This picture was taken in 1995 at the American Boxer Club Specialty in Frederick, MD.
Pictured on the left is Ch. Hollycrest's Stage Hand, SOM ("Face"), shown with his daughter and son: In the center is our Moonstruck's Precious-N-Few ("Precious") from our Ch. Hollycrest's Ain't Misbehavin ("Holly"), to the right is our Moonstruck's Facin' the Music (also "Face", junior) from our Queenie who was a "Farmer" (Ch. Hollycrest's Farm Hand, SOM) daughter.
I remain on the Internet to share stories and experiences about Boxers (or Frenchies), offer helpful information to help others understand our breed, and to help YOU find your "special" Boxer or Frenchie, or to just answer questions you might have about one you already have (or questions in general).
I am a past member of the Valparaiso Kennel Club, then Mid-West Boxer Club (where I also maintained their web site for many years and also served as Editor of their Monthly Newsletter ... all of these tasks now managed by others remaining in the club).
I have always been a "dog person," enjoy dogs of all breeds and have enjoyed them since childhood. Boxers were my first "love" as I used to house-sit where a beautiful Fawn Boxer, Lady, shared the home and followed me around ... I attribute my love for this breed to her.
In the mid 1980's my husband, Richard, and I moved to Valparaiso, IN, and I acquired our first Boxer, Lucy, Moonstruck's Lucinda's Aurora. It would be about a year later that I acquired our Holly, from Hollycrest Boxers, Leon DePriest and Cheryl Colby, to whom I will be forever -- one who sold me Holly when I was in the right place at the right time, and the other for being my mentor and friend. Holly went on to be our first champion, Ch. Hollycrest's Ain't Misbehavin, and foundation to our breeding program.
Richard went from never having a dog in the house to sharing his household with numerous Boxers -- never complaining, always there to offer a helping hand during whelping, showing or just caring for and letting them in and out. Sadly, Richard departed this world December 26, 2003, after assisting me in this endeavor for nearly twenty years, therefore, there will be no more Moonstruck Boxer puppies.
Pictured below is Richard with two of my special home-bred boys, Ch. Moonstruck's Skies the Limit (Skie) and Moonstruck's Dreamin da Dream (Dreamer).
I've re-married and moved from Valparaiso to Lake Station, IN. My home is now filled with Frenchies ... pictured above with my husband, Dane, and (left to right) Teddy and Piper, who were neutered males. We also have their mother, Gizmo. As time passes, so do our dogs. You will find a various selection, however, I do not believe we will ever be without dogs ... although our choices are leaning toward smallers dogs of late.
I wish to acknowledge all of the wonderful people I have had the privelege to meet through the years with showing and breeding Boxers and French Bulldogs ... you will always have a special place in my heart as I am sure my babies will always live in your memory as well. Please feel free to contact me any time ... love to hear from you!!!