it looks like both of these dogs are headed down to Austin where Austin Boxer Rescue will be caring for them.
not sure if the male is deaf or not, shelter notes didn't say anything about that. they did say he was calm and mild mannered but he's also really sick and probably feels miserable so hard to say. the girl is not deaf. i was not considering her for adoption, just to foster for right now, b/c she's so adorable and sounds like a sweetheart.
white Boxers are not 'usually' deaf, in that i think there are more that are NOT deaf than are deaf. obviously it's impossible to know true percentages of white Boxers that are deaf but i've read online before that the proverbial 'they' say 18% of white Boxers are born deaf. i have no idea where they got that number from.
i think (hope?) i will always have a deaf Boxer. i also think i've changed my thoughts about a deaf dog 'needing' to have a hearing dog to alert him to things, show him the ropes,etc. i think for Uncle Leo, who was already a year old and was completely
'flat' and 'broken' when he came to us, Brinca was a huge part of him becoming happy and learning how to be a dog. but he'd had a really crummy first year of life. with Boy i'm learning (hoping?) that he doesn't really care a whole lot about being an only dog. sure he'd probably prefer to still have Levi here or some other dog brother or sister but i don't think it's as terrible as i used to. until recently i've felt VERY guilty about him being an only dog.
i don't think Boy has missed out on any doggie development stages b/c he's deaf and an only dog.