How do you determine which puppy is the “best?”
I select the most balanced pups having all the requirements that I think is the ideal makeup of a Boxer: great temperament, soundness and beauty in body and movement, a pleasing expression, and most important of all, no genetic defects.
What do you do to ensure that every litter is as good or better than the last? And how do you raise the pups?
We breed the best temperament with great temperament, soundness with soundness.
We provide the bitch with a balanced rich diet with an ideal environment to whelp
and raise her puppies. We play classical music during her pregnancy and while nursing
and weaning. We handle the puppies often, once the bitch feels comfortable about
this, picking them up, kissing, hugging, talking to them. When the dam stops her
toilet cleaning, we take over in keeping the litter immaculate. We take them out
after every meal and nap, praise them, giving them reassurance and provide them with
plenty of plush toys (compliments of J-
What challenges does the kennel owner face?
One of the obvious challenges is the various viruses that can be picked up at a dog show which are then brought back to the kennel. Another challenge is the difficulty of finding the best helpers and assistants for the kennel, individuals who really care for the dogs and can be relied upon, no matter the weather or the holiday! I rarely leave my dogs, but when I do, it is most comforting to know that the Jacquet kids are receiving the best of care. Our local High Schools and Colleges will recommend to us students who are interested in animal husbandry and we select the most caring.
What would you like to see for the Boxer in the new century?
Beyond the pursuits of showing and obedience, I would like to see more Boxers serving
humankind through search and rescue, handicap dogs (especially for kids with special
needs), Seeing Eye dogs, seizure-
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