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Hi My name is Denise and I have owned boxers since I was 7 yrs old, I live with son Phillip and of course our dogs.
My aunt used to breed boxers way back in the 1950 and gave me one for my 7th birthday a big german bred red and white boy with a black face who I named BOOTS and so started a very long love affair with this wonderful breed.
I first started showing at the age of 16 and had a lot of fun, I bred my first litter at the age of 18 she was a lovely Red and White bitch called sheba (her pedigree name was Duckscottage Linwins Ruby) I put her to a lovely big red and white boy who was a Greentops Drum Major son.They had a very nice litter of six puppies. I kept a bitch as I thought I would try and take her to some shows, but she had other ideas absolutely hated showing. (just my luck).
I then did all of the usual things got married had a son packed up work.
It wasn't until 1983 that with time on my hands I decided to try the showing lark again, but this time I bought a tygarth bitch called Tyegarth marmite( spice to her friends) we got her when she was 18wks old from Shelia Cartwright and had a fair bit of success in the ring, and phillip did junior handling with her (He started showing at 5yrs old) spice did not have a season until she was 4yrs old and we then mated her to a Dutch Import Wardo Dommeldal and kept a red brindle and white boy.We called him Valdenton Tropical Storm (Baron) he was the first of our show dogs to carry the Valdenton affix which was started in 1971 by myself and my mother.
it was now 1987 and we thought that it was time to buy Phillip his own show dog, we found him a very nice red and white bitch called Sugarwood Sea Mist (Tanya) she was a daughter of Kenbru Artemus of Seefield , she was bred by John Cormack and Veronica Fever.(Sugarwood Boxers) We also decided to book a bitch puppy from Mary and John Hamilton (Marbelton Boxers). We had to wait 18 months until 1988 when we were lucky enough to get what we wanted , She was a dark brindle and white bitch called Saturday Girl at Marbelton (Gina) a daughter of Dutch Import Dolf the Bhue Farm at Marbelton, Gina turned out not only a terrific show dog for Phillip he showed her at open and CHAMPIONSHIP level and had a good deal of sucess not bad for a boy of 10 yrs old, Gina also was one of the best foundation bitches we could ever had hoped for.

She Produced us our Irish Champion Valdenton What a Stunner (Jocanter) who was

THE LOVE OF MY LIFE.

 I had also seen pictures of Ch Marbelton Hey Good lookin and fell in love with him , but as I could not have him (Mary would not part with him) I settled for his daughter , who we were so very lucky to have 4 months after collecting Gina , Looks Trendy at Marbelton was born 3 days after her dad died she was a lovely dark brindle and white girl who produced me one of my top winning bitches
Valdenton Dark and Trendy (Tammy).
That was when the showing and the long journeys started, I was very lucky in the fact that Phillip enjoyed showing as much as I did, We had great fun in the ring trying to beat each other with our dogs to top honours.
And I was as pleased and proud as any mum could be when he beat me.(not that I always told him that).
We have had a lot of high and lows over the past 35 years and made many good friends and shared a great deal of laughter.
Do we still enjoy it in one word.
     
  YES

 

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