Hi, I am happy owner of beautiful natured boxer. Loves everybody. I recently had to move & its not a good neighbourhood. Had a six kids breaking into my shed, and my boxer 'bob' was standing with them wagging his tail. As I am single I though I needed more of a watch dog so I went to the ,friends of animals' shelter. It was hard to find a dog that bob liked. He suddenly got snarly with them all. The only one he sort of got on with was a male ..we think he is a greyhound cross great dane!. Any way after a week of constant supervision & hard work they started to get along ok. now they R great mates 3 weeks later. The new dog ,'magic" was starving, skin & bone. had been found in a sugar cane paddock. After a while he started becoming a great watch dog. Barking at the gangs that wander past drunk, all hours of the night. My neighbours love my dogs too so put a whole in the fence so the 2 dogs could wander between properties & protect both.
I think Magic has be badly miss treated. a few nights ago their barking was driving me nuts so I locked them both on the patio. They could sleep on the patio & in the laundry . Magic started crying & howling. I went to reassure him, but as soon as I went back to sleep he started again. This went on for 2 nights. I had hardly any sleep. The next night. I very loosely rolled up a news paper & when he wouldn't stop howling I went to tap him with the paper. He freaked out!!! whimpering & cowering in the corner. He was so scared of me I was shocked! I didnt touch him. Anyway I talked to him for a bit & tried to go back to sleep, but he still howled a bit occasionaly, but not as badly.
Anyway. I have been keeping them on the patio at night, so I can get some sleep.
This morning. I got up a little late, 7am. They were barking on the patio so I opened the gate, they rushed past me into the neighbours yard & started chasing this stray dog that had wandered in. Then they started fighting it. I have never seen my boxer get in a fight before. & as hes really old. he was soon exhausted.I was trying to stop magic but couldn't get myself through the fence. Magic had the other dog on the ground, He had beaten it but wouldn't stop. He was trying to kill it. Ripping at its back thighs & neck. Eventually I yelled enough for him to stop. His mouth was full of blood. Bob had been chewed around his head & legs by the stray dog. Magic seems ok. Has lots of blood on him but I think its from the other dog, which took off .
Now I'm thinking ...What do I do. Do you think Magic is going to be a killer????? A friend told me to take him back to the shelter. Get him put down, in case he gets worse??? I like him. But what have I gotten myself into???