BU FEATURE BOXER
Havenrun Sweet Sioux
by Norman &
It was the head. From the
very first time we saw that little plain fawn puppy in the X-pen, we thought she was cute.
Of course, all puppies are cute, but it was her head that was so intriguing.
We didn't need
another Boxer. Four adults in our motor home was a crowd in itself. And, to be sure, we
had just finished our Raineylane's Miss Kitty and we had plans to breed her at her next
But it was the head. And so
Raineylane's Havenrun Sweet Sioux came to live with us at Havenrun.
The idea of a plain fawn show
dog has in recent years been considered an oxymoron. Plain animals are considered
"pets"...or at best good breeding stock, but to show? A waste of time and money.
At six months and ten days at
Greenville, S.C., Sioux won her first points! Two bitches shy of a four point major under
judge Norman Herbel. A month later, under breeder judge Peter Baynes, she was to be best
of winners for two points and to complete the day by being awarded BEST PUPPY IN SHOW
under Dr. Robert D. Smith!
It was a great litter bred by
Jack and Bridget Brown at Raineylane. Their Ch. Raineylane's Mustang Sally bred to Ch.
Raineylane's Jackson Browne produced Sioux, her brother, Raineylane's War Paint, her two
sisters, Raineylane's Charismatic and Raineylane's Buckingham Nicks. All four are being
shown, winning their classes, going reserve, getting points and generally impressing.
We are pleased that Sioux is
developing as we would have expected from the moment we saw her. She is maturing with
tight feet, clean topline and for a young puppy, very good movement. But it is her
personality--her showmanship--that has caught the eye and hearts of spectators and judges
both! (To say nothing of her very proud owners. :-)