Lorraine C. Meyer – MY-R

Lorraine Meyer was an ABC Life Member. She was recruited by Alice Grove Wood (the previous secretary) to serve ABC as Secretary – a job she held for 20 years. During this time she handled the ABC Bulletin, Sire & Dam of merit records and many other duties currently done by about 10 other people. She served on the board several times and a member of the show committee.

Lorraine was based in Rockford, IL. She had the ABC Secretary’s office at her home. She kept track of all the champions (AKC sent the parent club notices) and developed the Sire and Dam of Merit program. For many years she edited and sent out the ABC Bulletin – often the only form of communication with the membership from ABC. She maintained a picture file which she passed on to the Boxer Heritage Foundation (used for the ABC magazine) when she downsized. Among her other jobs was seeing that all new obedience UD holders received a plaque from ABC – that is how Dick Mason found out about ABC (later President). Lorraine also dealt with member clubs – show approvals, BW plaques, etc.

Lorraine became interested in Obedience early on and finished titles on many of her boxers. Later she became an Obedience judge. She judged the Obedience Trial in 1962. Lorraine was a premier clinician for obedience. Anyone who had the privilege of siting with her and watching obedience could only wish they could have worked with her. She firmly believed that obedience should be fun for both dog and handler. Lorraine was devoted to the Boxer. She gave countless seminars on the breed to judges and others and served as a mentor to many. Her son Brian Meyer and his wife Cindy, had successful careers as handlers and are now popular judges. ABC Futurity in 1967. GF/PB was CH Salgray’s Ambush LOM and Salgray’s Diamond Lil’. She judged Juniors in 1990 putting Lyndells Music Man Best Junior from the 15 – 18 FD class.

When the Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement were started in 2001, Lorraine was an obvious choice for the Hall of Fame. John Connolly was president and chair of the committee. He refused to be nominated for the hall of fame or lifetime achievement award. Lorraine took the mike to make a few remarks and ended by inducting John & Carole – the recipients had decided!

She bred and finished several champions under her My-R kennel name. She showed her own Boxers in conformation until John Wagner advised her “never to handle My-Rs Magic Spell herself again”. She struck gold with her 1960 litter – three champions by CH Captain Lookout of Thorhall out of My-R’s Tessar CD – CH My-R’s Magic Maker CD, CH My-R’s Wizard and CH My-R’s Magic Spell. Tessar was by CH Marjack’s Golden Windjammer out of Brandy’s Solo Flight CD

Magic Maker CD was bred to CH Majic Geronimo the Fireball and produced CH My-R’s Double Magic. Magic Spell was bred to CH Salgray’s Fashion Plate and produced CH My-R’s Brag About, CD co-owned her son Brian Meyer. Bred back to her sire Brag About produced CH My-R’s Sensation. Her next champion, My-R’s Marquette was by Fashion Plate out of CH Salgray’s Cricket co-owned with H. Mandell. Marquette was sold to Frank & Helen Kobielak. He was the sire of three more My-R champions in 1968, 1969 & 1970.

She is the breeder of record on the champions out of Verand’s Cloudy Dawn DOM, leased for two litters from football star Joe Namath. Bred to Fashion Plate she produced four champions: CH My-R’s Wind Storm, CD and CH My-R’s Wind Swept in 1966 and CH My-R’s Rain Dance and CH My-R’s Rain Maker in 1967. Brian handled Rain Maker and won a major the weekend of the Houston Regional.

In 1974 CH My-R’s Sensation, now co-owned with Brian, was bred to CH Holly Lane’s Wildwind and produced CH My-R’s Haybinder of Holly Lane LOM owned and shown by Eileen McClintock.

Lorraine C. Meyer Obit
Lorraine C. Meyer, 95 of Rockford died Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Wesley Willows. Born in Chicago, IL, on March 17, 1920 to Albert Cleve & Alice May Martin. Married Kenneth W. Meyer on November 19, 1941. Kenneth predeceased her in February 1977.

Lorraine worked for Hillcrest Animal Hospital in many capacities. Former Secretary of American Boxer Club. Founding member of the Kishwaukee and Blackhawk Kennel Club. Dog obedience trainer and American Kennel Club Obedience Judge for over 50 years. Survivors; Son, Brian (Cynthia) Meyer; Grandchildren; Kent (Gwen) Meyer, Lynn (Michael Allway) Meyer and Terri Thomas; Great-Grandson, Luke Meyer. Predeceased by her parents, husband Kenneth.