling noise that’s really just the dog’s way of talking.
Will a boxer attack an intruder?
Despite their imposing looks, with large heads and muscular bodies, Boxers are gentle dogs, with a friendly and playful temperament. In fact, they’re guard dogs, and your Boxer will always be ready to protect you or your family when needed – but they’re not going to attack anyone.
Are boy or girl boxers better?
Both male and female boxer puppies do better with dogs of the opposite sex, but male dogs tend to do better with other dogs in general than female boxers. Female boxers may have problems living with other female dogs.
How to Train a Boxer Puppy
- For young puppies (8 to 12 weeks old), keep training sessions short but fun. For example, when you bring your new puppy home, take him to the toilet spot in the garden, and praise him when he uses it. It will be a coincidence at first, but it’s never too young to tell him “Toilet time” when he happens to squat. Then lavish lots of praise on your dog. This will help your dog learn to connect that behavior with praise from the get-go and make him more likely to repeat it.
- You can also start with simple commands such as “Sit”. With a young pup, the training is a simple as spotting he’s about to sit anyway, and when his hind leg hits the ground, saying “Sit” and making a bit of a fuss of him. He’ll be perplexed at first, but soon he’ll realize the link between the word and the action.
Start with basic commands. Aim to give a command, and then give a reward immediately the action is carried out. This strengthens the link in the dog’s mind between action and reward. Start with a basic command, such as “Sit,” and work on that until your dog has it mastered.
- Grab a treat and let the puppy sniff the treat in your hand so he knows it’s there. Then hold the treat just above the pup’s eye level, over the head, so he has to look up to keep it in view. Once he is looking for the treat, draw an arc over her head so that when he looks up to follow, his bottom naturally sinks down. As soon as he starts sitting, say give the command “Sit” and give the treat.
- Work up to other commands or tricks, such as “Lie down” and “Paw” (where he extends his paw to you. Rewards-based training is the best method to get your dog to understand and follow all kinds of commands and cues.
Consider crate training. Crate training your Boxer is a great idea. The idea is that the Boxer thinks of the crate as his den, a place where he’s safe and can relax and sleep. Let the puppy discover the crate and want to go in voluntarily. The crate should be big enough for your puppy to turn all the way around, stand up, and lie down. Boxers do grow to be fairly large, so you may have to invest in a larger crate as your puppy gets bigger.
- Learn how to crate train your dog or puppy. Make the crate an appealing place with a comfy dog bed, and scatter some treats inside. Give the puppy some meals in there but leave the door open. Once the puppy is happy to go to the crate, you can close the door for a few seconds, and open it again and if the puppy was quiet give her lots of praise.
- Note that a crate should never be used as a punishment or a prison, and should only ever be used in a positive way.
- Be aware of the following crate-time guidelines, and avoid leaving any dog in a crate for over five hours at a time (with the exception of overnight):
- Age 9 to 10 weeks: 30 to 60 minutes
- Age 11 to 14 weeks: 1 to 3 hours
- Age 15 to 16 weeks, 3 to 4 hours.
- Age 17+ weeks: 4 or more hours (but never more than six).