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Western Canada Boxer Specialty BOW & new champion under judge Olga Gagne.
Western Canada Boxer Specialty BOW & new champion under judge Olga Gagne.

Can Champion Zaracon's Lovin Spoonful CGN SJATD

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

Sire: Am Champion Burlwood's Loverboy
Dam: Can BPIS Champion Shadowdale's Road to Zaracon DOM

Birthdate: 18 July 2004 (see her puppy pictures)
Height: 23 inches
Weight: 58 pounds

Colour: fawn
Titles: Canadian championship, Canine Good Neighbour
Health: Eyes CERF normal, thyroid normal, hips (OFA fair), and heart: SAS clear and a 24-hour holter monitor test (Aug 2006 = 1 VPCs). Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) normal / clear.

Pedigree (in PDF)

About Summer . . . (as written by Sally Dale of Bendi Boxers)
Summer has been a wonderful addition to our family. She was the beginning of our dog showing experience and will be the future of our breeding program after passing her health tests. Summer makes us wake up every day with a smile and has brought joy to our lives with her energetic, confident and adventurous nature. She has lots of love to give and is an instant hit with those she meets, human or animal alike . . . except for gophers. Our plans for Summer include more showing, obedience training, and breeding her responsibly.

Now that Summer has her Canadian championship and has cleared all of her health tests, she was bred to Am / Can Champion Naja's Enterprise of Summer (called Mr. Spock). Mr. Spock has also had all of his health testing cleared. He was bred by Naomi Gibbs of Naja Boxers in Washington state and is owned and loved by Josie O'Reilly of Summer Boxers in Alberta. This litter (see the pedigree) between Summer and Mr. Spock was born on 02 November 2006. There are seven puppies: four girls (one flashy fawn, one plain fawn, and two whites), and three boys (one semi flashy fawn, one white with a fawn patch, and one flashy fawn). All puppies are placed.

On 22 March 2008, Summer delivered her second litter. There are two puppies: one flashy fawn female and one white male with a fawn patch. Summer was bred to Am / Mex Champion Suncrest's I'm the Man (called Doc). To see the pedigree of this litter and find out more about the puppies, please visit Sally's web site: Bendi Boxers.

Summer’s show career . . .
Summer was shown exclusively by Kaili Dale, the daughter of Sally and Garry Dale. It was the first time in the ring for both Kaili and Summer – but they worked together and improved each time they competed. Kaili was truly dedicated to Summer and they became a team to watch in the ring. Summer is the third champion for her dam, Sawyer.

  • On 25 February 2005, Summer entered her first dog show at the Crocus show in Brandon, Manitoba, and from the 6 to 9 junior puppy class, won best puppy in breed, best of winners, and best of breed over a BISS special under judge Cheryl Stuber for 2 points.
  • On 20 March 2005, Summer won best of opposite from the 6 to 9 junior puppy class over a special under judge Mike Palutke for another point at the Wheat City show in Brandon Manitoba.
  • On 25 March 2005, Summer won winner's bitch from the 6 to 9 junior puppy class for 2 points under judge Richard Lopaschuk at the Northwinds show in St. Norbert, Manitoba.
  • On 27 May 2005, Summer won best of opposite and best puppy in breed under judge Myra Lewis for 2 points at the Fort Garry show in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • On 28 and 29 May 2005, Summer won best puppy in breed at the Fort Garry show in Winnipeg, Manitoba, under judges Susan Badick and Wendy Maisey.
  • On 02 July 2005, Summer won best puppy in breed and best of winners at the Portage Kennel and Obedience Club in Portage, Manitoba under judge, Mark MacMillan for another point from the senior puppy class.
  • On 03 July 2005, Summer won best of opposite (over a special) and winner's bitch at the Portage Kennel and Obedience Club under judge John Kearley for another point from the senior puppy class.
  • On 06 August 2005, Summer finished her Canadian championship with a best of winners win at the Western Canada Boxer Club Specialty under judge Olga Gagne at the Manitoba Canine Association Dog Show held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This was a five point win from the open bitch class.
  • On 07 August 2005, in her first time in the ring as a special, Summer went Best of Opposite under judge Jim Reynolds at the Manitoba Canine Association dog show in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • On 13 May 2007, Summer wins best of breed under judge Michel Bouchard at the Mid Canada Dog Association dog show at Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was shown by Sally.
  • On 07 July 2007, Summer wins best of breed under judge Thora Brown at the Portage Kennel Club dog show in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. She was shown by Sally.
  • On 11 August 2007, Summer wins best of opposite under judge Goran Bodegard at the Manitoba Canine Association dog show at Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was shown by Sally.
  • On 25 August 2007, Summer wins best of opposite under judge Chris Neilson at the Shamrock Kennel and Obedience Club dog show at Yorkton, Saskatchewan. She was shown by Sally. At this same show, Summer's daughter, Bendi's Lovingparisinthesummer (Paris) became a Canadian champion.
  • On 26 August 2007, Summer wins best of breed under judge Charles Hunt at the Shamrock Kennel and Obedience Club dog show at Yorkton, Saskatchewan. She was shown by Sally.
  • On 21 November 2008, Summer and her daughter, Paris, went Best Brace in Show under judge Pat Taylor, at the Wheat City Kennel Club at Brandon, Manitoba. They were shown by Sally.
  • On 22 November 2008, Summer and her daughter, Paris, went Best Brace in Show under judge Virginia Lyne, at the Wheat City Kennel Club at Brandon, Manitoba. They were shown by Sally.
  • On 23 November 2008, Summer and her daughter, Paris, went Best Brace in breed and group under judge Irene Majcher-Bader, at the Wheat City Kennel Club at Brandon, Manitoba. They were shown by Sally.
  • On 15 February 2009, Summer and her daughter, Paris, went Best Brace in breed and group under judge James Reynolds, at the Wheat City Kennel Club at Brandon, Manitoba. They were shown by Sally.
  • On 16 February 2009, Summer and her daughter, Paris, went Best Brace in Show under judge Carol Graham, at the Wheat City Kennel Club at Brandon, Manitoba. They were shown by Sally.
  • On 21 November 2009, Summer and her daughter, Paris, went Best Brace in Show under judge Fred Dewsbury, at the Wheat City Kennel Club at Brandon, Manitoba. They were shown by Sally. On the Friday of the show, they were also Best Brace in Breed and Group under judge Judith Shurb, and on the Sunday of the show, they were Best Brace in Breed and Group under judge Richard Lake. Congratulations Sally!
  • On 19 Nov 2010, Summer and her daughter, Paris both earned their first pre-novice leg at the Wheat City Kennel Club dog show in Brandon, Manitoba, under judge Sandie Briggs. They were handled by Sally!
  • On 20 Nov 2010, Summer and her daughter, Paris both obtained their CGN titles at the Wheat City Kennel Club dog show in Brandon, Manitoba.
  • On 12 May 2012, Summer obtained her therapy dog designation (i.e. SJATD) with Sally by her side. Congratulations!

Summer at various stages in her life . . .

Summer as a young puppy sleeping.
Summer as a young puppy sleeping.
Summer as a puppy laying in the grass.
Summer as a puppy laying in the grass.
Summer curious about what's down below.
Summer curious about what's down below.
Summer saying "Yeah, I'm talking to YOU."
Summer saying "Yeah, I'm talking to YOU."
Three beautiful blondes posing at the horse show.
Three beautiful blondes posing at the horse show.
Summer having puppy dreams with a family member.
Summer having puppy dreams with a family member.
Summer sleeping whenever and wherever!
Summer sleeping whenever and wherever!
Summer on the bed with one of her toys.
Summer on the bed with one of her toys.
Summer pretty comfortable on the bed.
Summer pretty comfortable on the bed.
First night after Summer's first day at a dog show.
First night after Summer's first day at a dog show.
Summer listening to some tunes with headphones.
Summer listening to some tunes with headphones.
Angus, Secret, Summer and Sawyer in the front.
Angus, Secret, Summer and Sawyer in the front.
Summer in the winter.
Summer in the winter.
Summer with the beautiful Dale sisters, Kaili and Tara.
Summer with the beautiful Dale sisters, Kaili and Tara.
Summer enjoying a wonderful summer's day.
Summer enjoying a wonderful summer's day.
Summer in the field.
Summer in the field.
Summer posing with family member, Tara Dale.
Summer posing with family member, Tara Dale.
Summer curious about what's in the trailer.
Summer curious about what's in the trailer.
Summer searching for one of those darn gophers.
Summer searching for one of those darn gophers.
Side profile of Summer's beautiful head.
Side profile of Summer's beautiful head.
Summer making a splash while learning to swim.
Summer making a splash while learning to swim.
Something has caught Summer's attention.
Something has caught Summer's attention.
Summer out walking in the snow with a young friend.
Summer out walking in the snow with a young friend.
Summer with Kaili Dale at their first fun match.
Summer with Kaili Dale at their first fun match.
Best of Breed for Summer under judge Cheryl Stuber.
Best of Breed for Summer under judge Cheryl Stuber.
BOS and Best Puppy in Breed under judge Myra Lewis.
BOS and Best Puppy in Breed under judge Myra Lewis.
Best of Opposite for Summer under judge Jim Reynolds.
Best of Opposite for Summer under judge Jim Reynolds.
Summer and Kaili going for a walk in the country.
Summer and Kaili going for a walk in the country.
Summer and Kaili taking a rest after their walk.
Summer and Kaili taking a rest after their walk.
Another wonderful side profile of Summer.
Another wonderful side profile of Summer.
Summer standing alone on top of a rock.
Summer standing alone on top of a rock.
Summer on the look out.
Summer on the look out.
Summer outside with Tara during Christmas 2005.
Summer outside with Tara during Christmas 2005.
Summer making herself comfortable with Garry.
Summer making herself comfortable with Garry.
Summer making new barnyard friends.
Summer making new barnyard friends.
Summer sporting her new plaid coat.
Summer sporting her new plaid coat.
Summer and daughter, Paris, overlooking water.
Summer and daughter, Paris, overlooking water.
Summer and Paris out for a winter's playful walk.
Summer and Paris out for a winter's playful walk.
Summer and Paris all snuggled on the couch.
Summer and Paris all snuggled on the couch.
Summer and Paris romping in the fresh snow.
Summer and Paris romping in the fresh snow.
Summer in the ring at the Winnipeg boxer specialty.
Summer in the ring at the Winnipeg boxer specialty.
Apparently looking for gophers runs in the family!
Apparently looking for gophers runs in the family!