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Declan completing his American Championship with Michelle Pinsker-Yeadon.
Declan completing his American Championship with Michelle Pinsker-Yeadon.

Am / Can BPIS BPISS Champion Zaracon's Rais'n The Stakes

Breeder: Dave and Patti Gilmour of Zaracon Boxers, reg'd
Owner:
Dave and Patti Gilmour of Zaracon Boxers, reg'd

Sire: BISS Am / BPIS Can Champion Summer's Blackjack of Shadigee Am / Can SOM
Dam: Can BPIS Champion Shadowdale's Road to Zaracon DOM

Birthdate: 31 August 2006 (see his puppy pictures)
Height: 25 inches
Weight: 60 pounds

Colour: brindle
Titles: Canadian and American championship; Boxer Club of Canada Top Boxer Puppy for 2007.
Health: Eyes CERF normal, hips OFA good, and heart: SAS clear (no murmurs) and four 24-hour holter monitor tests (March 2008 = 1 VPC, September 2009 = 1 VPC, January 2011 = 1 VPC and March 2012 = 5 VPCs). Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) normal / clear. Full thyroid panel (TgAA negative). Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) = heterozygous.

Pedigree (in PDF)

 

About Declan . . .
Declan is a riot to live with. He's a mischievious soul who hides behind dark eyes and an innocent face. How to describe Declan? He's pretty easy to live with, travel with and show with -- but he's the only boxer we've had in 20 years that we haven't been able to keep off the furniture, whether it be a bed, a chair or a table. Declan loves to play with anything and anyone at any time; he loves to meet new people and investigate new situations . . . and he really, really loves to run around and show off in the conformation ring. He shares his home with his mother, Sawyer, and half sister, Secret. Declan is a litter mate to Rooney, Lennon, Abby, and Rocky who have all been showing in Canada.

Upon returning home from the 2007 American Boxer Club National Specialty in May, we decided to acknowledge Declan's wins by placing a joint advertisement in The Boxer Ring along with Lee and MaryJane Nowak of Shadigee Boxers and Donna Schafer of DC Boxers. You can see the ad on pages 104 and 105 of the July / August 2007 Volume 4, Issue 2 edition of The Boxer Ring. He can also be seen on page 15 of the September / October 2011, Volume VIII, Issue 3 edition of The Boxer Ring.

Declan's first litter was born on 29 March 2010. This is our first Zaracon to Zaracon breeding and the litter is ABC Futurity nominated. Three littermates from this litter are being shown and as of November 2010, two are pointed as junior puppies, with Marshall taking the breed three days in a row. In early September 2011, the third littermate - Lexi - earned 5 points in one weekend, owner-handled, including a Working and Herding Specialty BOW win, the Dogwood Boxer Specialty Sweepstakes winner, and a RWB at that same specialty. Then, in mid September, Bronx became the first champion in this litter; he is Canadian Champion Zaracon's Easy Street. In October 2011 (Thankgiving weekend), Lexi became the second champion in this litter; she is Canadian Champion Zaracon's Raised on the Street.

Declan's second litter was born on 14 June 2012. He was bred to American Champion Storybook Bound in Gold -- Paris, a sweet and stylish flashy fawn, who lives with and is loved by breeder / owner Linda Abel of Storybook Boxers in Minnesota. This 2013 ABC Futurity nominated litter consists of one white female, one flashy brindle female and one plain brindle male. Both Declan and Paris are health tested and are 2007 ABC Futurity class winners themselves!

Declan’s show career . . .
Declan has gone to conformation classes with Dave and together they have fun in the ring. The very first time at a dog show, Declan ran backwards around the ring, bounced doing the down and back, and baited to fluff on the floor. The judge laughed, Dave turned bright red, and people stopped to watch the boxer puppy in the ring! Since then, people have noticed Declan in the ring. Declan is the 5th champion for his dam. As a puppy, Declan accomplished the following: 13 best of breed wins, 19 best puppy in breed wins, 8 best puppy in group wins, 1 best puppy in show win, 1 best puppy in specialty show win, and 1 award of merit.

  • On 16 February 2007, Declan won the breed and a group first at the Wascana Dog and Obedience Club fun match under judge Irene Waddell. He was shown by Dave.
  • On 07 May 2007, Declan won his 6 - 9 brindle class at the American Boxer Club Futurity and was also the reserve 6 - 9 Futurity winner under judge Daniel Buckwald in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. He was expertly shown by Terri Galle.
  • On 08 May 2007, Declan won his 6 - 9 brindle class at the American Boxer Club Specialty under judge Sandy Orr in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. He was expertly shown by Terri Galle.
  • On 19 May 2007, Declan obtained 2 points for winner's male and best of winners under judge Don Emslie at the Band City Kennel and Obedience Club dog show at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Declan also received best puppy in breed and best puppy in group. He was shown by Josie O'Reilly and Doris Avery.
  • On 20 May, 2007, Declan obtained 2 points for winner's male and best of winners under judge Phyllis Wolfish at the Band City Kennel and Obedience Club dog show at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Declan also received best puppy in breed. He was shown by Josie O'Reilly and Dave Gilmour.
  • On 21 May 2007, Declan obtained 2 points for winner's male and best of winners under judge Lynn Storeshaw at the Band City Kennel and Obedience Club dog show at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Declan also received best puppy in breed. He was shown by Josie O'Reilly and Dave Gilmour.
  • On 03 June 2007, Declan went reserve winner's male from the 9-12 brindle class under judge Shirley Bell at the Boxer Club of Canada Specialty at Oshawa, Ontario (read the judge's critique). Declan had only turned 9 months old a few days prior to the specialty show and went reserve after placing 2nd in his class to the winner's male, best of winners, and best puppy in specialty winner. Declan was shown by Mary Curl.
  • On 08 June 2007, Declan obtained 1 point for winner's male, best of breed, and best puppy in breed under judge Skip Stanbridge at the Regina Kennel and Obedience Club dog show at Emerald Park, Saskatchewan. He was shown by Shannon Scheer.
  • On 09 June 2007, Declan obtained 1 point for winner's male, best of breed, and best puppy in breed under judge Richard Lake at the Regina Kennel and Obedience Club dog show at Emerald Park, Saskatchewan. He was shown by Shannon Scheer.
  • On 10 June 2007, Declan obtained 1 point for winner's male, best of breed, best puppy in breed, and best puppy in group under judge Rick Fehler at the Regina Kennel and Obedience Club dog show at Emerald Park, Saskatchewan. He was shown by Shannon Scheer.
  • On 06 July 2007, Declan obtained 1 point for winner's male, best of winners, and best puppy in breed under judge Lee Reasin at the Portage Kennel Club dog show at Portage La Praire, Manitoba. He was shown by Lynn White and this completed his Canadian championship.
  • On 07 July 2007, Declan went winner's male under judge Thora Brown at the Portage Kennel Club dog show at Portage La Praire, Manitoba. He was shown by Lynn White.
  • On 08 July 2007, Declan obtained 2 points for winners' male, best of winners, best of breed, best puppy in breed and best puppy in group under judge Glenda Cook at the Portage Kennel Club dog show at Portage La Praire, Manitoba. He was shown by Lynn White.
  • On 27 - 28 July 2007, Declan in the ring for the first time as a special went best of breed and best puppy in breed four separate times under judges Archie Warnock, Fred Dewsbury, Doug Gaudin, and Avery Gaudin at the Southwest Saskatchewan Kennel and Obedience Club dog show at Swift Current, Saskatchewan. He was shown by Lynn White.
  • On 29 July 2007, Declan went best of breed, best puppy in breed, and best puppy in group two separate times under judges Barbara Watt and Terry Carter at the Southwest Saskatchewan Kennel and Obedience Club dog show at Swift Current, Saskatchewan. He was shown by Lynn White.
  • On 09 and 10 August 2007, Declan gets best puppy in breed both days under judges Cheryl Stuber and Mike MacBeth at the MCA (Manitoba Canine Association) dog show at Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was shown by Lynn White.
  • On 11 August 2007, Declan gets best puppy in specialty and the only award of merit under judge William Cunninigham at the Boxer Club of Canada Regiona Specialty held in conjunction with the MCA dog show at Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was shown by Lynn White.
  • On 12 August 2007, Declan gets best puppy in breed and best puppy in group under judge Margaret Jones at the MCA dog show at Winnipeg, Manitoba. (In the ring after the awards are made, the judge also points to Declan and jokingly says "Best Personality" for all to hear!) He was shown by Lynn White.
  • On 24 August 2007, Declan gets best of breed and best puppy in breed under judge Judith Hunt at the Shamrock Kennel and Obedience Club dog show at Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He was shown by Lynn White.
  • On 25 August 2007, Declan gets best puppy in breed and best puppy in group under judge Chris Neilson at the Shamrock Kennel and Obedience Club dog show at Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Later that day, Declan gets best of breed, best puppy in breed, best puppy in group and best puppy in show under judge Janet Buchanan at the Shamrock Kennel and Obedience Club dog show at Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He was shown by Lynn White.
  • On 26 August 2007, Declan gets best of breed, best puppy in breed and best puppy in group under judge Denise Cornellson at the Shamrock Kennel and Obedience Club dog show at Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He was shown by Lynn White.
  • On 15 February 2008, Declan gets best of breed under judge Mel Saranchuk at the Wheat City Kennel Club dog show at Brandon, Manitoba. He was shown by Lynn White.
  • On 18 February 2008, Declan gets best of breed under judge Lawrence (Skip) Stanbridge at the Crocus Obedience and Kennel Club dog show at Brandon, Manitoba. He was shown by Lynn White.
  • On 07 March 2008, Declan gets best of breed and a group 4th under judge Sheila Verhulst at the Prince Albert Kennel and Obedience Club at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He was shown by Lynn White.
  • On 08 March 2008, Declan gets best of breed under judge Merlin Vandekinder at the Prince Albert Kennel and Obedience Club at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He was shown by Lynn White.
  • On 09 March 2008, Declan gets best of breed in the morning under judge Thomas Alexander and then gets another best of breed plus a group 3rd in the afternoon under judge Janet Buchanan at the Prince Albert Kennel and Obedience Club at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He was shown by Lynn White.
  • On 14 March 2008, Declan gets winner's dog for a 3-point major under judge Vera Kollar at the Houston Boxer Club Specialty. He was shown by Terri Galle in the classes and by Michael Shepherd for winners. These are Declan's first "American" points!
  • On 21 March 2008 at the two Dallas Boxer Club Specialties held in Fort Worth, Texas, Declan wins his class twice under breeder judges Jack Ireland and Ann Gilbert. He was shown by Terri Galle.
  • On 05 April 2008 at the San Jacinto Dog Show held in Crosby, Texas, Declan gets winners dog, best of winners and breed for 1 point under judge Steve Keating. He was shown by Robert Chaffin. Then, Declan went on to make the cut in group by placing 5th out of an entry of 17 breeds under judge Lenora M. Riddle. He was shown in the group by Mason Stanton.
  • On 06 April 2008 at the San Jacinto Dog show held in Crosby, Texas, Declan gets winners dog, best of winners and breed for 1 point under judge Lenora M. Riddle. He was shown by Robert Chaffin.
  • On 11 April 2008, at the Mid-Continent Dog Kennel Club of Tulsa dog show held in Grove, Oklahoma, Declan gets winners dog, best of winners and best of opposite sex for 1 point under judge Alvin Krause. He was shown by Terri Galle in the classes and by Robert Chaffin for winners.
  • On 12 April 2008, at the Northeast Oklahoma Kennel Club dog show held in Grove, Oklahoma, Declan gets winners dog, best of winners and best of opposite sex for 1 point under judge William Cunningham. He was shown by Terri Galle in the classes and by Robert Chaffin for winners.
  • On 13 April 2008, at the Northeast Oklahoma Kennel Club dog show held in Grove, Oklahoma, Declan gets winners dog, best of winners and best of opposite sex for 1 point under judge Michelle Billings. He was shown by Terri Galle in the classes and by Robert Chaffin for winners.
  • On 26 April 2008, at the Baytown Kennel Club dog show held in Beaumont, Texas, Declan gets winners dog for 1 point under judge John Ronald. He was shown by Robert Chaffin.
  • On 06 May 2008, at the Amercian Boxer Club Specialty held in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, Declan gets first in the Open Brindle class (entry of 23) under judge Janet Sinclair. He was shown by Terri Galle.
  • On 07 Jun 2008, at the Boxer Club of Canada Regional held in Oshawa, Ontario, Declan receives a National Club award for being the Top Boxer Puppy in Canada for 2007. This honour was shared with other recipients, as others also qualified.
  • On 13 Jun 2008, at the Kenora and District dog shows held in Kenora, Onatrio, Declan receives two best of breed wins under judges Rosemary Shoreman and Michael Shoreman. He also obtained a group 3rd under Rosemary Shoreman. Declan was shown by Lynn White.
  • On 14 Jun 2008, at the Kenora and District dog shows held in Kenora, Onatrio, Declan receives two best of breed wins under judges Gerona MacCuaig and Mary White. Declan was shown by Lynn White.
  • On 15 Jun 2008, at the Kenora and District dog shows held in Kenora, Onatrio, Declan receives two best of breed wins under judges Nancy Popovich and Wayne Thompson. Declan was shown by Lynn White.
  • On 02 Aug 2008, at the Bismarck Kennel Club dog show held in Bismarck, North Dakota, Declan receives winners dog and best of winners for a 4 point major under judge Leslie E. Hiltz. Declan was shown in his class by Sherry Canciamille.
  • On 27 Feb 2009 at the Pot of Gold dog shows held by the Lower Mainland Dog Fanciers in Surrey, British Columbia, Declan receives best of breed under judge Garry Allan. Declan also made the cut in a large working group of 17 breeds. He was shown by Michelle Pinsker-Yeadon.
  • On 28 Feb 2009 at the Pot of Gold dog shows held by the Lower Mainland Dog Fanciers in Surrey, British Columbia, Declan receives best of opposite under judge Isobel Knight. He was shown by Michelle Pinsker-Yeadon.
  • On 06 Mar 2009, at the Mount Cheam Canine Association dog show held in Chilliwack, Britsh Columbia, Declan receives best of breed under judge Carol Graham. He was shown by Michelle Pinsker-Yeadon.
  • On 07 Mar 2009, at the Mount Cheam Canine Association dog show held in Chilliwack, Britsh Columbia, Declan receives best of breed under judge L. Paradis. He was shown by Michelle Pinsker-Yeadon.
  • On 08 Mar 2009, at the Mount Cheam Canine Association dog show held in Chilliwack, Britsh Columbia, Declan receives best of breed under judge Bud Haverstock. He was shown by Michelle Pinsker-Yeadon.
  • On 21 Mar 2009, at the Peninsula Dog Fanciers Club dog show held in Bremerton, Washington, Declan receives winners dog and best of opposite for 1 point under judge Dr Carmen Battaglia. Declan was shown in his class by Michelle Pinsker-Yeadon and for best of winners / best of opposite by Taryn Hamilton.
  • On 22 Mar 2009, at the Peninsula Dog Fanciers Clug dog show held in Bremerton, Washington, Declan receives winners dog, best of winners, and best of opposite for 1 point under judge Jay Richardson. Declan was shown in his class by Michelle Pinsker-Yeadon and for best of winners / best of opposite by Taryn Hamilton. This win makes Declan an American champion!
  • On 06 Sep 2010, at the American Boxer Club Regional Specialty dog show held in Topeka, Kansas, Declan makes the cut in the specials ring under judge Pat Mullen. Declan was shown by Sherry Canciamille. He hasn't been at a dog show in over a year!

Declan at various stages in his life . . .

Declan showing off his pretty headpiece.
Declan showing off his pretty headpiece.
Declan showing off his side profile.
Declan showing off his side profile.
Declan being groomed by Dave at a dog show.
Declan being groomed by Dave at a dog show.
Decan's first points with Josie O'Reilly handling.
Declan's first points with Josie O'Reilly handling.
BOW and BPIB under judge Lynn Storeshaw.
BOW and BPIB under judge Lynn Storeshaw.
Dave and Declan at kennel area at Yorkton show.

Dave and Declan in kennel area at Yorkton show.

Declan drinking water out of a spray bottle.
Declan drinking water out of a spray bottle.
ABC reserve Futurity win under Dan Buckwald.
ABC reserve 6-9 Futurity win under Dan Buckwald.
ABC 6-9 class Specialty win under Sandy Orr.

ABC 6-9 class Specialty win under Sandy Orr.

BCC Specialty RWM under judge Shirley Bell.
BCC Specialty RWM under judge Shirley Bell.
In the BCC Specialty ring with Mary Curl.
In the BCC Specialty ring with Mary Curl.
Declan with Dave at ringside at the BCC Specialty.

Declan with Dave at ringside at the BCC Specialty.

In the ring at ABC working on a free stack.
In the ring at ABC working on a free stack .
Working hard with Terri Galle at the ABC.
Working hard with Terri Galle at the ABC..
Working at the ABC is tiring for a young man.

Working at the ABC is tiring for a young man!

BOB and BPIG under judge Rick Fehler at RKOC.
BOB and BPIG under judge Rick Fehler at RKOC.
BOW, BPIB, new champion under judge Lee Reasin.
BOW, BPIB, new champion under judge Lee Reasin.
BOW, BOB, and BPIG under judge Glenda Cook.

BOW, BOB, and BPIG under judge Glenda Cook.

AOM and BPISS at Boxer Club of Canada Regional.
AOM and BPISS at Boxer Club of Canada Regional..
BPIG under judge Margaret Jones at MCA.
BPIG under judge Margaret Jones at MCA.
Declan in the ring with Lynn White at the MCA show.
Declan in the ring with Lynn White at the MCA show.
Two best puppy in group wins in Swift Current.
Two best puppy in group wins at Swift Current.
Declan with Dave and Patti after winning BPIS.
Declan with Dave and Patti after winning BPIS.
Declan's BPIS picture with Lynn White at Yorkton.
Declan's BPIS picture with Lynn White at Yorkton.
Second BPIG with Lynn White at the Yorkton show.
Second BPIG with Lynn White at the Yorkton show.
Declan posing for a picture alongside a creek.
Declan posing for a picture along side a creek.
Declan wanting to check for fish in the water.
Declan wanting to check for fish in the water.
Declan captured at ABC2007 by Naomi Gibbs.
Declan captured at ABC 2007 by Naomi Gibbs.
Declan head study at ABC 2007 by Naomi Gibbs.
Declan head study at ABC 2007 by Naomi Gibbs.
Declan at ABC 2007 staring at Naomi Gibbs.
Declan at ABC 2007 staring at Naomi Gibbs.
Group 4th under breeder judge Sheila Verhulst.
Group 4th under breeder judge Sheila Verhulst.
Group 3rd under judge Janet Buchanan.
Group 3rd under judge Janet Buchanan.
Declan and Dave all cozey on the recliner.
Declan and Dave all cozey on the recliner.
Houston Boxer Specialty three point major.
Houston Boxer Specialty three point major.
ABC 2008 Specialty open brindle class.
ABC 2008 Specialty open brindle class.
Declan with Terri Galle at the ABC 2008 Specialty.
Declan with Terri Galle at the ABC 2008 Specialty.
Declan and Terri in open brindle at ABC 2008.
Declan and Terri in open brindle at ABC 2008.
Declan working with Terri at the ABC 2008 Specialty.
Declan working with Terri at the ABC 2008 Specialty.
Declan and Terri won the open brindle class!
Declan and Terri won the open brindle class!
One of Declan's BOB wins in the states with Robert.
One of Declan's BOB wins in the states with Robert.
Declan wins a 4 point major in the states with Sherry.
Declan wins a 4 point major in the states with Sherry.
Declan gets his American championship with Michelle.
Declan gets his American championship with Michelle.