Why We Health Test
I wanted to take some time and explain why we health test our Boxers. This breed is prone to certain health conditions.
Heart Murmurs: We have our boxers cleared for heart murmurs as this is one known issue in this breed.
Degenerative Myelopathy is another issue know to this breed that we test for. Degenerative Myelopathy is an incurable, progressive disease of the canine spinal cord. Progressive weakness and in coordination of the rear limbs are often the first signs seen in affected dogs, with progression over time to complete paralysis.
ARVC which stands for Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy is also another issue that is prone to this breed. ARVC is an inherited disease, and onset in adults. This heart muscle disease that can lead to sudden death or the development of congestive heart failure where the dog starts to cough or becomes short of breath.
We strive to produce health boxer puppies for our families, and we want to do our duty and help improve this breed that we love so much.