firstname.lastname@example.org (CJ Middlebrooks)
I have read the black and
white and the BU editorial, and I have to tell you Encore Encore Encore Encore Encore
Encore Encore Encore Encore Encore Encore Encore Encore Encore Encore Encore Encore Encore
Encore Encore Encore Encore Encore Encore
That is the so down to earth truth! I am so
happy you brought the subject out to the public. As an owner of a spay White girl, and a
plain Boy that has taken 1st in his class but never winner, it really is a shame that
plains are treated as 2 rate dogs. Both are loved the same in my house, but I really would
like for it to be known through out the judging world that plains are just as great and
should have their place in the breeding world.
webmaster at www.boxergallery.com
Great stuff! As a novice and someone striving to do "the right thing" with the
breed based on the experience of my mentors, the research available, my own common sense -
I hope to see the breed gravitate back to the "all round" dog being the rule
rather than the exception - the boxer that is not only beautiful but structurally sound
and temperamentally healthy enough to compete in all aspects of showing - i.e. obedience
and agility and do it well and be competitive against the border collies, labs, shelties,
etc - my goals for this year are an Open A and possibly an agility title on my plain boy,
a therapy certificate on my foundation bitch, and my first CH on my puppy bitch - all will
compete in obedience sometime. One bitch is pointed, with many reserves and the puppy off
to a roaring start in the conformation ring. I appreciate, forgive me, the "old
timers" not only changing with the times but also being brave enough to speak out and
give those of us new to all this, support in our ambitions and goals for the future of the
breed. Thanks :-)
I'm impressed! I would
imagine that this decision was difficult to voice to such a large audience. I take this as
a sign of change and find it very exciting. White issue aside, I would love to see more
variety i.e., plain Boxers in the ring.
Go Girl! Good luck in your search!
I am enjoying your magazine very much, and am now a
regular "subscriber". I'm particularly taken with the way you present differing
viewpoints, rather than only the standard American (& Canadian) mainstream
Barb Jamieson with Meesha & Yoda
Great article in the Boxer Underground. White
puppies have been a source of controversy since the beginning of time (at least boxer
time). When I bred my first litter with white puppies, I was not a member of ABC but the
co-owner was. This person still destroys white puppies and, although I disagree with this,
everyone has the right to their opinion.
I always questioned why we destroy white
puppies as a means to "make the situation go away". Obviously it doesn't make it
go away. Even as a novice breeder I could see that and I could not understand why the
"old timers" could not see it. I have been lucky in the fact that I haven't had
too many white puppies but some of this comes from the fact that I have bred either plain
bitches or that much of my breeding has not been overly flashy.
I now have my Allie to breed and am
planning to breed her next season, which should be late August or early September. She is
plain by appearances (white toes, little white on chest, an almost invisible spot above
her nose) and hopefully is genetically plain also.
Virginia's article regarding whites/plains,
particularly plains in the ring was also good. I still think that we need to get to the
point that plains can win as easily as flashy in the ring. This will give us a larger
genetic pool and probably many less whites than are now being produced.
I just wanted to let you know that I
enjoyed your article. Hopefully, many will pay attention.
Congratulations on yet
another good Boxer Underground! I think it is a very good magazine! Do you know how many
people read it (you probably have a page counter or something) and do they come from all
over the world, or just the USA? I think you have managed to put together articles of
interest to boxer-people at all levels - pet, breeders, show and so forth!
I have an idea for a story for a later
issue; The Swedish Boxer club has a wonderful event every summer - the
"Boxerläger" = boxercamp. It is a one week course in obedience and working
disciplines for boxers at all levels - from puppies and beginners to those who compete at
the highest levels in obedience, tracking, trailing and rapport (which I don't know what
you would call). I would like to write a story from this event this summer (if I'm going -
we are planning two litters this summer, and they will probably be 5-7 weeks at that
time). Agneta Rainsson could write as well, she has been responsible for the event, she is
and obedience instructor and has also participated. Leading up to this a brief description
of our three working disciplines could be done - do you think this is of any interest to
Cecilie Strømstad/Henning Lund
GREAT ISSUE-GREAT ISSUES.....Times are a changing, I
hoped, as I cheered on Hi- Techs Keepsake as she won a 5 pt major at the ABC regional this
past Fall. I think the Truesdales are intending to publicize this beautiful plain
bitch...possibly she could make an appearance on BU. I'm relatively new to breeding and
showing boxers and don't intend to have a family much larger than the four I now have. Of
my two new addtions from a recent litter, one is plain and I kept her because I think
"plain is beautiful" and also because as a breeder referral person for my
Massachusetts boxer club I am aware of the proliferation of "rare white boxers"
and the growing temptation among "reputable''. breeders to sell them. For those two
reasons I kept and intend to show my "plain Madeline". There are several other
breeders in my area...Quietly conducting their own "plain crusade" and with some
success! I know of several recently finished bitches and two ''almost sure to finish"
males. I'd be glad to provide specifics if you'd like. Perhaps UB could publish a running
tally of "Plain Brags"...to inspire both judges and exhibitors.
Please pass along my compliments to your
contributors, Audrey Schnell and Katherine Nevius, in particular. Thanks again for this