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Boxers have been a rewarding and fulfilling part of our life for 50 years.

We purchased our first pet Boxer in 1963-64, shortly after Steve got off active duty with the Army and prior to our having children.  We did a little showing of Boxers throughout the 60’s when we lived in Minneapolis and then Milwaukee.   In the early 70’s, we lived in St. Petersburg, Florida, and continued showing a few “pet” (looking back on it) Boxers from time to time. 

In the mid 70’s we lived in the Houston, Texas, area and became serious about our Boxer hobby. We hired Dick Souce, a well-known handler from New Orleans, to assist us in buying some competitive Boxers.  Dick and Steve traveled to Shawnee, Oklahoma, and bought a brother and sister from Reta Crawford (Box Run Boxers) who were sired by Ch. TuRo’s Native Dancer a Millan’s Fashion Hint son.   Both of these Boxers, Ch. TuRo’s Power Play of Box Run and Ch. TuRo’s Teraway of Box Run finished their championships with Johnny Johnson and Dick Souce who were top handlers at the time.

In 1981-82, we left Texas, moving to Sarasota, Florida, where Steve founded a biotechnology company, CryoLife, Inc.  While in Sarasota, we bred our first Champion, Ch. Rummer Run’s Rowdy II, finishing her in the southeast.  Her mother was Ch. Rummer Run’s Bobs of Box Run and her sire was Ch. TuRo’s Power Play of Box Run. 

In 1986, we relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, where CryoLife was headquartered and continuing with our hobby of showing Boxers.  A remarkable puppy, Ch. Rummer Run’s Mary Jane, was born in 1990.  Her sire was Ch. Bropat’s Red Alert of Asgard and her dam was Ch. Dante’s Class Act whom  we had acquired from Terri Merryman.  Mary Jane, handled by Alberto Berrios became a puppy sensation finishing her championship in just seven shows and going Best of Breed from the puppy classes three days in a row over about 15 specials. 

In 1991 we bred Mary Jane to Ch. Shieldmont’s Let’s Make a Deal.  The breeding of Dealer and Mary Jane produced Ch. Rummer Run’s Ticker Tape and Ch. Rummer Run’s Tattle Tale.  Ticker became a Sire of Merit and Taylor was bred to Ch. High Tech’s Arbitrage.  The breeding with Arbitrage produced Ch. Rummer Run’s Star Dust who won 27 All Breed Best in Shows, the Top 20 competition in 1997, Best of Breed at the 1997 ABC Regional.  She was   #1 Boxer bitch in 1998 1999 and # 4 working dog both years. 

We bought a wonderful puppy from Eileen McClintock, Ch. Hollylane’s Free as the Wind (Breezy) in 1992.  She was from a repeat breeding of Ch. Shieldmont’s Let’s Make a Deal and Ch. Heldenbrand’s Raven Holly Lane.  The first litter produced four champions for Eileen and the second litter produced four more.  Breezy finished her championship from the 9-12 month puppy class handled by Johnny Johnson and then going on to win the 1993 American Boxer Club Grand Futurity Prize.  She won one All Breed Best in Show during a very limited show career.

In 1999, Breezy’s son, Ch. Rummer Run’s Major General, sired by Ch. Rummer Run’s Lucky Strike won the American Boxer Club’s Grand Futurity Prize.  We believe that a Mother and Son winning the Grand Prize Futurity competition at the ABC  is unprecedented in the history of the ABC.   Major General’s son and Breezy’s grandson, Ch. Bayview’s Strikes Again won the American Boxer Club’s Grand Futurity Prize in 2003.  We also believe that three generations of Boxers winning the Grand Futurity Prize at the ABC is unprecedented.

Breezy produced another outstanding son when bred to Ch. High Tech’s Arbitrage.  Ch. Rummer Run’s High Noon (Cooper) became a Sire of Merit.  One of Cooper’s daughters was Ch. Carillon’s Elegance of Rummer Run.  “Ellie” won 23 All Breed Best in Shows.  She was Best of Breed at the American Boxer Club National and Regional in 2001.  In 2002, Ellie won Best of Breed at the American Boxer Club National and the Top 20 competition the same year.  She was Best of Breed and Group #3 at Westminster Kennel Club in 2002.  Ellie was #1 Boxer and # 3 Working Dog in 2002. 

From 2008 to 2010, we specialed Ch. Carillon’s MVP bred by Cindy Suarez.  We were interested in promoting him because his mother was one of Ellie’s sisters and his paternal grandmother was Ch. Rummer Run’s Capri  (now owned by Barbara Bachman)– who won Winners Bitch at the ABC in 1997.  MVP was multiple Best of Breed and Best in Specialty show winner and had numerous group placements.  He was # 6 Boxer in 2010.  He is presently owned and loved by Jessica Gunn.

MVP is the sire of Ch. Hopa’s Grand Slam who was #3 Boxer in the 2012 and is the winner of numerous Best in Specialty shows, Best of Breeds and Best in Show All Breed.  We specialed Grand Slam in 2012 and 2013.  Grand Slam was Select Dog at the 2013 American Boxer Club Specialty Show.  His breeders are Carol Hobbs and Marlo Parsons.

In May 2013, Rummer Run’s Black Magic sired by Ch. Hopa’s Grand Slam won Best Puppy, Grand Prize Futurity Winner, Winners Bitch and finished her championship at the 2013 American Boxer Club’s National Specialty.  Her mother is Ch. Countrytimes Sweet Home Alabama, whom we co-own with Claudine Raymo.  Magic is the third Grand Futurity Winner Rummer Run Boxers has owned and exhibited.  She follows in the tradition of Ch. Holly Lane’s Free as the Wind and Ch. Rummer Run’s Major General.  We believe that Rummer Run is only the third kennel in the history of the American Boxer Club to win the Grand Futurity Prize three times.   The other kennels were Salgray of Massachusetts and Donessle of Canada.  During 2014, Magic won multiple Best in Specialty Shows, Group 1st, and two Reserve Best in Shows.  She finished the year ranked #4 Boxer in the US.

We campaigned Magic throughout 2015 winning many Boxer specialties and group placements in all-breed shows.  She finished 2015 as the number 6 Boxer in the U.S.  We retired her in mid-2016, after winning her 5th all-breed Best in Show under Charles Trotter. We bred her in September of 2016 to Barbara Bachman's dog, GCh. Capri's Woods End Spellcaster, SOM.
We are now specialing GCh. Tebow's Ginger Snap of Erhaben, a bitch sired by our GCh. Carillon's First Round Draft Pick (Tebow), bred by Cami Swartz-Stevens.  Ginger has won multiple Best in Specialty Shows and multiple group placements since June of 2016. Ginger is a stylish fawn bitch with a perfect Boxer head and great showmanship.
We just finished a Tebow son, Ch. Rummer Run's Olympic Slam Dunk, in August 2016, from the puppy classes, and plan to show him in Best of Breed at the Regional competition in Topeka, Kansas in October 2016.  He's a pretty red fawn color with outstanding movement and a great attitude in the ring.  Our present class Boxers are sired by Tebow and are named Rummer Run's Remark and Rummer Run's Razzell.

In October of 2016,  we bred our grand champion and Sire of Merit, GCh. Carillon's First Round Draft Pick (Tebow) to Lloyd Dissenger's Dam of Merit and Best in Show winner, GCh. Kaja's Ruby Red Rascal at Maximus. She delivered a beautiful litter of puppies in December of 2016.  In lieu of a stud fee, we took a puppy from the litter and Rick picked him up in early March of 2017.  We named the puppy Rummer Run Maximus Commander In Chief. We waited until January of 2018 to exhibit Chief in preparation for the ABC National in May of 2018.  To our surprise, Chief finished his Championship in only five shows. He was unbeaten in the classes and along the way beat the Number 1 and 2 ranked Boxers in the country from the puppy classes. We took him to the ABC National in May of 2018 and entered him in the 15-18 month puppy dog class where he went Reserve Senior Dog in the Futurity.  In July 2018, we made the decision to special Chief even though he was only 18 months old.  In the first two months of his career as a Best of Breed contender, and at 20 months old,  he has compiled the following record: 1 All-Breed Best in Show, 4 Reserve All-Breed Best in Show, 12 Group 1's and 18 Best of Breeds. As of August 1st 2019, Chief has 10 all-breed Best in Shows, 8 Reserve Best in Shows and 51 Working Group 1sts.

Since 1995, all of our Boxers have been shown and trained by Rick Justice of Pinson, Alabama.  Much of our success in breeding Boxers and producing winning show dogs is because of Rick’s abilities and skills.  He and his wife Mandy are accomplished dog handlers and trainers and take exceptional care of our pure bred Boxers.  Not only that, but we really have a good time together and enjoy showing dogs through all of the ups and also through the occasional inevitable downs.

We’re looking forward to continuing our breeding program and working with Mandy and Rick in the exciting years that lie ahead.

Ann and Steve Anderson
Rummer Run Boxers
September 2018

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