is a small in home kennel.
Here is an arial view of our home. As you can see we
are located in a pretty isolated area.
Our Boxers are an integral part of our family.
We have been breeding and showing boxers for nearly 40 years,
and in those years we have met some of the greatest people. Among them
are Bert and Mary Laing of Tayside Boxers Reg'd. The Laings are our
mentors. In the early years they were very supportive, and helped us
with many problems. In fact, if it were not for them Bellcrest would
not exist today.
One year after purchasing our foundation bitch from
the Laings, we lost our home in a fire. Our bitch, "Gem", and our boxer
mix "Whiskey" were in the house at the time. We were devastated. The
Laings gave us "Pepsi", the bitch that they were keeping for themselves.
Pepsi's registered name is Can Ch Tayside's Idle Immigrant C.D.
Every Bellcrest Boxer today traces their roots back
to "Pepsi". We were very fortunate to have her. Her sire was Can/Am
Ch Scher-Khoun's Shadrack and her dam was the 1973 Reserve Winners Bitch
at the American Boxer Club National Speciality, Can Ch Tayside's Golly
Our goal has always been to produce happy healthy Boxers
that are a joy to live with, look at, and win with. We very seldom breed more
than 1 litter per year and sometimes, not even that.
Our ambition, years ago, was to produce Boxers that were
true to type...we wanted people to look in a show catalogue and see the
Bellcrest name and think to themselves..."this must be a good one...it's
Bellcrest". A big ambition, but one we think we have accomplished. We
are proud of our accomplishments in our chosen breed.
I have had the
priviledge of judging some beautiful Boxers in 5 different Countries, including
the American Boxer Club National Futurity in the year 2000 and also, the American Boxer Club National Specialty, Dog classes and Specials 2011.
We are life members of:
We have created a PowerPoint presentation
'Judging the Boxer, A Detailed Guide'.
has the approval and support of the parent club, Boxer Club of Canada Inc. The
presentation has been created with those who judge, or aspire to judge the Boxer
breed in mind. We are available to present this seminar to judges study groups.
The Judging the Boxer presentation has been posted on the Boxer
Club of Canada Inc website at :http://www.boxerclubofcanada.com/judgeducation.html
Question: What makes a good judge?
Answer: A good eye for a dog, and having
the ability and knowledge to evaluate a dog's strengths and weaknesses
objectively. Then having the courage of conviction
choices that may not be popular.
I am CKC licensed
to judge Group 3 (Working).
I look forward to this
challenge with anticipation.