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2015 News........

At the British Boxer Club the littermates Winuwuk Kiss Tag at Sulez and Winuwuk Scouting for Girls at Lorrosa both won their classes and made it down to the final four for the CC

Ch Winuwuk The Outlaw won the Reserve CC at Leeds under Steve McArdle

Tim judged at National Working & Pastoral breeds this year, so the team obviously had a day off

Blackpool did not start with the best of weather, but we brightened up when Girl Power made it down to the final few for the CC under Margaret Wildman

At the London and Home Counties Mario Balotelli was BIS under Margaret Rose

At the Mancunian Boxer Club Winuwuk Mario Balotelli went BIS under Sian Bredif and Girl Power was the overall winner of the Special Puppy and Junior Event under Linda Lay

Three Counties saw us make up our 27th UK Champion when Carol Schofield awarded a 3rd and qualifying CC to Ch Diceulon Gin Fizz at Winuwuk

Ch Winuwuk Il Messaggero went Best of Breed at Bath under Marion Sargent and Sulez Santana at Winuwuk won Best Puppy Dog

At the British Boxer Club Special Puppy Event the litter mates Kiss Tag and Girl Power won best dog and best bitch, the dog going best overall

It was CC number 11 for Ch Winuwuk The Outlaw at WELKS under Jo Cairns

At the Merseyside, Gin Fizz won a lovely class and was in the last few for the CC under Nikki Cannon

At the Northern Boxer Club we enjoyed watching Winuwuk Kiss Tag at Sulez go Best Puppy in Show

The Mancunian Boxer Club was a fantastic day for us when we won a second CC under Mandy Laidlaw with Diceulon Gin Fizz at Winuwuk. She also went BIS with the agreement of Jack Bispham

At the South Wales Boxer Club we were thrilled to go Best Puppy in Show with Winuwuk Girl Power

Crufts was a good show for us. Last year's BOB winner Ch Winuwuk The Outlaw won the Reserve Dog CC under Sandra Parle and we also won Best Puppy Bitch with Winuwuk Girl Power. The Best of Breed winner, Ch Maranseen Lustre is a daughter of Max, our breed record holder

All the way up in Scotland for the Boxer Club, Loz Smith went Best in SPE with Winuwuk Scouting for Girls at Lorrosa under Veronica Stockdale and Best Dog, BPIS and RBIS under Nigel Utting

The Cotswold Boxer Club show in February was a lovely day for us. Winuwuk Girl Power was the overall winner of the Special Puppy & Junior Event under Lisa Murray and she also went BPIS and RBIS under John Ritchie in the Open Show. Best Dog was Kevin & Sharon Fitzgerald’s Winuwuk Love Not Lust at Mydaz

At the Boxer Event, Ch Winuwuk The Outlaw was Best Male for the second year running under the three judges Steve Hall, Claire Kay and Jean Grandfield. We also collected our BQ awards for Top Boxer, Top Breeders and Top Kennel. In the evening we picked up the Boscars for Sire of Merit and Top Boxer

The Midland Boxer Club saw Sue Drinkwater go BPIS with Winuwuk Kiss Tag at Sulez under Barrie Alton and Margot Egeblad

The Anglian Boxer Club was a great day for us – The Outlaw won his 10th CC and BIS under Christine Ellingworth while his daughter Gin Fizz won the RBCC under Paul Melville. We flew home!

At Manchester, Kiss The Girls won a super Open Class and then saw his son win his second CC. The BCC and BOB winner was sired by Lust at First Sight, making it a great day for Winuwuk progeny

At the South Western Boxer Club Open Show, Winuwuk Girl Power was Best Puppy and Gin Fizz was Reserve Best Bitch

2014 News........

At the end of 2014 we were delighted to be confirmed as the winners of: Top Boxer (Dog World), Top Boxer (Boxer Quarterly), Top Boxer (British Boxer Club), Top Breeders (Our Dogs), Top Breeders (Boxer Quarterly) and Top Kennel (Boxer Quarterly). It was also a special thrill to see that our breed record holder Ch/Ir Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight was the Top Stud Dog in the whole Working Group (Dog World) following in the footsteps of his sire Ch Winuwuk Lust in the Dust who did the same in 2006. He was also the British Boxer Club Sire of Merit

At LKA Claire Kay awarded the CC & BOB to Ch Winuwuk The Outlaw who was also shortlisted in the working group under Meg Purnell-Carpenter. This win made absolutely certain that The Outlaw was Top Boxer 2014, all systems.

The Cotswold Boxer Club championship had a super entry of 240 for Diego Garcia from the USA. Ch Winuwuk Il Messaggero won Open Dog at the RCC but the star of the show was Diceulon Gin Fizz at Winuwuk who won her first CC and BIS. We were also pleased for Loz Smith-Davidson who went Best Puppy Dog with Winuwuk Scouting for Girls at Lorrosa

At the British Boxer Club, Winuwuk Kiss Tag at Sulez went Best in SPE under Sandra Huckerby. Mario Balotelli was Best Dog in the open show under Suzanne Mair.

At the Midland Boxer Club, Mario Balotelli went BIS under Stewart Copeland, Seksy Chick was Reserve Best Bitch and we were pleased to watch Sue Drinkwater win Best in SPE under Charlotte Crooks and BP under Stewart with Winuwuk Kiss Tag at Sulez

At the Mancunian Boxer Club our new hopeful Winuwuk Girl Power went Best Puppy in Show under Karen Turner and Mario Balotelli was Best Dog

At the South Wales Boxer Club Open Show we swept the board. Mario Balotelli was BIS, Sulez Seksy Chick at Winuwuk was Best Bitch and RBIS and Winuwuk Girl Power was Best Puppy!

At South Wales Kennel Association, The Outlaw was Best of Breed and his daughter, Gin Fizz, was Best Bitch. Ollie went on to be shortlisted in Stuart Mallard’s working group

At the Trent Boxer Club we were delighted when Kiss the Girls won the Reserve CC in the biggest entry of 2014 under Mark Beardow

Driffield was a milestone show for us when Ch Winuwuk The Outlaw won his 8th CC under Steve Gething. This was the 250th CC won by a Winuwuk Boxer

At the City of Birmingham, Ch Winuwuk The Outlaw won the RCC under Peter Bailey

The Welsh Kennel Club was a wonderful day for us. Diceulon The Desperado at Winuwuk won his class and so did Winuwuk Mario Balotelli. However the star of the show was Ch Winuwuk Il Messaggero who won his 4th CC and BOB under American all-rounder Mrs Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine. He then went on to win the Group under Dave Killilea.

At Paignton, Diceulon Gin Fizz at Winuwuk won her class and judge Janice Mair gave her a good look in the challenge

In August at the parent club's Championshiop Show we were very pleased when Ch Winuwuk The Outlaw collected the British Boxer Club's award for Top Boxer 2014. We also collected the Sire of Merit trophy, yet again, for Ch/Ir Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight.

In the middle of July it was confirmed that Ch/Ir Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight is the Top Boxer Stud Dog at the half year (and also tops the Working Group and is Number 4 all breeds); Ch Winuwuk The Outlaw is Top Boxer and we are the Top Breeders. Needless to say, we are delighted.

National Working Breeds was a fantastic day for us under Marion Seeney. Ch Winuwuk Il Messaggero and Ch Winuwuk The Outlaw were first and second in open dog but the star of the show was Winuwuk Mario Balotelli who won his last Yearling class, the CC, BOB and went on to make it down to the final few in Terry Munro's fabulous working group. Completing a great day, Diceulon Gin Fizz at Winuwuk won her class as well.

At Windsor, judge Barbara Morison, awarded Diceulon The Desperado at Winuwuk the RCC after he had won Novice Dog

 

Blackpool was another great day for the team - Winuwuk Mario Balotelli won yet another class and it was a 7th CC and BOB for The Outlaw under judge Paul Harding

At Southern Counties we were pleased when Nickly and Jane Lovell won Minor Puppy Dog with Winuwuk Thrilling Time at Pinedown, we then won puppy dog with Wendy Mitchell's Diceulon The Desperado at Winuwuk and then we won yet another class with Winuwuk Mario Balotelli. Thanks to judge Moa Persson

May ended in even better style when Jo Cairns awarded The Outlaw BOB at Bath and he went on to Group 2 under Kari Wilberg

May kicked off in style when The Outlaw won Open Dog and the RCC at the Tyne Wear and Tees from Helen Banks

Rounding off a fantastic few days we were delighted when Ron James awarded Winuwuk Mario Balotelli Best in Show at the British Boxer Club from a lovely entry. We also went Reserve Best Bitch with Winuwuk Maid Marion.

WELKS was another fantastic day for the team! Winuwuk Mario Balotelli won Yearling dog under Sue Ballinger, but the star of the show was Winuwuk Il Messaggero who won his 7th Limit Class, the CC and Best of Breed. This made him our 26th UK champion; our 2nd within six days, our 3rd within seven weeks and our 4th within 11 months! He then went on to place fourth in the working group under the Portuguese judge Luis Pinto Teixeira.

The Working & Pastoral Breeds of Wales 2014 is a show that we will remember for a very, very long time. Ch Winuwuk The Outlaw was awarded his 6th CC and BOB and our young puppy Diceulon Gin Fizz at Winuwuk won Puppy Bitch. However, most exciting of all, Winuwuk Rumour Has It won Open Bitch and - doing the double - she was awarded her third CC. This made her our 25th UK Champion so there were big celebrations! Topping a super day, we were delighted to watch Marion and Gordon Seeney's exciting new puppy Maranseen Lustre (sired by Lust at First Sight) go Best Puppy in Breed and Best Puppy and Show. This meant that the Dog CC, the Bitch CC and Best Puppy were all by Max.

Julie was judging opposite Veronica Feaver at the Mancunian so we obviously were not exhibiting

At the Essex and Eastern Counties Boxer Club under Yvonne Miller it was a 5th CC for The Outlaw, Il Messaggero won Limit Dog and was in the last few for the ticket and Mario Balotelli also won his class.

On 21 March we welcomed an exciting new arrival to Winuwuk! When Tim judged at the Potomac Boxer Club on the American Boxer Club Regional Circuit in October 2013 he awarded Reserve Winners Dog to a fawn called 'Atlas' and Winners Bitch to a brindle called Caroline Herrera. Subsequently, we were offered the opportunity of importing their full litter brother and so we jumped at the chance. So it was that Mexican Ch Max Ramos came to Winuwuk and we are delighted with him. We'll wait for him to settle in and then he will hopefully be joining our stud dog team in due course. There is an early head shot of him in our photo album

The week after Crufts at the South Wales Boxer Club we only had dogs entered, but we had an extremely successful day. Ch Winuwuk The Outlaw picked up a quick 4th CC under Sue Malcolm and was awarded BIS by Pam Broughton. Winuwuk Il Messaggero won Limit Dog and Winuwuk Mario Balotelli won Yearling.

Crufts 2014 was a very special day for us. Winuwuk The Outlaw was awarded his crowning 3rd CC by Linda Carnaby and he was also made Best of Breed, going on to a shortlist in Frank Kane’s very strong working group. Winuwuk Il Messaggero also won his mid-limit class. We flew home – so delighted by our success at the world’s biggest dog show!

The day before Crufts was the inaugural Pawscars awards dinner and it was a fantastic occasion with more than 400 people attending. Tim was nominated in the Breed Note Writer of the Year category, which he won. It was the start of a great 24 hours for the kennel!

At the 2014 Boxer Event we were extremely pleased when the three judges Ann Wildman, Meg Purnell-Carpenter and Christine Ellingworth made Winuwuk The Oulaw their best male, presenting him with the Marion Ward-Davies Memorial Trophy. We were also very touched that the Cotswold Boxer Club made a special presentation to Ch/Ir Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight, commemorating his fantastic record at this competition over the years, winning it an amazing 5 times! We were presented with a permanent replica of the coveted Ivor Ward-Davies Memorial Trophy. We also collected many Boxer Quarterly Awards and many Boscars at the dinner.

At the Anglian Boxer Club we were delighted when Jan Baxter awarded The Outlaw his 4th RCC. She also gave a class to Mario Balotelli. In the bitch ring Marlien Heystek from South Africa awarded Maid Marion her 3rd RCC, making it a mini double for us

Just like it had been in 2013, the first show of 2014 was a great one for us! Andrew Brace was the judge at this year’s Manchester and he hgave 1st in Limit Dog to Winuwuk Il Messaggero and 1st in Open Dog to Winuwuk The Outlaw. In the challenge he gave The Outlaw his second CC and Best of Breed, giving him a fantastic critique

2013 News........

As the 2013 show season closed we were amazed by our awards: Champion of Champions, Sire of Merit, Dam of Merit, Top Kennel, Top Sire and Top Dam. In our eyes, we were also Top Breeders since we had bred five different CC winners and another Reserve CC winner which was more than anyone else. However, because Marion had sadly died in 2010 some of these were bred by Ward-Davies, Brown and Hutchings and some by just Brown and Hutchings. The various Top Breeder awards apparently work on the principle that the breeder names on the registration certificate need to be identical for dogs to count. In the event of a partner dying, that would not seem to be quite fair.

At the last show of the year, LKA, we had a fantastic day! Winuwuk Il Messaggero won his second CC and BOB under Viv Matthews. Winuwuk The Outlaw won Open Dog and Winuwuk Rumour Has It won Open Bitch

At the Cotswold Boxer Club Winuwuk Maid Marion was 2nd in Limit and was called back in to challenge for the Reserve CC

At the British Boxer Club Open Show we were thrilled when our new puppy on Diceulon Gin Fizz at Winuwuk, on her show debut, went Best Puppy in Show and Reserve Best in Show under Pam Freeman

The Trent Boxer Club was a great show for us since, from an entry of 250 Winuwk Il Messaggero was awarded the CC by Mandy Laidlaw and Best in Show by Maureen Best. Max was also in the last few for the CC and was Best Veteran in Show

Over to Ireland we had a successful day at the Irish Boxer Club, winning classes with Winuwuk Il Messaggero and Winuwuk Mario Balotelli and we were delighted that both of them were shortlisted down to the final few in the challenge

Up at Driffield we won classes with Mario Balotelli and Il Messaggero

At Richmond under Ronnie Irving Max won Veteran Dog and Winuwuk Il Messaggero won his class

August was proving to be a great month for us since at the SKC Steve Hall awarded Winuwuk The Outlaw his first CC and he went on to win Group 3 under Ron James

Tony Watson judged at the Welsh and we had a fantastic day. Winuwuk The Outlaw won his third RCC and Winuwuk Maid Marion won her first CC. In addition Mario Balotelli also won his class.

At Bournemouth under John Cormack we were thrilled to do a mini-double when both Winuwuk The Outlaw and Winuwuk Maid Marion were both awarded the Reserve CC. Winuwuk Mario Balotelli also won his class while Winuwuk Rumour Has It was second in Open bitch and was called back in to challenge for the RCC

At the British Boxer Club under Paul Russell we were very pleased to win Post Graduate with Winuwuk Il Messaggero, making down to the final few for the CC. It was also a special pleasure to be presented on the day with the three most prestigious annual awards in the breed. Ch & Ir Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight was awarded both Champion of Champions and Sire of Merit while Winuwuk Scandalous was the Dam of Merit

National Working and Pastoral Breeds was a fantastic day for the team on probably the hottest day we have ever experienced at a dog show! Ch/Ir Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight made another appearance in Veteran and he went on the win the CC & BOB under Fiona Godwin, going on to Group 2 under Paul Harding! Winuwuk Il Messaggero won Post Graduate and was in the last four for the CC. Not content with that, Winuwuk Rumour Has It also won Limit Bitch. We flew home.

At East of England Winuwuk Enzo Ferrari won Mid Limit under Margaret McDonald-Cross

Windsor was lovely and sunny! Mario Balotelli won Puppy Dog and The Outlaw won Limit, giving us strong representation in the dog challenge under judge Julie Cook

Continuing a fantastic year for us, at a very windy Blackpool Gill Davies awarded Winuwuk Rumour Has It her second CC and BOB. Winuwuk The Outlaw also won his class

Border Union enjoyed good weather for a change and we had a successful day, winning Limit dog with Kiss the Girls who was then awarded the RCC by Steve McArdle

Three Counties was a very exciting day for us since Lesley Wearing awarded a third and qualifying CC to our 23rd UK Champion, Ch Maromad Kiss the Girls at Winuwuk who also went Best of Breed, making it down to the final few in Christina Chapman’s working group. Mario Balotelli also won Puppy Dog.

At the Scottish Boxer Club the star of the show was Winuwuk Mario Balotelli who was awarded Best Puppy in Show by Keith Jump and referee Margaret Sandilands.

At SKC Maromad Kiss the Girls at Winuwuk won Limit Dog and was in the last four for the CC

At Birmingham National Goran Bodegard awarded Winuwuk The Outlaw Post Graduate Dog

WELKS was a fantastic day for us. Winuwuk The Outlaw won Post Graduate, Maromad Kiss the Girls at Winuwuk won Limit and Max won Veteran. In the challenge Kiss the Girls was awarded his second CC by Carol Green. In the bitches, Winuwuk Maid Marion won her class and was then awarded her first RCC. Jordi went Best of Breed.

At the Merseyside Boxer Club under Kirsi Laamanaen Winuwuk Il Messaggero won his class and Kiss the Girls was called back in to be considered for the RCC. Max’s son Ch Olleyville Oren McPhee got made up on the day

At the Working and Pastoral Breeds of Wales Winuwuk The Outlaw won his class and was in the last few for the CC.

At the Northern Boxer Club Max was Best Veteran in Show under Peter Foster and Winuwuk Maid Marion won her class under Keith Nathan

At the British Boxer Club Open Show Winuwuk Mario Balotelli won Best Puppy Dog in Special Puppy Event under Nigel Utting while Winuwuk Il Messaggero won Best Dog under Mick Gordon. Completing a fine day Sulez Seksy Chick at Winuwuk won Reserve Best in Show

At the Essex and Eastern Counties Boxer Club Winuwuk Il Messaggero won his class under Jean Grandfield

At the South Wales Boxer Club there was a wonderful entry for the Australian judge Rosina Olifant-Brace. Max won Veteran Dog, the CC and BIS! This was his 73rd CC. In addition, we won a lovely class with Winuwuk Maid Marion.

Tim had the great honour of judging the Boxer Dogs at Crufts this year, so we could obviously not show our own dogs

The Boxer Event was another memorable occasion for us. Although he had qualified yet again, we decided not to compete with our five-time previous winner Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight. Instead, he did a lap of honour and received a standing ovation. At the Boscars awards dinner we were very proud to win Champion of Champions, Top Opposite Sex, Dam of Merit and Top Kennel! Amazing!

The Cotswold BC Open Show was a nice one for us since Winuwuk Mario Balotelli was the Best Puppy Dog in the Special Puppy Event under Lynn Mair and Best Puppy in Show under Suzanne Mair

Snowy shows must be our lucky shows since with a good covering of the white stuff, the Anglian was another fantastic day for us. This was especially true in the dog ring where we won Post Grad dog with The Outlaw, Limit dog with Kiss The Girls and Veteran dog with their father, Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight. In the challenge we ran out of handlers so Vikki Van Beck kindly stepped in and made a great job of handling The Outlaw. Kiss the Girls and Lust at First Sight made it down to the last four for the CC and then Max made it down to the last two..... tension mounted and then Jenny Townshend made our day by awarding him his 72nd CC at the age of nearly 8. This means that Max has won at least one CC every year for the last 8 years - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. What a record! We absolutely flew home

It looked like we might not make it to Manchester on account of the snow but we arrived safely and had a day to remember. We started the day with a few seconds, including one with Mario Balotelli who therefore qualified for Crufts at his first attempt. We were then thrilled to win Limit Dog with Maromad Kiss The Girls at Winuwuk who also made it into the last four for the Dog CC. However the star of the show was Winuwuk Rumour Has It who won her first CC and Best of Breed. Making it an even more special day Winuwuk Wonderful World at Jimbren (owned by Brenda Groves and Steve Hare and handled in the challenge by Steve) won the Reserve CC. These two are half sisters since they are both out of Winuwuk Scandalous who is living out a happy retirement with our good friend Clare Morefield.

At the South Western Boxer Club we had a field day under judges Sylvia and Keith Patten. In the Special Puppy Event Winuwuk Mario Balotelli was Best Puppy Dog and Winuwuk Take Me Out was Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy overall. In the Open show Winuwuk Il Messaggero was Best in Show, Take Me Out was Best Puppy in Show and Reserve Best Bitch and Seksy Chick won her class. We were delighted

We travelled up to the Northern Boxer Club Open Show and Special Puppy Event which were being judged by Diego and Evelyn Garcia from the USA. There was a massive entry of 125 dogs. Winuwuk Take Me Out won her class in the SPE. Winuwuk Mario Balotelli won his Minor Puppy Dog class and was Best Puppy Dog. Winuwuk Il Messaggero won his class and was reserve best dog. We had a really enjoyable day

2012 News........

Rounding off 2012 we were delighted when it was confirmed in the final all-breed rankings that Ch/Ir Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight was, once again, the Dog World TOP BOXER. To achieve this in his first veteran year is an astonishing achievement

At the South Wales Boxer Club we were delighted to win the Puppy bitch class under Denise Mastaglio with Sulez Seksy Chick at Winuwuk

We won lots at the South Western Boxer Club Championship show! Winuwuk The Outlaw won Yearling dog, Sulez Seksy Chick at Winuwuk won Puppy Bitch, Winuwuk Rumour Has It won Limit bitch but the star of the show was her daughter, Winuwuk Take Me Out who - at only her second ever show - went Best Puppy in Show under Keith Jump and Hans Lehtinen

At the Working & Pastoral Breeds Association of Scotland Winuwuk The Outlaw won another Yearling class under Zena Thorn-Andrews

We had a wonderful day at Midland Counties where Australian judge David Strachan awarded Max his 71st CC and BOB sending him into the Group where he placed 2nd under Ann Ingram. Max is now the fifth top CC winner, of all time, all breeds!

At the Trent BC Winuwuk The Outlaw won Yearling and was shortlisted down to the final few for the CC. His father Ch/Ir Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight was Best Veteran in Show and also in the last few for the ticket

At the Cotswold BC Open Show Winuwuk Rumour Has It was RBIS under Terry Munro

At Richmond Ch Lichdel Uncle Silas to Winuwuk made a rare appearance to win Open Dog and also the RCC under Claire Kay

At the end of August it was up to Edinburgh for SKC under Jeff Luscott. The team acquitted itself really well with Winuwuk Il Messegero winning his class and The Outlaw and Kiss the Girls getting really good seconds Winuwuk Maid Marion won her class and was in the last three for the CC. We also took our French Bulldog, Betty Jackson, who delighted us by winning Post Grad under Chris Thomas of Kingrock fame.

At the Welsh Kennel Club we won classes with Winuwuk The Outlaw (getting down to the last four for the CC), Winuwuk Maid Marion and Winuwuk Rumour Has It who won another RCC, this time under Val Pack-Davison who also awarded Best Puppy to Seksy Chick. It was a super day

It was a good day for the team at Bournemouth under Veronica Feaver winning Best Puppy in Breed with Sulez Seksy Chick at Winuwuk, going on to make the final few in the working puppy group. Winuwuk Maid Marion also won her class.

At Paignton, Sue Searle was awarding Boxer CCs for the first time. Winuwuk The Outlaw won his class and Winuwuk Rumour Has It returned to the ring to win Limit and the RCC. However the star of the day, once again, was Ch/Ir Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight who won his 70th CC and BOB. Not only was this an obvious and exciting milestone for Max, but it will also have secured him as Champion of Champions for another year. In addition, this CC means that his sire Ch Winuwuk Lust in the Dust has now sired progeny which have won 130 CCs thus making him the top Boxer Sire of all time, a record previously held by the legendary Ch Tyegarth Famous Grouse.

Julie was judging at the British Boxer Club so we obviously could not exhibit, however we were once again honoured with some of the Club's prestigious annual awards. Max was Champion of Champions and his mother Ch Winuwuk Storybook was Dam of Merit. Winuwuk was also Top Kennel

It was a lovely entry at Leeds for Terry Donovan. He awarded 1st prizes to both Winuwuk Il Messegero and Winuwuk The Outlaw who also won his first RCC. Winuwuk Spice Up Your Night won her Puppy class and Maid Marion got a good second. It was a great day

At National Working Breeds Winuwuk The Outlaw won his class and was very close up for the RCC. Sulez Seksy Chick at Winuwuk also won her Minor Puppy class.

East of England was another successful show when Max won his 69th CC and BOB under Paul Harding, going on to win G3 under Bob Gregory. Winuwuk The Outlaw also won his class and our new baby Sulez Seksy Chick at Winuwuk qualified for Crufts

Under Meg Purnell-Carpenter at Windsor we won Puppy Bitch with Winuwuk Spice Up Your Night and Junior Dog with Winuwuk Il Messegero

At Southern Counties we had a good day under Swedish judge Hans Almgren. Lust at First Sight won Veteran and the RCC while Winuwuk Il Messegero won his class

At the Tyne Wear and Tees BC under Malcolm James Winuwuk Il Messegero won his class and was in the last four for the CC. Winuwuk Enzo Ferrari was second to the CC winner in a lovely Limit Class

Once again, WELKS was a great show for us. Ch/Ir Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight won Veteran Dog, his 68th CC and BOB under Kevin Fitzgerald

At the Merseyside Boxer Club we were delighted to qualify our new baby, Winuwuk Spice Up Your Night, for Crufts at her first attempt. Winuwuk The Outlaw also won his class.

At the Mancunian Boxer Club's Diamond Jubilee show Il Messaggero won his class again

Max won another Veteran class at the Essex and Eastern Counties BC and our junior dog Winuwuk Il Messaggero won his class

CRUFTS! For so long an unlucky show for us, but not any more. Max was entered in the first class of the day, Veteran dog, which he won. He then went on to win the Dog CC under judge Christine Ellingworth and then his third Crufts BOB under Jeff Luscott who later placed him third in the Group. Wonderful!

The Boxer Event in March was another wonderful occasion for us. In the Pup of the Year Winuwuk Il Messaggero was runner up male Puppy of the Year and then in the Dog of the Year Ch / Ir Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight won the title for an amazing 5th time and it was his sixth consecutive year as top male. Quite remarkable! During the course of the day we also collected multiple awards. In the afternoon Di Johnson presented us with the BQ awards for Top Male; Top Dam; Runner-Up Top Sire; Runner-Up Top Breeders; Runner-Up Top Kennel. In the evening Sheila Cartwright presented us with the Champion of Champions and Top Boxer Boscars.

At the Midland Boxer Club we were delighted to win another Junior class with Winuwuk The Outlaw, this time under the Finnish judge Ole Tuovinen

At the Anglian we had a fantastic day under dog judge Edna Woods. Winuwuk The Outlaw won his first adult class by taking Junior Dog. He was then called into the final five for the CC which was won by his sire, Ch/Ir Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight. This was Max's 66th CC and he also went BIS with the agreement of co-judge Denise Pye. This is the sixth year on the trot that Max has been winning CCs and he celebrates his seventh birthday in a fortnight.

At Manchester Winuwuk Il Messaggero was second in his Junior class and was called back in for consideration when the RCC was being awarded

It was a clean sweep for the team at the South Western Boxer Club Open Show and Special Puppy Event in January. We took four dogs and won five firsts. Winuwuk The Outlaw went Best in SPE under Lyn Scott and BPIS under Terry John. Winuwuk Enzo Ferrari went Best Dog and Best in Show under Terry and Winuwuk Il Messaggero won his first class out of puppy. Winuwuk Maid Marion won her class and also went Reserve Best Bitch. We thoroughly enjoyed our day!

At our first show of the year, Worcester & District, Winuwuk Il Messaggero won Best Puppy under Tan Nagrecha and Puppy Group 3 under Steve Barrett

2011 News.........

With all the 2011 Championship Shows complete we can have a look at our stats for the year. We showed five different Boxers who won CCs or RCCs - more than any other kennel. The 2011 stars were Ch/Ir Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight, Ch Rebkai Tale of Love for Winuwuk, Maromad Kiss the Girls at Winuwuk, Winuwuk Enzo Ferrari and Winuwuk Rumour has it. In addition we bred Winuwuk Rock Chick for Sulez who won her first RCC. Lust at First Sight was awarded the British Boxer Club Top Boxer Trophy, Champion of Champions and he won the National Dog of the Year for a record breaking 4th time. He was awarded more Groups (including another at Crufts) and another BIS all breeds, as well as extending his breed record to 65 CCs. He was Top Male and also, making us very happy, he was also Runner-Up Top Sire having sired five different green card winners. Completing the roll of honour is Ch Winuwuk Storybook who was Top Dam having produced two of the year's CC winners

Another wonderful day for the team at LKA, rounding off a fabulous year. Winuwuk Enzo Ferrari won Limit Dog and his first CC after several Reserves. Max won Open Dog but on this occasion had to give way to his younger half-brother. We were also delighted to win Best Puppy Dog with Winuwuk Il Messaggero

At the Cotswold Boxer Club's 32nd Championship Show we had a fantastic day. Kevin Young awarded Ch Rebkai Tale of Love for Winuwuk her 7th CC and she then went BIS from the biggest Boxer entry of the year! Winuwuk The Outlaw also won his class under Dr Goran Bodegard.

A fantastic day for the team at the British Boxer Club's November show. Winuwuk Il Messeggero was the overall Special Puppy Event winner under Ruby Spanswick while Winuwuk The Outlaw was RBIS, BOS and BPIS under Alice Robinson. In the interval Winuwuk Maid Marion was awarded the Brenda White Memorial Trophy as the Boxer owned by a member of the Club who had amassed the most points at its three 2011 shows. That was a lovely surprise.

At the South Wales BC we had a fantastic day. Lust at First Sight won his 65th CC and was BIS. Winuwuk Maid Marion won a strong Junior Class and was in the last 4 for the CC. Her sister, Brenda Groves' Winuwuk Wonderful World was second to her in Junior. Winuwuk The Outlaw was second in puppy to the eventual RCC winner and Rumour Has It was second to the CC winner and was called back in for consideration in the final few for the RCC.

At the South Western BC Ch show Ill Messeggero won his class and was BPD again under Christina Chapman

At Working Breeds of Scotland Winuwuk Maid Marion won yet another Junior Class

At Midland Counties we had a great day when Lust at First Sight won his 64th CC under Ann Arch and went on to G2 under Stuart Mallard. Ill Messeggero won his class and was BPD

At the London and Home Counties Winuwuk The Outlaw won his puppy class

At the Mancunian BC show we had a lovely day. Winuwuk Il Messeggero won the Special Puppy Event under Fiona Neilsen and he was BP in the Open Show under Jan Buckley. Winuwuk Maid Marion won her class and was Reserve Best Bitch. Winuwuk Rumour Has It also won her class.

We should have been having Bulldog puppies mid September so we missed a load of shows but we were back out with a vengeance at the SWKA Championship show where our French Bulldog Betty Jackson won her very first Junior class and Max the Boxer went BOB and Group 3. Enzo Ferrari was Reserve Best Dog completing a great day

At the Cotswold Open Show Kiss the Girls went BIS and The Outlaw went BPIS - not a bad day at the office!

At Richmond it was CC number 63 for Max from Nadia Maddocks. Il Messaggero, Rumour Has It and Maid Marion got good seconds.

At City of Birmingham under Terry Nethercott our exciting new puppy Winuwuk The Outlaw hit the big time. He was awarded Best Puppy in Breed and then went on to win the WORKING PUPPY GROUP under Val Foss. Completing a great day Winuwuk Maid Marion again won her Junior Class and Terry looked at her quite hard in the line up.

Frank Kane judged the Welsh where the star of the show was Winuwuk Maid Marion. She won her Junior Class and made it down to the final 3 for the CC.

At Bournemouth we were on cloud 9 when Peter Jolley awarded Maromad Kiss The Girls at Winuwuk his first CC. His father, Max, had to be content with winning Open Dog.

At the British Boxer Club we had a fantastic day. Max won his 62nd CC and BIS. He was also awarded the Champion of Champions Trophy and the annual Top Boxer trophy. Photos of the wins are in our photo album. Maid Marion also won her class and was in the last few for the CC and Ch Rebkai Tale of Love for Winuwuk won the Reserve BCC.

Gill Davies judged at Paignton and we were delighted when Winuwuk The Outlaw qualified for Crufts at his first show. Ch Lichdel Uncle Silas for Winuwuk won Open dog and was in the last few for the CC again. In bitches Winuwuk Maid Marion won her class and so did Winuwuk Rumour Has It who went on to win the RCC.

At the Midland Boxer Club Milo was the overall winner of the Special Puppy Event under Claire Postance and also won MPD in the Open show under Mandy Vearncombe. Mandy made Jordi her BIS winner

At Leeds Jordi won another Junior class and Max won Open Dog

At National Working Breeds under Sue Drinkwater Winuwuk Ill Messaggero, Milo, qualified for Crufts in a very strong class, first time out. Jordi won Junior Dog and Leo won Open Dog, making it down to the last four for the CC.

At East of England it was Max's CC number 61 under Steve McArdle, followed by BOB with the agreement of bitch judge Ann Wildman. He then went Group 3 under Mr H Gent from Australia. We also won the Reserve Bitch CC with Ch Rebkai Tale of Love for Winuwuk.

At Blackpool Kiss the Girls continued his great run by winning Junior Dog under Sandra Parle

Border Union was a fantastic day for us. Max won his 60th CC under Sid Reilly with Best of Breed. He then went on to win the Working Group under Frank Wildman and then BEST IN SHOW ALL BREEDS under Vandy Williams. Amazing! Back in the breed ring earlier in the day we had also been delighted to win Junior Dog and be in the last three for the CC with Kiss the Girls and also to win a class with Winuwuk Maid Marion. Shows do not get any better than this!

The high point of Southern Counties was when we qualified Maromad Kiss the Girls at Winuwuk for the Grand Final of the Petplan Junior Stakes under Mark Cocozza. This is the second Winuwuk Boxer to qualify for these finals. Jordi also won his breed class and Max won Open Dog and the RCC

At Bath there were no Boxer CCs but we made up for this by qualifying our very first French Bulldog for Crufts. Her name is Wildax Betty Jackson at Winuwuk

At the May SKC we were very pleased to win CC number 59 with Max under Annette Strachan-Abel

On the day of the Royal Wedding Ann Podmore judged at WELKS and delighted us by awarding Lust at First Sight his 58th CC and he went on to be placed 2nd in the Working Group under Zena Thorn-Andrews. In the breed ring we were also delighted that Ann awarded the RBCC to Sue Drinkwater's Winuwuk Rock Chick at Sulez and the CC to Jimbren Pollyanna at Pinedown - we obviously bred Rock Chick and both of these girls are sired by Ch Lichdel Uncle Silas to Winuwuk.

On a lovely day at the end of April we went to the British BC Open show and Puppy Sweepstakes and swept the board – Kiss the Girls was Best in SPE under Sylvia Betteridge and BPIS and Best in Show under Margaret Cook. Winuwuk Maid Marion also won her class and so did Rumour Has It.

At the Northern BC Winuwuk Rumour Has It won a good class under Wendy Barrow who also gave her an excellent critique.

Into April there was a change of judge at the Mancunian when Ellis Hulme could not fulfil his dog appointment. Arthur Butters was the replacement and he gave Max his 57th CC. He went on to BIS with the agreement of Barbara Morison who, earlier in the day gave Winuwuk Maid Marion a very good second and Winuwuk Rumour Has It a lovely class win.

At the Essex and Eastern Counties BC Ch Show we were thrilled to win Best Puppy in Show with Maromad Kiss the Girls at Winuwuk under Karina Le Mare and Mandy Laidlaw. Jordi showed his socks off.

Crufts made our dreams come true ….. again! On Friday Max was awarded his 56th CC by Eddie Banks and then Best of Breed in conjunction with Helen Banks. Into the group ring Max excelled by winning his 2nd Crufts Working Group, this time under Kari Wilberg and we all had our moment of glory with Claire Balding and Frank Kane on the sofa. We returned to Winuwuk Cottage very late after such an exhilarating day and then had a day off before Best in Show on Sunday. The phone never stopped and the computer buzzed with messages of luck and support and while we didn’t win we enjoyed every minute and Max showed to perfection. What a day!!

The Boxer Event was on the first weekend in March and it was another very memorable day for us and our kennel. In the Dog of the Year Max triumphed again, extending his own record by taking the title for the 4th time and making it five top male wins on the trot. This time the judges were Stuart Lockwood-Brown, Stuart Mallard and Kay Palade-Peiser from the US. In the Boxer Quarterly awards we took Top Dog and Top Kennel as well as runner-up Top Bitch and 3rd place in the top sire and top breeder categories. Then finally at the Boscar Awards dinner we ended up with armfuls of trophies: Champion of Champions, Dam of Merit, Top Opposite Sex, Max was voted the members’ favourite Champion, Tim was voted the writer of the best critique and Julie was voted the top adult handler. In total we won six of the 14 Boscars on offer. It was a remarkable night.

At the Midland Boxer Club Winuwuk Maid Marion was second in a lovely Minor Puppy class under Maritha Ostlund-Holmsten. In the dog ring under Ruth Perrett Uncle Silas won Open and Enzo Ferrari won Post Grad. Both of them were in the last few for the CC. Jordi was second in one of his first Puppy classes

At the Cotswold Boxer Club Kiss the Girls, Jordi, was Best Puppy dog in the Sweepstakes under Viv Matthews and Enzo was Reserve Best Dog under Linda Naslund from Sweden

At Manchester Ch Lichdel Uncle Silas to Winuwuk returned to the ring and won Open Dog

At Boston Ch Show there are no CCs for Boxers but Max went Best of Breed under Laura Clark and won Group 2 under Christina Chapman. Maromad Kiss the Girls at Winuwuk was Best Puppy and Puppy Group 4

At the South Wales Boxer Club Maromad Kiss the Girls at Winuwuk not only went Best Puppy in Show, he was also Best in Show!

At the South Western Boxer Club Maromad Kiss the Girls at Winuwuk won Best Puppy in Show under Keith Baldwin

At the start of the New Year we like going to a few of the local Open Shows. At Worcester and Malvern on 3 January Jill Peak awarded Winuwuk Wonderful World Best Puppy and Puppy Group 2 while Winuwuk Dress to Thrill went Best of Breed. Wonderful World also won the big puppy stakes class under Tan Nagrecha.

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At the Cotswold Boxer Club Championship Show the day started well when Winuwuk Maid Marion won Minor Puppy Bitch on her Ch show debut under famous all-breed Canadian judge Jim Reynolds. The day then became unbelievably exciting when Max won Open Dog and then went on to win the CC under Marion Seeney. This was Max's 55th CC and so Ch/Ir Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight is now, officially, the new UK BREED RECORD HOLDER We have been overwhelmed by the messages of congratulation that we have received from the UK and around the world.

At the British Boxer Club open show at the end of November Maromad Kiss The Girls at Winuwuk was Best in Special Puppy Event under Lesley Wearing and Best Puppy in Show under Jim Gardiner

At the South Wales BC, by awarding him his 54th CC, Amanda Jinks made Ch/Ir Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight the JOINT BREED RECORD HOLDER. We were on cloud 9! Max also went BIS under Val Pack-Davison. To add to our exciting his young son Maromad Kiss The Girls at Winuwuk won his second MP class at his second show and Winuwuk All About Eve won Post-Grad bitch.

At the South Western Boxer Club Championship show we brought out our new puppy Maromad Kiss The Girls at Winuwuk who won a fabulous Minor Puppy class under Jean Lanning. In the bitch ring we won Post Grad with Winuwuk All About Eve under Karl-Erik Johansson.

A great day for the team at Midland Counties under Sue Ballinger - Max won his 53rd CC and BOB, following through with Group 3 under Derek Smith. All About Eve won a great Post Grad Class.

At the London and Home Counties under Jean Watson, Winuwuk All About Eve won her class and was again in the last few for the CC

Two days after Driffield it was back up the motorway to the Trent Boxer Club where we had a great day across the board. Enzo Ferrari and All About Eve won their classes and so did The Maverick who was in the last few for the DCC which was won by his famous kennel mate Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight. This was his 52nd, thanks to Veronica Feaver, and he also went BIS thanks to referee Annabel Zammit.

A fabulous day for us at Driffield where Christina Chapman was awarding CCs for the first time. She gave Max his 51st CC and he then went on to win his 19th Group under Colin Reed. Winuwuk Enzo Ferrari also won his :Post-Graduate class.

On his first appointment giving CCs Malcolm James delighted us by awarding Ch/Ir Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight his 50th CC together with BOB at Belfast. He went on to Group 4 under David Cavill.

Great day at the Irish Boxer Club - two of our Champions won both the open classes but the star of the day was Winuwuk The Maverick who won Post Grad dog and hist first RCC

Another wonderful day for the Winuwuks at Richmond when Ch/Ir Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight won his 49th CC under Barbara Murray who also awarded him BOB. Later in the day he went on to win his 18th UK Group, this time under Margaret Wildman

At City of Birmingham it was a third CC on the trot for Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight, his 48th, under Stuart Mallard. He also went on to take BOB and Group 2

At SKC it was CC number 47 for Max under Margaret Wildman

At the Welsh on Pat Heath's final judging appointment we were delighted to win Post Grad with the Maverick and pick up a 46th CC with Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight who also went BOB and was shortlisted in the Group. This was a real milestone for Winuwuk, being our 200th Boxer CC!

Bournemouth saw Uncle Silas win another Open Dog class

At Paignton we won three classes with Max, All About Eve and Ch Rebkai Tale of Love for Winuwuk who was the star of the show, winning her 6th CC, BOB and making it down to the final few in the Group

At the British Boxer Club we were delighted when Marion Spavin awarded Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight his 45th CC. On the same say he was honoured with the Champion of Champions trophy and his dam, Ch Winuwuk Storybook was Dam of Merit for the second time

At Leeds we won two dog classes and were in the last four for the CC with both Winuwuk The Maverick and Ch Lichdel Uncle Silas to Winuwuk.

At National Working Breeds Uncle Silas won Open Dog and Winuwuk Rumour Has It won her class as well.

Back in the ring at East of England, it was the girls’ day. Winuwuk Rumour Has It won Maiden while Ch Rebkai Tale of Love for Winuwuk won Open Bitch and the CC, her 5th, from Wendy Brooks. We were delighted.

Tim was judging at Windsor so the Winuwk Boxers obviously stayed at home but it was still a great day for the breed when Tim’s BOB winner Ch Roamaro First Issue by Walkon won the Group and RBIS under Liz Cartledge

It was an early start for Blackpool on Tim’s birthday. Nigel Rallings gave us a good day – we won Graduate dog with Enzo, Post-Grad with The Maverick and Open with Uncle Silas. Uncle Silas and Enzo were in the final few for the CC and Enzo won the Reserve CC, his second

After a couple of local ones it was all the way up to Kelso for Border Union where Frank Wildman was judging. He gave Max his 44th CC and BOB. We went on to win the Group, his 17th, under Robin Searle. We stopped over for BIS the following day and although we didn’t win Frank Kane kindly said in his critique that we would have been third.

Three Counties is a local one for us and we had a great day in the sunshine. Paul Russell awarded Max his 43rd CC and BOB. He then went on to win his 16th Group under Frank Kane

Southern Counties is a lovely show – and we found it particularly lovely this year when Ole Staunskjaer from Denmark awarded Max his 42nd CC. Both The Maverick and Enzo Ferrari got good seconds in huge classes

We went to a lovely Open Show staged by the South Western Boxer Club at the start of June on a glorious day. Jan Huibers from Holland was the judge and we had a super day going Best Dog and BIS with Enzo Ferrari and Reserve Best Dog with The Maverick

At Bath CS there are sadly no CCs for Boxers but we still had a great day. max was BOB under Sue Searle and went on to G2 under Sigurd Wilberg. We also won Limit bitch with All About Eve.

On Monday 24 May, a beautiful sunny day and with everyone wearing bright colours at her request, a huge number of her friends and family celebrated Mims' life. Everyone agreed that it was a very moving funeral ceremony and captured her spirit beautifully. Most of the mourners came back to the Prince of Wales hotel in Berkeley where we remembered Mims surrounded by her handpainted Cotswold Boxer Club tablecloths and accompanied by a lovely slide show with pictures of her life. We all had a drink or two and shared happy memories. What a wonderful lady!

SKC was a bittersweet show for us, taking place just five days after Mims died but she would have been horrified if we had bailed out on her account. She would have been thrilled at our results. Max won his 41st CC under Jan Baxter and his 15th group under Terry Munro. Doing the double for us, his daughter Tale of Love won her 4th CC. Two days later on Sunday judge Ronnie Irving told us that we were his 3rd choice in the BIS line up and gave Max a lovely write up

16 May 2010 was the saddest day in the history of Winuwuk Kennels when Marion died, aged 86. She had been well and independent enough to keep coming to shows until the end of April, celebrating Max's great day with us in the sunshine at WELKS. A full tribute to Mims and Ivor and their immense contribution to the Boxer world and to us personally appears as a separate page on this website

Birmingham National was a fantastic show for the whole team under judge Fearn Pynegar! Winuwuk Enzo Ferrari won Graduate, Winuwuk The Maverick won Post Graduate and both were in the final four for the CC when Enzo won his first RCC. In bitches we were delighted that Winuwuk Rumour Has It won her class, Best Puppy Bitch and was also in the last four for the CC which we won with Rebkai Tale of Love for Winuwuk who had won limit. This was her third and qualifying CC which makes her our 22nd UK Champion. She also went Best of Breed and then Group 3 under Terry Nethercott, making her our third different group placing Boxer in 2010 - a remarkable achievement! We are very proud of Ch Rebkai Tale of Love for Winuwuk who was the first tailed Boxer ever in the UK to win a big green card and who now carries her Champion title with pride.

At the Tyne, Wear & Tees Boxer Club Tale of Love won Limit bitch and was in the last few for the CC. Max won Open dog and the RCC

The day after WELKS, 26 April, was a very sad day for us at Winuwuk when Ch Winuwuk Lust in the Dust died of old age. He would have been 14 in August. One of the greatest Boxer sires of his generation, he has left an indelible mark on the breed. His UK progeny alone, including 11 Champions, have so far won 100 CCs and 75 RCCs. He was still the reigning British Boxer Club Sire of Merit at the time of his death, an honour he had held for the last six years. He was in the top 10 sires of all breeds both in 2005 and 2006 when he was also the Top Stud Dog in the Working Group. Sleep well Oz, we're going to miss you. His ashes now rest under a weeping cherry tree at Winuwuk Cottage.

WELKS was a great show for us. Max won his 40th CC, BOB and his 14th UK Group under Stevie Hall. We celebrated hard

At the Merseyside Boxer Club Enzo Ferrari won his dog class and Tale of Love won Open bitch and was in the last few for the CC>

At the Working Breeds of Wales we were pleased when Ch Lichdel Uncle Silas to Winuwuk won the Reserve CC

We had a great day at the Mancunian Boxer Club under dog judge Jeff Luscott and bitch judge Christine Ellingworth.  Winuwuk The Maverick won yearling dog; Winuwuk All About Eve won yearling Bitch and was in the last four for the CC but the star of the show was Ch Lichdel Uncle Silas to Winuwuk who won Open Dog, his 4th CC and Reserve Best in Show.  This was the 200th Winuwuk CC

The Essex and Eastern Counties Boxer Club at the end of March was a great show for us since Jeff Luscott awarded Rebkai Tale of Love for Winuwuk her second CC.  She also went Best in Show under referee Judy Alton.  We flew home!

At the Cotswold Boxer Club Open Show Winuwuk Enzo Ferrari was Best Dog and Reserve Best in Show under Yolanda Tonkin

Of course Max went to Crufts 2010 as the Number One Working Dog and the Runner-Up all breeds so all eyes were on him, especially as last year’s Group Winner at this famous show.  Against this background it is fair to say that (along with many spectators from Boxers and other breeds who took the time to speak to us afterwards) we were disappointed that he did not do better in the breed, but that’s dog showing.  It was interesting that the Number One dog all-breeds, Ruby the Wire Fox Terrier, didn’t win her breed either.  On the plus side, Winuwuk The Maverick won Yearling Dog and was in the last few for the CC.  In bitches Winuwuk Rock Chick got a third and Winuwuk All About Eve was second in very strong classes.

The Boxer Event was on 6 March this year and we had another lovely day.  Winuwuk All About Eve made it down to the last 4 bitches in Pup of the Year under Clare Coxall.  In the Dog of the Year we were thrilled when Max made breed history by being judged Dog of the Year for the third time under this year’s panel of Sigurd Wilberg, Edna Woods and Paola Watten.  The icing on the cake was when his kennel mate Uncle Silas was awarded 3rd best dog behind him.  We also collected Boxer Quarterly awards for Top Dog and Top Kennel.  At the British Boxer Club’s Boscars Awards dinner in the evening we collected the Champion of Champions trophy and the Top Dog trophy for Max and the Sire of Merit Trophy for Ozzie.  We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves into the early hours.  It was almost light by the time we got to bed!

Early in March we were extremely sad to lose Ch Winuwuk Storybook to a brain tumour which had been diagnosed early in the new year.  As well as being one of our house dogs Pepsi was extra special to us not only as a person and as a Champion but also as one of our best ever brood bitches being the British Boxer Club’s Dam of Merit one year.  She would only have been nine in June.

Up to the Scottish Boxer Club at the end of February where Winuwuk Enzo Ferrari won his class.  Leo, Barclay and Dilys all had seconds in strong classes

The Midland Boxer Club was our first show in February and here we were delighted to win Limit bitch with Rebkai Tale of Love for Winuwuk, making it down to the last few for the CC

 

At the Anglian Boxer Club Max won Open and The Maverick won Yearling under Dawn Pilling.  In bitches under Carol Moncur-Drysdale Winuwuk All About Eve won her class and was in the last four for the CC

At the South Wales Boxer Club Winuwuk Suited and Booted made his debut, going Best Puppy Dog

 

Manchester 2010 was a great show for us when Lichdel Uncle Silas to Winuwuk won his 3rd CC under Meg Purnell-Carpenter making him our 20th UK Boxer Champion.  He also went Best of Breed, going on to an excellent Group 4 under Jack Bispham.  Meg also gave us Yearling Dog with Winuwuk The Maverick and we qualified Winuwuk Rumour Has It first time out

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2009 has been a great show season for us and we ended the year as TOP BOXER, TOP WORKING DOG, RUNNER-UP ALL BREEDS and TOP KENNEL.  We now look forward to a short break before the 2010 shows start in earnest

 

A wonderful day for us at the 30th Anniversary Cotswold Boxer Club Championship show started when we won Puppy Dog with Sueolly Lap of Honour round Winuwuk. Max then won Open Dog and was awarded his 39th CC by judge Betty McDonald. This CC gave him the record as the TOP WINNING MALE of ALL TIME in the UK. Rounding off a great day he was also awarded BIS by referee Mary Foan.

 

At the South Wales BC Ch Show Max could not go since dog judge Andrew Brace had already given him a CC. However we were delighted when Uncle Silas won Open Dog (the first time he has had to go in this class due to his seven previous wins in Limit) and he was also in the last four for the CC. His daughter Rock Chick won Novice bitch under Jenny Whittaker and his son, Lap of Honour was 2nd in puppy dog. The BCC was won by Andsum Sky Blue Pink a daughter of Ch Winuwuk Lust in the Dust

 

On Saturday 31 October it was an honour to compete at the Eukanuba Champion Stakes finals along with another 23 top all-breed winners who had won through at the qualifying rounds over the previous 12 months. Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight is the first Boxer to qualify for this prestigious event twice. Last time, in 2007, he made it down to the last eight under Jean Lanning. This year the final had three judges (Sean Delmar, Zena Thorn-Andrews and Ken Sinclair) and we were delighted to be placed third overall.

 

Great news from New Zealand - at the Ladies Kennel Association 50th Jubilee Championship Show Ch Winuwuk Brief Encounter won his final and qualifying all breeds Best in Show to become a GRAND CHAMPION. He won Best in Group from Liz Cartledge and Best in Show from the American judge Patricia Cruz.

 

A wonderful day for Winuwuk at the Midland Counties today where Gill Davies was the judge. Max won his 38th CC, thus equalling the record for a Boxer male, then we were thrilled when his daughter Rebkai Tale of Love for Winuwuk won her first CC after several reserves. This was only the third time we have done 'the double' in our history. These were the 195th and 196th CCs for us.

 

We had a great day at the London & Home Counties Boxer Club. Judge Tony Curtin gave Uncle Silas 1st in Limit Dog and Lust at First Sight 1st in Open Dog. Both were then down to the last 4 for the CC which Max won, his 37th. He also went BIS on the joint decision of Tony and bitch judge Liz Cartledge.

 

At the South Wales Kennel Association Championship Show there are no Boxer CCs on offer but it was a great show for us. In the breed under Terry Munro we won Puppy Dog with Lap of Honour, Puppy Bitch with Rock Chick and Best of Breed with Max. Into the Group, Max delighted us by winning his 13th UK Group under Frank Wildman and he then went on to Reserve Best in Show under Ron James. Lap of Honour also won his Pup of the Year class under Gundog expert Patsy Hollings. We flew home!

 

At the Trent Boxer Club under Carol Schofield we won the Reserve CC with Max and Lap of Honour won another class - he really is having a very exciting start to his puppy career

 

At Driffield under Tony Watson we were very pleased to win Best Puppy Dog with Lap of Honour and delighted to win the CC & BOB with Max (his 36th, thus equalling his famous grand-mother Ch Roamaro Scotch Mist of Winuwuk). Max went on to win Group 2 under Jeff Horswell and in the Puppy Stakes Lap of Honour won the day's heat under Ernie Patterson

 

At the annual Irish weekend we were delighted to win a second CC and Best in Show with Lichdel Uncle Silas to Winuwuk under Johan Kieser from South Africa at the Irish Boxer Club on Saturday. We also won Minor Puppy Dog with our new puppy Sueolly Lap of Honour round Winuwuk. At Belfast on Sunday Max won the Reserve CC under Malcolm Gray so it was a successful trip all round

 

Darlington was a super show for us. Although there are no Boxer CCs on offer there was a nice entry and Sueolly Lap of Honour round Winuwuk won Best Puppy Dog and Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight went BOB under Maria Harding. Into the Group, we were delighted when Kari Wilberg gave Max his 12th win and then, returning on the final day, we went RBIS under Peter Bailey. It was another fabulous occasion for the Winuwuks!

 

At Richmond we were pleased to do the mini-double by winning both RCCs with father and daughter, Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight and Rebkai Tale of Love for Winuwuk

 

At SKC Max couldn't go since judge Yvonne Miller had already given him a CC however his kennel mates did well. Lichdel Uncle Silas to Winuwuk won Limit Dog and was in the last three for the CC and his daughter Winuwuk Rock Chick was Best Puppy Bitch

 

CC number 35 for Max at Bournemouth with Best of Breed under Barbara Morison and Group 4 under Dave Killilea. In addition, Rock Chick was second in a lovely puppy class and All About Eve won her Novice class.

 

At Paignton, Max won his 34th CC and Best of Breed under Feffie Somerfield and he then went on to win his 11th Group under Clare Coxall. By any measure, this now makes Max the most successful Boxer ever in Group competition. Topping off a super show for us Winuwuk An Absolute Scandal at Beeann was the overall winner of the male PetPlan Junior Stakes under Terry Nethercott, qualifying him for the grand final in October.

 

At the British Boxer Club Max was awarded the prestigious annual trophies for Champion of Champions and Top Boxer while his father Ch Winuwuk Lust in the Dust retained the Sire of Merit Trophy for the 5th year. In the breed classes (which Max wasn't allowed to compete in since the judge had already given him a CC) Lichdel Uncle Silas to Winuwuk won Limit dog and was in the last 4 for the CC under Helen Banks and Rebkai Tale of Love for Winuwuk won Post Graduate bitch and was in the last 4 as well under Eddie Banks. Winuwuk All About Eve won her Junior class and Winuwuk Rock Chick was second to another Uncle Silas daughter in a lovely puppy class

 

It was a day for the girls at Leeds where both Winuwuk All About Eve and Rebkai Tale of Love for Winuwuk won their classes. Tale of Love was also in the last 4 for the CC

 

It was yet another very special day for Winuwuk at the National Working & Pastoral Breeds. In the breed ring we were very pleased to win Post-Grad bitch with Rebkai Tale of Love for Winuwuk and also the CC & BOB with Max (his 33rd) under Karl-Erik Johansson from Sweden. It was then a massive thrill to win not only the Working Group but also BIS under Eleni Happenemi from Finland. This was Max's 10th UK Group win and his wins today also meant that he regained his position as #1 dog all-breeds in the UK, a position he also held at the time of the first count-up in April.

 

At East of England Max won his 32nd CC and BOB under Peter Bailey, an all-rounder awarding CCs in Boxers for the first time. Max then went on to win Group 2 under Peter Radley. He had never won a G2 before so that now gives him the complete set of placings to go with his many wins. We also won breed classes with Winuwuk An Absolute Scandal at Beeann (Novice dog) and Winuwuk All About Eve (Junior bitch). We were also best breeders in breed and then when we went 2nd in the Group competition we completed the 20 points we needed to qualify for the grand final at Crufts 2010. We were very pleased to have reached this milestone in just six shows. Completing a successful day Winuwuk Up Close n Personal won us £60 in the all-breed Post Graduate stakes classes.

 

Hot on the heels of his great win at Blackpool Max was once again in the winners' enclosure at Windsor taking his 31st CC and BOB from Linda Carnaby before going on to win the Group under top Portuguese all-rounder Carla Molinari. This was his 9th Group win in the UK which is a clear record for a Boxer since Group competition started 40 years ago. In addition to Max's win we were delighted to win Best Breeder in Breed with Team Winuwuk, then going on to Best Breeder in Group under Jeff Luscott. This was our third Group win in this competition.

 

Blackpool 2009 is a show that will go down in the Winuwuk history books.  In the breed ring under Isobel Edison we were pleased to win Mid Limit with Uncle Silas and delighted to win the a 30th CC and BOB with Lust at First Sight.  Isobel had a large entry so we only just made the Group in time, making Andrew Brace's final cut and then being placed first.  This was Max's 8th UK Group win.  After some quick photographs it was back in for the BIS competition which was being judged by Robin Searle and which included some lovely dogs, including the all-time record-breaking Hungarian Viszla.  We had some fabulous support from our friends around the ring who cheered us on and who went mad when Max was selected by Robin as his BIS winner from the 10,000 entries at the show.  By winning this, Max entered a very exclusive club - in the 80+ year history of the breed in the UK only 16 different Boxers have ever secured an all-breed BIS and it has long been our ambition to win one.  His grandmother Ch Roamaro Scotch Mist of Winuwuk won a RBIS back in the 90s and Max has two RBIS himself, but until Blackpool 2009 a BIS had never come our way.  We are thrilled to bits!!  To conclude, it is interesting to remember that Blackpool was the scene of our first ever Group win when Max's great-grand-father Ch Wrencliff Flying Scotchman of Winuwuk won under Violet Yates in the 1980s after he had won his first CC from Bobbie Singleton. 

 

Anne-Marie Maeland gave us a day to remember at Southern Counties where she had the topentry of the whole show at 233. Max won Open Dog, the CC and BOB while Uncle Silas won Limit Dog. This was Max's 29th CC

 

On the last weekend of May we made the long journey to Dublin to compete at the prestigious FCI European Winners Show. It was quite an experience! We were delighted to win the CACIB, Green Star and Best of Breed with Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight under Ann Ingram. In doing this, Max also picked up his Irish Champion's title and the title of European Winner 2009. So he is now properly known as Ch/Ir Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight EW'09!! Having won the breed he obviously had to compete in the Group under Michael McCarthy. The Working Group under FCI rules is absolutely enormous and we were delighted that from the 48 competing breeds Mr McCarthy chose Max as his winner. The atmosphere was electric and we were mobbed by photographers and fans. It was like being a film star for a day. This great win meant that we had to stay in Ireland for an extra day to compete for BIS and although we did not win Max put on a great show. We thoroughly enjoyed our Irish adventure although we did not get back home until 4.30am on Tuesday morning!

 

At Bath there are no CCs on offer for Boxers so we didn't go, but we did attend with the Bulldog Shiloh Miss Muffet of Winuwuk who won a lovely third in a big Limit Class beating several CC winners under Dave Killilea. She did the same at the Birmningham Bulldog Club under Sue Garside a few weeks later.

 

At SKC Tale of Love won her 9th Yearling class and Winuwuk An Absolute Scandal at Beeann won the day's heat of the PetPlan Junior Stakes under Gundog expert John Thirlwell

 

Birmingham National was not our best day in the breed ring though Tale of Love did win her 8th Yearling Class which was nice. However, we had a very exciting time with Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight in the Champion Stakes under Jack Bispham. We won the day's heat and then returned on the final day to go best overall, thus qualifying for the UK Grand Final on 31 October. The winner of that final gets invited on an all-expenses paid trip to the famous Eukanuba Invitational in Long Beach USA at the end of the year. This is the second time that Max has qualified for the prestigious Champion Stakes - the first time a Boxer has ever qualified more than once.

 

At the Tyne Wear and Tees Boxer Club Tale of Love won Yearling and was in the last four for the CC under Sue Drinkwater.  The Maverick won Puppy Dog under Denise Mastaglio.

 

WELKS 2009.  Where do we start? This was another very exciting show for us!  Martin Wyles was judging the breed and Winuwuk The Maverick got the day off to a good start when he won Puppy Dog followed by Uncle Silas who then won Limit.  Max won a lovely Open Class, going on to win the CC (his 28th) and Best of Breed. In bitches All About Eve was second in Puppy and Tale of Love won Yearling and the Reserve CC from a very nice bitch line up.  At the end of breed judging we then won the Breeders' Class with Team Winuwuk (this week's team being Max, An Absolute Scandal, All About Eve and The Maverick).  It was then into the Group under Dr Monica Boggia-Black and Max was placed 1st.  This was his seventh Working Group win which is a record for the Boxer. Not content with this, we competed in the Working Group Breeders' Competition under Albert Wight and we were placed first for the second week running.  So - 4 firsts, a CC, a RCC, Best of Breed and two Groups all on one day!  Needless to say, we flew home.  The line-up for Best in Show the following day under Liz Cartledge was full of quality and was eventually won by a Lakeland and a Dalmatian, both of whom are multi-BIS winners.  Max put on a great show, really looked the part and attracted a lot of nice ringside comments.

 

The day after Builth Wells it was up to Liverpool for the Merseyside Boxer Club. Under bitch judge Paul Harding it was a 4th successive class win for Winuwuk All About Eve and another win for Tale of Love. In dogs we were delighted when Winuwuk Enzo Ferrari won Puppy Dog and ended up as Best Puppy in Show. To finish off another good day for the kennel we won the Best Breeder in Breed award for the second day running.

 

CC number 27 for Max at Working and Pastoral Breeds Association of Wales under Terry Donovan and also Group 3 from John McManus. Not content with this we also won Puppy Dog with An Absolute Scandal (in partnership with Ann Bee), 1st in Post Grad Dog with Up Close n Personal and 1st in Puppy Bitch with Winuwuk All About Eve. In addition, at our first attempt, we won Best Breeder in Breed and Best Breeder in Group with our team of four class winners. We were delighted with our day!!

 

We were very late home from the Northern so we didn't make the British Boxer Club Open Show the following day but we were very pleased for Christine Breakspear when she won Best in Special Puppy Event with her Winuwuk Such a Scandal for Porth.

 

The Northern Boxer Club had a great entry of well over 300 and we had a super day under both judges. Marlien Heystek from South Africa awarded Lichdel Uncle Silas to Winuwuk 1st out of 26 in Limit Dog and then the Reserve CC. In bitches Karina Le Mare gave Tale of Love 1st in Yearling Bitch and we were delighted when Winuwuk All About Eve won her Puppy Class for the second week running. She then went on to win Best Puppy Bitch and, with the agreement of both judges, Best Puppy in Show. This was great considering that nearly 80 pups were entered on the day. To end a super day we were pleased when Sam Cant's Bartlans Eva Green to Mananin (sired by Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight) won her 1st CC and Best in Show.

 

It was another great show for us up at the Mancunian Boxer Club on 5 April under dog judge all-rounder Karina Le Mare and bitch judge John Cormack.  We took four dogs and got four firsts!  Winuwuk All About Eve won Puppy Bitch, Winuwuk Up Close n Personal won Post Graduate Dog, Rebkai Tale of Love for Winuwuk won Yearling Bitch and Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight won Open Dog.  In addition, Tale of Love was in the last four for the Bitch CC once again and Lust at First Sight won the CC and BIS from an entry of 273.  This was Max's 26th CC.  At this show we were also pleased when one of Uncle Silas' first puppies in the ring Walkon Atomic Rooster went Best Puppy Bitch for Walker and Yvonne Miller.

 

We had a nice day at the Essex & Eastern Counties Boxer Club Championship Show. We were not able to take Max since dog judge Sue Drinkwater had already given him a CC, but the youngsters did well with The Maverick taking a second in Puppy and An Absolute Scandal (now owned in partnership with Ann Bee) won Novice. Under bitch judge Carol Schofield we were delighted when Tale of Love won Yearling and then her second Reserve CC. In addition, All About Eve was third in a nice puppy class.

 

Up to the Scottish Boxer Club the week after Crufts and it was CC number 25 for Max from Sandra Parle and BIS with the agreement of co-judge Pedro Bispo. Uncle Silas also won Mid-Limit and was judged Best Headed dog meanwhile the puppies Enzo Ferrari and An Absolute Scandal won 3rd and 2nd respectively.

 

CRUFTS! Every dog breeders' dream is to do well at this most important show. Over the years we've had good days and not such good days at Crufts, but 2009 was something special. We were delighted when we won Junior Bitch and were in the last 4 for the CC under Jenny Townshend with Rebkai Tale of Love for Winuwuk but we were absolutely thrilled when her sire Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight won Open Dog and his 24th CC from Rita Williams. He was then awarded Best of Breed jointly and without hesitation from both judges. We have won a couple of Bitch CCs and several RCCs at Crufts over the years but this was our first Best of Breed and it felt very good, but the day was not yet over. We were escorted down to the main arena to assemble with the other Best of Breeds ready for the Working Group which was to be judged by Robin Searle. Being the last day of the show the arena was packed and buzzing. Max performed exceptionally in the Group and when Robin awarded him FIRST PLACE the crowd erupted. This was the first time ever that a male Boxer had won the Working Group at Crufts. It meant that Max had beaten 270 Boxers in the breed and 3,000 in the Group, making it down to the final seven out of 22,000 for Best in Show. Many commentators have since written in the dog papers that this year's BIS line up was the strongest ever with at least five Top Dogs All Breeds from the UK and around the world for judge Peter Green to assess. We may not have won the top award of BIS but Max performed as well as we could possibly have hoped for and he did the breed proud. Crufts 2009 is a show that we will NEVER forget and we have been overwhelmed by the cards, e/mails, presents and good wishes from the UK and around the world. We will shortly have a separate page on this site to celebrate our special day at Crufts with all the photos and all the action.

 

At the Boxer Event on 28 February we had a wonderful time. Max was National Dog of the Year for the 2nd time and this was his 3rd time in succession as Top Male. Then at the Boxer Quarterly Annual Awards we won Top Boxer, Top Sire and Top Kennel. Finally, at the Boscars, Marion won for Services to the Breed, Lust in the Dust was Sire of Merit, we were joint Top Kennel, Julie won Best Adult Handler and the Cotswold Boxer Club where we are all on the Committee won Favourite Show. It was a wonderful occasion for us all.

 

At the Midland Championship Show we had a lovely time in the dog ring under Marian Grainger taking good seconds with both Enzo Ferrari and Uncle Silas and then winning Open Dog and the CC with Max.  The German bitch judge then agreed that Max should go Best in Show.  This takes his total to 23 CCs and 19 BOB.

 

The Cotswold had the famous American handlers Diego Garcia and his wife Evelyn judging their Open Show and we were delighted that Diego made Winuwuk Up Close n Personal his Best in Show.

At the Anglian it was nice to qualify three puppies for Crufts all on one day - the littermates Winuwuk All About Eve and Winuwuk The Maverick and also Winuwuk An Absolute Scandal. The Maverick won his class.

At the South Wales BC we were pleased to win Best Puppy in Show with Winuwuk Enzo Ferrari

On Sunday 18 January at the South Western Boxer Club Winuwuk An Absolute Scandal was Best Dog Puppy, Best Puppy in Show and Best Headed Dog. Making her debut our Crom x Ch Storybook bitch pup, Winuwuk Libro di Storia was Best Bitch Puppy, Best Headed Bitch and Best Head in Show

 

In Our Dogs on 16 January it was confirmed that we were the TOP BREEDERS 2008. This means that in 2008 we had been Top Boxer, Top Kennel, Top Stud Dog and Top Breeders all in the same year - a wonderful achievement.

 

We started off 2009 just like we had finished 2008, by winning a CC! Max won the CC & BOB at Manchester under Ann Wildman and went on to an excellent Group 3 under Ben Reynolds-Frost.

2008 News.........

It was great to finish the year as we started it, by winning another CC with Lust at First Sight. LKA 2008 was a special day for our kennel - in 1958 Marion and Ivor won their very first CC & BOB at LKA with Panfield Elegant. Now, 50 years and 166 Boxer CCs later, we were celebrating with another CC & BOB. This was Max's 21st CC won under the replacement judge Derek Smith who was deputising because scheduled judge Albert Wight had injured his back. It was also really pleasing that Max's son Bartlans Badger Wood won the Reserve CC to him on the day. With 13 CCs this year alone, plus 3 Groups and 2 Reserve Best in Shows, Max is the 2008 Top Boxer by a big margin. Winuwuk are the Top Kennel and Ch Winuwuk Lust in the Dust is the Top Sire.

We took our new pups to the British Boxer Club Open Show and Special Puppy Event at the end of November. Under Nadia Maddocks in the Special Puppy Event the Uncle Silas/Scandalous son Winuwuk An Absolute Scandal won Best Puppy Dog. In the Open Show under Debbie Huggins the Crom/Storybook son Winuwuk Enzo Ferrari won Best Puppy Dog. We were delighted with them.

At the South Wales Boxer Club Up Close n Personal returned to the ring after a short break and won a super
Post Grad Class under Val Pack-Davison.

We really are having a very exciting end to the year - on Saturday 8 November at the South Western Boxer Club Max won his 20th CC. This was his 4th CC in four shows and his 12th this year. The dog judge was Frank Kane and Max also went Best in Show on referee Chris Cray's decision. We also brought out a couple of new puppies and we were delighted with the way they performed Winuwuk Notes On A Scandal (by Uncle Silas ex Scandalous) was 3rd in her Minor Puppy Class, qualifying for Crufts, and Winuwuk The Maverick (by Designer Game ex Chick Flick) was 4th in Minor Puppy Dog - both puppy classes had entries of well over 20.

Working & Pastoral Breeds Association of Scotland made it three in a row for Max when Keith Jump awarded Max his 19th CC and Best of Breed. We were then thrilled when Max went on to win the Working Group under Brenda Banbury - his fifth Group win and his third this year.

Another great day at Midland Counties with an 18th CC for Max together with Best of Breed. We also won two very strong classes with our youngsters - Uncle Silas winning Yearling Dog and Tale of Love winning Junior Bitch. At the end of the day Max was down to the last six in the Group.

On 4 October it was CC number 17 for Max at the Trent Boxer Club under Lesley Wearing. We were also very pleased that his daughter, Winuwuk Dress to Impress, also won the biggest class of the day, Post Graduate, under the bitch judge Antonio Palacin from Spain. On the same day, 12,000 miles away, his big winning son in New Zealand Ch Winuwuk Brief Encounter won Best of Breed and the Group for owners Jillian Plant and Colin Bradley.

Driffield was a super show for us - we took 5 Boxers and won four firsts and a second as well as the CC & BOB.  Our class winners were Uncle Silas (Yearling); Up Close n Personal (Post Grad); Tale of Love (Junior) and Dress to Impress (Post Grad).  Max was 2nd in Open however our star today was Uncle Silas who won the CC & BOB.  Many thanks to judge Amanda Jinks.  We were delighted!

Since Boxers lost their CCs at Darlington 16 years ago we've not been to this show, but we returned this year to show our Bulldog, Doris, under breed specialist Frank Wildman. We were delighted when Frank awarded her a very hot Junior class and thrilled when he later gave her the CC.

Richmond was another historic day for our kennel. In the breed ring on Saturday under Jean Watson we were pleased to win Yearling Dog with Uncle Silas and to handle Ann Bee's Magic Spel to 1st place in Limit. We then won our third dog class of the day when Max won Open and he went on to be awarded his 16th CC & BOB by Jean. This was also the 160th CC for a Winuwuk Boxer.

Into the Group under Clare Coxall, Max put on a fantastic show and was placed 1st! This was lovely because Clare had awarded his grandmother, Scotch Mist, her first Group 13 years ago.  Clare is one of our top UK dog people and someone who we have long admired - she won BIS at Crufts in the early days with an Apricot Toy Poodle, she bred the fabulous Crufts BIS winning Standard Poodle Ch Montravia Tommy Gun in the 1980s and she judged BIS at Crufts this year. Winning under Clare was a real thrill!

This obviously meant that we had to return to the showground on Sunday for BIS and we also brought our Bulldog, Miss Muffet, to show under  Shirley Seef from South Africa. Doris was second in a very strong Junior Class which was a good start to the day.

As the Best in Show competitors assembled at the end of the day it was obvious that it was a strong line up including the all-time record holder for BIS wins, the Australian imported Hungarian Viszla; a multi BIS winning Maltese and Wire Fox Terrier and the record breaking PBGV. Zena Thorn Andrews was the judge - another lady with a fantastic record as a breeder, being the first person to breed 100 UK Champions with her famous Drakesleat strain of Min Wire Dachshunds and Irish Wolfhounds.

We were delighted when Zena awarded Max Reserve BIS behind the record setting Viszla. Two Groups and two Reserve Best in Show wins in 8 days is an achievement that we are incredibly proud of.

City of Birmingham was a fantastic show for us! It was exciting when David Spencer awarded Lust at First Sight his 15th CC & BOB, but that was only the start. Kari Wilberg then awarded him his third Group 1 placing. Returning on the Sunday for Best in Show we were thrilled when Frank Kane made him Reserve BIS from 10,000 entries, only beaten by the UK's current Top Dog, the Standard Poodle Ch Afterglow The Big Tease. It reminded us of LKA in 1995 when his grandmother, Ch Roamaro Scotch Mist of Winuwuk had done the same.

We had a great day at Bournemouth - Winuwuk Illustrious (Dallas) won his first puppy class, Uncle Silas won a great Yearling class and Max won Open Dog and his 14th CC.  Needless to say, we were delighted.

Leeds sees the end of the calendar year that the British Boxer Club uses to calculate its annual 'Boscar' award winners. Ch Winuwuk Lust in the Dust is the Sire of Merit once again and thanks to the fact that we had 5 different Boxers winning CCs or RCCs in the year we also won Top Kennel, jointly with Susancar.

At Leeds under Doreen Greaves we were pleased when Max won Open dog and was in the last few for the CC. His daughter, Tale of Love, won Junior and Dress to Impress and Uncle Silas both got good seconds.

The week after it was confirmed in Dog World that Max was Top Boxer at the halfway stage in 2008 we see in the 18 July edition of Dog World that his sire, Lust in the Dust is Top Stud Dog yet again at the halfway stage in 2008.

On 17 July we had a lovely day at East of England. Max won Open dog, the Dog CC and Best of Breed under Sandra Carter who had the top entry in the Working Group. He then went on to win Group 4 under Ferelith Somerfield. You can see pictures of the day in our Photo Album. This takes Max's total to 13 CCs, 12 RCCs, 11 BOB; 2x Group 1; 1x Group 3 and 1x Group 4

It was good to see in the 11 July edition of Dog World that Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight is the Top Boxer at the half year.

At National Working Breeds under Stuart Mallard we won three dog classes with Uncle Silas (Junior); Up Close n Personal (Graduate) and Lust at First Sight (Open). Max also got the Reserve CC.

In the mud at South Wales Kennel Association under Steve Hare, Max won Best of Breed and was the the last few of Jack Bispham's strong Working Group.

At Windsor we were delighted when Up Close n Personal won Graduate dog and his first Reserve CC under Brenda Groves.

Up to Scotland and Border Union a few days later we were thrilled to win Junior and also make it into the last few for the CC not only with Uncle Silas but also with Tale of Love. Thanks to judge Ruth Perrett. It was also exciting for Max to win 2nd place (to the eventual overall winner) in an excellent Champion Stakes class under Terrier expert Judy Averis.

We gave Southern Counties a miss so were next out at Three Counties where Uncle Silas won Junior and Max excelled - winning his 12th CC & BOB from Lyn Mair and Group 3 under Jeff Luscott

We went back to SKC on the Sunday with our lovely Bulldog Shiloh Miss Muffet of Winuwuk and were thrilled to win Junior Bitch and then the Reserve CC! Doris has been doing well in her Junior classes so far this year with good places at both WELKS and Birmingham, following her excellent 2nd at Crufts, but this was a particularly special moment for us.

At SKC under Chris Cray we won Yearling and were in the last 4 for the CC with Up Close n Personal and Tale of Love won her class and Best Puppy Bitch yet again!

We had to miss Tyne Wear and Tees with puppies born, but we were out again at Birmingham National under Marian Spavin who awarded Max the Reserve CC and Tale of Love won another class and took Best Puppy Bitch again.

At WELKS under Walker Miller we were in the last few for the CC with Unlce Silas and Tale of Love won another class and was Best Puppy Bitch. We also won the class with Magic Spel

On 19 April we were up to Builth Wells for the Working & Pastoral Breeds of Wales under Jeff Luscott.  Jeff had given Max his 5th CC in 2006 so he obviously couldn’t go, but we had a great day with his progeny.  Frank was second in a strong Junior class, Leo was second to the Reserve CC winner and Julie handled Ann Bee’s Magic Spel to 1st in Limit.  However our real excitement came in the bitches when Dilys won another class and went on to win Best Puppy and the Reserve CC.  At the end of a long day she was also down to the last few in the Puppy Group under Christina Chapman.

At the Northern Boxer Club Ann Ingram gave us a great day in the dog ring.  Max and Leo won their classes and were both shortlisted for the CC which Max won, also winning Reserve Best in Show.  In bitches we were very pleased that Dilys won her class and was Best Puppy Bitch again, this time under Julie Cook.

At the Mancunian Boxer Club we won all of our classes!  Under Debbie Theaker, Max won Open Dog and was in the last few for the CC, Frank won Junior and Leo won Novice.  Under Barbara Murray in the bitch ring we were delighted when Dilys won Best Puppy Bitch and was in the last 3 for the CC!

At the Essex and Eastern Counties Boxer Club Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight put on a great show. He won a strong Open Dog class and the CC under Rita Tucker and then Best in Show on the joint decision of the bitch judge Sagra Tonkin. He now has 10 CCs, 9 BOBs and 10 RCCs.

At the Scottish Boxer Club it was great when judge Claire Kay gave our Uncle Silas a great class win and then had him in her final 4 for the CC. On the same day the Lust in the Dust daughter Killeaton Gratitude made a rare visit across the Irish Sea and won her 2nd CC (and BIS) from Australian judge Mark Johnston.

At Crufts the following week we had a great couple of days. On Thursday we were delighted when we were placed 2nd in a huge Bulldog Minor Puppy Bitch class with Miss Muffet. Then on Saturday we had a good day with the Boxers: Ch Winuwuk The Mistress made a reappearance in Veteran Bitch which she won; Up Close and Personal won Junior Dog and was in the last 4 for the CC; Lust at First Sight won Open Dog and the Reserve CC; Uncle Silas was 2nd in Puppy, Tale of Love was 3rd in a lovely Puppy bitch class and Dress to Impress was 3rd in a large Graduate class.

At the Boxer Event we were thrilled when Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight was voted Top Boxer Male under Linda Carnaby, Sue Drinkwater and Virginia Shames from the USA. In addition, Lichdel Uncle Silas to Winuwuk was 3rd in the Puppy Dog competition which was eventually won overall by another Lust in the Dust daughter Andsum Sky Blue Pink. On the same day Lust in the Dust himself made a lap of honour in the ring to collect his Boxer Quarterly Top Sire award from Di Johnson. Later in the day we were pleased to collect his British Boxer Club Sire of Merit Boscar and the Dam of Merit award on behalf of Ch Winuwuk Storybook. It was a busy day, but a great day for the Winuwuks.

We had to miss the Anglian at the end of January since, on the same day, we were competing at the grand finals of the prestigious Pedigree Champion Stakes. We were thrilled when Max was shortlisted down to the last 8 under Jean Lanning. To give you some idea of the depth of quality, the other 7 were all-breed Best in Show winners. It was a great day and a great achievement.

At Manchester we were delighted to win the CC under Jean Grandfield with Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight, his 9th. We also won Minor Puppy Bitch with his daughter Rebkai Tale of Love to Winuwuk. It was also great to win second in a massive all-breeds puppy stakes class under Meg Purnell-Carpenter with Lichdel Uncle Silas to Winuwuk.

We had the official notification early in the New Year that "Lucas", more properly known as N.Z. Ch Winuwuk Brief Encounter won the "Showdogs Points Score" N.Z. PUPPY OF THE YEAR 2007 and N.Z. BEST NEW TALENT 2007.

What a fabulous year this young fellow had in the show ring in 2007 with 14 C.Cs and multiple All Breeds wins including a Best in Show.


2007 News........
 

At LKA it was lovely to qualify Tale of Love for Crufts and we were absolutely delighted to qualify our Bulldog baby Shiloh Miss Muffett at Winuwuk on the same day. We're going to be having a busy Crufts!

At the Cotswold Boxer Club in December, which had the biggest breed entry of the year, we were delighted when Frank won Maiden Dog and we were thrilled with the performance of our new tailed baby Rebkai Tale of Love at Winuwuk.

Up in Scotland for Working Breeds we won a class with Ann Bee's Magic Spell. We then missed a show or two as we were on holiday.

At the London & Home Counties we had a really good day - We won Open Dog and the Reserve CC with Lust at First Sight, Veteran Dog with Ch. Belvern Demetrius.  We also won Graduate Dog, and were in the last 3 for the CC with Norwatch Sunhawk Magic Spell at Beeann who Julie was handling for Ann Bee.

The Irish Weekend has been a very lucky couple of shows for us over the years and 2007 was no exception!

On Saturday at the Irish Boxer Club Frank was Best Puppy Dog then Winuwuk Storybook won Open Bitch and was awarded her third and crowning CC by Lesley Wearing.  We were ecstatic!  She looked beautiful and got a wonderful cheer from the ringside.  If you were seeing her for the first time you would never have believed that she was six years old and had had three litters. 

At Belfast the following day Frank was Best Puppy under Frank Wildman and then went on to Puppy Group 2 under the famous handler Geoff Corish.  This was almost emulating his dad, Lust at First Sight, who had been PG 1 and Reserve Best Puppy in Show two years previously.  In the breed, Dress to Impress also won Junior Bitch.

At Driffield we were delighted when Frank won his Puppy Class under Margaret Wildman.  We were then even more pleased when Dress to Impress won Junior Bitch and her first Reserve CC

At City of Birmingham we really enjoyed watching the Swedish All-Rounder Moa Persson judge her large entry.  Up Close n Personal was 2nd in Puppy and Dress to Impress was 2nd in Junior which was one of the biggest classes of the day.

Up to Scotland for SKC under Jenny Townshend, Max won Open Dog and was in the last 4 for the CC

At the Welsh, on a day of unrelenting rain at Builth Wells, Maurice Webb gave Winuwuk Rippin Yarn a good class win, Up Close n Personal was second in his first Puppy class and Dress to Impress won her class.

At Bournemouth Dress to Impress won her class under Jean O’Connor

Tim was judging at the British but it was a thrilling day for us since this show also sees the presentation of the Club’s prestigious Annual Awards.  Ch Winuwuk Lust in the Dust was Sire of Merit for the third year running and Winuwuk Storybook was Dam of Merit.  A Winuwuk Boxer has now been either Sire or Dam of Merit every year for the last decade.  Storybook is the 4th different Winuwuk bitch to be awarded Dam of Merit (following Winuwuk Kissing Cousin at Simoor, Ch Roamaro Scotch Mist of Winuwuk and Ch Winuwuk Hazy Daze at Roamaro)

At East of England under Martin Wyles it was a day of seconds for us – Frank was second in Minor Puppy, Dress to Impress was second in Junior and Pepsi was second in Open.  However, our real excitement came in the all-breed ring when Max won the day’s heat of the prestigious Pedigree Champion Stakes under Bob Gregory.  Then, later in the day, he was declared the overall winner, thus qualifying for the glittering January finals! We were over the moon – this is the first time a Boxer has qualified for 14 years. 

At National Working Breeds Frank was the overall Runner Up in the Pro-Plan Dog World Puppy Stakes under Ferelith Somerfield.  His grandfather Lust in the Dust did exactly the same thing 10 years ago under Liz Cartledge, so we hope it’s an omen!  In the breed ring under Christine Ellingworth, Max won Open Dog and the Reserve CC and Dress to Impress won her class as well.  It had been a good day for us.

Paignton saw all rounder Stevie Hall in charge.  Up Close n Personal won a lovely Minor Puppy class and was Best Puppy dog.  Max won Open Dog and the Reserve CC.  Ripping Yarn was well placed in the Pet Plan Junior Stakes under Jeff Luscott. 

South Wales no longer has Boxer CCs but we were still pleased to be BOB with Lust at First Sight under Yolanda Tonkin.  Frank won his class as well.  Later in the day Max was shortlisted in Clare Coxall’s Working Group.

Windsor was a great show for us.  Frank was second in a strong Minor Puppy class, his dad Max won the CC, BOB and was shortlisted in the Group, and Max’s mum Storybook won Open Bitch and was in the last 4 for the CC.  In addition, Dress to Impress won the day’s heat of the Pet Plan Junior Stakes under Derek Smith and so she had to go back on the last day of the show when she was runner-up overall – a really great achievement as she is only just into the Junior classes.

Up to Scotland again for Border Union we really were piling on the miles.  We were pleased to be taking Up Close n Personal, better known as Frank, to his first show and we were even more pleased when he won his Minor Puppy Class under Carol Chippendale.  His dad, Lust at First Sight then won Open Dog and the Reserve CC to top off a lovely day.

At Southern Counties under Kari Jarvinen Dress to Impress was second in a really strong puppy class, getting a lovely critique from the judge.

Up to Scotland in May we were pleased to win Open Dog and the Reserve CC from Paul Harding who was giving Boxer CCs for the first time.

Birmingham National 2007 was a great day for us and one that will live in our memories for years to come. The judge was Yvonne Miller of the famous Walkon Boxers. The day started well when Rippin Yarn got a good second in Puppy Dog. Max then won Open Dog and went on to win the CC from a strong line up. Dress to Impress placed in puppy and then secured a very good second in the big all-breed Puppy Stakes under well known exhibitor of many breeds, Liz Dunhill. Rippin Yarn also placed in the stakes under Liz. Back to the breed, we took Storybook into Open Bitch where she was placed 1st. She then challenged for the Bitch CC which she won! This was her second and 'doing the double' with her son made it a thrilling day. You have to go all the way back to the South Western Boxer Club in 1981 to find the last Winuwuk double when Ch Kinbra Uncle Sam of Winuwuk won the dog CC under Hansi Hoehne and Ch Winuwuk Good Golly won the bitch CC under Bobby James. Our 2007 Birmingham wins also took us to an important milestone - Max's dog CC was number 149 and Pepsi's bitch CC was number 150 for Winuwuk. We send our sincere thanks to Yvonne Miller for making it a day to remember.

At Tyne Wear and Tees, Dress to Impress was second (to a Lust in the Dust daughter) in a good Puppy Class under Bruce Cattanach

At WELKS under Veronica Feaver Max won Open Dog and the Reserve CC from a really strong entry. He also got a good third behind a couple of all-breed Best in Show winners in the Champion Stakes under Simon Parsons. His daughter, Dress to Impress, was third in a lovely Puppy class later in the day and Scandalous won a lovely Graduate class.

We were delighted to hear on our return from the Northern that Winuwuk Fire n Ice at Rayfos had won the Reserve CC at the National Terrier show on the same day as we were out with the Boxers.

We had a great trip up to the Northern Boxer Club the week later when Max won Open Dog, the Reserve CC and Reserve Best in Show and his mother, Storybook, won Open Bitch and also won the Reserve CC making it a Winuwuk mini-double.

At the Mancunian Boxer Club our young bitch puppy Winuwuk Dress to Impress won her class and Max was closely considered for the Reserve CC having gone second in a strong Open Class.

At Crufts in March Max was second in a fabulous Open Class and his mother Storybook won Open Bitch, beating many big winning Champions.

In March we hit the stars at the annual Boxer Event when Max was declared National Dog of the Year under judges Feffie Somerfield, Tony Watson and Norma Brook.  The winner of this prestigious annual award receives the Ivor Ward-Davies Memorial Trophy so it was a very emotional day for us.  It was the third time that we had won this award – Scotch Mist won it in 1996 and Celebration won it two years later in 1998.  Interestingly, both of these lovely Boxers feature heavily in Max’s pedigree.  Later in the day we were also rewarded with the Top Sire, Sire of Merit and Top Male awards.  We had a lovely evening!

At the first show of 2007, Manchester, Max won Open Dog and the Reserve CC and his new daughter, our Winuwuk Dress to Impress won her class and Best Puppy Bitch.  Completing a good day for us one of Lust in the Dust’s daughters, Lucy Barrett’s Waynflete Cherry Hinton, won her first Reserve CC.

We went to Worcester and Malvern Open Show just after the New Year and were so pleased to win Best Puppy, Best of Breed, Best Puppy in Group, Best in Group, Best Puppy in Show and Best in Show with our new youngster Winuwuk Rippin’ Yarn.  What made this extra special was the fact that the judges were two of the UK’s most successful exhibitors – Nancy Evans of the Amazon Dobermanns and Ken Sinclair of the Araki Tibetan Terriers

2006 News.........

In addition to our Boxer success, 2006 was also a great year for us in Lakeland Terriers.  Our Sonorra Russian Roulette at Winuwuk was Top Dam and we were Top Breeders thanks to the Top Dog Ch Firecracker at Rayfos and his CC winning litter sister Winuwuk Fire n Ice at Rayfos."

As the year drew to a close we were thrilled that Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight was Top Male 2006, his dam, Winuwuk Storybook was runner up Top Dam and his sire, Ch Winuwuk Lust in the Dust was Top Sire yet again.  What was even more exciting was the fact that he was also Top Sire in the Whole Working Group and #8 All Breeds

The next show was the London and Home Counties Boxer Club where Andrew Brace and Ann Ingram had a lovely entry.  We were delighted to win Yearling Dog with Max and the go through to the Dog CC and Best in Show.

Just two days later (and exhausted!) it was up to Driffield where Jeff Luscott was awarding Boxer CC's for the first time.  Max won yearling and his 5th CC and BOB.  Into the strong group where we were delighted when he was shortlisted down to the final few by Tegwyn Jones.

Over to Ireland in September for the usual weekend of shows.  Julie was judging at the Irish Boxer Club, but at Belfast the following day we took Lust at First Sight and his mother Storybook.  Max was in Open Dog for the first time, which he won, going on to win the CC and BOB under David Webb.  Meanwhile his mum, back in the ring and looking fabulous after her third litter, won Limit Bitch and the Reserve CC.  It had been an exciting day that was about to get better........ Max went into the group, which he won under Bob Gregory.  In the dog paper the following week Mr Gregory wrote "what a super outline this dog has, so sound and well put together, good size and in hard condition.  I felt he stood out in the group."  To win two groups with a dog who is not yet 20 months old is amazing.  We flew home from Ireland absolutely buzzing!

 

At Ricmond Max was in the last four for the CC under David Spencer, and Julie handled Gill Davies Winuwuk Top Story an Kenbru to 1st in Open Bitch and the Reserve CC

 

It was up to Scotland for the SKC at the end of August. We were pleased when Max won Yearling dog and delighted when long-standing Boxer judge and all-rounder Feffie Somerfield awarded him the Reserve CC

 

We missed a few of the July shows with the Boxers, but at the British Boxer Club it was great when Ozzie was honoured once again with the Club’s prestigious Sire of Merit trophy.

 

At Leeds, Philip Greenway was delighted to make up his Lakeland Ch Firecracker at Rayfos who we bred at Winuwuk out of our Lily, Sonorra Russian Roulette of Winuwuk.

 

Under Keith Jump at National Working, Max won the Reserve CC and his full sister Gill Davies’ Winuwuk Top Story at Kenbru was handled by Julie to win Open Bitch.

 

At Paignton we were thrilled when Max won his third CC, his Champion title and Best of Breed under Wendy Barrow.  It was then even more exciting to go into the Group and win WORKING GROUP 1 under Zena Thorn-Andrews!  It was our most exciting day ever at a dog show and will live in our memories for years to come.  For Max to do all this at just 17 months of age was incredible and we are so proud of him.

 

At Border Union Max won Junior Dog under Helen Banks who later gave him his 2nd CC and Best of Breed.  After the long drive back from Kelso there was much celebrating at Winuwuk.

 

At Three Counties, Stuart Mallard was giving CCs for the first time in the breed.  Max won Junior dog and the CC & BOB was won by Ch Sugarwood Slave to Love who is sired by Ch Winuwuk Lust in the Dust.  It’s only Half way through the year and yet Ozzie has already sired 5 different CC winners.

 

Up to SKC at the end of May Max won his class again and was closely considered for the Reserve CC by judge Rita Tucker.  Scandalous was 3rd in a lovely Minor Puppy Class.

 

At Birmingham National under Chris Cray, Lust at First Sight won his class and was in the last few for the CC.

 
There was much excitement at WELKS where Shirley Butters gave LUST AT FIRST SIGHT first in Junior Dog, then short-listed him down to the last 5 for the CC, then down to the last 2, and then awarded him his first CC. At the end of the day both Shirley and her co-judge Phillip Greenway then agreed that Max should be BEST OF BREED.
 
The Boxer Event took place at Easter and we were delighted that LUST IN THE DUST was acknowledged as Boxer Quarterly Top Sire and he did a lap of honour.  He was also awarded the British Boxer Club SIRE OF MERIT award.
 

At the Northern Boxer Club LUST AT FIRST SIGHT was placed first in Junior by Sandra Parle who also kept in in the final few for the CC.

 

The week after, it was over to Huntingdon for the Essex and Eastern Counties Boxer Club.  Here, Sandra Parle awarded Scandalous a very good 2nd and Edna Woods gave LUST AT FIRST SIGHT Junior and had him in the last 4 for the CC

 

We were up at the Scottish Boxer Club later in March where STORYBOOK won a great Limit Class and was in the last few for the CC, LUST AT FIRST SIGHT won his class and our new bitch puppy, Scandalous, was 3rd out of 22

 

2006 started on a high for us with CRUFTS in March.  LUST AT FIRST SIGHT won the Puppy class under Ann Ingram and was awarded BEST PUPPY IN BREED by Ann and her co-judge Andrew Brace.  Always extra special to win at Crufts! And there was more excitement to follow since, on the second day of the show, a Lakeland Terrier that we bred won his FIRST CC aged just 12 months after an exciting puppy career that had included several Reserve CCs.  Many congratulations to Firecracker at Rayfos and his owner, Philip Greenway.

 

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The end of the year saw the announcement of other awards.  In addition to Max being BEST PUPPY we were delighted that LUST IN THE DUST ended the year as TOP SIRE on whatever system you care to use – he was BBC SIRE OF MERIT, BOXER QUARTERLY TOP SIRE, OUR DOGS TOP SIRE and DOG WORLD TOP STUD DOG.  Most exciting was the fact that DOG WORLD also named him as the Number 10 SIRE AMONG ALL BREEDS – a great achievement for a Boxer!
 

Tim was one of the judges at South Wales so the Cotswold was the last show of the year for us and here, LUST AT FIRST SIGHT went BEST PUPPY IN SHOW again – this time under Sandra Carter and Walker Miller.  This meant that Max had won five Best Puppy awards in 2005 – not bad going considering he only started his career in August! – and this was enough to secure him OUR DOGS TOP BOXER PUPPY 2005!  This is an award that had been won by his sire (LUST IN THE DUST) and his grandmother (SCOTCH MIST) before him.

 

The South Western Boxer Club in November had a great entry for Ian Basnett and Michael Quinney.  We were delighted when Ian made LUST AT FIRST SIGHT his Best Puppy and Michael then agreed that he should also be BEST PUPPY IN SHOW!

 

At Midland Counties Terry Nethercott awarded LUST AT FIRST SIGHT the Puppy Class

 

At the London And Home Counties in October bitch judge Suzanne Carter awarded WINUWUK TOP STORY AT KENBRU the Reserve CC and she also went Resreve Best in Show

 

We travelled over to the Irish Weekend at the end of September and we had a really exciting time.  On the first day at the Irish Boxer Club under Veronica Feaver LUST AT FIRST SIGHT was BEST PUPPY and also shortlisted down to the last 4 for the CC.  The following day at Belfast he was BEST PUPPY again under Mandy Laidlaw and then went on to win the WORKING PUPPY GROUP under Zena Thorn-Andrews.  This meant we had to miss the ferry home to compete for Best Puppy in Show – but we really didn’t mind and we were made up when Ben Reynolds-Frost made him RESERVE BEST PUPPY IN SHOW ALL BREEDS!  We have some truly great memories of the 2005 Irish Weekend and the occasion was made even more special by the number of people who stayed to support us.

 

At the August Scottish Kennel Club we were thrilled when Eddie Banks awarded WINUWUK LUST AT FIRST SIGHT Best Puppy

 

At the Welsh Kennel Club, Margaret Everton awarded a quick second CC to WINUWUK TOP STORY AT KENBRU.  She was also Best of Breed.  At this show we also introduced our exciting new dog pup to the ring and we were delighted when he got a good third in great company.  We have high hopes for WINUWUK LUST AT FIRST SIGHT

 

At the British Boxer Club at the end of July we were delighted when LUST IN THE DUST was presented with the prestigious SIRE OF MERIT TROPHY by Kari Wilberg

 

At Windsor, under Yvonne Miller, STORYBOOK, who was just back in the ring after her February litter won a strong Limit Bitch class and then won the Reserve CC in the pouring rain.

 

At Southern Counties, on her first time of judging Boxers, Karina Le Mare awarded the CC & BOB to WINUWUK TOP STORY AT KENBRU (her first).  She is sired by LUST IN THE DUST out of STORYBOOK. She is owned by Gill Davies and handled by Philip Greenway.  This was a great win and we were delighted.

 

The Boxer Event in February was a GREAT NIGHT for us all at Winuwuk.  To start things off, Ch BELVERN DEMETRIUS was judged 2nd BEST MALE by the three judges David Strachan from Australia, Shirley Butters and Sheila Cartwright.  Then later in the evening we were awarded the BOSCAR for SIRE OF MERIT and also for TOP KENNEL and TOP BREEDERS for the second year running.  Tim was awarded the BOSCAR for BEST CRITIQUE, both Julie and Tim were nominees in the BEST JUDGE category and, to cap a wonderful evening Marion was honoured with a prestigious LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ….. it was a night of tears and excitement!!

 

Our first Championship Show of 2005 was Manchester when our new pup, FAERDORN CHICK FLICK AT WINUWUK won her class under Sue Ballinger

 

When LUST IN THE DUST’s son (Sleipnir Olaf the Stout) won his first CC at the Cotswold, that clinched him TOP SIRE for the year in a close fought run-in with his own sire, Beern Skittles.  That was a great way for us to end 2004!!

 

At the South Wales Boxer Club in December, we were pleased when WINUWUK STORYBOOK was in the last few for the CC under Arthur Butters.  In December, she managed this again at the Cotswold Boxer Club Championship Show under Philip Greenway.

 

Now into September and the two shows which make up the “Irish Weekend” were coming up.  The week before it looked unlikely that we would be able to make the trip, but the arrangements finally came together and we were off.   Thank goodness we did manage it because it was the most exciting two days of dog shows that we have ever had.

At the Irish Boxer Club on Friday we were delighted to make up our 17th UK Champion, Ch BELVERN DEMETRIUS (co-owned with his breeders Vicky and Mark). He also went Best in Show.

Then on Saturday it was a real thrill when WINUWUK STORYBOOK won her first CC, following her RCC earlier in the year. She is by Ch Winuwuk Hot n Bothered out of a Ch Winuwuk Celebration daughter. To make up a Champion on Friday and then start another one off on Saturday made it a really exciting weekend, especially since Storybook's CC was our 140th CC in Boxers.

In addition, we were delighted by the success at the two shows of stock sired by our Ch. Winuwuk Lust in the Dust:-

Manic Spin Doctor (owned by Julie Cook) won the Reserve Dog CC at the Irish Boxer Club

Clarkenwells Rogue Trader (owned by Laura Clark) won Junior and was in the last 4 for the CC at the Irish

Ch Sandcliffe Snog in the Fog at Jimbren (owned by Brenda Groves and Steve Hare) won the Dog CC and BOB at Belfast, making him a new Champion (and the 7th for his sire)

Boxken Magic Dust (owned by the Box family) was Best Puppy at Belfast and Best Puppy Bitch at the Irish

Many thanks to the two judges Shirley Butters and Keith Jump for a memorable couple of shows.  Ireland 2004 will live in our memories for many years to come!!

 

Earlier in the year BELVERN DEMETRIUS had joined us at Winuwuk, owned in partnership with Vicky Bell and Mark Beardow.  At Bournemouth, under Suzanne Carter, he won Limit Dog and was in the last four for the CC.  THE ESCORT was also in the line up having won his class.

 

The National Working Breeds saw Julie handle Ch. KATHPHILER B’LUSTER to his third CC, this time with Best of Breed.  David Webb was the judge.

 

At the British Boxer Club WINUWUK THE ESCORT won a good class, Ch WINUWUK LUST IN THE DUST was runner-up Sire of Merit and Ch WINUWUK HAZY DAZE AT ROAMARO’s most famous son, Fun in the Sun was Best in Show

 

At Windsor under Reg Hill and Rita Williams John Cormack and Veronica Feaver’s WINUWUK HOT PANTS was Best Puppy in a super entry.

 

At Southern Counties and at Three Counties Walker Miller and John Cormack ended up with at least one line up which was dominated by progeny of Ch WINUWUK LUST IN THE DUST.  At Three Counties John awarded a first Reserve CC to Nadine Phelp’s Sleipnir Viking Goddess, Best Puppy to the Box Family’s Boxken Magic Dust and Best of Breed to Brenda Groves and Steve Hare’s Sandcliffe Snog in the Fog at Jimbren.  All three of these lovely Boxers are sired by Lust in the Dust.

 

It was exciting for us when STORYBOOK’s daughter, Gill Davies’ WINUWUK TOP STORY was awarded Best Puppy in Show and the Reserve CC at the Scottish Boxer Club in March, handled by Philip Greenway.  This was her VERY FIRST show.  She then followed this up with another Reserve CC and Best Puppy in Show at the Tyne Wear and Tees in May under Ellis Hulme.  She looks like being a very interesting prospect, winning many admirers from the ringside.

 
2004 News.........

LKA, the final show of the year saw another success for B’LUSTER when he won Limit Dog and the Reserve CC under Julie Cook.  That was a nice way to end the year.

 

At the Cotswold, just to make sure that no-one forgot him, Ch WINUWUK LUST IN THE DUST came out in Veteran and won the class.  He thoroughly enjoyed his day out.

 

The following show, the South Wales Boxer Club was a great day for us at Winuwuk when Mary Foan awarded a 3rd CC to Ch WINUWUK THE MISTRESS, making her our 16th UK Champion.  It was lovely when the referee Lyn Llewellyn-Davies also awarded her Best in Show.  This meant that her 3 CCs had all been awarded in big Breed Club entries and on each occasion she had gone Best in Show thanks to the Referee.  Fabulous!

 
At the South Western Boxer Club B’LUSTER was in the last few for the Dog CC, having won a superb Limit Class under Janice Mair
 

The Welsh Kennel Club in August was a day of great celebration when Julie handled B’LUSTER to his second CC under Maureen Best.  B’Luster, of course, is by Ch. WINUWUK LUST IN THE DUST

 

Brenda Groves delighted us at Bournemouth by awarding THE ESCORT his first Reserve CC in excellent company.

 

At the British Boxer Club SECRET LOVE won a smashing Junior class and was in the last few for the CC under top all-rounder Liz Cartledge.  THE ESCORT won a good class in the dog ring.

 
Julie was judging at Manchester and Tim was judging at the Midland Boxer Club, so we missed out on the early shows in 2004 but we were back with a vengeance at the Essex and Eastern Counties Boxer Club when Marion Seeney awarded WINUWUK STORYBOOK her first Reserve CC.  She also went Reserve Best in Show with the agreement of the dog judge, Jean O’Connor.

 

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2001 News.........

Even though there have been so few shows in the first half of the year due to the Foot and Mouth crisis, we can look back on a very successful six months …..


So, we are only half way through the year and there have been 4 different 'Winuwuk' CC or RCC winners already!

We have also really enjoyed seeing the successes of other Boxers who have our breeding up close in their pedigrees....



Now ... into the second half of the year, we did not have to wait long for more excitement!!