Chiswick Boxers is a young
kennel in terms of our breeding programme, but
our involvement with Boxers spans some 17 years.
Chiswick Boxers originated in West London in
the UK, where in the town of Chiswick we bought
our first Boxer, Gus. We brought Gus to South
Africa with us in 1992, thereby starting our
involvement with the South African Boxer. Although
we never bred with our imported UK Male, our
breeding started with the S.A. Boxer.
We very much liked the UK Witherford line which
Monique Hodgkinson of Tanyati Boxers had brought
into the country, and we decided early on that
we wanted to move in that direction. It takes
some years to get started, especially if you
are serious about doing it correctly. You first
have to learn about the breed and what is happening
to it in your country and around the world.
Health testing and careful selection of breeding
is of utmost importance.
We have all of our Boxers health tested before
we breed with them by means of an Echocardiography
(Echo Doppler) test of their hearts to verify
that they are clear of any congenital cardiac
disease or myocardial pathology.
In addition we X-Ray their hips so that we are
aware of their hip dysplasia status.
As per the Boxer Standard, the temperament
of the Boxer is of utmost importance and we
therefore only use Boxers in our breeding program
that have exceptional temperaments.