The Legion of Merit Award went into effect at the ABC National Specialty Show in May of 1998. A Sire of Merit, in order to join the Legion of Merit ranks, must sire FOUR or more producers (either Sires of Merit or Dams of Merit). A Dam of Merit, in order to join the Legion of Merit ranks, must produce THREE or more producers (either Sires of Merit or Dams of Merit). Neither the sire or the dam have to be a Sire of Merit, Dam of Merit or a Champion to qualify for this recognition.
This is a coveted award, as it is quite an outstanding sire or dam that can accomplish this. Listed are the Sires and Dams that have been awarded this honor. If you have been involved in showing Boxers at all, you should recognize this as the Who’s Who of Boxers!