AT PICTURE PERFECT BOXERS we are striving to produce the very
best Boxers to carry forth our lines out into the future. Of utmost importance to us is the Boxer
character and fine temperament that the breed is most noted for. Health and soundness of Picture Perfect
Boxers and any litters that Picture Perfect may produce are, without a
question, a primary concern for us.
Correct conformational type that comes as close to the "breed
standard" as possible is the final factor of the total equation without
which there would be no true definition of the Boxer as a breed.
We undergo the "collaboration" of Picture Perfect
Boxers with much study and consideration of the two dogs we will be responsible
for bringing together. The decision is
always a difficult one as we strive to not only find a complimentary match
between two individuals but we are always hoping that the complicated genetic
factors will come together in such a manner as to yield progeny that is an
improvement over the prior generation.
This is not as easy as it may sound.
We will consistently choose sires for our bitches that reflect the
finest of all the Boxer breed qualities and characteristics as it is our aim to
contribute, in a very positive way, to the betterment of the breed.
Picture Perfect Boxers will always consider a Picture Perfect
puppy to be first and foremost a companion pet and if a puppy may indicate show
potential or exhibit the propensity to be able to carry out the line then these
activities should enrich the general well-being and contribute to the overall
happiness of the dog and the Boxer breed.
The environment and situation into which one of our puppies venture into
is a keen concern of ours and puppies are not placed in any haphazard
manner. To understand some of the issues
that we at Picture Perfect Boxers discuss with prospective Boxer-Puppy owners,
please refer to our Puppy Owner Questionnaire.
We want our dogs to be respected and LOVED.
HEALTH AND THE BOXER
health and well-being of the Boxer breed is of primary importance to Picture
Perfect Boxers. As with many other
breeds, the Boxer is generally known to sometimes be afflicted with various
conditions that may or may not be life threatening. Some of these issues include cardio
myophathy, hypothyroidism and to a lesser extent hip dysplasia. Boxers are also known to sometimes suffer
from certain cancers often, but not always, in their golden years.
Although we cannot state a 100% guarantee against possible problems
appearing in a puppy down the road, we are not knowingly breeding Boxers that
have known health issues. The longevity
of the life of the Boxer is a keen consideration of Picture Perfect Boxers in
our overall breeding program