Sunday, December 1, 2013

Boxer Hugs ...

Like many folks,  we LOVE games and puzzles!  We also enjoy relaxing on Sundays. Put the two together, and here is a relaxing Sunday puzzle for you to enjoy!  
By-the-way, we finished in 4:29 ... how did you do?

Tip: While solving this puzzle, click the button in the lower-right corner to go full-screen.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Like My Dog ...

Here's some Friday night fun for you all! We just wanted to share two of our favorite things ... 
BOXERS (of course!) and this fun song by Billy Currington, "Like My Dog". Enjoy! :-D


Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day ...

"At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we remember ..."

Veterans Day is the day we
celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans who have served our country. So when we remember and honor the men and women of our Armed Forces, we must also remember "Man's Best Friend", who has served our nation with distinction. Many of our service men and women owe their lives to the bravery and sacrifice of these animals. These dogs are trained to serve our country and mankind ... and they perform like heroes.

So this Veterans Day, when we say THANK YOU to all of those who are serving, or have served, our country and protected our freedoms, don't forget to think of our Military Canines! ♥

Source: All God's Creatures

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Don't Forget to Fall Back ...

Daylight Saving time ends Sunday 11/03 at 2:00am  ... don't forget to "fall behind" and set your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed Saturday night!

Also, when you turn your clocks back tonight, please check your smoke alarm batteries too — and if it’s been a year since you changed them, install fresh ones.

Here’s another lifesaver: there’s a date on your smoke alarms, usually located right by the battery compartment. If it’s 10 years ago or more, go buy new alarms. They’re only made to last about 10 years, and you don’t want to find out the hard way that they’re too old to operate correctly. :0(

Sure going to enjoy that extra hour of sleep tomorrow morning!  Zzzzzz ...

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Boxer Pumpkin-Carving Stencil ...

Matilda is a 5-month-old flashy fawn boxer ... she's a total clown.
She loves all people, especially children.
-- Aynsley Starbuck, Matilda's owner

Free Pumpkin-Carving Stencils of Favorite Dog Breeds
 from Better Homes & Gardens

Let your friends and neighbors know which dog breed is best by carving a pumpkin that looks like your favorite canine [Boxers, of course!].

Your dog is the best dog in the world, right? So show the world how much you care about Max or Buddy or Molly or Princess by carving a pumpkin with his or her likeness. The American Kennel Club's list of top breeds inspired this series of pumpkin-carving stencils.

How to use:

Start by cleaning out the pumpkin, scraping the flesh thinnest in the region in which you'll carve the design. Attach the pattern (enlarged on a photocopier) to the pumpkin with tape. Use a pin to make closely spaced pin pricks along the stencil lines, piercing the paper. Remove the pattern. Cut completely through solid lines (as shown on the stencil), but only peel away the skin within the dotted lines to enhance features.

- Click HERE to download the free Boxer Stencil. -

*** Please post a pic when you are done ... it would be fun to see everyone's pumpkins ***
(make sure to include your Boxer in the pic too, of course!).

Friday, September 20, 2013

Circovirus in Dogs ...

Circovirus in Dogs

A disease normally found in pigs, Circovirus has recently been found in dogs in California and Ohio ... resulting in several deaths. All the dogs in Ohio were all boarders at the same boarding facility.

Authorities advise that direct contact with an infected dog or its vomit or diarrhea would present a higher risk of infection. Viruses can be spread from animal to animal through the use of shared bedding and equipment.

"Dog owners should be cautious of where they go with their dogs ...  don’t go to where a lot of strange dogs are, with unknown vaccination history, because we don’t know who’s carrying this thing and who’s shedding this thing.”

Symptoms include:

- Vomiting
- Bloody diarrhea
- Lethargy
- Foaming at the mouth
- Vasculitis (red spots/patches/skin lesions)
- Rapid worsening of their symptoms

Prompt veterinary attention is key to long term survival and recovery.

For more information & updates, click here.

Source: All God's Creatures

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Never Forget ...

A very touching tribute produced by Dog Files ... 
Remembering the more than 300 Search and Rescue Dogs 
that helped in the rescue effort at the World Trade Center, 
after terrorists attacked on September 11, 2001.

*Tissue Warning* 

Boxers Salute our American Heroes

Monday, September 2, 2013

Boxers for Sale / Adoption ...

As a breed-specific dog club, we are often approached by folks looking to add a Boxer to their family. If we know of a reputable breeder with pups available, we refer folks to them. Or we point out Boxers available in shelters, or rescues that we know of, looking for a "forever" home.

Well, today we came across several Boxers listed on craigslist for sale! See all the details below:

"I have a purebred boxer for sale. To be completely honest I just don't have the time to take care of him I am a full time student and work too much. I believe he deserves so much better even though it breaks my heart to let him go.. His name is Roscoe, he is 6 months old and very well behaved. If interested contact HERE. (Minneapolis, MN) "

"Who doesn't love a Boxer! What a fantastic dog she is. She (Bounce) just turned 8 and was a kennel/breeder dog all her life. The breeder surrendered her to our rescue and she is ready for her new home. She is the perfect move in ready dog which is quite a treat considering her previous life. She is potty trained, spayed, teeth cleaned, and vaccinated. She loves to play, especially with the younger dogs in her foster home. She will run and chase and wrestle. It is a blast to watch her bounce!! She loves everyone she meets. Loves kids and lives with a 5 year old, small dogs, big dogs and cats. She is crate trained and rides great in the car. She is being fostered with RPAW and her adoption fee is $175.00. Click HERE to contact rescue. (Anoka, MN)"

We had one more to share with you too, but the craigslist "flagging-police" flagged it, and had it removed. Who knows why. We read it several times, and saw nothing inappropriate in the ad. :o(

Hopefully, one of our TCBC members will take one (or both!) of these Boxers into their family, and we will have the pleasure of meeting them at our get-togethers! ♥

Friday, August 30, 2013

Lakes, Ponds, and Toxic Algae Blooms ...

As you all head out to the lakes this holiday weekend, please keep this in mind ...

sick  "If in doubt, STAY OUT ... if it looks bad, or smells bad, AVOID contact!"   sick

The hot and humid weather, such as we have been experiencing, brings forth the dangerous blue-green algae bloom that we see everywhere. Dogs are at particular risk as they wade in shoreline areas where algae may accumulate. This is VERY poisonous to our Boxers, so keep them far away from it ... and certainly NEVER let them drink from water sources that look like this.

Dog owners should be aware that toxic algae blooms usually occur in late summer or early fall, but can occur at any time. They can occur in  ponds, lakes, and reservoirs in the summer ... places we often take our Boxers for recreation, exercise, and cooling -- places they also routinely drink the water. Some of these algae blooms look like foam, scum, or mats on the surface of the water. While it's often described as looking like pea soup or spilled green paint, it can take other forms as well. The blooms can be blue, bright green, brown, or red ("red tide" is perhaps the best-known so-called "harmful algal bloom"), but some blooms may not affect the appearance of the water. The water may or may not smell bad. As a further difficulty to dog owners trying to protect their dogs, not all algal blooms are toxic!

When an algal bloom is toxic,  it can kill or seriously sicken an animal, sometimes as quickly as within 15 or 20 minutes of ingestion. The effects depend on the amount ingested, the size of the animal, the amount of food in the animal's stomach (a full stomach has some protective effect), the sensitivity of the species and individual. 

According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, "An animal that has ingested toxins from an algae bloom can show a variety of symptoms, ranging from skin irritation or vomiting to severe disorders involving the circulatory, nervous and digestive systems, and severe skin lesions. In the worst case, the animal may suffer convulsions and die . . . . People are seldom seriously affected by toxic algae because the unpleasant odor and appearance of water associated with blue-green algae blooms tend to make us avoid it. However, skin rashes, nasal irritation, or other health effects may result from skin contact with algal toxins. Swallowing or ingesting water with a blue-green algae bloom may cause symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, or nausea; headache, throat irritation, or muscle pain; and in severe cases paralysis or respiratory failure."

Further, the Minnesota Department of Health recommends that humans not ingest, swim or wade in water with blue-green algae, or let children or pets enter it. "If contact does occur, the material should be washed off thoroughly, paying special attention to the swimsuit area. If your pet comes in contact with a bloom, wash off your pet's coat to prevent the pet from ingesting the algae while self-cleaning."

If you suspect your Boxer is sick from the algae, call a veterinarian immediately.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Dog Search ...

"Dog Search" ... find the word DOG.

How long did it take YOU to find it? 

Not as easy as you might think, huh?


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Video of the Month ...


This is Chago the BOXER!
He enjoys the trampoline, loves to show off his ability "to get major air",
and loves to entertain anyone watching!


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Workout with "The Biggest Loser" Trainer ...

How cool is this?! We received an invite from Heather, who does P.R. for ... Dolvett Quince , celebrity trainer on The Biggest Loser, and author of "Working Out With Your Pet"! 

He will be coming to Minnesota next weekend to lead a pet/pet owner workout session with him!!! So make sure to bring your Boxer - to learn fun ways to get active together!

From Dolvett >>>

"Come to Staring Lake Park so I can show you and your pet how to do shuttle runs, squats and more. With workout tips from me and nutrition and pet health advice from the veterinarians at Banfield, you and your four-legged friend will be on the path to good fitness and good health!"

Saturday, July 27

9:30 a.m. registration (limited to the first 50 people and their dogs)
10 a.m. workout begins

Staring Lake Park
14800 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN 55347


Monday, July 1, 2013

Hot Asphalt ...

Not a Boxer in the photo, but an important reminder none-the-less!


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

"Mini" Boxers ...

"Mini Boxer"

As we tend to do from time to time, we were searching craigslist for Boxer postings, when we came across a post listing a "Mini Boxer" for sale.

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A MINI BOXER! Please do not be fooled by ads saying there are.

There are smaller Boxers (usually from health issues/trauma as a pup), but there are no "minis".

The one we saw on craigslist says it is 15 pounds, at almost a year old! This is a MIX, a mutt, a cross, NOT-a-Boxer ... usually Boston Terriers x Boxers, OR some are actually crossing the Rat Terrier with a Pug, and calling it a Mini Boxer. 

Ugh ...


Monday, January 21, 2013

Watch LIVE streaming ... Puppies! ♥

♥ Cuteness ALERT ... Watch LIVE streaming ... Puppies!
(Make sure your speakers are on, to hear all of the cute puppy sounds.)

By-the-way ... when the breeder takes the puppies out of their whelping box (for training, outdoor time, vet, whatever), the "Off Air" notice will come on and a slideshow will play ... puppies will be back shortly. ♥ Also, if the screen is dark/black ... it it night-time, and the breeders have turned-off the lights and  have gone to bed. ;-)

Puppies born January 19 and 20, 2013.

Named to honor their dam using a candy theme ...
#1 Flashy dark brindle male, dark blue collar, Gentry's Cadbury, nursery name "Cad"
#2 Flashy fawn male, light blue collar, Gentry's Toblerone, nursery name "Toby"
#3 Flashy medium brindle male, yellow collar, Gentry's Fifth Avenue, nursery name "Roadie"
#4 White female, pink collar, Gentry's White Truffle, nursery name "Sugar"
#5 Classic fawn female, red collar, Gentry's Red Hot, nursery name "Red"
#6 Classic brindle male, green collar, Gentry's Payday ,nursery name "Cash"

Dam: International and AKC Champion REO's Miss Hershey's Kiss "Ginger" (flashy fawn)
Sire: Rocket's Escape Velocity to Gentry "Dash" (flashy dark brindle)



Saturday, January 5, 2013

LOST - Male Boxer (Brainerd, MN) ...

Zeus, a smaller neutered brindle male Boxer, went missing on 12/5/12 in Fort Ripley, Minnesota. 

He was last seen at the junction of Hwy 45 and Cty Rd 139 ... south of Brainerd, Minnesota. 

He is brindle with white on face, chest and feet. He was wearing a metal choke chain with blue cloth cording weaved through the links. He is very friendly and knows his name. 

He is unfamiliar with the area, as this is a new home for him and he has never been in a rural setting (which may be why he can't get home). If seen or found  please contact Robin @ 218-831-1157, or at .

To keep up with the search, see Zeus' Facebook page >>>

Please feel free to share/cross-post far & wide. Thank You! ♥


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Dog Days at the Dome ...

"Dog Days at the Dome" are back!

Dogs and their human companions are invited to join other dog-lovers at the Metrodome for some off-leash fun & furry socializing.

Plus, you get a free bottle of water upon admission along with all sorts of goodies from vendors.

Parking is free too in the Metrodome lot adjacent to the Gate B at the Metrodome.  Enter at 5th Street and 11th Avenue.

Cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and water for the dogs will be provided.

Check the Facebook page for more Dog Days info.

3 Dates for 2013

  • January 3 from 5 - 8
  • January 31 from 5 - 8
  • February 21 from 5 - 8

Admission $5.00 - Pay at the door or online below

  • It's $5.00 per dog / owner combo (up to 2 dogs). 
  • If there are two people and one dog then the trio gets in for $5 as well.
  • However if there are 2 people and 2 dogs then each pair pays $5.00.

Click here for more info.!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Welcome to our first blog post at the new TCBC blog "Nothin' Butt Boxers"!

We hope you enjoy our new blog.

Please feel free to comment ... we love to interact with our readers.

~ Boxer Hugs to All ~