While Crystal was only shown in the show ring on a limited basis, she had a great time. She had a few impressive class wins and even garnered a Reserve
Winners Bitch; difficult when you are the only plain girl in the ring. Crystal's true calling is to be a companion to the humans and leader of the Boxer pack.
Since the day we brought her home, over 12 years ago, quite a bit has happened. Crystal has completed her basic obedience training, passed the
AKC Canine Good Citizen test (CGC) and also passed the American Temperament Test (ATTS). In Crystal's spare time
she produced 3 AKC Champion sons. Quite an accomplishment for any proud momma.
Crystal left us at the impressive age of 12-1/2 years old. She had developed Degenerative Myelopothy which is a degeneration of the spine. We spent months working with her, learning what we could and heeding recommendations by those in the know. Bravely she fought until the day came when that fight was over. Crystal came into our home like a storm and left in the peaceful of all fashions. Final Goodbye
Best Bitch Veteran - 10 years old
Golden Gate Boxer Club
August 12, 2003
owner handler: Christina Ghimenti
judge: Roger Hartinger
Crystal's sons sired by Am/Int'l Ch Rosend's Booker T, SOM CGC TT
Ch PawPrint's Rockin Robin "Rocky"
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Finished in grand style by going Best of Winners for a 4 point major under John Connolly. Most wins owner-breeder handled. Multiple Best Puppy in Show wins, Grand Sweepstakes and 5 Major Reserves (3 at Specialties)
Ch PawPrint's Rockin 'N Nite Away "Jake"
**involved in CARDA (search and rescue training) Many of his AKC wins were owner-breeder handled. Jake has wins from the Bred-By and Open Brindle classes. Jake combines beauty and brains perfectly.
Ch PawPrint's Do Right By Me, CGC " Dudley "
Dudley hit the show ring in WA with a bang. He finished in just 7 weekends as well as placing 2nd at the 1999 ABC National Specialty Futurity. As a Special, Dudley has won several Best of Breeds and Group placements. He has also passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.
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[Rocky] [Jake] [Dudley]
OFA Hips rated "Good"
Echo Cardiogram/Color Flow Doppler "Normal" (UC Davis)
24 Hour Holter Monitored "Normal" 24 VPC (Jan 2001)
Thyroid checked yearly
CERF eye registered "Clear"
Spondylosis clear via x-ray
June 12, 2005
Pictured July 23, 2005 at 12 years old !
[ 11 years old photos ] [ 10 years old photos ] [ Fun Photos 9/07/02 ]
Christina Ghimenti - PawPrint Boxers
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