Sire: CH K&D's Rocket Man Dam: Cas-L's So Fine She's Mine
Bernard and I will always keep Ringo in a very special place in our hearts. Being our first dog to show in the conformation ring, he endured our learning pains to become the consummate show dog. He absolutely hated waiting at ringside to take his turn in the confirmation show ring, but when he entered it he was in his element. He loved an audience, holding his head on high and presenting himself in the best possible manner. He never became a AKC Champion but was pointed out lacking only his majors. This was not his shortcoming but our naivete in the conformation ring.
Still loving the show ring Ringo became a UKC Grand Champion at the ripe old age of 7+ years. Ringo sired 4 beautiful litters. Many of his off-spring have gone on to excel in conformation and performance activities. His legacy will live on in these wonderful boxers long after his passing.
Lil-New Show Champion
Ringo achieved the title of Sire of Merit (U-SOM) in the "Boxers of Merit/Excellence Program" from Great Lakes Boxer Club on 01/06/2009
His 5 UKC Confirmation titled off-spring:
GRCH. Bavaria's Thunderbay's DimondLil (Lil)
GRCH. Shira's Cntry Rose of Thunderbay(Paisley)
GRCH. Shira's Lil' Bit Of Thunder (Dunn)
GRCH. Shira's Velvet Sensation (Josey)
CH. Shira's Maximus Prime (Max)
Subsequent to Ringo receiving this title, another of his off-spring, CH.Shira's Iron Man (Tony) also became a UKC Show Champion.
9/26/04, RWD, Greater Freeport Illinois KC, Freeport, IL, Judge D. Mcintyre handled by Gail Hehn
5/10/09, G1 & BOB, Veterans Exhibition at Scott County KC, Rock Island, Il, Judge Cheri Hollenback handled by Bernard Atkins
11/11/2007, NEW SHOW CHAMPION, WBTA, Ixonia, WI, Judge Dean Speilvogel handled by Bernard Atkins