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BU Editorial

Virginia Zurflieh, editor of Boxer Underground


Virginia Zurflieh, editor

The ‘99 ABC National Specialty had it all: a natural-eared special was shown in the Top Twenty, to enormous applause; a perfectly stunning - and perfectly plain - 6-9 puppy was Winners Bitch and Best of Winners; and a nearly eight year old dog won Best of Breed, looking as fabulous and showing as electrically as he had when he won the Top Twenty in 1994. Judge Rick Beauchamp has written a terrific article for this issue of BU on the importance of awarding top wins to dogs with a high degree of breed type over those with only "generic show quality" ("THE HIGHER THEY GO, THE LESS THEY NEED"), which, speaking as a longtime breeder/exhibitor, is right on the money. However, anyone who attended this show would surely have to acknowledge that from the Futurity to the final Awards of Excellence, the top winning dogs and bitches at the ‘99 ABC were some of the best, and typiest, Boxers in the world!

Although BU accepts no paid advertising, we do try to feature a different "exceptional" Boxer in each issue. We think you will agree that this month’s BU Feature Dog - "Dream" - is an "exceptionally exceptional" Boxer.

On a sad note, this issue also features tributes to two recently deceased and especially notable members of our close-knit Boxer community - handler Dick Baum, and Obedience enthusiast Marilyn Krejci. Goodbye and Godspeed, Dick and Marilyn.


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