Booker T was born 6/7/94 and was bred by Cindy Grant. He was the first litter for his sire Ch Rosend's Bo Diddley SOM, and the only litter for his dam Rosend's Rave Review (Ch Heldenbrand Jet Breaker SOM LOM daughter). From the beginning this boy was special. I first saw him at 10 weeks of age and could not get him out of my mind. 1 week later I brought him home. He finished his AKC Championship the day after turning 18 months. Pretty impressive since all his wins were in California. I proudly put his first point on him from the 6-9mo class and many reserves after that. He was finished in quick order with handler Gary Steele.
As a Class Dog
In the classes Booker T was never out of the ribbons. He never received less than a 3rd place and he only received 3 of those in his career. Two were at the huge 1995 Regionals no less! He won his classes the majority of the time. He won Best Puppy in Sweepstakes at the East Bay Boxer Club just his 2nd weekend in the ring.
As a Special in AKC
In the Best of Breed ring, Booker T is a stand out. I moved him up to BOB the weekend after he finished. This was the Golden Gate Kennel Club and he was just 18mo old. He went BOS over several older Champions. The following weekend I showed in BOB again at the huge Golden Gate Boxer Club Specialty weekend. With me handling him, he went Best of Breed over 70 Boxers and a Group 4! Was I stunned ? You betcha !
I have shown Booker T on a very limited basis since he finished. Together we have won 10 Best of Breeds and 3 Group Placements. Most of these are over top winning Specials. He has won an Award of Merit under noted Breeder/Judge Clay Haviland (breeder of the #1 Boxer 1997 "Future").
As a Special in the States Kennel Club
Booker T started out with Multiple Puppy Group 1's at just 6 months old. Since then he has been ranked the #1 Boxer in SKC for 1997. His final weekend competing in SKC was great with 3-Group 1's, a Group 2 and a BEST IN SHOW!
As a Sire
To date, Booker T has sired 10 AKC Champions, 1 Canadian Champion, 1 Indian Champion and 1 Brazilian Grand Champion. He has several other pups that are currently being successfully shown in the ring towards their own Championship titles. June of 2002 will always be memorable since that is when Booker T became a Sire Of Merit. His 7th Champion finished in the beautiful town of Napa California and in front of so many friends.
Booker T has sired the following Champions:
Ch PawPrint's Rockin' Robin
Ch PawPrint's Rockin 'N Nite Away
Ch PawPrint's Do Right By Me, CGC
Ch PawPrint's Moment in Time
Am/Can Ch PawPrint Mirror Image At Ventura
Ch PawPrint's Sharper Image
Ch Stardust Afterglow
Ch Raintree's Jersey Girl
Ch Raintree's Private Reserve
Ch Raintree's Promised Land
India Ch RNL's Seize The Moment
Brazil Ch RNL's All Rights Reserved
Booker T grandbaby Champions:
Am/Can Ch PawPrint's Plainly Spoken
Ch PawPrint's Seduction
Ch PawPrint Mirror Image At Ventura
Ch PawPrint's Winning Ways
Ch Bayview Perfect Catch
Booker T great-grandbaby Champions:
Ch Cinnamon I've Been Seduced, CGC
Ch Donray's Butch Cassidy the Kid
As I write this, Booker T has just celebrated his 10th Birthday. There are a few gray hairs, here and there; but you have to look close. His body and puppyish attitude would easily suggest a dog half his age. I have been selectively showing him in the Veterans class at local Specialties where he has been doing some nice winning. Booker T loves the ring and nothing short of death will ever take him away from it. One more time around please.......
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