Born and raised in
the middle of the "Heartland", Stanwood, Iowa is
our home and the home of Myde Boxers and
Myde Boarding Kennels.
We purchased our first boxer, "Boots" in 1987
from Audrey Gerhardy. Audrey was a well known
breeder, handler and judge. We purchased "Boots"
solely for a pet and to enjoy obedience. As for
obedience......well, in the typical Boxer fashion
that we all know and love, she obeyed commands as
they suited her, not us. She knew all the
commands, but chose to express her compliance
through the typical boxer thought process,
looking at us as if to say, "You told me to stay,
now you want me to what? I don't think so, you
come to me!!! Boots turned out to be a wonderful
pet and surrogate grandma to several of our past
Champions. We lost her to cancer in 1998,
she will always be in our hearts and we will be
forever thankful to Boots for getting us hooked
Audrey Gerhardy became my mentor. She introduced
me to Deborah Clark and Marcia Adams of Vancroft
Boxers, who eventually blessed us with our foundation
bitch, first Champion and our love, "Karmen", Vancroft's Just In Time.
She was better known to her goods friends and handlers,
Laura King Krickeberg, Jerry and Dot Bryant as
Deborah Clark and Marcia Adams soon became not
only the best mentors anyone could ask for, but
forever friends. Dot and Jerry Bryant of
Interlude Boxers have also been great mentors to
me and proven to be true and honest people, loved
and respected by our entire family. Deborah Clark
and Dot Bryant have been co-owners on many dogs
that I have bred and shown, always keeping true
to their word.
After several years of showing and breeding
boxers, I was delighted and highly complimented
when Deborah Clark offered me the position of
Manager at Vancroft Kennels in Florida in the
summer of 1998. As manager, it was my duty to run
the kennels and assist with a joint breeding
program. I accepted the challenge.
It was my privilege to assist in a training and
conditioning program for CH Vancroft's Primetime
SOM "OD" and CH Holly Lane's Creme De Mente
"Bailey" for the 1999 American Boxer Club
Specialty, where Vancroft Boxers won BOB with
"OD" and also had the great pleasure of seeing
Bailey, whom they had purchased from Holly Lane's
Kennel, go BOS. What a thrill!
I truely have been blessed with great mentors
and even greater friends. Our love for the breed
will always have a special place in our hearts,
and we will always have a Boxer in our home, if
We are continually striving for good solid
temperaments, health and conformation. We health
test all breeding stock. Heart, Hips and Thyroid.
All are DNA registered with AKC.
Please come in and let us share the joy of our
Boxers and take the tour through our past,
present and future Myde Boxers. Please sign our
guestbook before you leave so we will have record
of your visit.
The Litter that started it all!This site is dedicated to the
Loving Memory Of Mike Bedford