We both admired a beautiful brindle bitch - Irish Champion Benevenagh Stella, so when her breeder Tommy Sherrard had a litter from Stella's litter sister, Benevenagh Tryphena, we purchased a dog puppy, who we named 'Titus'
Sire: Benevenagh Superman
Dam: Benevenagh Tryphena
Titus was our first jointly owned Boxer, and he did very well as a youngster. He was our first Junior Warrant winner, and had many Best of Breed and Group Placings at open show level. He was very mischievous, and a friend from Scotland described him as 'a wee bogle'. He wasn't very big, and his other nickname was 'Wee T'. It was a matter of debate whether the 'T' was short for 'Titus' or 'Trouble'. When Punch died, Titus went to live with Jim's cousin Pearl, where he promptly transformed into 'a little angel'.
Sire: Quibus v. Rustican of Wildax
Dam: Irish Champion Tirkane Takeover
We also bought a bitch puppy, however 'Donja' was found to have a PA suspect in her pedigree, so she could not be used for breeding. She is pictured here with her friends Titus and our 'lucky' ? black cat Dennis the Menace.
After this disappointment, we were delighted when Tommy Sherrard offered Titus' mother Phena to us, as he felt that he was getting too old to look after her
Sire: Champion Braxburn Cornelius
Dam: Benevenagh Ladybird
Phena was quite fat through lack of exercise when we got her, so we didn't worry too much when she lost a lot of weight, we thought she was fretting for Tommy. Tragically we discovered that she had cancer, and she had to be put to sleep just a few months after she came to live with us. We were devastated, we had come to love Phena very much in the short time she was with us.
Phena's death was more than an emotional blow for us: we had hoped she would be the new foundation for Dysart Boxers. Fortunately for us, a solution to our problem was just around the corner....
( Tina, Judy & Punch ) ( Titus, Donja & Phena ) ( Steffi & Beamish ) ( Holly ) ( Breo & Debbie ) ( Clover & Elsa )
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