The Michigan Boxer Club will be holding its annual fall Specialty show on Friday, September 30 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. The American Kennel Club-licensed show will include a Specialty show for Boxers only, and a Sweepstakes, which is a non-point show for Boxers aged 6 to 18 months.
Schedule of Judging
The Sweepstakes will begin at 9:00 a.m. with judge Ms. Tami Mishler. Nineteen Boxers are entered in the Sweepstakes, competing for the prizes of $75 for Best Puppy and Best Junior, and then $100 for Best in Sweepstakes. Specialty judging will begin at 10:00 a.m. under judge Col. Joe B. Purkhiser, who will have 71 dogs to evaluate in the ring.
Responsible Dog Ownership Day
MBC is hosting a Responsible Dog Ownership Day event with its Specialty. Boxer breeders, owners, and exhibitors will be on hand to answer questions about the breed and dog ownership in general. Educational literature will be available, along with pet fire safety window clings and children’s coloring books.
Fundraising for Boxer Rescue
The Michigan Boxer Club will provide complimentary coffee and pastries on Friday morning, with donations appreciated. Throughout the day the Club will sell tickets for a basket raffle, the winners of which will be drawn shortly following the completion of Best of Breed judging. All proceeds from the basket rafflee and donations will be used to benefit local Boxer rescue groups.
Location, Parking, and Other Events
The Monroe County Fairgrounds are located at 3775 South Custer Road (M-50) in Monroe, Michigan. Parking is $5 for one day, $9 for two days or $12 for three days. Other breeds holding Specialty shows on Friday at the Fairgrounds include Boston Terriers, Cocker Spaniels, Dachshunds, Labrador Retrievers, Miniature Pinschers, Norwegian Elkhounds, Pekingese, Pomeranians, and the Terrier Club of Michigan, which includes all breeds in the Terrier Group. On Saturday and Sunday the Monroe Kennel Club is hosting its all-breed shows at the same location. Boxers will show in Ring 1 both days, and as usual show early in the morning: 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, and 8:00 a.m. on Sunday.
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