THE SAUCON VALLEY BOXER CLUB
MEMBER OF AMERICAN BOXER CLUB, INC.

Thank you for asking me about Saucon Valley Boxer Club. Saucon Valley Boxer Club, Inc. is a member of The American Boxer Club. For over 30 years the club has been promoting the advancement of the boxer breed. Our club usually meets in Zieglersville, PA, with the exception of July and December. In July the club has a picnic and in December we enjoy a Christmas party. We presently have over 33 active club members that participate in therapy dogs, shows, training classes and other club functions.

Here is a brief description of what the club gets involved in:

Judy and Cher working at the booth.

- January, the club has a booth at the K-9 Learning Expo at Ag Hall, Allentown, PA. Each year a theme is picked and the members volunteer to work a booth. This theme for 2005 was genetics.

Dean, Faith, Raider and Wiggles waiting to open


- April, the club usually works in conjunction with a kennel club and does Supported Entries or a Specialty show. On April 23rd & 24th they worked with Wilmington KC & on the 25th with Penn Treaty KC. Pictures from 2003. In 2005 they will be working with Morris & Essex Kennel Club on October 6th, and The Kennel Cub of Philadelphia on November 20th.

 
Wilmington KC
Penn Treaty KC

 

- June, the club holds a Match 'B' Show at Huff's Church, Barto, PA. Club members and guests are encouraged to enter their dogs. It teaches them how to handle a dog in the show ring, and the dogs learn what to do in a ring and around other dogs. Prizes and ribbons are given out, but points are earned at this type of show. Pictures from 2005. The club also does an educational booth in June for Quakertown Pet Fair (sorry no pictures).

 
Jr. Handler at Huff's Church
1st time handler

 

- July, the club has no meeting because we have a picnic at one of our member's house.

Good food, friends & conversation

 

- September 2003, the club held a learning meeting at one of the member's house. After the meeting members and guests were invited to ask questions about grooming, learn how to handle their dogs in the ring, and a small mock agility course was set up for members to try (sorry no picture for the agility).

Question answered about grooming, nail care, ear car & anything else members or their guest needed to know Members & guests gather around to learn how to handle their dogs in a show ring. Of course, lots of good food & company. In 2004 the club invited the Pennsylvania Dog Warden to be the speaker at their educational day.

 

- October, the club holds another Match 'B' Show at Souderton Park, Souderton, PA.

 
We got a winner!!
Another Jr. Handler at work

- December, the club again has no meeting because we enjoy a Christmas party at one of our club member's house.

 

 

The club presently has two members that have therapy dogs. Tiki that works at a hospital where her owner works and Bingo goes to various locations.

To become a member you must fill out an application and attend at least two meetings. Your application is read at each meeting and after the second reading club members vote on if they will accept you as a new member. It is also recommended that you have the backing of two members, however, this is not always necessary. To show that they are active participating members it is encouraged that all members volunteer on at least one of the committees that help keep the club running smoothly. Once accepted as members' dues are $15 per individual or $20 per couple. I hope this give you some idea about the club, but if you have any other questions, feel free to contact me.

SVBC, Secretary