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Welcome to Black Rose Boxers, based in Olympia, Washington
Hello! Welcome to Black Rose Boxers! We are a newer AKC Boxer breeder, having come from 20 plus years breeding, training, working and showing AKC Registered Rottweilers.
My name is Teri and my usual "day job" is working as a Registered Nurse with special needs high school students.
My interest in dogs began as a child, having owned multiple breeds of dogs including Irish setters and Labrador retrievers throughout my childhood years.
As an adult, I became interested and studied the Rottweiler breed for five years before obtaining my first show dog, who would later become a multiple champion, Top 10 conformation and carting Rottweiler, a Top 20 conformation Rottweiler with five working titles as well as being listed on Kennel Review's 2005 list of Top producing bitches. This same bitch won Winners Bitch/Best of Winners at the 2001 ARC National Specialty.
Her daughter would follow in her dam's paw prints winning 2004 ARC National BOS Sweeps, several regional sweeps wins finishing her AKC championship after winning Winners Bitch at a large California specialty at just 13 months old. She later became a Top 10 and Top 20 Rottweiler as well.
I became interested in boxers through my good friend Cathy, and after losing a third rottie to cancer at not quite 6 years old, I decided I needed a change and obtained my first boxer. I now have a second, Scarlett, who will be (if all works out) the foundation of my boxer kennel.
I am a past member of both the American Rottweiler Club and the Northwest Rottweiler Fanciers. I have been on several show committees and have served as show chair for the ARC Regional Specialty in Enumclaw, WA. I was an obedience steward for the 2007 ARC Nationals.
I also have worked towards eventually becoming an AKC judge, having obtained most all of the points needed to begin judging sweeps for Rottweilers.
I've been fortunate enough to judge an AKC match in Oregon for Rottweilers.
I am a current member of the Pacific NW Boxer Club here in Washington state. I hope to eventually become a member of the American Boxer Club and The American Boxer Charitable Foundation in the future.
I am also an AKC Breeder of Merit in Rottweilers and am planning on extending this to the boxer breed as well. I'm forever reading the next book on breeding, genetics, training and the like, and two books that I'm working on right now are "The Boxer Blueprint" by Daniel A. Buchwald DVM and Jean M. Buchwald DVM as well as "Breeding Dogs to Win" by Dr. Carmelo L. Battaglia.
My past dogs have excelled not only in the show ring, having been National and Regional specialty winners, Top 10 and Top 20 in Conformation and Carting, but also have dabbled in obedience and herding.
Black Rose Boxers' goal is to strive for the "Complete Boxer" with the priorities being first and foremost their health and temperament as well as beauty and brains. Currently we have finally been able to get out into the show ring, having been delayed, as so many have been over the past year or so, by the current pandemic. We have entered shows only having to witness them being cancelled due to the Covid-19 issue. As of this date, (summer 2021) Scarlett only needs one single point to finish her AKC championship. Once the Canadian border opens we plan to show her in the CKC shows.
We are looking forward to getting out there to catch up with our friends, make some new ones and enjoy meeting so many of the wonderful dogs and lovely bitches who are out there.
UPDATE: AUGUST 2021-Scarlett finishes her AKC championship in style, being awarded Winners Bitch at the Pacific NW Boxer Specialty in Enumclaw, WA. Then the following day, she wins Select Bitch her first time out as a champion for the first 2 points towards her Grand Championship! Special thanks to Candace Heath for her loving care and expert handling of our girl!
Am/Can CH Candy Kisses 'N Cinergy's Strike up the Band
OWNER: Cathy Harber
Breeders: Terri Houston and Cindy Knox
CH Epic's True Tribute
Owner/Handler: Julie Flory
Julie Flory with Talent winning the Owner handled
Working Group at the Ephrata -Moses Lake Kennel Club show.
Talent finished her AKC Championship Owner handled!
Look at all those ribbons! Best of Breed, Owner handled!
These ladies look great!