Canada's TOP BREEDER
OWNER Handled Boxer,
#3 Boxer in Breed (BCC), #4 Boxer All Breed (CKC) in 2003*
(* in just 12 weekends; BCC - Boxer Club of Canada; CKC - Canadian Kennel Club)
Canada's #2 Boxer Sire in 2004
AM/CAN CH SUMMER'S DASH RIPROCK, Am/Can SOM
**Frozen semen may be
available to selected females.
Dash Riprock was screened & cleared for the following health conditions:
- Heart - Sub-Aortic Stenosis (SAS) by color flow doppler ultrasound by Dr. Luis Braz-Ruivo (board certified cardiologist)
- Heart - ARVC (Boxer cardiomyopathy) ambulatory EKG recording by holter monitoring technique (1 VPC) and read by Dr. Luis Braz-Ruivo (board certified cardiologist).
For the Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy Mutation (ARVC) - Results from various Dash kids & his dam would indicate that Dash was NEGATIVE or Heterozygous.
Dash's dam "Stella" & his son "Mr. Spock" , as well as two other Dash kids (to date), are NEGATIVE for ARVC.
- Heart confirmed normal on autopsy.
- Hip Dysplasia - (OFA)
- hypothyroidism - Normal, TGAA Negative
- Eyes - CERF - Normal
- DM (Degenerative Myelopathy) - Dash's sons, "Maynard", "Mr. Spock" and "Jock" are NORMAL/CLEAR for DM. Results from various Dash kids would indicate that Dash was most likely a CARRIER.
- AKC DNA Profile #: V216572
The first time I bred Stella I was hoping for a daughter out of her but instead she had a whole litter of boys..."The Boys of Summer". To an extent I believe that things happen for a reason... I believe "Dash Riprock" is the reason Stella didn't have any girls...I would have missed out on him as I would have kept a girl puppy. Sadly Dash was taken from us too soon but during that time he surpassed all of my my expectations! I am sure glad Stella didn't have any girls in her first litter!
"Dash Riprock" was the first AMERICAN/CANADIAN Champion for his sire & dam & the first homebred Champion for Summer Boxers (Reg'd). Dash achieved his Canadian Championship at 8 months of age. Along the way to his Championship Dash was awarded 3 Best Puppy in Group & a Best of Breed. His second day out as a Canadian "Special" Dash became a Multi-Best of Breed winner & was awarded a Group placement. By the age of 10 months Dash became a Multi-Group placer & Multi-Best Puppy in Group winner (7 in total). By 2 years of age Dash was a Multi-Best In Show & Multi-Group Winner in Canada, he became the #4 Boxer in Canada in 2003 (#1 Male Boxer in Alberta) in just 12 weekends of showing (before losing him suddenly to cancer) breeder/owner handled!
Dash completed his American Championship with 3 Majors, including a 5 point Major at the American Boxer Club (ABC) 2002 Regional Specialty, at just barely 2 years of age with limited showing in the U.S.A. Dash was handled to his American Championship by his very special friend Lori McClain (MaxL Boxers).
Dash also completed 8 weeks of 12 week Novice Obedience class before he became ill. Dash was awarded a Novice Obedience Certificate after his death.
"Dash Riprock" was characterized by judges & Boxer breeders
as being very "Boxery", "Full of Fire" and a "Stallion"
of a dog. He was all that and so much more!
|Tribute to Dash Riprock|
|Dash Riprock's Legacy|
|Dash Riprock's Show Record (Canada)|
|Dash Riprock's Show Record (USA)|
|Head Study photos|
|DASH RIPROCK Kids in the ring!|
|Summer Family Ad|
Pictured below are some of his wins:
at the Northern Alberta Canine Association (NACA) show
in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on May 30, 2003 under judge Mr. Michael Hill.
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada on July 4, 2003. (photo by Freeze Frame photography).
See more photos here (last 2 rows) of us in the BEST IN SHOW ring on this day.
Alberta Boxer Club Specialty under judge Clay Coady (April 2003)
at the Saskatoon Working & Herding Dog Assocation Specialty
held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada - May 4, 2003 & sitting on his prize!!!
Judge: Mrs. Diane Buckland.
in Vancouver, WA winning BEST BRED BY EXHIBITOR
under breeder judge Mr. Rufus Burleson (Marburl Boxers) on October 10, 2002.
The next day Dash won Winners Dog (5 pt Major)
at the the American Boxer Club (ABC) Regional Specialty
under breeder judge Dr. David Abraham handled by Lori McClain (Maxl Boxers).
(Dash finished his American Championship with Lori the very next weekend).
under judge Mrs.Alice Davis at the Chautauqua Canine Club
in Battleford , Saskatchewan, Canada - April 12, 2003.
Winners Dog (3 pt Major) from the Open Fawn Dog class under Mr.Donald Booxbaum.
(Handler: Lori McClain, Maxl Boxers).
at the Chautauqua Canine Club in Battleford , Saskatchewan, Canada - April 11, 2003.
winning Best of Breed, Best Puppy in Group and GROUP 2
at the Lakeland Kennel & Obedience Club shows in Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada under judge Ms. Joan Brazier
winning Winners Dog, Best of Winners, Best of Breed & Best Puppy in Group
from the Bred By Exhibitor class under judge Ms. Judith Shurb.
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This page was created on October 22, 2001 by Josie O'Reilly & updated on February 20, 2021 can be reached via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org