Bolerame Boxers and Borzoi Reg'd is located in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bolerame is pronounced Boh lair ah me. It is the first 2 letters of each of our first names. Bob, Lena, Rachel and Meghan.
We have been involved with Boxers since September 2002 when we brought home, what was to be our foundation bitch, Bolerame
Brookes Tough Legacy. However, our love of the Boxer breed stretched back 28 years when we house sat the home of Joanne Smith,
who raised Boxer dogs at the time. Our first encounter with the dogs was at feeding time and we pretty much tossed the food to them and
ran for, what we thought was, our lives. The exuberant greeting of flapping jowls and loud barking turned out not to be the "attack" that we
thought it was but rather a very boisterous greeting. From that time onward, we were hooked on the breed, always dreaming of owning
our own Boxer someday.
Before the day of the internet, we had no idea where to even begin searching for a Boxer breeder and we ended up with Basenjis, Toy
Poodles and Afghan Hounds. We finally found a Boxer breeder and we were put on a waiting list. As time passed, we pretty much gave
up hope of ever having a Boxer and unexpectedly we found ourselves the parents of our 2nd daughter (the older daughter being 21 1/2 at
the time of her sister's birth). A year after Meghan's birth, we got a call from the breeder to say that she had a pup for us and were we still
interested. WERE WE EVER!! So, finally, we found ourselves the proud owners of a beautiful flashy fawn bitch who was line bred to
Rayshar's Magic Moment. We were in heaven.
When the time came to look for a mate for her, I searched the internet and found a beautiful son of the great Am.Can.Ch.Berlane's Causin
An Uproar,LOM to be the sire of Brooke's first litter. She was bred to Am.Can.Ch.MGM's Stevie Ray Vaughan,SOM and that mating
produced 8 beautiful pups including 2 future Canadian champions, Ch.Bolerame's Aragorn at Asuncion (Mac) and Ch.Bolerame's Arwen
Evenstar (Honey). You can read more about these two lovely dogs on their individual pages.
The rest is, as they say, History.
Borzoi had always been in the back of our minds. Beautiful, elegant, gentle but oh so hard to find. I was "talking" to someone on
Facebook who was fortunate enough to have one of these gorgeous dogs and he suggested that I contact Monica Barry of Laureate
Borzoi in Washington state. She entrusted us with a lovely Borzoi bitch pup whom we named, "Magic". Funny, mischievous (can't count
how many of my shoes she ruined or anything that was within her reach (including the remote key for my Town and Country)were words that
I used (plus a few other unkind ones) for her but I love this dog sooo much!! Half a year later we were blessed with Bowie from Wolfwoods
Borzoi in Alberta. Later that same year Monica entrusted Pippin with us. Within a year and a half we didn't have one Borzoi but three of
these fabulous dogs.
We are members in good standing with the Canadian Kennel Club and the Boxer Club of Canada.
There are so many people that we owe thanks to. I can't name all of you but there are a few that simply must be named. First of all... a
HUGE thank you to Tammy Dombrowski for allowing Brooke to come and live with us. A special thanks to Merv and Sandy Bilton of MGM
Boxers for allowing us to use "Stevie" for our first and third litters, to Ernest and Angie Friesen of Asuncion Boxers for helping us through
that first litter and beyond and to Wilf and Christine Tricker and Crystal Davies (nee Tricker) of Tricker Boxers for your friendship and
support. Thanks to all of you for all of the help, encouragement and mentoring that you have given to us over the years. We also want to
thank Crystal Davies for not only handling Honey to her championship but also for thrilling us all by being awarded First Award of Merit at
the 2006 Boxer Club of Canada National Specialty. We also want to thank Wendy at Auburn Mist Training Center for teaching Bob how to
handle and get our pups ready for the show ring. We belonged to an awesome local Boxer club, The Alberta Boxer Club and the
members had been wonderful in involving us, helping us to learn about the Boxer breed and showing support for us when we'd had a dog
in the ring and giving us pointers on how to improve. Many thanks to Tamara Coli of Boyarka Boxers and K.C.O'Brien of Tienlung Boxers,
for always getting us to the ring on time. Now, we'd also like that thank Monica Barry, Robert and Susan Shaw and Cherie Hunchak of
Elance Borzoi for mentoring us in how to prepare a Borzoi for the ring. Your knowledge has been invaluable.
Bob and Lena Arkell