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Do our best to show and produce exceptional quality Champion American
and European bloodline Boxers that exceed in the conformation ring that
have great temperaments and sound health.
BREEDING FOR TYPE, SOUNDNESS, TEMPERAMENT, & LONGEVITY WITH THE
PURPOSE OF PRESERVING THE BREED STANDARD Our small facility is
licensed and inspected by the state of Missouri
The best advice that I can possibly give to the new comers in the
breed, don?t be so quick to purchase. First, educate yourselves, read
about the breed and the standard of the breed. Research everything you
can about the breed, the best pedigrees to work with, breeders,
handlers, and everything you can about the show world. Go to those
breeders that you are interested in working with and observe. Go to
shows and observe. Talk with the best veteran breeders and professional
handlers in the breed and ask them for a non-bias opinion about
pedigrees and breeders that would be good for the new comer to work
with. Speak with those who were once major contributors in the breed
but whom if since retired. Choose a ?type? of boxer you like best or
prefer. Yes, the standard is standard but ?type? can vary slightly.
Choose a ?type? that judges believe exemplifies the definition of the
standard today, not that of 50 years ago. Find the very best veteran
mentor you can find in the breed that best fits your needs, personality
and work with them. Be patient, times can get tough. You will get
discouraged from time to time.
After doing your homework, consider starting with the very best bitch
that you can find. Kennel blindness is the rude of all evils to the
novice or the new comer. Every puppy in the litter seems to be the
perfect one. Puppies are ?cute? but not every puppy is a great puppy by
standard. Be color blind. Choose based on quality, not whether it is a
fawn or brindle. Markings must be complimenting. If it?s a classic
(plain) bitch and she is an exceptional bitch, choose her for your
foundation. If it is a nice flashy bitch, then choose her for your
foundation. The most important thing for the beginner to remember is
choose the very best bitch you can find and choose her by being
If you have been told that you should get into breeding & showing
boxers as a source of income, STOP NOW!!! Breeding and showing is very
expensive and requires a tremendous amount of time and responsibility
from everyone in the household that are involved. A litter of puppies
will only cover a portion of the expense that you will incur in your
breeding program while at the same time paying for your dogs to be shown
It is important to be very patient, especially during the beginning
years. You will be faced with and suffer some heart breaking
circumstances along the way that may cost you a small fortune.
Sometimes, you may be forced to cut your losses and move on to working
with someone that better meets your desired goals.
Be honest and ethical and demand the same up front before choosing to
work with someone. Disagreements will most likely come for the new
comer. Try to work out any disagreements with whomever you are working
with. If things can?t be worked out, MOVE ON calmly and silently!!!
New comers should beware of contracts and co-ownerships that may leave
you at a huge disadvantage and tie your hands in what you can and cannot
do. I would suggest to the new comer to purchase outright during the
beginning years unless you really know what you are getting into with a
co-ownership. Co-ownerships are good but be careful. I started out
with co-ownerships and times can get tough. Things do not always go the
way that you want them to go in the time frame you would like them to
go. Just remember, animals are like humans, they have problems along
the way and we MUST be patient. Disagreements will come about.
However, no matter what the disagreements are, there is nothing that
cannot be worked out with a positive end result. The beginner can get
in over their head really fast. Beginners, beware of paying an
outrageous price for a puppy, especially on co-ownership. Make sure
that co-ownerships share an equal financial responsibility among the
owner(s) and co-owner(s). If it is a really excellent puppy or adult
dog or bitch that is being offered to you on an outright purchase
agreement or on a co-ownership, the value or cost involved may vary
tremendously. Just keep in mind that most 8 week old puppies sold as
?show potential? are just that, they show certain qualities that may
prove to be show potential as they grow. ?Show potential? puppies
should be sold at a reasonable price. You should know if your ?show
potential? puppy has the quality to be a show contender by 4 to 6
months. Fair is fair and Right is Right! Just be careful in making your
purchase. Things must work equally and must be fair for all involved.
If you do things totally ethically, you will make arrangements to either
refund or replace puppies that do not work out for health reasons which
is usually discussed in a purchase agreement or sales contract. If you
take on the responsibility of breeding and bringing litters into the
world, you must stand behind each puppy for the time discussed in a
purchase agreement or sales contract. Some will have health problems
and other issues from time to time. Sometimes you may choose to work
with people that seem to be great individuals to work with, yet,
disappoint you beyond belief. Work out the issues or MOVE ON! Whatever
the issue, you have a responsibility as the breeder of the puppy to
serve the dog with his/her best interest in mind.
Boxers are a wonderful breed to be a part of. They will be part of your
immediate family. Boxers are a loving, loyal, and protective breed.
They are wonderful around children. Some are only pet quality and need a
loving home. Many show dogs will finish and become champions but there
are only a few select that will stand among the ?great?.
I hope that if you choose to become a boxer owner, you are willing and
fully committed for the demand and responsibility of being a boxer
owner. If you are hesitant or do not think that you are up for the
challenge, please choose a different path to follow. Boxers are a
loving breed but require a lifetime commitment.