shown sparingly, Francesca's titles were earned very quickly and she has
been recognized by judges
American Championship was earned on the Brush
Prairie Circuit with three 5 point majors, her first weekend in the U.S.
with Gary Steele. She was BOW at the Oregon Boxer Club under
judge Marion Mason Hodesson, BOW at the Portland Kennel Club under judge
Kimberly Anne Meredith, and WB at the Willamette Valley Kennel Club under
judge Marion Dee Ward-Fanning.
Mexican Championship was earned in two weekends with one BOB over Specials
and Group 4 under judge Luis Vargas Durán of Costa Rica. She
earned her Mexican Grand Championship in Acapulco in one four day weekend.
the 1999 World Show in Mexico City, she won a BOS earning the 1999 Ch.
of the Americas title. The judge was Steffi Kirschbichler of AUSTRIA,
a "Working Dog" judge since 1963.
earn Latin American Championship points, a dog must win BOB or BOS in a
Latin American Circuit. Each win is 5 points and 25 points are required
for the title, however only 20 points can be accumulated in one circuit.
In 1999, at the annual Latin American Circuit in Mexico City, Francesca
won 20 points. At the same circuit in 2000, eight months after whelping
puppies, she won another 10 points to complete her title. The following
judges gave her points:
also has her four FCI International points from judges of four different
countries. She is not an International Champion however, as Boxers
must also pass a working dog trial (in this case tracking) and earn one
"leg" in obedience, before the title is awarded. The following judges
gave her points:
her Group wins, two of the most memorable were awarded by judges from JAPAN.
Masao Itoi, then president of the Japanese Kennel Club, gave her a Group
1 and Takahiro Miyagawa gave her a Group 4.
wins under foreign judges are very special to me as an owner-handlerů...for
I can feel we've truly earned these on our own merit.
would also like to thank the following judges for recognizing Francesca:
Betty Leininger, Ikerne Zugasti de Garmendia, Jose Luis Garcia, Sergio
Perea Rio de la Loza, Javier Ramirez, Enrique Gonzalez, and Cesar Gutierrez.
was handled to her Temperament Title by my special friend, coach and trainer
Carlos Roberto Hernandez Montano. Over thirty dogs representing several
breeds participated in the trial, and at the end, the judges made an announcement
recognizing Francesca as having the highest temperament score of the day.
I have not been to one of these trials before or since, where the judges
have made a point of recognizing a particular dog. Usually no scores
are made known. It was another very special day.
gave me another thrill during her most recent outing to the 2005 American
Boxer Club Specialty in Ft. Mitchell KY, where she took first place in
the 8-10 Veteran Bitch class judged by Mrs. Billie McFadden.