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White Boxer Puppy

At Tanyati Boxers we do not believe in euthanasing our white Boxers. This is a common practice of many Boxer breeders, both in South Africa and around the world. This practice is, however, losing popularity in such places as the UK, America, Canada and some of the European countries. We believe in the right to life for all living creatures and feel that if we have made a decision to bring a litter into this world, it is our responsibility to see that ALL the puppies resulting from that decision are given the best possible care and chance at life and are found the best possible homes in which to spend the rest of their natural lives. To us it does not matter whether they are coloured or not.

Please take time to read Verity-Anne Doktor's fantastic article on White Boxers and deafness here.

White Boxer Puppy

There are many reasons given by breeders as to why they feel that it is necessary to euthanase white Boxers. We do not feel that any of these reasons are valid. We do, however, acknowledge that white Boxers do have certain needs that their coloured siblings do not. In Africa the main issue is the strength of our sun and the fact that white Boxers tend to be more susceptible to sun-related problems. The solution to this is so simple - sun-block. There are many sun-block products on the market today that come in a spray variety and a quick spray on the ears, backs of the legs and on the tummy once a day is all that is needed to provide the necessary protection from our harsh sun. Hardly an insurmountable problem that would justify killing a white puppy.

White Boxer Puppy

We also acknowledge that the white gene is linked to deafness. This is not only applicable to white Boxers, but to all dogs that are born predominantly white - Bull Terriers, Dalmations, Staffies etc. None of their breeders feel the need to euthanase their white puppies, so why are white Boxers euthanased?

White Boxer Puppy

15% of white Boxers are deaf. Life with a deaf dog is really not that different to life with a hearing dog. Please read the wonderful article by Verity-Anne Doktor on her life with Radar, a deaf white Tanyati Boxer.

White Boxer Puppy

People often make statements to the effect that white Boxers are prone to disease and are weaker than their coloured siblings. Again, this is untrue, and in fact the opposite is more often the case. I have heard innumerable times that "the biggest puppy in the litter was the white one". How can a puppy that is born the biggest and the strongest all of a sudden become a weakling and disease-ridden?

White Boxer Puppy

We love our white puppies and love to see them in their wonderful new homes, living lives as normally and as fulfilling as their coloured counterparts. We thank and salute their new families for the love and care that they provide for these innocent little souls.

White Boxer

Please contact us if you would like to join the white Boxer family and we will try our hardest to find you that special angel to fill your life.


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