Legion of Merit
Produced more LOMs than any other Boxer...6!
4th on the all-time list of producers with 10 Producers of Merit!
We purchased Raider when he was 16 months old. He was bred by Bridge Reinhold of Bridgewood Boxers and Michelle Steele found him for us. Under Gary Steele's expert handling, Raider finished his championship in 2 weekends, undefeated, including two 5-point majors. Raider was the number one Boxer on the West Coast in 1993 and 1994 (again with Gary at the helm), a two-time ABC Top 20 Contender, and is the sire of 26 American Champions, including 5 Top 20 Contenders (2 two-time ABC Top 20 Contenders Ch. Rosend's Bo Diddley, SOM, Ch. Bayview Strides Ahead, SOM, LOM, and Ch. Jems Jack of Diamonds, SOM, LOM, and 1997 ABC Top 20 Contender Ch. Jems Pearl Jam, SOM, LOM, and 1998 Top 20 Contender Ch. Topaz' Tradewinds). Raider also produced producers, acknowledged by his ABC Legion of Merit status, with seven ABC Sires of Merit and three ABC Dams of Merit to his credit already, Ch. Bayview Strides Ahead, Am./Can. Ch. Rosend's Corporate Raider, Ch. Jems Pearl Jam, Ch. Rosend's Bo Diddley, Ch. Rosend's Uptown Girl, Am./Can. Ch. Berlane's Causin An Uproar, Ch. Jems Jack of Diamonds, Ch. Bayview Tequila Hi of CherKei, and Am./Can. Ch. Berlane's Wish Upon a Star, Ch. Berlane's Joint Venture. Raider has also produced more LOMs than any other Boxer with 6 LOMs: Ch. Bayview Strides Ahead, Ch. Rosend's Uptown Girl, Ch. Berlane's Causin An Uproar, Ch. Jems Jack of Diamonds, Ch. Jems Pearl Jam, and Ch. Berlane's Wish Upon A Star. Not only was Raider a prepotent sire, but a wonderful companion. His sweet, soft expression mirrored his wonderful personality-- he was a joy to live with and is permanently etched in our hearts.
Raider's health checks included: 1) OFA-good (hips) (BX-1335G68M), 2) OFA (cardiac) BX-CA187/108M/C; 3) ECG/ultrasound and doppler exam of his heart on 11/20/97 at UC/Davis by certified cardiologist with no detectable abnoramlities or heart disease, 4) again heart tested November 1999 by board-certified cardiologist, with all tests again indicating no detectable abnoramlities or heart disease; 5) CERF'd in 1996.
On May 11th, Raider suddenly came down with paralysis of his entire left side, eventually and quickly resulting in his inability to stand or negotiate. He was diagnosed with most likely a brain tumor, albeit a diagnosis could only be confirmed through an MRI. Ultimately the prognosis was negative under any circumstances. Raider was put to rest on May 15th in Lynda's arms. We will never be the same, no matter how many Raider grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc., grace our home. Goodnight sweet Ray-Ray.
His champion get to date includes 6 Legions of Merit, 10 ABC Sires/Dams of Merit, 5 ABC Top 20 Contenders, 26 American Champions and 7 Canadian Champions:
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|Our Boys||Our Girls|
Bridgewood's B.K. Kahuna, SOM, LOM,
Ch. Rosend's Uptown Girl, DOM, LOM, Gabby
Ch. Rosend Hello Dolly of Bayview, Dolly
Ch. Skidoo's "N" Rosend's Keepsake, Twiggy
Ch. Rosend's Lady Day, Billie
Ch. Berlane's "N" Rosend's Diva, DOM, Babs
Ch. Rosend's Imagine, Johnnie
Ch. Rosend's Time After Time, Cyndi
Ch. Conquest-Rosend's Rich Girl, DOM, Tiffany
GCh. Rosend-Conquest's Garden Party, Madison
Ch. Rosend-Conquest's I Wanna Talk About Me, Joey
Ch. Rosend's N Grand's She's Got The Look, Mischa
Ch. Rosend-Conquest's Ms. Independent, Kelly
Ch. Glennroe Brandy N'Cream, Ch. Rosend's Stardust, Ch. Rosend's Heartbreaker, Other girls!
|Puppies' Photo Albums|
Photo Album #1 (born 9/29/09)
Puppy Photo Album #2 (born 1/11/11)
Puppy Photo Album #3 (born 6/25/13)
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