The Boxer Quarterly
magazine was founded by Andrew Brace who launched it in 1986 at the British Boxer Club's Golden Jubilee Championship Show. It
was a great hit from day one but after several years, Andrew's other
commitments meant that he could no longer continue as publisher. The
magazine was sold to David Cavill who persuaded Di Johnson to edit it
Di kept the magazine going through a difficult couple of years but she
always believed that it should be in the hands of active Boxer enthusiasts
and this is where our story begins. Early in 1994 Tim Hutchings, Eddie
Banks and Keith Jump all found that they had been independently approached
with a view to taking over the magazine, either as individuals, or through
a Breed Club. The main problem was that running a magazine professionally
requires a heavy time commitment and this was too much for one person
to take on. However, after a few conversations in dog show bars up and
down the country, it didn't take long to realise that the obvious answer
was for them to take it on as a joint venture.
So in April 1994 the magazine was in new ownership and Keith, Eddie
and Tim set about putting the first edition together which had to be
out in time for the British Boxer Club Championship Show in July. After a few hiccups
with potential printers the services of fellow exhibitor Linda Carnaby
were secured and Linda has done the origination ever since. A routine
was quickly established and three packed issues have been produced every
year, regular as clockwork.
and Keith have been at the helm since 1994 and the magazine has
gone from strength to strength with fabulous support from breeders,
owners and exhibitors from the UK and overseas. The magazine carries
articles of historic interest; breeder profiles and forums; there's
lots of news from shows around the world as well as coverage of all
the major events back home; companions' pages; breed club news; expert
veterinary advice; letters; a celebration of new Champions; guest editorials
and, of course, loads of pictures of fabulous Boxers from home and abroad.
in order to secure the long-term future of the magazine it was decided that, with effect from 2015, there would be two editions per year. The first, a bumper edition published at Crufts and the second, on the first weekend in October to coincide with the Trent Boxer Club championship show. They will maintain the good balance between current news, historical record, home and international coverage for which we have become well known..
Ferelith Somerfield cuts the cake
The Boxer Quarterly editorial team consists of 3 respected
judges from the UK, all of whom award CCs in the UK and have
L-R Keith Jump. Eddie Banks, Tim Hutchings
has been a partner in the Winuwuk Boxers for 30 years. More than 20 UK Boxer Champions have been owned or bred at Winuwuk and they have won over 240 CCs. In addition, there have been many more overseas. The most successful Winuwuk is the Breed Record Holder Ch/Ir Ch Winuwuk Lust at First Sight who also won 21 Working Groups (including two at Crufts) and multiple Best in Shows. He was the Top Working Dog in 2009 and 2010 and Number 2 All-Breeds in 2010. Tim has judged all over the world, culminating in a May 2004 appointment to judge at the American Boxer Club, the biggest Boxer show in the world. In 2013 he is judging Boxers at Crufts. He is in demand as a speaker on the breed and is the author of ‘The Complete Boxer’, published by Howells/Ringpress. Onto Club matters Tim is the longest serving Championship Show Breed Club Secretary in the UK and has also chaired the UK Boxer Breed Council. After the dogs themselves it is his involvement with the Boxer Quarterly which gives him the most pleasure.
Banks, along with his wife Helen, have been exhibiting Boxers
since the mid 1970s. Both are championship show judges and
have judged overseas on numerous occasions. Their Boxers have
won over 100 Challenge Certificates in the UK. They have also
bred Boxers who went on to become champions in Europe and the
Antipodes. They have been committee members of the Anglian Boxer
Club for over 15 years.
to their website www.norwatchsunhawk.com
for the story of their kennel.
Jump first got involved in the magazine when Tim & Eddie
asked him in 1994 if he would be interested in the venture,
of course he took the offer straight away and has enjoyed being
involved ever since. Keith first came into Boxers in 1977 when
he met his wife Sandra Carter who along with her sister Suzanne
show under the Susancar Affix. To visit their website click here - www.susancarboxers.com
Keith attends all boxer breed
& general championship shows and indeed posts all the results
on the show boxer list. He is also very much involved with all
aspects of the breed, is currently chairman of the Mancunian
Boxer Club and has been Chairman of the UK Boxer Breed Council. Keith also writes the breed
notes for Our Dogs weekly publication and is a firm believer
that you should try and put something back into the breed that
gives you so much pleasure. He would personally like to thank
all the advertisers, writers and subscribers for their support
of Boxer Quarterly, without whom it would not be here.