Serenity Anderson
Crivitz, WI

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Our guarantee

Our puppies are raised in our home with other dogs and children. We offer a 26 month health guarantee and several money back incentives. View and read the full version of our Health and Sales Agreement, or read the summary below.

We have made every effort to provide you with a healthy puppy. We guarantee your puppy is purebred from parents whom had acceptable results on the health testing that was performed on them. We guarantee that all age appropriate vaccinations, dewormings and parasite screenings have been done as stated on the individual puppy's health record.

Although we vaccinate and deworm our puppies ourselves, we do provide proof of vaccinations with individual vial labels. Around 6 weeks old we have a fecal exam done on each puppy in the vet office.

Our veterinarian docks tails and removes dew claws at 3-5 days old. Unless necessary, our vet doesn't see the puppies again until around 7 weeks old when the puppies each receive a wellness exam. We do offer the option to keep the tail on your puppy, but pup must be selected and paid in full by 3 days old.

Our guarantee does not cover common ailments and faults such as cherry eye, ectropion, allergies, undescended testicles, umbilical hernia, dermatitis, or demodetic mange. Further, we do not guarantee against fleas, mites, coccidia, giardia or any other intestinal worms/parasites. These things can be contracted upon leaving our property and becomes the responsibility of the buyer. We do NOT replace a puppy due to any form of injury, heat stroke, abuse/neglect, or improper socialization once transfer of ownership is made.

We encourage buyers to thoroughly research the boxer breed and understand the basic needs and common health issues associated with the breed. Boxers are prone to heart issues, cancer and degenerative myelopathy amongst other things.

We do DNA testing and annual EKG's on our dogs to help avoid heart issues. Our dogs also have hip evaluations done by both PennHip and OFA.

Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)

We do DNA testing for degenerative myelopathy and breed with the understanding that dogs carrying one DM gene are not at risk of developing the disease, but dogs with two DM genes are at risk. There is some disagreement on this. We suggest you do your research. If you'd like assistance, we can provide literature.

One study found

39% of the boxer population has one DM gene, and 43% have two DM genes, yet only 0.5% of boxers ever develop degenerative myelopathy symptoms. This means there's only 18% of the boxer population that is DM clear.

In my search for a stud for Lily (who has two DM genes), I need a DM clear stud so puppies will only be carriers of one dm gene. I have tested 6 boxers thus far, 2 clear for dm, 1 homozygous (two dm genes), and three heterozygous (one dm gene). It's tough to find clear dogs, and understandably so if only 18% of the population is clear. It makes it absolutely difficult to only breed clear dogs to clear dogs, the gene pool would be extremely limited.

Additionally, DM is a late onset disease that usually occurs after 8 years old. Many boxers will never live long enough to have symptoms. For reference, my 12 year old boxer is a DM carrier (one gene) and has no symptoms.

Cancer

Unfortunately cancer is not something we can screen our breeding dogs for. This is something that pops up later in life, many times past their breedable years. We try to avoid cancer by researching the pedigrees of our dogs, having a good relationship with their breeders and knowing the longevity and health issues of the ancestors in our dogs' pedigrees.

Mast cell cancer is very common, and can be a simple type of cancer (Rayne had a mast cell tumor removed when she was 7, she's 12 now), or it can be deadly (one of her sons was euthanized a couple of years ago). Unfortunately these are things I couldn't have known about when Rayne was producing puppies at 2-5 years old, but I'm happy to disclose them. Lily is no relation to Rayne, but Bo is her grandson, and Sunshine is also very distantly related.

Heart Issues

Boxers are prone to cardiomyopathy and a list of other heart conditions. Boxer cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is caused by many different genes and there is only a DNA test available for one (all of our dogs are DNA tested negative for this gene). Because DNA isn't advanced enough to detect all the genes involved in boxer cardiomyopathy, the disease is screened for annually with a 24 hour EKG (Holter monitor, we own one and will rent it out). The other conditions have to be diagnosed with an echocardiogram.

Much like cancer and DM, heart conditions can be late onset, meaning the dogs can appear healthy for years and as they age symptoms can appear. The most common age for cardiomyopathy to arise is 5-7 years old. Dilated cardiomyopathy can be caused from diet or genetics. There is a genetic test for two variations of dilated cardiomyopathy, all of our dogs are negative for both variations.

Because cardiomyopathy is late onset, we can do our best to prevent the disease by doing an annual Holter (24 hour EKG) on each of our dogs. We track those and make them available publicly. If ever a time arises when our dogs have a "bad" Holter, we will no longer breed them. But at that point we likely have already produced puppies.

So why bother with the Holter? Because some dogs can have "bad" Holter reports now, and we're preventing the reproduction of those. For instance, I tested a young and healthy stud for a prospect to breed to Lily and never expected a bad Holter report on him. Without doing the Holter, I would have bred to him without a worry. I did the Holter and prevented the reproduction of at least one litter of puppies who could have inherited cardiomyopathy.

What we guarantee

Your puppy is guaranteed for 26 months from the date of birth against life threatening congenital defects. If within that time a life threatening congenital defect is found by a licensed veterinarian, we will replace the puppy or refund the original purchase price of the puppy, whichever we feel is the best solution. After the puppy is 26 months old, we no longer guarantee against any health conditions, but we are reasonable people and are always willing to help ease any unfortuante situations shall they arise.

Raynen Boxers Incentive Program

The incentives are not part of a legally binding agreement. This program is a benefit we provides to the buyers and money is paid at our discretion. We bred beagles briefly in the past and this program was a hit.

Registering your puppy

Breeder will register your puppy for free if you allow Breeder to choose the puppy's registered name. Or Breeder will register the puppy with the name of your choice (must be chosen by 6 weeks old) at a charge of $20 paid by Buyer to Breeder (this is a reduced rate, registering your puppy after it leaves the Breeder is $35 paid to AKC). This is to encourage the registration of puppies as many people never follow through with the paperwork and fees.

Training incentive

Breeder provides incentive awards for proper training and use of each puppy. If Buyer provides proof of graduating an obedience class with the puppy stated in this contract at any point in its life, Buyer will receive a $25 award from Breeder.

AKC title incentive

If Buyer earns any AKC title with this puppy, Buyer will receive a $15 award from Breeder for each title earned.

Spay/neuter incentive

If Buyer provides proof of spaying or neutering their puppy at any age in life, Breeder will pay a $25 reimbursement to Buyer.

Health testing

If Buyer chooses to do any health testing on their puppy at any age in life, Breeder will partially reimburse Buyer for testing.

Holter

Breeder owns a Holter and will rent the Holter to all puppy buyers at a reduced rate of $35 or Breeder will pay $15 towards the use of a Holter owned by someone else.

Cardiology

Breeder will pay $50 toward an echocardiogram and $15 toward a cardiologist AS/SAS evaluation.

Orthopedics

Breeder will pay $25 towards OFA hip or elbow evaluations. Breeder will pay $50 toward PennHip evaluations. If any puppy receives a PennHip score worse than 0.47 or OFA rating worse than Fair, Breeder will offer additional compensation at Breeder's discretion.

DNA

Breeder will pay $15 toward DNA testing for genetic conditions.

Thyroid

Breeder will pay $15 toward a thyroid panel.

Ready to make a commitment?

Our 2020 puppies are selling already. Ask us about placing a REFUNDABLE deposit to get yourself a 2020 Raynen Boxer puppy. Feel free to read our printable Health and Sales Agreement for the full details of our health guarantee and sales contract.