2014 marks the fifteenth year for the ShowBoxer-L. As of today (March 16th 2009) there are 2301 members on this list, worldwide.
Ten years ago Martha Bowman came to me with the idea of starting the
ShowBoxer-L mailing list so that Boxer breeders and exhibitors could have
their own forum. Several of us belonged to the BML (Boxer Mailing List) at
that time but we felt that another list that could deal with breeding and
exhibiting topics more in depth would be beneficial. The showBoxer-L was
created, not to replace the BML but to add a different dimension to our
community. The list was first housed at the Indiana University server. In 2001 the domain ShowBoxer-L.com was registered and then moved to my own
server (HostSmart.ca) where it still sits.
Over the years there have been highs & lows on this list; it is inevitable
when so many people gather with a common interest and diverse backgrounds.
Many thanks to all of you; we have learned much from each other.
We face many challenges ahead. We face misguided animal rights activists at
every turn and we face legislation that limits our rights. However we also look forward to some exciting developments in health care and testing.
As we go into this New Year let us reflect on how far we have come and then
how far we have yet to go. Together we CAN make a difference!
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primarily, but not limited to, the conformation ring. Any topic
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