My life with Boxers began when I was five years old. At the time we had a terrier cross which I thought was the best dog in the world. Anyway he nipped my younger sister and my parents decided to take him to the local animal shelter. I still remember the cute little Cocker Spaniel puppies. I wanted one of those. There was an adult Boxer in one of the cages looking very sad. To me she looked mean. Anyway we came home with no puppies. I remember crying all day and thinking my dad was really mean. Later that day my dad went out for a while and came back with the two year old spayed fawn female and destiny was set. There has always been a Boxer in my life ever since.

In 1971 when I moved away from home I had to have a Boxer. I found one, but she wasn't very good quality. I had been to a dog show and thought that I might like to try it. I entered my pet quality Boxer, which I thought was the most beautiful Boxer in the world, in a couple of shows. Of course she did not win, but I kind of liked this show stuff. At this time I also became interested in obedience trials. Walter Jacob who later became an all-breed judge, very gently explained to me that my Boxer was lovely but not quite what was desired as a show dog. He then gave me a show quality female which I showed. She never had a litter, but she started me off in the show ring.

In 1972 I produced the first litter under the kennel name Rayshar. During the next ten years I continued to show some dogs in both conformation and obedience, and produced a few litters.

In 1980 I purchased what I consider to be my foundation bitch, Can. Ch. Verwood's Sun Mist, CD, DOM from Joan Valentini. Misty is behind most of what we are producing today.

In 1982 I had the opportunity to purchase a young dog, Can. Ch. Golden Haze Snow Drift, CDX, SOM. from Joanne and Rob Burns. Drifter became my first Specials dog and the first dog I really campained becoming the Top Boxer in Canada 1984. He raised the bar for me as far a what I expected from my breeding program.

In 1988 my husband Ron and I were married and the kennel name changed from Rayshar to Berlane. Ron very quickly became addicted to Boxers.

In 1989 an Am. Ch. Marquam Hill's Traper of Turo son, Ch. Rayshar's Magic Moment, CD, SOM was shown on a limited basis handled by myself and became #3 Boxer in Canada in 1989.

Then in 1996 came an exciting breeding. We bred a plain brindle bitch, Berlane's Just Causin Kaos, Can. DOM, Can. LOM (an Am. Ch. Rochil's Grande Marshall, SOM daughter) to Am. Ch. Bridgewood's B.K. Kahuna, LOM and produced from this litter:
      Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Causin An Uproar, CDX, Am. Can. SOM, Am. Can. LOM
      Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Wish Upon A Star, Am. Can. DOM, Can. LOM
      Can. Ch. Berlane's Wild Thing Stella, Can. DOM

In 1997 as a puppy, Sabre, Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Causin An Uproar, CDX, Am. Can. SOM, Am. Can. LOM had already earned his first of many Best in Shows and was Canada's #2 Boxer.

In 1998 at one year of age, Sabre was Canada's Top Boxer, and ranked #4 in the Working Group and earned his American Championship. Sabre was awarded Reserve Winners Male at the American Boxer Club National Specialty handled Sabre's co-owner and best friend, Karen Deschambault (Oxtoby).

In 1999, the campaign year, Sabre was #1 Boxer, #1 Working Dog and #4 All Breed in Canada. What a year. Through Sabre's entire show career in Canada, he was handled by his co-owner and best friend, Karen Deschambault (Oxtoby).

In 2000 with limited shows, Sabre still retained the spot of #1 Boxer in Canada and #6 Working Dog. Sabre has excelled both in the show ring and as a very strong sire. He has earned his Sire of Merit in both Canada and the United States.

In 2000, Sabre's litter sister, Star, Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Wish Upon A Star, Am. Can. DOM, Can. LOM was not to be outdone by her brother so at the American Boxer Club Regional Specialty she was awarded Best Opposite Sex over many outstanding bitches.

In 2002 it was time to start our young brindle dog Dakota, Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's High Voltage, Am. Can. SOM. Dakota was mostly handled by myself, Sharon, and Dakota was awarded 7 Best in Shows this year. Dakota was awared #1 Boxer in Canada, #5 Working Dog in Canada for 2002. Berlane's Just Causin Kaos, Can. DOM, Can. LOM (Kaos) becomes our first Legion of Merit.

In 2003, Sharon went through a year long bout with cancer, so we did not show very much. Sharon did handle Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's High Voltage, Am. Can. SOM at the Alberta Boxer Club Specialty and was thrilled when he won the specialty. It was a real boost when needed. Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Causin An Uproar, CDX, Am. Can. SOM, Can. LOM, becomes a Canadian Legion of Merit.

In 2004 both Star and Sabre competed at numerous specialties as veterans. Sabre won one of the specialties and was very competitive in the others by going either BOS or Award of Merit. His sister Star was not to be outdone, and placed BOS at the Boxer Club of Canada National Specialty. She also earned 3 other Specialty Best Opposite Sex awards and an Award of Merit from the veteran class. Star also became an American Dam of Merit. Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's High Voltage, SOM (Dakota), became a Canadian Sire of Merit and won Best in Specialty at the Western Canada Boxer Club Specialty. Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Mirror Image (Image) completed her American championship. The year ended on a very sad note when Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Causin An Uproar, CDX, Am. Can. SOM, Can. LOM was diagnosed with cancer and died shortly after.

In 2005 Star, Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Wish Upon a Star, Am. Can. DOM, Can. LOM became a Legion of Merit in Canada. Her daughter, Sara, Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Flyin High, Can. DOM became a Canadian Dam of Merit. Dylan, Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Joint Venture and Paisley, Am. Ch. Berlane's By Design both earned their American championships. Dylan Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Joint Venture, Can. SOM also won the Alberta Boxer Club Specialty. Dakota, Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's High Voltage, SOM won the Walter Jacob Memorial Trophy by winning Best of Breed at the Edmonton Kennel Club.

In 2006 Star, Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Wish Upon a Star, Am. Can. DOM, Can. LOM won the 8 - 10 yr class at the American Boxer Club National Specialty.     At the Boxer Club of Canada National Specialty, Star won the veteran female class. At the Boxer Club of Canada National Specialty, Sabre (Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Causin An Uproar, CDX, Am. Can. SOM, Can. LOM) kids did very well.     Am. Ch. Ensign's Causin Applause was Best of Winners.     Am. Ch. Encore's Bismark was reserve winners dog. and Can. Ch. MGM N Myohmy Spring Break received an Award of Merit.     Dakota's (Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's High Voltage, SOM) daughter, Can. Ch. Sprucelane's Abby Road, won the Boxer Club of Canada National Specialty.     We lost another wonderful girl this year, Sara, Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Flyin High, Can. DOM from a ruptured spleen (hemangiosarcoma).

In 2007 Dakota, Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's High Voltage, Am. Can. SOM becomes an American Sire of Merit.     Am. Can. Ch. Top Priority earnes his American Championship.     Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Believe in Me earns her American championship.     Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Wish Upon A Star, Am. Can. SOM, Can. LOM was awarded Best Opposite Sex at the Alberta Boxer Club Specialty from the veteran class at 10 years of age.

In 2008 Sabre, Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Causin An Uproar, CDX, Am. Can. DOM, Am. Can. LOM became our first American Legion of Merit.     This is an honor we are extremely proud of.     Sabre will go into the history books with his sire and grandsire.     Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's High Voltage, Am. Can. SOM won the Alberta Boxer Club Specialty from the veteran class (8 years old). Earlier in the year he was Best Opposite Sex at the Arizona Boxer Club Specialty also from the veteran class.     Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Mirror Image, Can. DOM became a Canadian Dam of Merit.     Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Joint Venture, \ Can. SOM became a Canadian Sire of Merit.     Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's High Voltage, Am. Can. SOM became an American Sire of Merit.     Am. Ch. Ch. Berlane's Joint Venture, Can. SOM was Sire of the Year in Canada.     Sadly we lost our beautiful Star, Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Wish Upon A Star, Am. Can. DOM Can. LOM at 11 years of age.     A few months later we lost her daughter Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Mirror Image, Can. DOM.

In 2009 Ron and I both retired and spend the winters in Mesa Arizona.     Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Joint Venture, Am. Can. SOM became and American Sire of Merit.     Ch. Berlane N Jem's Just One Look wins Best in Specialty at the Boxer Club of Canada Regional Specialty and the Manitoba Boxer Club Specialty.     He also wins the 9-12 mos. fawn males class at the American Boxer Club National Specialty.     Am. Can. Ch. Berlane N Bravo Hear Me Roar, Am. Can. DOM becomes an American Dam of Merit and her daughter wins Best of Winners at the American Boxer Club National Specialty and her son wins the Open Brindle class at the American Boxer Club National Specialty (also 2008 Reserve Winners at ABC).

In 2009 Ron and I both retired and spend the winters in Mesa Arizona.     Am. Can. Ch. Berlane's Joint Venture, Am. Can. SOM became and American Sire of Merit.     Ch. Berlane N Jem's Just One Look wins Best in Specialty at the Boxer Club of Canada Regional Specialty and the Manitoba Boxer Club Specialty.     He also wins the 9-12 mos. fawn males class at the American Boxer Club National Specialty.     Am. Can. Ch. Berlane N Bravo Hear Me Roar, Am. Can. DOM becomes an American Dam of Merit and her daughter wins Best of Winners at the American Boxer Club National Specialty and her son wins the Open Brindle class at the American Boxer Club National Specialty (also 2008 Reserve Winners at ABC).

In 2010 we were so fortunate to be able to acquire a little French Bulldog girl named Mia. She was bred by Shelley St. John and James Dalton of Robobull and Fabelhaft fame. Mia has been a blast. I LOVE Boxers, but this little girl has wormed her way into my heart right beside my beloved Boxers. Throughout 2011 and 2012 Mia earned her American Championship, her Canadian Championship and her American Grand Championship to become Am. GCH. Can. CH. Robobull Fabelhaft Dream Girl. Mia has definitely been our Dream Girl.

In 2013 we had the most exciting thrill when Am. BIS GCH. Can. MBISS Ch. Berlane N JEMS Just One Look took a BEST IN SHOW at the Spokane Kennel Club show.     This is the first dog of our breeding to earn a Best in Show in the United States.     What makes it even more special is that Magic's owner/handler Cheryl Jennings piloted him to this wonderful and amazing win.     Magic also earned his American Grand Championship along the way.     2013 also brought some very sad news when Am. Can. Berlane's Joint Venture, Am. Can. SOM (Dylan) crossed over the rainbow bridge to be followed just a couple of months later by his brother Am. Ch. Berlane's Rosend Tribute to BK (Marcus).

Together we have produced some great Boxers and even better companions.     We have made many friends over the years through our association with our best friend, the Boxer.

Affiliations

Sharon:

Life Member of the Canadian Kennel Club..
Life Member of the Edmonton Kennel Club.
Life Member of the Boxer Club of Canada.
Life Member of the Alberta Boxer Club.
Member of the French Bulldog Fanciers of Canada
Member of the French Bulldog Club of Western Canada
Member of the French Bulldog Club of Arizona

Ron:

Member of the Canadian Kennel Club
Life Member of the Boxer Club of Canada.
Life Member of the Alberta Boxer Club.
Member of the French Bulldog Fanciers of Canada
Member of the French Bulldog Club of Western Canada
Member of the French Bulldog Club of Arizona