I started out in Boxers 20 years ago with my now ex-husband Jim, and we were fortunate to have campaigned some noteworthy Specials that I was proud to own and show. I also campaigned a top 20 Pug to number three status in the Country and a invite to Westminster!
When our marriage ended I stepped away from the ring but never lost the love of the breed. For me there was nothing better …
And then …
Dennis, my husband, and I, were graced to share our home with a rambunctious male Boston terrier named Tango—a.k.a. DJB’s Two to Tango—and Rocky a beautiful, smart, brindle male from the Summit View Line. Tango and Rocky taught us that Boxers and Boston’s are meant to be; they work well together and the Boston is just a small dog with the heart of a Boxer!
Unfortunately we lost Tango at a young age to mesenteric torsion and my heart was broken. I spent months making sure this was not a common affliction in the Boston breed and once assured it wasn’t, we were blessed with Electra—17 pounds of absolute DIVA! At 10 months old, Miss Electra came into our lives and won us over immediately!
Electra finished her championship with 5 majors and 2 Awards of Merit in 6 short months of showing and is now the retired Queen of our home and hearts. Electra was destined to never carry a litter to term but remains the Queen of our hearts and home.
We lost Rocky to Cancer at 10-years-old and just knew our home was not complete without another Boxer. So along came Toby—a.k.a. CH. TJ’s Red Solo Cup at DJB. Toby has been a delight since the moment we brought him home, he remains full of personality and VERY much a puppy and the clown of our domain. His shenanigans are a constant delight! Toby is a bit ADHD and always has to know what’s going on in his world. He goes 90 mph, charging his way through life as only a Boxer can. Toby Finished his Championship in Grand style and is retired at home "King"of the Bostons!
Then along came Miele , Touch of Magic Bit O Honey at DJB; Miele finished her Championship December 2017 and is currently working on her Grand Championship. Miele will be bred in Fall 2018.
Miele is 15 Lb. of combination spitfire and sweetness all on one little delightful package!
Ty, GCH. Touch of Magic Black Tie and Tails, finished quickly and went on to become one of the Top 24 Bostons in the country in 2017 owner handled, securing a prestigious invitation to the BTCA Top Dog Competition in Las Vegas. We have had so much fun with this young man. Ty will be starting Agility training this month and we are excited to start this new phase of his career. We are so proud of this beautiful boy, bred by Diana Terry and Merrilee Burgess, Touch of Magic Bostons. Ty is owned by Jeanne Bertsch and Diana Terry.
Brock, RBC N Dayjo's Breakaway is a joint venture with us, Cindy Crawforf-Gorath and Ray and Cheryl Reinhardt.
Brock goes back to the Crossroads line and is a "JetBreaker" Grandson. Brock is one major from completing his Championship with limited showing & owner handled. Brock was awarded Best Puppy in Show at Pennisula DF in 2017. We are excited for the future of this young Boxer!
We truly can’t imagine life without a Boxer and a Boston in it!
We hope to meet you ringside!
–Dennis & Jeanne Bertsch