No way I love white Boxers. Do you know where in Onatrio she came from originally? Only reason I ask is because I have a friend who adopted one from a shelter as an 8 week old pup who is just about that age now (I can’t remember if he is almost 7 months, or just turning 6).
As far as I know Vegas (formerly known as Sophie) was breeder bought by a single mom who couldn’t understand why she wouldn’t listen. She kept nipping at her two small kids and she just found she didn’t have time for her. Turns out she’s deaf, and that’s why she wasn’t listening.
And thanks Lucretia for the kudos. We love helping animals and after losing our 11 1/2 year old Boxer in July, we thought of nothing better than to help a dog in need.
Be sure to have her eyes checked out too Sometimes dogs who are bilaterally deaf also have some eye issues (especially if the pigmentation around their eyes is pink or white. The only reason I point this out is that it’s common with Aussies and with Boxers, among other breeds!
She looks like an absolute darling.
If you’re going to do obedience classes there are REALLY great trainers in the Ottawa area, and they have a lot of experience with dogs-with-special-needs. Try Kim Cooper (http://www.bfdogtraining.ca/ – tell her Valen’s mom sent you) in the East End, or the Training Hall ( http://www.thetraininghall.com/ ) in the West End!