Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is often a progressive and fatal disease in dogs. Boxer dogs appear to have a predisposition for development of CKD, suggesting that kidney disease in this breed might be heritable. Owners of Boxers diagnosed with kidney disease, as well as their close relatives, are eligible to participate in a study underway at The Ohio State University to learn more about renal disease in the breed. The two-year study, titled Characterization of Renal Disease in American Boxer Dogs, is funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation with support from the American Boxer Charitable Foundation.
2018 – Boxer Update: Understanding Kidney Disease: Study Is 1st to Evaluate U.S. Boxers PDF
2018 – Characterization of Renal Disease in American Boxer Dogs
Boxer Juvenile Kidney Disease “JKD”