OTCH STARVIEW'S KAFKA,SHDCH
(24-10-90 to 30-03-04)
Kafka (Ch. Starview's Chance of September x Starview's Winnie of Picadilly, CDX) was bred by Karen & Don Harrison (Starview Boxers) of Tofield , Alberta, Canada. Kafka was my first Boxer and first Obedience dog. I waited 16 years before getting Kafka and he certainly was worth the wait! I remember first meeting Karen Harrison in the spring of 1990 & telling her that all I wanted was a "pet" Boxer. Kafka was whelped at the home of Eija Fairbridge (friend of the Harrison's). Eija's children named the puppies, Kafka's puppy name was "Adventure" & what an adventure he has been!
At 10 months of age Kafka suffered a horrible accident and fractured his neck. He was sent to the University of Saskatchewan Veterinary College (6 hours away) where he underwent 2 1/2 hours of x-rays (under anesthetic) in order to determine exactly where the fracture was, followed by a NINE hour surgery & a blood transfusion. Kafka was hospitalized for approximately 4 weeks...after which time it was felt that he may not be able to do higher level Obedience (which involved jumping) as his neck ligament would be abnormal. I was devastated...but at least I still had my sweet boy that would continue to live a happy & healthy normal life in every other way...I was VERY thankful for that!
Well...I never would have dreamed that my "pet" Boxer would someday achieve Dual Championship (Obedience & Scent Hurdle racing) status & become #1 Boxer in Obedience (see chart below) in the Dogs in Canada Top Obedience Dogs ratings. Kafka was a very gentle, sweet boy that seemed to want not much more in life than to be my side & try to please as best he could. It is because of Kafka that I am now totally devoted to Boxers! You can see Kafka's achievement's in the chart below.
Kafka can be seen in the following Dogs in Canada issues: August 1997 (p.88) & August 1995 (p.49). Kafka is also pictured in the Boxer Review January 1999 (p.97) & in Dr. Ackerman's Book of Boxers (pp.17,26,27,62 & 91).
Kafka was also a member of the "See Spot Run" Scent Hurdle Racing team. Kafka achieved a Scent Hurdle Dog Champion title (SHDCh) as a member of this team.
Kafka was also involved in agility, fly ball, pet therapy, school
and auditioned for a play.
Kafka at 13 1/2 years of age.
|1998||Specialty High in Trial & Highest
Veteran with a score of 192.
Northern Alberta Canine Association (NACA) Top Obedience Dog Award.
|1997||#2 Boxer in Obedience - Canada|
|1996||#1 Boxer in
Obedience - Canada;
Boxer Club of Canada Jaegerhouse Trophy Award for Utility
Dual Championship achieved
New OTCh - Canada
New SHDCh - Canada
|1995||#2 Boxer in Obedience - Canada; Specialty High In Trial with a score of 189.|
|1994||#2 Boxer, #9
Working Group in
Obedience - Canada
New CDX - Canada.
Also earned a Specialty High in Trial with a score of 189.5
|1993||New CD - Canada (in 3 trials in a row)|