ABBC has set the details for our Provisional Show. This show will be held August 20th 2022 at Wellsville Middletown R-1 High School located at 900 Burlington Road Wellsville Missouri, 63384. There will be 2 shows taking place that day. All standard UKC classes will be offered including Puppy, Junior Handler, Veterans, Altered, Brood Bitch, Stud Dog, and Brace.
The judge for Show 1 will be our own Rhonda Camp and the judge for Show 2 will be Juliann Bitter. Entry for the show will be $10 per dog per show, with day of show entries being accepted for $12 per dog per show.
Depending on the number of entries there is a possibility of a cash purse being paid for this event. Day of show entries will be open from 7:00-7:30am, and standard check in will follow from 7:30 until the start of the show promptly at 9:00am. Lunch will be offered on site.
There will also be a designated "potty area" as well as indoor crating space available. All crates must be placed on tarps, and no driers or heavy clipping/grooming will be permitted in the building.
On call veterinarian is Treena DeVault DVM with Mexico Animal Hospital.
All mailed entries must be post marked by 8/10/22. Please make checks payable to Across Borders Boxer Club and mail entries to Chelsey Erpelding at 37358 185 Ave, Forest City, Iowa 50436. Paypal will also be accepted sent to Abboxerclub@gmail.com (needs to be sent Friends and Family). This email address may also be used for any questions or you can contact us on Facebook. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
ABBC's Annual Boxer Show will be held in Dixon, IL on October 23, 2021 at the Granny Rose K-9 Enrichment Center. Our judge will be Kevin Izard-Carroll.
Time is upon us for when we would host our fall show . It was to be at a beautiful state park in Missouri however, as with so very many things COVID has effected us once again. With flight uncertainty for overseas judges and a limit on the numbers of people who gather we have decided to postpone a live show and try again next spring ! We have decided to host another online show after the success of the last one which gave us the ability to really give back to the community. We have TWO judges this fall which is super exciting so stay tuned today for that information.
Even with the pandemic we have all kept busy this year!
The club collectively has gained some fantastic ribbons and titles , running the gambit from dogs who seem to have wings in dock diving, amazing nose work in barn hunt, speed demons in CAT and Fast CAST, obedience, conformation in the AKC and UKC ring just a wide variety of areas .
Our club has shout outs in other areas too!
Long awaited babies, both human and four legged have been announced by multiple members this year and beautiful photos of our dogs have popped up all over Facebook showing the joy that our dogs bring us.
There have been graduations and philanthropic business endeavors, personal challenges met and some impressive goals obtained. Social distancing travel plans made .
The smiles in a sometimes challenging time have been impressive .
We have multiple new members this year expanding our club’s numbers and offering a wide variety of experience and knowledge, along with the younger members who are eager to learn and infect everyone with their excitement.
We are so proud of our club and every one of the members. So keep on keeping on folks and hope to see our entries come thru to this exciting event !
Now for show news!!!
We have two fabulous judges as mentioned.
One is an AKC judge. She is a super lady who has so much knowledge and will place the most deserving dog in her opinion no matter whether it’s a natural tailed dog or cropped, as she can view the dog as a whole. Quality stands out!
Our other judge hails from Russia and is excited to see American style dogs and some of the best America has to offer.
There will be two shows, both virtual so two chances at high placements and Best in show ribbons. One judge judging each show.
The rules for the show will be exactly as follows:
A clear video of your dog showing face for expression, bite, down and back, go around from the side (to judge gait and movement) and a self stack with or without toys on the outside.
We will then need at least three still photos of the dog. A stack European or American style. Face shot front on. Head shot profile.
These will be mandatory.
Suggestions for photos and videos are:
Make sure the lighting is good. Try to get a good visual of the dog even if that means squatting down. Try to get either the video OR stacked photo in a flat surface to show feet.
Try to keep the video at 3 minutes or under (2 is better as its hard to load).
The deadline will be Nov. 1st at midnight.
The cost will be $15 for one show $20 to be entered in both.
This time we will have written critiques.
Lovely certificates and ribbons will be available for the wins in class and the higher placement wins.
For ADULT classes (Open, Champion or Veteran) if you choose you can use the same videos from a few months back as long as the dog has no significant changes. This is an honor system. Just let Chelsey Tweeten the club Secretary know.
Of course you can video again also!
For Intermediate and younger dogs new videos/ photos MUST be made as youngsters change so much.
Please feel free to ask any questions of any members for clarification.
I have been showing dogs since 1969 when I showed our Saint Bernards, Newfoundlands, Great Danes, and a long coat Chihuahua as a child.
I was a handler for about 20 years and handled many breeds in all groups.
I have owned and showed several breeds in each group.
My main breeds for 47 years have been English Toy Spaniels and mom’s Boston Terriers. The love of my life right now is a Chow Chow from Thailand.
I have judged matches and sweepstakes for 30 years starting as a teenager. I started studying breed standards as a teenager. I generally attend breed seminars at least once a month. I was the President of the N. California Professional Ring Stewards Association for six years. When I am not judging, I ring steward, which continues my breed knowledge by studying the breeds in the ring and talking to exhibitors and judges.
I started my AKC judging in 2007 with English Toy Spaniels. I have been judging all breeds at IABCA shows with my all breed license out of Germany since 2003 where I studied their standard extensively.
I am a licensed judge with AKC, UCI (all breed Germany), and ASCA (Australian Shepherd Club of America).
My love for the boxer breed began in 1980, when my grandfather gave me a puppy of this breed. With this dog, it was a red bitch, I started my career as an instructor trainer. And only 10 years later, breeding work began. The history of my kennel «KONGREM» begins in October 1990, when my bitch Kontessa z Grodu Merkurego had her first litter from Gordon Neiv. The abbreviation of her name became the name of the kennel. Kontessa was brought from Poland. It was white, but this color was allowed at that time in Russia. This bitch had good construction, beautiful head, nice character and she turned out to be an excellent stud bitch. Many of her children were starring at the rings in Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Kazakhstan.
New stage occurred when I bought 2 bitches and a male in France and Portugal:
Moussorgski de la Vallee d’Aunis (f. Ibsen v.d. Sembacher Flur, m.Icaze de la Vallee d’Aunis),
Olga de la Velette (f. Ego della Talpa, m. Liza de la Velette), Irma de Sande (f. Igino dei da Polenta, m. Evelyne de Sande). There are some common ancestors in their Pedigrees, and I can make the inbreeding to such famous stud dogs as Don Carlos du Fief des Ilots (France), Xeno v.d. Glockenbergen (Germany), Boris de la Velette (France), Athos de l’Enfer Vert (France), Hoss v.d. Goldquelle (Germany).
For 30 years of breeding, 10 Interchampions, 35 Champions of Russia, 10 Champions of Belarus, champion of China, 3 Champions of Lithuania, 5 Champions of Ukraine, 3 Champions of Lithuania, Estonia, champion of Finland, Junior champion of Atibox, winners of the Atibox class were obtained.
I've been judging the boxer breed since 1994. I hope that You will be interested to know my opinion, as a judge, according to the FCI standard.
We can all agree the world has changed. We have had to adapt to what seems constant and ongoing changes for months now. With the advent of social distancing shows have been canceled across all venues. But if you're like us you miss the shows very badly. While we can’t yet come together, we all enjoy exhibiting out beautiful dogs. So, the club put our heads together and came up with an exciting fun alternative!
A virtual dog show designed to showcase your dogs from the comfort of your own home!
The entry fee will only be $10 per dog entered. A portion of this entry will be donated to Granny Rose Animal Shelter, a fantastic organization who not only cares for unwanted or surrendered animals, but who also holds a somewhat unique view in that they openly support breeders and exhibitors of purpose bred dogs.
Another portion will be donated to some fantastic people who are selflessly hard at work making masks for our health care workers and will be used to purchase supplies.
And last but certainly not least, you will receive $5 off each entry fee when you enter our live two day show in October as a thank you for your support!!
Class wins will be given 1st thru 4th with “virtual “ ribbons attached to the winning dog’s photos and a certificate of award will be mailed to each.
As the winners advance, real beautiful ribbons will be awarded and mailed along with award certificates.
*please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery*
We are so pleased and excited to offer this alternative style of promoting our dogs and feel it is a great, inexpensive way to dip your toe into the show world without the sometimes large expense that can go along with it.
And of course to help promote very worthy causes!
Our Judge is the wonderful Elena Denisova of Belarus!
The rules for the show are simple and structured as close to a live show as possible and are as follows:
• Each Entry must be accompanied by an entry form indicating the class which you choose to enter your dog in. As well as a copy of the dog's pedigree or registration.
• For entry you will need a quality video clip of about 2-3 minutes in length. In the video you will need to do a down and back, show the face, show the bite, a large go around to show the gait and a stack set up (European style or American stack) at the beginning or end of the video.
• IN THE SAME OUTFIT the handler is wearing in the video, three good quality color photos will be required to complete the entry. One head profile, one head shot fully facing the camera and one full body stacked picture of your dog . Stacked pictures can be either American or European style stack .
• Pictures and video should be as level with the dog as possible and how to step by steps are available for both styles of showing in a later post.
• Champion class is recognized as a Champion of Record for FCI, AKC or UKC
• All entries with photos/videos will be due no later then 8 pm May 24th
• Payment of $10 per dog will be accepted via Pay Pal or Messenger Pay.
• Videos and pictures along with entry forms can be sent to: Chelsey Erpelding at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*All pictures and videos submitted may be used by ABBC solely to post in conjunction with awards given.
My first boxer in my life was born in 1996. He was Champion, had first places among dogs of II group FCI at the main competitions in Belarus, played role in movie. From this dog started my love to boxers and the breed.
My kennel Silver Spirit has been registered in FCI in 2001. During these years I’ve received 55 litters of boxers. Many puppies go to kennels around Europe, also in the USA and England. We have a lot of Country Champions, Inter-champions and Prize-Winners of ATIBOX, Winners of CEBS and Winners of Jahressiegers (Annual Shows) in different countries.
I prefer healthy appearance of the dog and good temperament. Working qualities are also the main.
I’ve been an FCI Judge since 2003, Vice-President of the Belarus Boxer Club since 2006.
ABBC's Annual Boxer Show was held in Dixon, IL on August 3, 2019 at the Granny Rose K-9 Enrichment Center. Our judge was Pascal Trifilief of France.
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