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Advantages of being a registered stud breeder
The breeding of a "purebred" or stud animal, is vital for the long term retention of the unique traits of a specific breed. Without a well organised organisation to stipulate and discipline the physical appearance and breed standards, a breed will not be able to sustain its uniqueness or even improve genetically. Written by Herman Labuschagne, SA Stud Book

The FBCSA and SA Studbook
The South African Registrar of Livestock Improvement officially recognised the Boxer as a breed and the FBCSA as the only breeders' society for that breed in November 1999 under the Animal Improvement Act. Written by Dr Pierre van Rooyen, General Manager, SA Stud Book and Animal Improvement Association.

Health related

CPR for Dogs
The first step in animal CPR (like human CPR), after determining that the animal is non-responsive, is to obtain an open airway.

ACP as a tranquilizer in Boxers - Warning!
An owner of a FBCSA registered Boxer almost lost her Boxer when a vet used ACP as a sedative during minor surgery.

ARVC in Boxer Dogs
Harpster was the first to describe a primary myocardial disease in the Boxer breed.

Basic Genetic Principles and Applications in Boxer breeding
A presentation by Henriëtte van der Zwan. Animal genetics manager: Inqaba Biotec MSc(Agric) Animal science and animal breeding.

Canine Vaccinations
Vaccination recommendations have always been a simple part of animal care, but are now considered as complex and controversial.

Fading puppy syndrome
The failure to thrive in newborn puppies and kittens, or neonates, is known as fading puppy and kitten syndrome. The syndrome can occur from birth to 9 weeks of age

Gastric Torsion - by Dr Mark Rubensohn BVsc
Gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV) is an acute, life-threatening condition that is associated with a high mortality rate.

Herpes Virus Infection in Dogs : A Cause of Puppy Death
Canine herpesvirus is generally referred to as CHV, and is a leading cause of puppy deaths, especially in puppies one to three weeks of age.

Hip Dysplasia in Boxers (Prof Robert M. Kirberger)
Hip dysplasia is a developmental, multifactorial, genetically influenced condition that is characterized by ill-fitting or loosely-fitting hip joints and the development of secondary degenerative joint disease (arthrosis).

Hip Scores: Recommendations
Recommendations from Prof Robert M. Kirberger on breeding principles for dogs with hip dysplasia.

Worms and Deworming of Boxer Dogs
One of the most basic pet care responsibilities is to ensure that your dog/s are free from internal parasites. Worms are a major component of this category of parasites.


FBCSA Panel of Trainers - Training and Trialling Synopsis
The versatility of the Boxer lends itself to being able to partake in a variety of training and trial disciplines. Because of this, what trials are on offer, the training thereof and what it all means, are aspects that often become cumbersome and difficult to understand. This is a synopsis of the various training aspects and trials in an attempt to clarify what the FBCSA offers in terms of trials.


EBC - CANSA Relay for Life 2013
Eastern Boxer Club decided to join in on the fund raising and awareness program presented by CANSA Vaal by entering a team consisting of 15 individuals and joining more than 110 other teams for a night gathering, running from 18h00 to 6h00 the following day at the University.

EBC - The Legend of the Boxer
A light hearted explanation of the Boxer dog - Translated from "Der Deutche Boxer" by Leo Helbig und Fridgrun Stockmann 1959

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