|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.
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.
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
In 1991 we bred
Mary Jane to Ch. Shieldmont’s Let’s Make a
Deal. The breeding of Dealer and Mary
Jane produced Ch.
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
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
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
Breezy’s son, Ch.
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
another outstanding son when bred to Ch.
High Tech’s Arbitrage. Ch.
Run’s High Noon (Cooper) became a Sire
of Merit. One of Cooper’s daughters
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.
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 U.S.in 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
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.
Lane’s Free as the Wind and Ch.
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.
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
Best in Show under Charles Trotter. We bred
her in September of 2016 to Barbara
Bachman's dog, GCh. Capri's Woods End
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
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
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.
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
forward to continuing our breeding program
and working with Mandy and Rick in the
exciting years that lie ahead.
Ann and Steve
Rummer Run Boxers
3554 Fair Oaks
Longboat Key, Florida 34228