ABC 50th Anniversary Album
ABC YouTube Channel
Judging the Boxer
U.S. Boxer Clubs
Boxer U is a program designed to provide information and education about the Boxer breed. It will include forums, presentations and participation events on the Boxer -- its history, health, conformation, show presentation, performance, and breeding. Boxer U has been planned with 4 goals in mind. These are:
- To provide a learning resource for new and current ABC members
- To share the experience of successful breeders, handlers, exhibitors, and members
- To encourage improved communication among all ABC members
- To provide the most up to date information on the breed
Boxer U is intended to bridge gaps in knowledge and understanding for new members, life members, and all ABC members. The curriculum of Boxer U will draw from the following subjects.
- History of the Boxer breed
- The early days of the Boxer
- Early icons of the Boxer breed
- Early Boxer kennels
- Influential breeders of the 50's, 60's 70's
- The breed standard -- its purpose
- History of the ABC
- Bangaway -- one of a kind and why?
- The Boxer head -- unique to the canine world
- Static balance -- the foundation
- Movement and dynamic balance
- Training for the show ring
- Secrets of show grooming
- Show ring etiquette and behavior
- Secrets of presenting the Boxer
- The changing AKC point system
- AKC rules and regs -- a beginners manual
- AKC Boxer registrations over the years
- Campaigning a BOB dog
- SOM and DOM statistics
- Legion of Merit
- So you want to be a Boxer judge -- what next?
- Obedience for the Boxer
- Agility for the Boxer
- Herding for the Boxer
- Nutrition for the Boxer
- Raw diets
- Boxer health testing
- Ear cropping -- what the vet does
- Ear taping secrets your vet never told you
- Genetics 101
- Dominant and recessive Boxer traits
- Breeding for success
- Puppy whelping
- Raising a litter
- Puppy training and socialization
- Solutions to Boxer behavior problems
- Boxer rescue
- BSL and the Boxer
- Legislation on cropping, docking worldwide
- Boxers around the world
- Boxers as service dogs
- Boxers in search and rescue
- Community education with the Boxer
- Personality profiles of Boxer owners
- Boxer IQ -- how smart is your Boxer?
- Animal rights and the Boxer
- Boxers -- urban legends and old wives' tales
- The future of the Boxer
Suggestions for additional course topics should be sent to Virginia Shames, Dean of Boxer U, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|The ABC recognizes and thanks the following faculty members of Boxer U who have volunteered to lead forums and give presentations.|
|Dr. Dan Buchwald
|* Cheryl Robbins|
Dr. William Truesdale
|Virginia Shames - Dean of Boxer U|
If you are willing to share your knowledge in one or more of these areas and become a part of the faculty of Boxer U, please respond to Dean Virginia Shames at email@example.com.
|FUTURE BOXER U COURSE TOPICS|
2021 National Specialty, Indianapolis, IN - Tuesday, September 21
"Some Tricks of the Trade" -- A open discussion forum for exhibitors and prospective exhibitors and to see examples and share ideas and questions with top Boxer Handlers, Wendy Bettis and Diego Garcia.
|PAST BOXER U COURSE TOPICS|
2020 National Specialty, Indianapolis, IN
Due to Covid-19 Restrictions National Specialty Cancelled.
2019 National Specialty, Indianapolis, IN, May 7th
"The View From Inside The Ring" -- Presentations by Wendy Bettis,
Diego Garcia, Tim Hutchins, Jack Ireland, Tami Mishler & Sharon Steckler
2018 National Specialty, Indianapolis, IN
Due to additional activities and scheduling conflicts at ABC 2018, BOXER U has deferred the time to the Health & Research Committee for their presentation.
2017 National Specialty, Indianapolis, IN, May 9th
"Interactive Master Class" -- Presentation by Dr. William Truesdale & Tim Hutchins
2016 National Specialty, Indianapolis, IN, May 10th
"Discussion on Type" -- Presentation by Dr. William Truesdale & Tim Hutchins.
2015 Regional, Boxborough, MA, October
"Breeding and Whelping"
2015 National Specialty, Indianapolis, IN, May 5th
"Topline, Underline & Rear Assembly" -- Dr. William Truesdale & Tim Hutchins
"Performance Boxers" -- Jobs and Sports Boxers Do With Excellence
2014 National Specialty, Indianapolis, IN, May 6th
"Front Assembly" -- Presentation by Cheryl Robbins, Dr. Dan Buchwald, Ann Keil, Virginia Shames
"The Boxer Head" -- Presentation by Dr. Dan Buchwald, Beth Coviello-Davis, Clay Haviland, Virginia Shames
2013 Regional, Gettysburg, PA, October 7th
"Presenting your Boxer" -- Presentation by Diego Garcia
"The Boxer Head" -- Presentation by Dr. Dan Buchwald, Beth Coviello-Davis,Clay Haviland, Virginia Shames
Boxer U -- Watch for it at upcoming ABC events!!!