My question is just what's in the title. I was under the impression that Boxers were one of the type of dogs that have that gland near their anus that can cause them serious discomfort, as well as frequently getting Cherry Eye.

Also, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding is that a select few breeds have these issues quite commonly, where many other breeds rarely if at all have these problems. If that's an inaccurate portrayal please tell me as such and I'll accept that answer.

  • Many breeds have anal gland issues; here are the steps to resolving that problem.
    – JoshDM
    Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 20:32
  • @JoshDM I'm familiar that it's not uncommon and there's a solution; thing is I'd rather choose a breed that is known not to have that issue, if as I say in my question it's per-dog and not a per-breed trait then please correct me Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 20:35
  • From research, I found this. It says boxers are more prone to eye problems
    – user34
    Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 20:37

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Yes, according to this source boxers are more likely than other breeds to suffer from cherry eye.

Further, this comment (full thread here) confirms that boxers are one of a few breeds that may need their anal glands expressed in-order to avoid dis-comfort.

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