Located Altona North VIC 3025
Not available for interstate adoption.
Info as of 01.05.2018
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All About Raphael and Leonardo
Raph and Leo may look like imposing figures from afar, but up close they are playful, loving family companions. Often dubbed the ‘Peter Pan’ of dogs (as they never grow up) Boxers never lose the desire to romp and play like a puppy. Perpetual cuddle bugs, Boxers will try to wriggle into even the smallest spaces possible to get close to the ones they love. They love to be the centre of attention and while sometimes stubborn they are also sensitive, intelligent and proud.
Leo is cheeky and Raph more reserved but both are people orientated and loyal. Their new family needs to understand the breed is naturally bright and cheerful but also stubborn. Experience with the breed would be an advantage – firm but kind.
Leo usually relaxes first and will gladly lie down for a nap whereas Raph will try to get Leo to play with him - until he gives up and they both chill out.
The boys would prefer a medium to large secure and interesting yard and a home where they will be in-volved with family activities. They are happy to entertain themselves if you work full time however they require daily exercise.
The boys will thrive in a home where they are loved, receive plenty of attention, are played with and exercised.
Their new family will also soon discover they are essentially just two big clowns.
The boys won't suit homes where residents are very young, frail, elderly or time poor.
Leo, unlike most Boxers, is laid back and socialised. Raph is more typical of the breed sometimes being protective and territorial around strangers. He is kept on lead.
Yes however we recommend any kids be teenagers or older as Leo especially tends to jump.
Raphael 28 kgs, Leonardo 33 kgs
Medium - playful and moderately active. While they will forgive you if you miss a day they are accustomed to a daily morning walk.
How is this dog on a lead?
As they are strong they need an owner who can physically manage them even though they settle once you are on your way, like most dogs. Leo is quite happy to walk slowly ‘smelling the roses’ where as Raph is more eager to explore.
How is this dog off the lead?
Depends. Both can be easily distracted, especially if another dog enters their proximity.
A normal secure yard with shoulder height fencing will do the job.
They are currently not nuisance barkers but will alert you to something strange around the property.
Like children, Boxers need to be constantly entertained. If not engaged in physical activity they should have plenty of mental stimulation like chew toys. Raph more so than Leo.
Tolerance to being alone.
Raph - being played with, bathed with the hose, fed treats and exercised.
Leo - thinks he's a lap dog and always wants to be close to you, food and cuddling.
Leo - can be easily startled if his attention is elsewhere.Both - if someone enters the yard without announcing themselves ("Hi, its just me") they may get startled and bark.
ADOPTION FEE: $160 Each
Why are our adoption fees great value? Compare the prices below.
AVERAGE RETAIL VET PRICES
Some vets do not include additional items in the quote and add these on later e.g. pain relief, fluids, removal of stitches
Male $210 - 310
Female $295 - 560 (add $160 if on heat)
Vaccination - annual injection
$79 - 93
$65 - 75
Kennel Cough - annual injection
$40 - 50
Heart worm injection - annual injection
Medium $75 - 110
Heart worm blood test
Recommended if history is unknown
$50 - 85
Written vet assessment
Varies with breed, age, size, health and temperament.
This is not a list of what vet work any dog in the program has or will have done by Dog Adoption.
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