Euro Boxx Boxers
Recommend Supplies & Suggested Reading
I have compiled a list of boxer puppy supplies that I recommend for when you bring your puppy home. This includes the brand of dog food and the basic items that you will need when you bring your new family member home. I also have included some books on training and boxers in general. I have personally tested/used the brands below and these are the brands that have proven to withstand the punishment that our boxers can lovingly, bestow on them. At the very bottom, I have included some fun, boxer gifts!
If you are flying in to pick up you puppy, I suggest the following TSA approved crate.
Just a few notes on certain items.
DOG FOOD: Your puppy has been eating Purina Pro Plan, Sport, All Life Stages Performance Dog Food.Keep them on this until they are at least 1 year old. Your can purchase this from Chewy.com, Petsmart, and Amazon.
DOG TOYS: When you think of puppy toys, you want to start with 1 of each; “Tug, Toss, & Chew.
COLLARS & LEASHES: Boxers necks are the same diameter as their heads. This makes it incredibly easy for boxers to slip their collars. The cute, pretty, or tough looking collar that is SO COOL, will do little to keep your puppy safe and help with training. If you purchase, something like that, just be aware that it is purely decorative. IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE BOXER/ DOG, PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE COLLARS ON ALL THE TIME. It is not UNCOMMON for boxers to grab at a playmates collar and get the collar stuck around the bottom canine teeth. This can lead to broken teeth, broken jaw, and death by strangulation. I myself, had this happen to me but, I have been lucky enough to be there before serious injury occurred. Some of my friends have lost dogs to such a horrible accident.
BOWLS & CRATES: I prefer stainless steel bowls that can be put into the dishwasher when they get dirty. NO raised bowls. According to a study, “Approximately 20 and 52% of cases of GDV (bloat) among the large breed and giant breed dogs, were attributed to having a raised feed bowl.”
My experience with crates regarding durability is, that you get what you pay for. A cheap crate will fall apart quickly, and you will have to replace it sooner, rather than later. I have both plastic and wire crates that I use and the 2 brands that hold up are “Petmate Vari Kennels” also know as “Sky Kennels” made by Petmate. Plastic crates are good for the escape artists and dogs that want a little more ‘den like’ space. I also use wire crates with multiple doors for better positioning in the house. The problem with wire crates is the plastic tray on the bottom is usually the first thing to wear out and break. I only use Triple-Door Great Crate Elite, By Precision.These crates have aheavier gauge wire construction with a Hammertone finish and arubberized bottom tray. The heights tend to be shorter than average crates, so I suggest the size up with dimensions of 42 x 28 x 31.
As a convenience to my puppy people, I have become an Amazon Associate, so I can create a "Shopping List" where you can order everything directly from Amazon by clicking the links below. These items are suggested, and you are not required to purchase everything or anything on the list. As an Amazon associate, I earn a small percentage from qualifying purchases. I make the recommendation and Amazon processes the orders.
If you do not have an Amazon account, you are welcome to look elsewhere to find these products.