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The publication of the following list on the SABOX website does not imply genetic normality or guarantee that the named dogs and their subsequent progeny are free from any inheritable congenital defects, nor does it guarantee any standard of performance of the named dogs. SABOX merely records health test results supplied by the owners of the listed dogs.

For more information on the various health conditions Boxers are susceptible to and the available health screening tests, please download the SABOX report .

DOG'S NAME (in alphabetic order)
BIRTH DATE
SEX
OWNER E-MAIL
MURMUR*
SAS / PS**
ARVC***
Anchory Oikos
2008/04/19
D
Smith DV  
free
Big Zee of Kellaney (imp Serbia)
2009/09/10
D
Hodgkinson M T  
free
NEG
Boraine's Athos of Maroelani
2003/05/19
D
Faber E  
free
Bovan Magic Moments at Dawkendale
2003/04/20
B
Hull K
free
   
Carjoe Winston of Ilruca
2006/06/09
D
Raschke W  
free
Casuma's Aerandir
2004/05/03
D
Tomlinson S  
free
Che-Jane's Classe Dinca's Gold
2004/06/06
D
Oosthuizen G J P  
free
Che-Jane Prince Galahad
2007/09/01
D
Graham S A  
free
Chiswick's French Spice
2007/07/24
B
Young S  
free
Chiswick's Grand Design
2008/09/20
D
Young S  
free
Chiswick's Irrisistible
2009/06/09
B
Young S  
free
Chiswick's Just A Rumour
2009/09/23
B
Young S  
free
Dawkendale Femme Fatale
2012/01/03
B
Hull Mr & Mrs K free    
Genelto's Big Blizzard
2006/11/23
D
Smith T G  
free
Gersu's Kayla
2006/11/23
B
Bater R  
free
Ilruca Boar
2007/10/14
D
Raschke W  
free
Kroliz's Febe of Ansuri
2015/01/01
B
Steyn AP
free
Lazer von den Busch of Ilruca
2009/10/09
D
Raschke W  
free
Letlapa Tequila
2011/04/25
D
Fernandes A
free
 
Manitoka Aphrodite APT(Ex)
2012/04/10
B
Verrinder JM
free
 
Manitoka Zeus of Hartwell
2013/08/23
D
Truebody R
free
 
Maroelani Bellona of Frabeldine
2011/05/09
B
Nel FJ
free
free
 
Maroelani Bouncer
2006/01/11
D
Faber E  
free
Maroelani Honey-Biscuit
2006/09/30
B
Faber E  
free
Maroelani Jade Emperor
2007/05/19
D
Faber E  
free
Maroelani's Jollify of Montanero
2007/05/19
D
Fourie A
free
Maroelani Ocean No Eleven
2008/07/02
B
Faber E  
free
Maroelani Olympic Flame
2008/07/02
B
Faber E  
free
Maroelani Scala
2003/07/26
B
Faber E  
free
Maroelani Summer Storm
2009/09/02
D
Bater R  
free
Maroelani Tazzi
2004/03/19
B
Faber E  
free
Maroelani Ultima Thule of Genelto
2004/06/19
B
Smith T G  
free
Marpetza Bella
2014/01/01
B
Deetlefs D
free
Mazarat Gold Rose-Anne of Maroelani
2011/06/12
B
Faber E
free
Montala Ray of Light at Genelto
2011/02/09
D
Smith T G  
free
 
Polgara's Britannia
2008/08/05
B
Tomlinson SL  
free
Polgara Curtain Call for Jakkalsdans
2010/08/11
D
Heystek M B  
free
NEG
Poklenberg's Broadway (imp UK)
2004/12/20
B
Hodgkinson M T  
free
Ramona's Double Delight of Tanyati
2003/05/19
B
Hodgkinson M T  
free
Rhoswyn Vanilla Sky of Thasrite
2008/01/08
B
Roberts F  
free
POS HOM
Roezelle's Popeye of Maroelani
2005/09/09
D
Faber E  
free
Sedohr's Susie
2002/05/31
B
Heystek M B  
free
Stanwix Chase The Wind
2002/08/30
D
Verrinder J  
free
Stanwix Hidden Agenda  
D
Duff AP
free
 
Tanyati All Fired Up for Stanwix APT
2008/10/22
B
Verrinder J
free
   
Tanyati Brittany
1999/10/28
B
Hodgkinson M T  
free
Tanyati Carpe Diem
2000/05/23
D
Hodgkinson M T  
free
Tanyati Greystoke
2002/01/14
D
Graham S A  
free
Tanyati La Petite Fleur
2003/08/23
B
Hodgkinson M T  
free
Tanyati Nordic Ice
2004/11/29
B
Young S  
free
Tanyati 'Nother Feeling
2004/11/29
B
Hodgkinson M T  
free
Tanyati Over The Moon
2005/04/12
B
Young S  
free
Tanyati Rosabella
2005/08/01
B
Hodgkinson M T  
free
Tanyati Unfair Advantage
2007/01/31
B
Hodgkinson M T  
free
NEG
Tanyati Vaguely Familiar
2007/02/16
B
Hodgkinson M T  
free
Tanyati Zeno of Agama Rock
2008/10/03
D
Judge C  
free
Thasrite Charlize
2005/10/01
B
Roberts F  
free
POS HOM
Thasrite Red Bull
2005/10/01
D
Heystek M & Kieser J P  
free
POS HET
Tortuga Accolade by Jakkalsdans
2014/01/27
B
Heystek M
free
Tortuga JumpinJackFlash of Stanwix
2010/04/03
D
Verrinder J  
free
POS HET
Tortuga Queen Nina
2010/12/07
B
Prinsloo E
free
Wincasley Gosh I'm Posh of Hartwell
2010/03/13
B
Truebody R
free
   
Witherford Censored (imp UK)
1999/11/18
D
Hodgkinson M T  
free
Zebediahzara Knersus
2015/03/28
D
Deetlefs D
free

*MURMUR
(Certification for heart murmurs is done by a registered veterinarian via auscultation according to guidelines set out by SABOX)

**SAS = Sub-Aortic Stenosis
**PS = Pulmonic Stenosis
(All SAS and PS heart certifications are done via colour-Doppler)

***ARVC = Arrythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
(all ARVC certifications are done as DNA tests in the USA)
The results shown on this website for ARVC are supplied by the owners of the dogs and have not been verified prior to publication

NEG = Negative for the mutated gene
POS HET = Heterozygous Positive for the mutated gene (1 normal copy and 1 mutated copy of the gene)
POS HOM = Homozygous Positive for the mutated gene (2 mutated copies of the gene)

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a fairly common form of heart disease in the Boxer dog. It is inherited and NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s laboratory has identified a mutation responsible for the gene in some Boxers. However, it should be noted that in human beings with the same disease, there are many different genetic mutations which can cause this disease. We do not yet know if this is the only mutation in the Boxer or if there will be many different mutations. Please keep in mind that we are continually learning about this disease and recommendations will be altered as we obtain more information.

Currently the interpretation of the test is:

NEGATIVE RESULTS:
The absence of the mutation in this dog, does not mean that it will never develop the disease. It means that it does not have the only known mutation that can cause the disease in the dog at this time.

POSITIVE RESULTS:
Dogs that are positive for the test will not necessarily develop significant heart disease and die from the disease. Some dogs will develop a very mild form of the disease and will live quite comfortably, some may need treatment.

At this stage a witch hunt aimed at also removing all close relatives of Boxers diagnosed with ARVC could have a very serious negative impact on the diversity of our already limited gene pool and could aggravate other conditions, such as cancer, for which no screening tests are available.

According to Dr Kathryn Meurs (discoverer of the ARVC mutant gene), there may even be reasons for keeping in the breeding population some affected homozygous dogs (with two copies of the defective gene), if such dogs are healthy in every other way. She suggests:

Boxers that are heterozygous positive, or have one copy of the mutated gene and one normal gene, should be carefully evaluated for signs of disease using Holter monitor testing and possibly an echocardiogram. Dogs that do not show signs of ARVC and have positive attributes could be bred to dogs that are negative for the mutation. Puppies should be screened over a few generations, and those that are negative for ARVC may be selected to replace the mutation-positive parent and gradually decrease the number of mutation-positive dogs from the population.

Boxers that are homozygous positive, or have two copies of the mutated gene, should not be bred unless they are of an exceptional quality and it is important to maintain their positive attributes. These dogs have more severe disease and will certainly pass the mutation on to their offspring. They should only be bred to a negative dog. After two generations of negative crosses, a negative puppy could be selected as a replacement.