I have been involved with the Boxer breed since 2002 when we brought home our first Canadian Kennel Club registered, Boxer puppy. A beautiful flashy fawn female whom we named, Brooke. She stole our hearts and won us over with her goofy antics and outgoing personality. We wanted to share this wonderful breed with other families and after much thought, decided to have our Brooke bred to an American/Canadian Champion, Best in Show winner. The resulting 8 puppies were gorgeous. Two of those pups went on to earn their Canadian championships and another went on to be a Therapy Dog. The female we'd kept for ourselves and after attaining her championship, she went on to be awarded the 1st Award of Merit at the Boxer Club of Canada's National Specialty in 2006. Her name was Ch.Bolerame's Arwen Evenstar or simply put, Honey. She was gorgeous and exquisite and her and her mom were our heart dogs. Honey went over the bridge 1st. She left us just shy of her 9th birthday and I never thought that my heart would ever heal. And truthfully.... it hasn't. Brooke, our 1st Boxer and the foundation of our kennel, slipped away while we were out to a movie in town. She was almost 13. For a Boxer that is pretty ancient. While Honey sits in a special carved box in our living room, Brooke lies on the upper level of our property within view of our bedroom window. They live on in their children and grandchildren, Cocoa and Princess.
We currently have 4 Boxers living with us; Madison (Honey's full sibling from a different litter), Cocoa, Princess and Kitty. We also have a new addition in the form of a Borzoi pup, Magic, and then there is our daughter's Boston Terrier, JoJo. Loki, our daughter's cat and Peaches, our daughter's milk snake and Tristan, her rooster, round out our family of critters.