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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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