We have received a letter from Clark, a Boxer owner, and thought we should share his story with our readers so that you can learn from it.  Here goes Clark's email:

Boxer Puppy

"Hello, I recently bought a Boxer from a local breeder and was wondering if he is a pure-bred boxer. His muzzle is definitely incorrect as it is very long for Boxer standards. I knew this going in. But what about his other features, mainly his head, neck, and body? I would greatly appreciate if someone here who is an expert to provide feedback on what you think is/isn't up to standard on my new Boxer based on the photos in the link below.. He's only a family pet and will be neutered as soon as he's ready to be. I would just like an experts opinion is all.. Thanks very much."

Boxer Puppy

Even though some of the puppy's features do not quite meet the breed standard, the puppy seems to be a genuine boxer so we advised Clark not to worry. However, Clark would never have run into this problem had he asked this question before buying the puppy. Even if you are looking to buy a family pet only and have no plans to take it to dog shows and competitions, you should always ask these question before making a decision. To avoid disappointment, always seek independent professional advice if you are not certain whether you have what it takes to tell if a puppy is purebred and healthy or not, especially if you don't know the breeder personally. Of course, if you buy your puppy from a premium puppy finder like Euro Puppy, you have nothing to worry about. You can relax, while our professionals check the quality of the puppy, our veterinarian examines its health and our team handles all the paperwork and shipping. This way you are guaranteed to get what you expect and what you pay for.