A cropped brindle male Boxer called Cajan.
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Gryphon getting her championship under Jack Ireland with Sheila handling.
Gryphon getting her championship under Jack Ireland with Sheila handling.

BPISS Can Champion Zaracon's Taken to the Streets

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

Sire: Can Champion Shadowdale Like A Rock CD CDI CGN SOM
Dam: Can Champion Zaracon's Streetheart DOM

Birthdate: 13 August 2008 (see her puppy pictures)
Height: 23 inches
Weight: 55 pounds

Colour: brindle
Titles: Canadian championship.
Health: Heart = OFA normal. Eyes CERF normal. One 24-hour holter monitor test (June 2010 = 1 VPC). Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) = heterozygous.

Pedigree (in PDF)

About Gryphon . . .
Gryphon was very close to staying with us but we decided that she just might be the best choice for a first time boxer person -- and that happened to be Sheila Poirier. Turns out that we were not wrong in our decision. Gryphon has fit into the Poirier household very nicely, although Sheila's not sure that she was totally prepared for Gryphon's zest and enthusiasm for life and toys! We just smile whenever Sheila tells us stories about Gryphon and say "that's a boxer alright" or "sounds pretty typical for a boxer" or "we TOLD you so"!!! Gryphon is very much her mother's daughter, not just in personality but in appearance as well.

Gryphon’s show career . . .
Gryphon turned 6 months old the first day of her first dog show. It was also Sheila's first experience at showing a boxer in the ring. They did really well all weekend but no points. We told Sheila not to worry, as Gryphon just needed to come into her own. Once did she, Sheila and Gryphon did really well. Gryphon was owner-handled to her Canadian championship as a puppy and that also included two Best Puppy in Specialty show wins! Congratulations Sheila, we are so proud at what you have accomplished with Gryphon and are so pleased to say that Gryphon is the first champion for her dam!

  • On 13 - 15 February 2009 at the Crocus Kennel & Obedience Kennel Club Dog Show, Gryphon entered her first dog show and from the 6 to 9 junior puppy class and went second in her class under judge Rita Walker. She was shown by Sheila Poirier.
  • On 27 - 29 March 2009 at the Northwinds dog show in Manitoba, Gryphon was Best Puppy in Breed all weekend under judges Cec Ringstrom, Walter Pinsker, and Butch MacDonald. She was shown by Sheila.
  • On 23 - 25 April 2009 at the Assiniboine dog show in Manitoba, Gryphon was Best Puppy in Breed all weekend under judges Avery and Doug Gaudin, and Lucie Paradis. She wasn shown by Sheila Poirier.
  • On 08 May 2009 at the Mid Canada dog show in Manitoba, Gryphon won Best of Winners and Best Puppy in Breed for 1 points under judge Sharon Derrick. She was shown by Sheila Poirier.
  • On 09 May 2009 at the Mid Canada dog show in Manitoba, Gryphon won Best of Winners and Best Puppy in Breed for 2 points under judge Linda Millman. She was shown by Sheila Poirier.
  • On 10 May 2009 at the Mid Canada dog show in Manitoba, Gryphon won Best Puppy in Breed under judge Susan Badick. She was shown by Sheila Poirier.
  • On 22 May 2009 at the Fort Garry dog show in Manitoba, Gryphon won Best of Winners and Best Puppy in Breed for 2 points under judge Edna Perks. She was shown by Sheila Poirier.
  • On 23 May 2009 at the Fort Garry dog show in Manitoba, Gryphon won Best of Winners and Best Puppy in Breed for 2 points under judge Thomas Burke. She was shown by Sheila Poirier.
  • On 24 May 2009 at the Fort Garry dog show in Manitoba, Gryphon won Best Puppy in Breed under judge Lynn Storeshaw. She was shown by Sheila Poirier.
  • On 03 July 2009 at the Portage Dog Show, Gryphon won Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, and Best Puppy in Breed for 2 points under judge Mel Saranchuk. She was shown by Sheila Poirier.
  • On 04 July 2009 at the Portage Dog Show, Gryphon won Winners Bitch for 1 point under judge Jack Ireland. She was shown by Sheila Poirier. This win made Gryphon a Canadian champion . . . congratulations!
  • On 05 July 2009 at the Portage Dog Show, Gryphon won Winners Bitch for 1 point under judge Ole Nielson. She was shown by Sheila Poirier.
  • On 07 August 2009 at the Manitoba Canine Association Inc Dog Show at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Gryphon won Best Puppy in Specialty Show under judge Shirley Bell at the Manitoba Boxer Club Specialty. She was shown by Sheila Poirier.
  • On 08 August 2009 at the Manitoba Canine Association Inc Dog Show at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Gryphon won Best Puppy in Breed under judge Linda Berar. She was shown by Sheila Poirer.
  • On 09 August 2009 at the Manitoba Canine Association Inc Dog Show at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Gryphon won Best Puppy in Specialty Show under judge Cheryl Robbins at the Boxer Club of Canada Regional Specialty. She was shown by Hayley Poirier. This was Gryphon's last weekend as a puppy.
  • On 24 April 2010 at the Assiniboine Kennel Club dog show at St. Norbert, Manitoba, Gryphon won Best of Opposite under judge Avery Gaudin. She was shown by Hayley Poirier.
  • On 25 April 2010 at the Assiniboine Kennel Club dog show at St. Norbert, Manitoba, Gryphon won Best of Opposite under judge Lucie Paradis. She was shown by Sheila Poirier.
  • On 07 May 2010 at the Mid-Canada Dog Association dog show at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Gryphon won Best of Opposite under judge Yvonne Savard. She was shown by Sheila Poirier.
  • On 09 May 2010 at the Mid-Canada Dog Association dog show at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Gryphon won Best of Opposite under judge Mary White. She was shown by Sheila Poirier. (Gryphon had been entered in the Saturday show but her owner was ill that day and they were not able to make it to the show.)
  • On 02 July 2010 at the Portage Dog Show, Gryphon won Best of Opposite under judge Robert Smith. She was shown by Sheila Poirier.

Gryphon at various stages in her life . . .

Gryphon with her momma, Secret.
Gryphon with her momma, Secret.
Gryphon at four weeks of age.
Gryphon at four weeks of age.
Gryphon snuggling up with a nice soft toy!
Gryphon snuggling up with a nice soft toy!
Gryphon at eight weeks of age.
Gryphon at eight weeks of age!
Gryphon sporting her new hat of the day.
Gryphon sporting her new hat of the day.
Gryphon on the day she went home with Sheila.
Gryphon on the day she went home with Sheila.
BOW&  BPIB at Mid Canada under Judge Sharon Derrick.
BOW & BPIB at Mid Canada under Judge Sharon Derrick.
BOW & BPIB at Mid Canada under Judge Linda Millman.
BOW & BPIB at Mid Canada under Judge Linda Millman.
BOW & BPIB at Fort Garry under Judge Thomas Burke.
BOW & BPIB at Fort Garry under Judge Thomas Burke.
BOW and BPIB at Portage under Judge Mel Saranchuk.
BOW & BPIB at Portage under Judge Mel Saranchuk.
Best Puppy in Specialty under Judge Shirley Bell.
Best Puppy in Specialty under Judge Shirley Bell.
Best Puppy in Specialty under Judge Cheryl Robbins.
Best Puppy in Specialty under Judge Cheryl Robbins.
Gryphon as a junior puppy in Brandon with Sheila.
Gryphon as a junior puppy in Brandon with Sheila.
Gryphon looking for who knows what in the leaves!
Gryphon looking for who knows what in the leaves!
Gryphon playing with Riddyck and Whisper.
Gryphon playing with Riddyck and Whisper.