Ch Verileas Dancing Deano At Jimbren

Deano joined the Seacrest kennel “by accident”

I judged Deano in March 2008 at the Scottish Boxer Club where I awarded him his first CC.

Some weeks later I was in conversation with his owners Brenda Groves and Steve Hare who apologised for not being able to campaign him to his title as they were moving to Southern Ireland. None of us wanted to see him wasted and as they already had a team of dogs to campaign in Ireland, it was agreed that Deano would come over to live with me for the purpose of campaigning him to his title.

Deano arrived at Seacrest towards the end of April, his first show with me was in May. He was hugely successful winning 11 limit classes on his way to his title. He quickly took a Reserve CC from Piet Roosenbloom at Southern Counties at the beginning of June, followed by his 2nd CC at Border Union under Ruth Perret two weeks later. His third CC came from Judy Alton at SKC in August.

In 2009 he took a Reserve CC under Sue Drinkwater at Essex & Eastern Counties Boxer Club, he was awarded a fourth CC again at Border Union, this time under Margaret McDonald Cross, where he also took Best Of Breed and then went on to win the Working Group under Colin Reed, a wonderful day.

In the July he was awarded 2 further Reserve CC’s from two famous all rounders. The first was at National Working & Pastoral Breeds under Karl Erik Johannsen from Sweden, and the second from Ferelith Somerfield at Paignton. His fifth CC came in September at City of Birmingham under Ann Ingram, this time with Brenda at the helm, as I was judging in New South Wales Australia. My first show on my return was the annual weekend trip to Belfast. Deano took his sixth CC under Malcolm Gray. That day his son took Best Puppy In Breed and went on to win Best Puppy in Group for Brenda & Steve.

He ended the year by taking a Reserve CC at the Cotswold Boxer Club under Betty McDonald in December, and then started 2010 with a bang by being awarded his 8th Reserve CC from Meg Purnell Carpenter at Manchester. We did not attend many shows in 2010 but he still picked up another Reserve CC at the British Boxer Club Championship show under another famous UK All Rounder Marion Spavin followed by a further Reserve CC at Richmond under Barbara Murray.

Deano currently has 10 CC’s and 14 Reserve CC’s. It is worth note that he has been campaigned against the new UK breed record holder, which accounts for 7 of his 14 Reserve CC’s. No mean feat.

At his first show of 2011, Anglian Boxer Club, he was awarded the Reserve CC by spanish judge Alex Palacin.

His second show of the year was CRUFTS 2011, where he won his class and was short listed to the last four for the CC. Many thanks to judge Eddie Banks from the famous Norwatch / Sunhawk Boxer kennel.

Following a 2nd at the Northern Boxer Deano took the Reserve CC at the Merseyside Boxer Club.

At the Irish Boxer Club in September, Deano took the CC & Best In Show under Australain judge Mark Johnstone. The following day at Belfast he was short listed to the last 4 CC under Julie Cook.

In October he upgraded his previous Res CC from Betty McDonald by taking the CC & Best In Show.

At the 2nd show of 2012, the Anglian BC, he was again awarded the Res CC, this time by Edna Woods. In March he was RUNNER UP DOG OF THE YEAR at the Cotswold BC National Finals, quickly followed a week later by another win at CRUFTS 2012, judge Chris Ellingworth.

At the end of the month he was awarded the CC & Best In Show at Essex & Eastern Counties BC under Jenny Whittaker... Another Res CC followed in May at Birmingham National Ch Show under German all rounder Christofer Habig, followed by number 14 Reserve CC in July under Paul Harding at East of England.

Deano was awarded his 10th and final CC & Best In Show in August 2012 at the British Boxer Club under Julie Brown.

The week after this award he was hit in the eye by one of the younger dogs tails, and the injury which was quite serious and worrying took a long time to heal. This meant Deano had over 2 month out of the ring which ended his year.

I write this on the day of his 7th Birthday. Deano is now retired from CC competition. He has enjoyed an illustrious show career, even though he has been campaigned against a dog the calibre of the Breed Record Holder, his buddy "Max". He will come out in Veteran at the club shows later in the year simply because he loves it!


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