Ok, so I have had two rescue boxers in the last 18 years. One lived for 8 years and the other died in the last month, he was 10 years old. My family and I love boxers and I have been looking for the last two weeks for another rescue boxer. I have seen one that I think would fit in great in my home, on the rspca website, however, when I enquired about it I was told I am not suitable because I have a 9 year old child. Did not matter about my experience with this breed and rescues, did not matter I had a 6 ft secure fence surrounding a large garden, did not matter there would be someone with the dog every day. Did not matter I live in the countryside and would walk it 2 hours + a day. Did not matter my son has been brought up with boxers all his life and we as a family know how to train boxers to be around kids and strangers. It was a straight up no because you have a 9 year old child. There was no mention of the dog ever being aggressive to anyone, in fact the advert said it was a big softie like 99% of boxers are. In fact I have never heard of a boxer biting a child. I mean there is no wonder so many dogs are still in shelters if this is the criteria that they use. My last two rescues were from small local animal charities and they were fine once they seen my garden and that the dog would be going to a loving home that would give it all it needs. It makes me wonder if they actually want to rehome these dogs to be honest. Anyway, I will keep looking in different smaller charities as it seems it's pointless trying to rehome a dog from the rspca unless you have no kids and never see kids, don't work and have a massive garden with a 6ft fence around it. Hopefully I don't have to buy a puppy, but if cannot find a boxer in the smaller animal charities then it might be my only choice.