Our "People" Family

Jasmine at 10 years of age.Becky &  Jerry with Jasmine at 18 months.Jared at 5 years of age.

and then they grew up!

and grew old!!

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Our Boxer Family

The first:

Our first Boxer dog, Mugsy  

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(pictured at 8 years)

Our first Boxer bitch, Bootsie

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(Pictured at 7 years)

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(6 years and 4 weeks)

Out of their union in 1992 came:

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(Pictured with  Jasmine )

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Bootsie with litter

Of which we kept 2 brindle puppies:

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J. Dara's Sir Bogart,  "Bogie"   

(pictured at 5 years)

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J. Dara's Amber Dot "Dot"

(pictured at 5 years)

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Jasmine and Bogie

Then in 1994 we bought our first home: 

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We built our house in 1994

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Complete with indoor\outdoor kennel

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By 2000 we added some trees, landscaping, etc.

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And added a playhouse and 'Castle Climber' in back for kids!

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We also added a canopy over the deck and a tarp over the outdoor part of the kennel.

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Additions to the indoor kennel included a tub\grooming table.

2001 saw the addition of a Boxer Pond to our backyard landscape.

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And 2002 we put in an inground pool and another flower bed surrounding it.

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                    In 1995 we bred Bootsie to CH Failte Leprechaun O'Burks, "Chaun" :                                                

Two puppies were kept out of the litter
     

 J. Dara's Black Pearl, "Liz"     

(pictured at 5 years)

and J. Dara's Rienzi, "Z"  

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(pictured a 1 year old)

Who was given to my niece, Dawn Ward, for her 21st birthday!

Liz and Z

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(Pictured at 2 years)

 

In 1997 Dot had a litter out of CH Amity Hall's Record Braker:

"Amy"

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"Delilah"

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In 1998, Liz was bred with CH Amity Hall's Record Braker:

Which produced three fawn girls!

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We kept a plain fawn girl which we named :

J. Dara's National Alliance, "Ali"

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(pictured at 6 weeks)

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(pictured at 9 weeks) 

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(pictured at 9 months winning BOB)

And here she is below at two years:

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Ali had her first puppies the middle of May, 2000, known as the "Coffee Litter"

After which she went back into the showring in the Open class, she is now up to 5 points and counting!!!

In 2001 Ali began having problems with  prolapse during her seasons, which affected her ability to show and to breed, so in 2002 we made the decision to have her spay and place her as a pet. 

Ali went to live with friends of ours right here in the Delmar area, and passed on in 2006.


 
In the spring of 1998, I  purchased a fawn female out the EWO line:

J. Dara's Fire of EWO Bee-Vee "Lucy"

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(pictured at about 18 months)

Lucy's show career was cut short by the fact that her one ear wouldn't stand, and has now joined the Boyd Family of Wilmington, Delaware . Here she is with her new "kids" !

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Lucy, Christmas 2001


In the summer of 1998,  I purchased a brindle male out of

Ch. Raklyn's Rainmaker X Prelude's Ebony Rose of Echo:

J. Dara's Echo of Birchwood, "Bogie"

Click HERE to go to Jasmine's Page and read about how and why we acquired Bogie.

Bogie took Grand Sweepstakes at Mid-West Boxer Club Specialty in April 1999!! We showed him with a professional in 2000, but he didn't have the 'passion' for the ring, so he has been retired from that venture.....

Bogie passed all his health tests in the year 2000, and produced a couple of litters for us before going to Shirley in New Zealand.

Millennium Litter

Coffee Litter

American Litter


Bogie goes to New Zealand!!

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In 1998,  Z was bred with Salbad's Jewel of High River:

*Both Z and Julia are owned by my niece,
Dawn Ward of  RedDawn Boxers;

We kept a flashy brindle male out of Dawn's litter:

RedDawn's Justa Splash,  "Splash"

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(pictured at 7 months old)

After only one year of limited showing, Splash had picked up 20 puppy blues, 2 RWD and 2 points......

Unfortunately, Splash has been  placed as a companion due to an unfavorable holter result; as we felt we didn't want to take a chance on possibly perpetuating heart disease by using him in our breeding program. Splash passed on in 2008.

 

Then in 1999 we fostered another Chaun daughter:

Howcurt's Fashionella, "Nellie"

Nellie came to us in the fall of 1999, as her owner had suffered tragic circumstances which caused her to place most of her dogs. We fostered Nellie for 6 months and then Nellie was adopted!! She has joined the family of Richard and Jackie Cunningham of Wakefield, MA. 

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Then early in 2000,  we acquired Splash's sister, Roam.

She had been sold as a show prospect, but that home didn't work out,

and so Roam returned to me in January, 2000.

RedDawn's Dun Roamin', "Roam"

Click here to see Liz and Roam discovering the cat..... "T-Bone"

Roam attended beginners class for Agility and did very well, and was also  shown in conformation after her return, as she has finally begun to show signs of maturity!! Here she is in November 2000 with co-owner\handler, Dawn Ward.

and with her favorite boy, J.D.

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Roam took  RWB on 2-18-01 at the Maryland KC in Baltimore, Md., which was a major show!!!! 

RWB again at Bryn Mawr KC on 6-16-01, again a major show!!

RWB once again at Salisbury, MD KC on 11-9-01!!

Well, we haven't shown Roam' as much as we had hoped as she is such a finicky eater, we wouldn't think of sending her out without being able to travel with her, and due to the fact that my husband Jerry was activated for a year to the Maryland National Guard due to the events of 9-11, we didn't do much showing in 2002. 

BUT.....

We did decide after three years of "0" on her holter results, to go ahead a breed her before her fourth birthday, and so she had a litter sired by CH Minstrel's Manheim Streamroller, "Jackson" in August of 2002!!

Here is a  picture of Roamin' at three years of age.

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The Steamin' Litter arrived on August 10, 2002

 

Roam was spayed after producing a puppy with kidney disease in 2002, and we lost her in 2006.

 

   in 2000 Liz was bred to Bogie which produced the Millennium Litter,  

 

and a bit later in 2000, Ali was bred to Bogie which produced the Coffee Litter.

 

Then, arriving on April 14th, 2001 was a new addition to 

J. Dara's Boxers..... a little black brindle bitch all the way from

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 in New Zealand!!!

Siaradus Raven Flight to J. Dara, "Raven"

who quickly made herself right at home....

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then, two months later, Raven was joined by Kiwi! 

Another dark brindle girl from Siaradus Kennels!!

Siaradus Luv To Kti at Global, "Kiwi"

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Kiwi had a litter by our Bogie boy before his departure for New Zealand,

and we called them the American Litter, since they arrived not too long after

the events of 9-11, 2001.

In 2006, we acquired a new pup from Araby Boxers!

After placing Raven and Kiwi as companions, then losing Roam in 2006,

we had only Marisa, but she had her first litter in  February, 2010!!

In the midst of the worst snowstorms in a few years,

came the WINTER MIX LITTER !

 

 

And last but not least.........

Just for fun:

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More photos of our dogs being shown on the SHOW RESULTS page.

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