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3/4 Boxer, 1/4 APBT Puppies!!!

September 9, 2010
pile of boxer pit bull mix puppies

Boxer and American Pit Bull Terrier – Boxer Mix Make 12 Puppies

Mom is a Purebred Boxer. Dad is the 50/50 Boxer/American Pit Bull Terrier from the neighbor’s house.

“We were just about to make the appointment to get her fixed!” said the human in charge of the Boxer Dog.

(How many veterinarians have heard that?)

So Shana, mom Boxer-Dog, had 12 puppies! Twelve! Twelve!

Now, where are they going to find homes for 12 large, hungry puppies in this economy? Maybe 4. Maybe 6 will find good homes. But 12?

(How many times have you seen “surrendered with litter. Too many dogs at home” on the animal shelter paperwork?)

So, enjoy these photos. And take your unspayed female dog to get spayed. Tomorrow morning!

Keep Track of the Puppies at Their First 2-Week Check Up

Transfer the puppies to another well-ventilated holding container to avoid double counting the pups during their 2-week check-up.  All mom dogs and their pups should have their first check up at 1-2 DAYS old, and then at 2-4 weeks, the puppies can start their routine preventative medical care.  Name collars help the family and the vet keep track of who is who in a pile of 12 puppies!

Have a second large ventilated container ready to place the "finished" puppies in at the end of their first puppy check up

Place the pups in the second ventilated container, or you will be double-counting for sure!

These Boxer-American Pit Bull Terrier Puppies were weighed, examined, and received their first prescription-strength liquid deworming medication at this visit.  The dewormer made each puppy stick out his or her tongue for the picture!

Tru Tip: How to Weigh a Puppy

When you go to weigh a neonate pup, you need a small, accurate scale, like a food scale or a postage scale.  A large house scale has too much inherent variability for you to trust the readings from day-to-day.

Preferably, find a scale that weighs in grams, as grams are a tiny unit of measurement.  Your puppies should each gain weight every day.  The first sign of illness in a pup is lack of weight gain. Place a small basket, or box on the scale. Turn the scale on.  Press “zero” if you have to.  This will make the scale think the basket or box is part of the tray on top of the scale.  The readout should register 0.0

Place the puppy in the center of the basket and try to catch the weight when the puppy is still.  Write this weight down!  You will not remember the weight accurately the next day, unless you are special.

boxer mix puppy in a weight basket

Sleeping Puppy = Easy Weigh Job

To read a little more about what the vet checks for at the first puppy visit, See VirtuaVet’s First Puppy Check -Up at 1-2 Days Old.

Doc Truli is curious.  What’s the most puppies you’ve ever seen in a litter?  Doc has seen 18 Golden Retrievers in 1 litter.  The whole town had a “Maddy Puppy” after that!  Post your answers and we’ll see how ridiculous it gets!  (If you have a picture of the brood of puppies, post it, or email it.)

Now, here are your puppies:

brindle boxer mix pup stands on technician's hand and sticks tongue out at the camera


boxer apbt mix pup with white stripe in center of nose

Sleeping Puppy

boxer pit mixed pup with white blaze and paw tips, black eye mask and brown brindle fur

Pick of the Litter

Brindle Boxer Mix Pup with irregular white stripe on nose, black face, sticks red tongue out at the doctor!


Blue eyes have not changed to brown yet in this 4-week old boxer-pit bull mixed breed puppy

These blue eyes will be brown in the next few days. Awe!

12 Comments leave one →
  1. Montgomery permalink
    April 20, 2016 6:11 pm

    I am looking for this breed. do you know anyone that have any?

    • July 1, 2016 10:28 pm

      Try every animal shelter in metropolitan United States. You will find tens of dogs that fit this description waiting for homes.

  2. dawn permalink
    October 29, 2013 10:41 am

    aww my god their so cute…i want one

  3. Susie Q permalink
    October 23, 2013 11:46 am

    That’s great my dog Sheba just had 7 puppies.

  4. permalink
    January 14, 2013 5:16 pm

    our female boo had 10

  5. October 28, 2010 11:29 pm

    wow, Boxer Mix Make 12 Puppies?? great

  6. September 17, 2010 8:04 pm

    just home from vets with 9 week old muffin a pitbull sharpei mix he is cute as hell with temper to match he seems almost potty trained , ive had him now since he was 6 weeks and eating dry food and drinking on own ,mother didn’t like the ten puppys she had all with sharp teeth chewing on her all day long so i was given MUFFIN he is light brown and has the muffin wrinkles all on his forehead neck and rump looks like a corregated radiator hose with the ridges , now pits and pit mixes like i have are not so cuddley but sure are friendly and curiuos and alert i believe i have a very smart pup for sure muffin will walk on leash ok , seems potty trained even wakes me when its time to go out like 2am or 430 am he is at the bed standing on hind legs pulling the blankets off i get right up and know he wants OUT BAD he goes out and does his buisness and right back in and to his spot next to wood stove i know some of his brothers and sisters sold for 400 bucks , i knew the guy and got mine for free a very good friend in deed known him for 35 years so far never steer me wrong im disabled and now have a good friend close at hand little brown Muffin will go any place i go as a working dog

  7. September 11, 2010 6:48 pm

    Thanks Doc Truli, much appreciated. I build these benches and other furniture from trees cut from peoples yards that normally go to the landfill. I have been slowly shifting to this as a full time business. I have several galleries carrying my work, maybe one in Miami would be interested! And yes if you decide to get one I would be happy to deliver and maybe return with a puppy. I will be making another of the #67 design out of black walnut and I have two of them in mulberry wood. As you look through my blog photos, all of the trees you see are on our property! Winni the Poo lived on Hundredacrewood and we live on sixteenacrewood. The puppies look great, I did a google search on 3/4 Boxer And 1/4 pit and this site poped up. Abby has been such a great dog we think we want another like her. I had a German Shepard for 13 years and we had a Rottweiler for 11 years, both great dogs, but Abby has the same protection/guard capabilities in a smaller package and the same intelligence level. Keep us posted on the parent’s photos. Is there a brindle female??

    • September 12, 2010 8:11 am

      There are a couple of Brindle females. The little one on the post with the full body shot is a light Brindle faded color (like a faded pair of jeans – only a dog and Brindle.)

  8. September 11, 2010 8:22 am

    beautiful puppies! where are they located?
    We have an 9yr old 3/4 boxer 1/4 pit mix named Abby, One of the best dogs we have ever had, incredibly smart, sweet and when appropriate, very ferocious.
    post more photos of the puppies and both parents, please.

    • September 11, 2010 10:07 am

      Hi Stephen!
      These pups are in North Miami, Florida. They just saw me for their first puppy check ups, which were all good, BTW. 4 are already spoken for and will go to their new homes in about 6 weeks. I’ll call their dad on Monday morning for more parent and pup pix. OMG! I just remembered the pups’ mom’s name is Abby! (How awesome is that?)
      Doc Truli

    • September 11, 2010 10:19 am

      Okay Stephen, I just checked out First of all, your dog is gorgeous. The humans are gorgeous. And those trees. That #67 bench! Maybe you could deliver the next bench baby to Florida on your way to pick up a puppy for Abby? A bench related to one you picture on your blog is exactly what I have been searching for! I swear I would be a good home. I have references. “Doc Truli keeps wood items in polished, oiled, loved and admired condition. Even white chestnut and walnut family heirlooms and IKEA’s last maple attempt at a dresser before they gave up on real wood altogether.”

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