Abbeys BW, Jan 08 2008
Abbeys Best of Breed Oct 28 2008
Abbey placing 3rd in futurity, ABC 2007
Abbeys 1st place at the 2007 ABC
A closeup of Abbeys head



 They have had a great start and are going strong.


Ch. Mahogany’s It’s About Time, Abbey, joined her 2 sisters and 2 brothers on Oct. 8, 2006.  Abbey was among 5 fawn pups born to Mahogany’s first litter, 3 flashy girls and 2 classic boys.  Abbey was “special” from the start.  The perfect little package of Independence, Playfulness and beauty.  She grew up in the middle of a New England winter playing inside and out with her siblings, Mom and Auntie Jo.  The 2 boys moved to their forever homes first, which left 3 little girls who became “joined at the hip.”  Sweet as they were we knew it couldn’t last forever.  I’ll never forget Marylou Hatfield’s face when she saw the 3 sisters strapped in their seatbelts all sitting next to each other in the back seat of our car.  Or Sue Tafur’s words “they took her breath away” when she looked back at the 3 girls standing side by side in an X-pen.  It was that weekend in Timonium, MD, that Sue and Guido Tafur chose Abbey and Abbey chose them for her Forever Home and Family.  From that day on Abbey began a life that other show dogs only dream of.


         Abbey began her show career at just 6 months in Warwick, RI.  I remember what well-known Judge Lester Mapes said to me, “She is a beautiful girl – you’re going to have a lot of fun with her”.  His prediction certainly came true.  Two weeks later Abbey took RWB at the Potomac Boxer Club Specialty with her new Dad at the lead in Timonium,MD.
         One month later at the American Boxer Club National Abbey placed 3rd in her Futurity 6-9 month class again with her Dad at the lead.  Later that day she placed 1st in a competitive fawn class and helped her boxer Dad, Derek, win the Stud Dog class.
         Abbey was shown on a limited basis over the next year, choosing to stay at home and play with her Grandpa, Sailor and grow up some.  Whenever she did enter the ring she won, whether in Easton over the summer, Leesburg where she took the Breed over specials, or in Florida against some of the finest boxers in the country.
         With ABC drawing closer, Abbey went off to Harrisburg.  Just one year after she stepped into the Ring for the first time, Abbey finished her Championship in Grand Style, winning back to back majors, Best of Winners & Opposite and the Breed. 
         Abbey was one of the youngest participants in the 2008 Parade of Champions at the American Boxer Club National.  Stay tuned for Abbey in the Breed Ring!

Abbeys Pedigree