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					Boxers




On the
World Wide
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      2002, Jennifer Walker, Newcastle Boxers
                      www.newcastleboxers.com
                              Search Engines
                               AltaVista: http://www.altavista.com

                             Ask Jeeves: http://www.askjeeves.com

                                 Google: http://www.google.com

                                   Lycos: http://www.lycos.com

                                  Yahoo: http://www.yahoo.com




                                Free Websites
                               Angelfire: http://www.angelfire.com

                                 Tripod: http://www.tripod.com

                            Virtual Avenue: http://www.virtualave.net

                           Yahoo!Geocities: http://www.geocities.com




                  Domain Names & Hosting
                               GoDaddy: http://www.godaddy.com

               Got Web?: http://www.got-web.com (Where I have my site hosted)

                             HobbyHost: http://www.hobbyhost.com

                      Network Solutions: http://www.networksolutions.com
   (Included because they are the “original”, but they still charge $35/year for a domain name.)



A word on breeder websites: I honestly believe that in this day and age, having a website is just as
important as having a phone number. The vast majority of my puppy inquiries come from my
website, and the few phone calls I do get are almost always from people who got my number off
either the Michigan Boxer Club website or one of the breeder listings (breeders.net usually). Even
if it’s nothing more than one page with your contact information and maybe some pictures of your
big winners or your current dogs, a website will allow you to reach a wide variety of people and –
more importantly – will allow them to reach you, instead of a backyard breeder or pet store.


                                                                 2002, Jennifer Walker, Newcastle Boxers
                                                                                 www.newcastleboxers.com
There are several free website providers on the Internet, and many Internet Service Providers
give you a free website with your service. Many of them have site templates you can use, and
Microsoft Publisher and FrontPage will let you easily create websites without knowing anything
about HTML. Of course, there are also a ton of website designers you can hire to do your site
(myself included <g>), and many have free graphics you can use with just a link to their site required.

One other thing on this topic – back in the early days of the Internet, getting your own domain
name was not something you did unless you were very serious about your site, because it cost $35
per year and you had to pay for 2 years at a time – and that didn’t include hosting or set-up fees.
These days, domain names are very inexpensive - $8.95 per year, or less if you buy more than one
year at a time - and you don’t have to have your own site – you can point your domain name to your
free site if you want, for a one-time $10 fee. In my opinion, there is a big advantage to this – it’s
much easier for people to remember, for example, www.yourkennelname.com than it is to remember
www.geocities.com/heartland/6953. The best prices I’ve found are at GoDaddy.




                         Boxer-Specific Sites
              American Boxer Charitable Foundation: http://www.abcfoundation.org

            American Boxer Rescue Association: http://www.americanboxerrescue.org

                     Boxer Information: http://www.geocities.com/boxerinfo

                            Boxer Review: http://www.boxerreview.com

                     Boxer Underground: http://www.boxerunderground.com
  Includes a health-tested Boxers list and articles on Boxer Cardiomyopathy and Bob-tail Boxers.

                             BoxerWorld: http://www.boxerworld.com
               Especially the forums, which have an incredible wealth of information!

                         Worldwide Boxer: http://www.worldwideboxer.com
 A nice pictorial on judging the Boxer according to standard, with examples from several countries.




                              Boxer Club Sites
                    Michigan Boxer Club: http://www.showdogs.org/MichiganBC

                  American Boxer Club: http://clubs.akc.org/abc//abc-home.htm

               US Boxer Clubs (ABC List): http://clubs.akc.org/abc/boxerclubs.htm

   International Boxer Clubs (ABC List): http://clubs.akc.org/abc/boxersitesinternational.htm

                                                                  2002, Jennifer Walker, Newcastle Boxers
                                                                                  www.newcastleboxers.com
                    Boxer Breed Standards
            American Kennel Club: http://www.akc.org/breeds/recbreeds/boxer.cfm

   American Boxer Club Illustrated Standard: http://clubs.akc.org/abc/illstand/illstand1.htm

          Illustrated by Daniel Buchwald: http://www.victoriaboxers.com/standard.htm
                     The same drawings found in his book, The Boxer Blueprint.

               Boxer Club of Canada: http://www.showdogs.org/BCC/standard.html


                             Worldwide Standards (Collected)

              The Worldwide Boxer: http://www.worldwideboxer.com/PAGE10.html

                   Marimat Boxers: http://www.marimat.com/standards.html

    A Comparison of the Worldwide Standards: http://newcastle.falcin.com/standards.shtml




                     Boxer Breeder Listings
                American Boxer Club: http://clubs.akc.org/abc/boxersitesind.htm

        Alphabetical List (Har-vel Boxers): http://www.geocities.com/har-vel/Links.html

     State/Regional List (Maya Boxers): http://hometown.aol.com/mayaslady/Breeders.htm

State/Country List (Andilla Boxers): http://www.agenda21-helsingborg.nu/andilla/boxerlinks.htm

      Alphabetical List (Andilla Boxers): http://home.swipnet.se/~w-97801/boxerlinks.htm

  Alphabetical List (Boxer Info): http://www.geocities.com/boxerinformation/BreederList.html

I do recommend checking these sites, and the ones below if you are listed there, periodically to be
sure that your information is correct – or that it is there at all, as the case may be.




                                                                2002, Jennifer Walker, Newcastle Boxers
                                                                                www.newcastleboxers.com
                  All-Breed Breeder Listings
                                   http://www.breederbase.com

                                     http://www.breeders.net

                                    http://www.breederlist.com

                                  http://www.breedersonline.com

                                    http://www.dogadvisors.com
                                      InfoDog’s breeder listing

                                     http://www.dogpages.net

                                     http://www.veternet.com

I recommend listing yourself at as many of these free sites as possible. The more reputable
breeders that are listed, the fewer chances people have of purchasing from a backyard breeder or
puppymill. Even if you don’t do much breeding, you can educate someone on what to look for in a
responsible breeder and refer them to breeders you know who may have puppies.




                     Show Information Sites
                             American Kennel Club: http://www.akc.org
All of the AKC information is on their site – rules and regulations, registration information, point
schedules – and you can download and print most of the forms, as well. It’s not the most user-
friendly site, but once you get the hang of it you can get around fairly easily.

      AKC Online Store (Pedigrees, Title Progression): http://www.akc.org/store/index.cfm
(Once you get used to navigating the AKC site, the Online Store is quite useful. You can look up
birthdate, color, etc. of certain dogs, and you can check the number of points a dog has toward its
Championship – always a useful tool! To do this, find your dog, then go to Dog Reports, Awards
Record, then near the bottom click on View Title Progression. This is a free service – the $8
charge is if you want an “official” document listing the shows, judges, points, etc.)

                              Infodog (MB-F): http://www.infodog.com
The major superintendent for Michigan. The Infodog site is one of the best super’s sites, in my
opinion. You can look up show results for MB-F shows, generally within a week. You can search for
upcoming shows (any superintendent) by date or by state, you can search for information on judges
and see what they’ve done in the past and where they’re scheduled to be in the future. And, you
can enter shows online, for a small fee (at present, $3.50 per entry – less expensive than faxing
them in). Which, if you’re like me and always forget about entries until Monday night, is usually less
expensive than overnight mail!

                                                                  2002, Jennifer Walker, Newcastle Boxers
                                                                                  www.newcastleboxers.com
            Show Information Sites, con’t.
                   Roy Jones Dog Shows: http://www.royjonesdogshows.com

            AKC Superintendent Listing: http://www.akc.org/dic/events/super.cfm

              Show Dog Super Site: http://www.showdogsupersite.com/featx.html
                        Tons of articles here on showing and breeding.




                      General Canine Sites
                     Dog Owners’ Guide: http://www.canismajor.com/dog/

                        The Dog Scene: http://www.thedogscene.co.uk/

            Greyhound Manor Crafts: http://www.greyhoundmanor.com/index_gmc.html
Patterns for various craft projects, including cool and warm coats. Geared toward hounds, but
easily extrapolated to Boxers.

                                K9 Web: http://www.k9web.com

        The Schnauzer Breeder from Hell Articles: http://www.katewerk.com/sbfh.html
      A must-read when you’ve had a day full of people wanting to “make money” by breeding!

                             Sirius Dogs: http://www.siriusdog.com
                  Tons of articles on genetics, behavior, training, breeding, etc.

                       The Pet Care Forum: http://www.pethobbyist.com
   Formerly the Veterinary Information Network Pet Care Forum; they now have their own site.

 Veterinary Information Network Veterinary Hospital Forum: http://www.veterinarypartner.com
                        Formerly the Pet Care Forum Veterinary Hospital.

  MI Dog Laws: http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=getobject&objName=mcl-chap287




                                                                 2002, Jennifer Walker, Newcastle Boxers
                                                                                 www.newcastleboxers.com
                              Genetics Sites
               Animal Genetics: http://bowlingsite.mcf.com/Genetics/Genetics.html
One of the best explanations of basic genetics I’ve found. Don’t miss the section on Coat Color
Genetics (linked from this page, and listed below).

    Boxer Colors and Markings (Pictoral): http://hometown.aol.com/viladabxrs/boxercm.html

Boxer Coat Color and Marking Pattern Inheritance: http://newcastle.falcin.com/inheritance.shtml

       Canine Coat Color Genetics: http://bowlingsite.mcf.com/Genetics/ColorGen.html
     Another excellent site, geared toward Shetland Sheepdogs but applicable to any breed.

              Canine Diversity Project: http://www.magma.ca/~kaitlin/diverse.html
Many interesting articles on genetics, coefficients of inbreeding, gene pools, etc.        Promotes
outbreeding and assortative mating over linebreeding to maintain genetic diversity.

               Canine Genetics Links: http://www.workingdogs.com/genetics.htm

                 Canine Genetic Primer: http://www.siriusdog.com/primer.htm

   Coat Color Inheritance and Appearance: http://www.borzois.com/coat.color/coat.color.html

 White Marking Patterns of Boxers: http://home.online.no/~henlund/English/Information/white/




                              Breeding Sites
     Breeders’ Resource Center: http://www.kismetsighthounds.com/breederresource.html
                               A collection of many useful links.

   Breeding Articles – Dr. Carmen Battaglia: http://www.breedingbetterdogs.com/articles.html

Breeding, Whelping and Rearing Puppies: http://www.k9web.com/dog-faqs/medical/whelping.html

  Critical Development Periods: http://www.geocities.com/~weimclub/about/development1.html
Excellent information about the early development of puppies, from birth to 14 months. Based on
the work of Scott & Fuller.

    Getting What You Want From Your Breeding Program: http://www.compuped.com/bell.asp
Probably the most common-sensical approach to developing a breeding program, in my opinion.

        Whelping Checklist: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/7244/items.html

                            Whelpwise: http://www.whelpwise.com

                                                              2002, Jennifer Walker, Newcastle Boxers
                                                                              www.newcastleboxers.com
                                     Contracts
              Sample Contracts: http://www.thedogsbestfriend.com/contract.htm

       Sample Sales Contracts: http://www.redstonegroup.org/GSD/Contracts/index.html
                        A thorough collection of well-written contracts.

              Stud Service Contract: http://www.celestialmastiffs.com/stud.html

                Stud Service Contract: http://www.sheltie.com/breedstud.htm
                 Also includes questions to ask yourself before breeding a litter.




                   Why Not To Breed Sites
       Does Your Stud Dog Have What it Takes?: http://clubs.akc.org/vizsla/studdog.pdf

       Responsible Breeder Education: http://www.viszlaclub.com/breederedu/index.htm
                                      Excellent resource.

            The Reality of Breeding Dogs: http://www.geocities.com/learntobreed/
                                  Several true horror stories.

        Top Six Reasons People Give to Breed: http://www.boxerworld.com/rescue/top6

            Thoughts on Responsible Breeding: http://www.dog-play.com/ethics.html

                    Virtual Breeding: http://www.geocities.com/virtualbreeding/
A fantastic site! There are two secnarios, and the participant chooses what to do when certain
situations arise. Their decision determines the fate of the dam and puppies.




             Alternative Medicine/Rearing
               Natural Rearing (Marina Zacharias): http://www.naturalrearing.com
        Articles on nutrition, vaccination, rearing, breeding; also supplements and nosodes.

                  Homeopathic Online Education: http://www.simillimum.com
  Extensive information and articles on Hahnemann and homeopathy. Especially see the Library.

    Pet Education Articles: http://www.peteducation.com/category_summary.cfm?cls=0&Cat=1306
       Discussion of holistic and alternative veterinary medicine from Drs. Foster & Smith



                                                                 2002, Jennifer Walker, Newcastle Boxers
                                                                                 www.newcastleboxers.com
                   Health Information Sites
              ABC Health Articles: http://clubs.akc.org/abc/health/healthfr.htm

                     AKC Canine Health Foundation: http://www.akcchf.org

                 American Veterinary Medical Association: http://www.avma.org

           Bloat Study – Purdue University: http://www.vet.purdue.edu/epi/bloat.htm

        Canine Cardiology Concepts: http://www.vetgo.com/cardio/concepts/concindx.php

                   Canine Health Online: http://www.caninehealthonline.com
A “Question and Answer” site. Previous guests include Dr. Glickman from Purdue and Dr. Meurs.

             Canine Thyroid Health Study: http://www.caninethyroidhealthstudy.org

              Cardiologist Listing By State: http://www.vetheart.com/bystate.htm

         Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine: http://www.altvetmed.com

    Genetic Diseases in Boxers (ABC): http://clubs.akc.org/abc/health/genetic_diseases.htm

       Holter Monitor HookUp: http://www.veterinarycardiology.com/holter_monitor.htm
                  Good instructions for putting a Holter on – and keeping it on!

      Institute for Genetic Disease Control: http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/gdc/gdc.htm
          Soon to be merging with the OFA, but their site is still separate at this time.

       Interpreting Thyroid Test Results: http://salukiclub.org/breedinfo/healththy.htm

               Merck Veterinary Manual Online: http://www.merckvetmanual.com

              MSU Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory: http://www.adhl.msu.edu

                OFA Article on Hypothyroidism: http://www.offa.org/issue1.pdf

                   OFA Thyroid Database: http://www.offa.org/ofathy.html

                    Orthopedic Foundation For Animals: http://www.offa.org

                     Veterinary Heart Institute: http://www.vetheart.com

         Veterinary Information for Dog Owners: http://www.vetinfo.com/doginfo.html

                      VetGen (Genetic Databases): http://www.vetgen.com

                                                               2002, Jennifer Walker, Newcastle Boxers
                                                                               www.newcastleboxers.com
                       Vaccination Protocols
         New Protocols: http://www.dogpack.com/health/NewVaccinationProtocols.html

            Colorado State University: http://www.vth.colostate.edu/vth/savp2.html

       North Carolina State: http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/ce/vaccine1/caninevacc-01.pdf

                      Texas A&M: http://www.doglogic.com/vaccinearts.htm

         UC-Davis: http://www.vmth.ucdavis.edu/vmth/clientinfo/info/vaccinproto.html

 U-Pennsylvania: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/comm/publications/bellwether/48/vaccination.html

     U-Wisconsin: http://www.ivis.org/advances/Infect_Dis_Carmichael/schultz/chapter_frm.asp?LA=1

          Washington State University: http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/rdvm/vaccine.html




    Vaccination Issues & Considerations
          Adored Beast Veterinary Clinic: http://www.adoredbeast.com/vaccines.shtml

American Animal Hospital Association: http://www.healthypet.com/Library/prevent-22.html
“There is strong and growing consensus among immunology and infectious diseases experts that
annual vaccination is neither necessary or advisable.”

           Animal Protection Institute: http://www.api4animals.org/doc.asp?ID=858

              AVMA Vaccination Policy: http://www.avma.org/policies/vaccination.htm
 “The one-year revaccination frequency recommendation found on many vaccine labels is based on
historical precedent and USDA regulation, not on scientific data.”

         Articles on Vaccinosis: http://home.earthlink.net/~texas2step/Vaccinosis.html

         Caberfeidh Scottish Deerhounds: http://www.caberfeidh.com/HolisticCare.htm

Hayward Study on Vaccination: http://www.homestead.com/vonhapsburg/haywardstudyonvaccines.html

 http://svmweb.vetmed.wisc.edu/VetWeb/DesktopModules/ViewAnnouncement.aspx?ItemID=39&mid=164


   Resources: http://www.bogartsdaddy.com/bouvier/Health/vaccination_resources_page.htm

          Shirley’s Wellness Cafe: http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/petvacc.htm



                                                                  2002, Jennifer Walker, Newcastle Boxers
                                                                                  www.newcastleboxers.com
                      Nutrition & Raw Diets
          Agility Boxer Sample Raw Diet: http://www.agilityboxer.com/barfpage.htm

           Aunt Jeni’s Homemade for Life: http://www.auntjeni.com/homemade.htm
                                     Prepared raw food
                          BARFdiet.com: http://www.barfdiet.com

                               BARFers: http://www.barfers.com
                                  Seat of the BARF webring

                              BARFworld: http://www.barfworld.com
     Dr. Billinghurst’s website. Includes pre-made raw diet and Dr. B’s books (recommended).

        Caberfeidh Scottish Deerhounds: http://www.caberfeidh.com/HolisticCare.htm

        Canine Wholistic Nutrition: http://www3.sk.sympatico.ca/riverien/nutrimap.htm
                                       Includes sample diet

Dog Food Comparison Chart – Premium Food: http://home.hawaii.rr.com/wolfepack/foodcht3.html

Dog Food Comparison Chart – Store Brands: http://home.hawaii.rr.com/wolfepack/foodcht4.html

      Interpreting Dog Food Labels: http://home.hawaii.rr.com/wolfepack/foodcht1.html

              Newcastle Boxers’ Raw Diet: http://newcastle.falcin.com/diet.shtml

Phenobarbitol in Dog Food: http://www.fda.gov/cvm/index/fdavet/2002/May_June.htm#Pentobarbital
                                        The FDA Report

            Raw “How-To” (Step-by-step): http://www.touchmoon.com/dotters/raw/

                     Raw Setters: http://www.geocities.com/RawSetters
       Includes sample diets and information for “Switching to Raw” book (recommended)

                  Steve’s Real Food For Dogs: http://www.stevesrealfood.com
                                       Prepared raw diet.

                    Top 50 BARF FAQs: http://www.njboxers.com/faqs.htm

            What’s Really in Pet Food? http://www.api4animals.org/doc.asp?ID=79




                                                               2002, Jennifer Walker, Newcastle Boxers
                                                                               www.newcastleboxers.com
             Behavior & Training
                          Individual Trainers

             Bill & Marian Bailey: http://www.behavior1.com

               Shirley Chong: http://www.shirleychong.com

            Suzanne Clothier: http://www.flyingdogpress.com

               Karen Pryor: http://www.clickertraining.com

               Gary Wilkes: http://www.clickandtreat.com



                             Organizations

       American Temperament Test Society: http://www.atts.org

     Association of Professional Dog Trainers: http://www.apdt.com
               Has a database to look for trainers by state.

               Delta Society: http://www.deltasociety.com

  National Association of Obedience Instructors: http://www.nadoi.org
              Has a database to look for trainers by state.

          Therapy Dogs International: http://www.tdi-dog.org



                       Articles and Resources

            Clicker Solutions: http://www.clickersolutions.com

     Doggie Door to Canine Behavior: http://www.caninebehavior.com

 Dr. P’s Dog Training Library: http://www.uwsp.edu/psych/dog/dog.htm

         Pawsitive Solutions: http://www.pawsitivesolutions.net
Some of this site is subscription only, but the free articles are worthwhile.




                                                     2002, Jennifer Walker, Newcastle Boxers
                                                                     www.newcastleboxers.com
       Discussion Groups & Mailing Lists
                                    Boxer Specific Lists

                      Boxer Mailing List: http://iupucbio2.iupui.edu/bml/
                  High-volume list, geared mostly toward the pet Boxer owner.

           Boxer Rescue List: http://www.boxerrescue.org/InfoPages/MailList.html
                  Also high-volume, geared (obviously) toward Rescue issues.

                   Boxerworld Mailing List: http://www.boxerworld.com/BWL
                         Another high-volume, primarly pet Boxer list.

              The Natural Boxer: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheNaturalBoxer
Geared toward owners and breeders seeking a more natural lifestyle for their dogs – diet,
veterinary care, vaccination, etc.

              Obed-Comp Boxer: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ObedCompBoxer
      For owners who are, or wish to become, involved in competitive Obedience competition.

                         Show Boxer List: http://www.showboxer-l.com
                          For discussion of showing and breeding issues.


                                    General Canine Lists

                       Dog Read: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DogRead
     An online book club, with the author of the month’s book participating in the discussion.

                    Dog Health: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DogHealth

                     K9 Health: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/K9Health

                   K9 Nutrition: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/K9Nutrition

                          Show Dogs: http://myezhost.com/showdogs/
                               A high-volume list, for all breeds.




                                                                2002, Jennifer Walker, Newcastle Boxers
                                                                                www.newcastleboxers.com
                          Dog Book Sellers
                              Dogwise: http://www.dogwise.com

                        Sit Stay Go Out Store: http://www.sitstay.com


                                        Used Books
                                AddAll: http://used.addall.com/
Searches several different used book sellers; I recently stumbled across a signed copy of John
Wagner’s The Boxer for less than $15!



                    Dog Vendors/Catalogs
                     Drs. Foster & Smith: http://www.drsfostersmith.com

                 In The Company of Dogs: http://www.inthecompanyofdogs.com

                            J.B. Wholesale: http://www.jbpet.com

                            KV Vet Supply: http://www.kvvet.com

                    New England Serum Company: http://www.neserum.com

                        Omaha Vaccine: http://www.omahavaccine.com

                             R.C. Steele: http://www.rcsteele.com




                                                             2002, Jennifer Walker, Newcastle Boxers
                                                                             www.newcastleboxers.com

				
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