Friday, May 31, 2013

We've had a little boxer/bulldog puppy coming into the clinic for the last 6 months.  He was just a little white bundle of loose skin the first time he came in.  I think I was there for all of his vaccines, I was there through his neuter, and I loved him to pieces.

Well, his family had some bad stuff come up and needed an immediate home for him.  Long story short they signed him over to me and we have a new family member. 

Meet Winston!

Or as I like to call him, Sir Winston Wigglebutt.  :)

Now we have three nubtailed wigglebutts.

It's been a little tense with two territorial males who have to allow a new big dumb puppy into their pack.  But so far it's gone quite well, really.

I'm not sure how big he'll end up.  He's 8 months old and weighs 84 lbs.  I think that might be about as big as a male boxer gets, but his other half can get up to 120.

I grew up with my grandma's super sweet boxer dog, so I have a soft spot for them.  But I don't know much about hot to motivate the bulldog types, and he needs some basic training.  He knows how to sit but I don't know if he knows much else.  He walks pretty well on a leash but pulls sometimes.  Maybe we'll have some obedience classes in our future.  Don't get me wrong, he doesn't seem like a bad dog at all.  So far he's been very well behaved. 

Funny how these things work out. 


Cindy D. said...

Evan really good dogs can benefit from obedience lessons. Case in point- 2 110 pound labradors who would never intentionally hurt a soul, but who could easily throw an adult down the stairs with just a bump of one big fat butt. Especially when they get to wriggling and bouncing around.
That is so sweet that you gave him a home. The energy of a boxer with the bulk of a bulldog? Wheww! That is going to be awesome!

Cindy D. said...

Oh, he is super cute!

L.Williams said...

I grew up with Boxers, I love them and he is so cute!