Welcome to the South Western Boxer Club
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE BOXER BREED COUNCIL HEALTH COMMITTEE
Juvenile Kidney Disease has been reported as a possible health problem in Boxers. So far, the reported cases are consistent with an occurrence of less than 0.1% within the UK Boxer population however we cannot be complacent and this number may simply mean that not all cases are being reported. Boxer Breed Council is therefore encouraging the whole Boxer community to get involved in identifying and reporting cases to allow us to research the condition thoroughly.
The symptoms seen are increased thirst and therefore an increase in urination. Loss of appetite, weight loss, stunted growth, lethargy and vomiting are also seen in most cases. When the kidneys are examined by ultrasound they are smaller than normal and often uneven in shape. Symptoms usually start between four months and two years.
If you know of a possible case please e/mail firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be sent all the details of what you need to do by return. Reasonable expenses which are incurred in providing samples will be covered by Boxer Breed Council. All reported cases will remain confidential to the Boxer Breed Council Health Committee and its scientific advisers.
Further details, including Questions and Answers, are available on the health pages of the Breed Council website www.boxerbreedcouncil.co.uk
President:Mrs. J Malcolm
The South Western Boxer Club was created 50 years ago by five local founder members: June Grover (Ackendene), Maureen Johnson (Rivona), George & Sheila Blackler (Tintally) and Jessamy Mould (Felden).
The clubs first fifty years have been very successful and we now look forward to our next fifty years embracing all the changes destined for our wonderful breed.
We hope you enjoy our site and wish you every success and years of fun with your dogs whatever your involvement with the breed.
2014 -2015 Committee Members :
CHAIRMAN: Mr Godfrey Morison
Mrs S. Cowell, Mrs. J Malcolm, Mrs. A Robinson, Mr P Russell, Mrs M Tomlin, Mrs J Lovell,
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