Pricing

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Our European Boxer puppies are priced competitively for the quality and effort that go into raising them. We do so out of love, not money. After a litter is raised and sent to their forever homes, the costs of keeping and maintaining the health and care of the parents goes on. Many of the health tests outlined below are annual tests required to monitor the high health standards we set for our Boxers and their future litters…and we do not re-home or sell our adult Boxers…they are part of our family forever…thus their care continues long after they have stopped breeding.

We welcome face-to-face and local purchases as well as those from out-of-state and overseas. We’ve had numerous buyers of our Boxer puppies throughout the years that have resided out-of-state and even some who have lived in other parts of the world, thus we have extensive experience and expertise having our Boxer puppies transported to virtually anywhere in the United States or internationally. Transportation costs vary and can range up to $400.00 or more for transport within the U.S., depending upon the type of transport (air or ground), crate, distance, location, time of year, etc. This is what we are charged by the shipper, we do not add any additional costs to transporting our Boxers. We take diligent steps to compare shipping costs in order to minimize the expense of transporting your pet to you and provide you with the best service for the least amount of money while always demanding the utmost care and comfort of our Boxer puppies in transit, ensuring they arrive to their new homes safe and sound!

All sales are final, except as outlined within the purchase agreement. We accept cash (though we do not recommend sending cash through the mail), certified cashiers check or money order. We also accept most major credit cards with an additional service fee. In order to minimize payment costs & fees, we have an account at Wells Fargo Bank where payments/deposits can be made directly into our account or payments/deposits can be sent using FedEx or other overnight or two-day delivery service providers. We never markup costs on any aspect of our service, whether it’s receiving payment or shipping/delivery of our puppies. Deposits are one-third of purchase price in order to reserve & hold a puppy. Please refer to our purchase agreement & health guarantee (available upon request for your review) for further details and information regarding deposits and payments.

Limited Registration – $1,800 – Pet home only, no breeding or show rights  

Full Registration – $2,500 – Breeding & show rights assigned

Direct European Imports – Please contact us for pricing on direct imports

What is the difference between a $500 Boxer and a $2,500 Boxer?

Many people who do not know the breed or have never owned a Boxer will often ask us this and question what is different about our puppies to make them priced above those often advertised in the local newspaper for $500-$700. The difference is more than just cosmetic, though that is part of it. European Boxers have a different look to them than their American counterparts. They are usually “beefier”and have a more sculpted look around the head, shoulders and chest areas and often have a more traditional “Boxer” face.

However, the cosmetic differences between Boxers is minor by comparison to what the differences are underneath their skin. All our European Boxers are fully health tested prior to breeding in an effort to “breed out” certain genetic diseases or defects. The parents are tested for several genetic markers that if exist within a Boxer indicate certain genetic susceptibility or a greater likelihood of contracting or passing on these genetic defects in the line.

Some of the tests our Boxers receive are:

  • ARVC and DM – obtained through DNA testing:

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a form of heart disease that usually appears later in adulthood within Boxers (and other breeds). ARVC is a disorder of the muscular wall of the heart which causes part of the myocardium to break down over time, increasing the risk of an abnormal heartbeat and sudden death.

Canine Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) is an adult-onset, progressive spinal cord disease which causes weakness in the hind limbs and eventually paraplegia, which is an impairment in motor or sensory function of the lower extremities.

  • Heart Monitoring/EKG – Checks for irregular heartbeats over 24-hour monitoring cycle.
  • Echocardiogram – Looks for abnormalities of the heart chambers (like cardiomyopathy).
  • X-rays of the Joints – To look for signs of Canine Hip Dysplasia and other disorders.

Thus, these tests alone indicate the numerous efforts and steps we go through to breed the highest quality of Boxer possible. We carefully screen any mating to ensure that both sides of the lineage are clear of these genetic markers that can cause severe disease and death in Boxers. Those of us who have had Boxers in the past which may have been plagued by one or more of these or other conditions know the expense that goes with treating your Boxer and the heartache of  losing them too soon to disease or unknown abnormal genetic defects in the linage.

Add to this the high-end puppy food we wean our Boxers on in order to give them the best nutrition available, their vaccinations and health checks with our veterinarian to ensure their health and proper development, the efforts we go to in order to socialize our Boxer puppies prior to sale or transport to their new homes, and the numerous other costs involved in maintaining the highest quality of care and health of our European Boxers and their puppies highlight just some of the differences.

In short, “backyard breeders” may have cute puppies which are cheaper to purchase, but they rarely come with health guarantees…and certainly not the numerous health tests and quality breeding measures that Mountain Crest Boxers insists on…and though there are never certainties with any living creature, the peace of mind that comes with owning a European Boxer that has a quality lineage with superior health tested ancestors is, in short, priceless!