2008 Top Twenty Competiton Winner

Owners: Virginia Shames & Theodore S Fickes DVM
Breeders: Cathy & Bill Sylvester, Virginia Shames & Theodore S Fickes DVM
Handler: Virginia Shames

CH. Arriba Talisman Satisfaction "Sedona"
Sire: CH. Pro's Original 501 Blues, TT, SOM
Dam: CH. Triple Crown's Alacazam

From his debut in the show ring, Sedona has emulated the word "BOXER." His charisma, charm and attitude, combined with the proper structure and movement made one look a second time, then to see his head and expression -- its all says "BOXER!"

Winning the National Futurity is a breeder's dream come true and we thought it couldn't get much better after Sedona's win of Grand Prize Futurity in 2006 under Gary Steele. UNTIL ... ABC 2007 ... when Sedona won BEST OF BREED under Alberto Berrios.

Though not heavily campaigned, Sedona ended up the #7 Boxer in the Country topping many Boxer Specialties and winning four Group 1's and many other group placements. All of this was accomplished with Ginny, his owner and breeder, accompanying him in the show ring. Credit for his wonderful physical conditioning, of course, goes to Ted who takes him on his daily "adventures."

We couldn't have asked for anything more. But, just so his audience knows, he has a few imperfections: we readily admit that Sedona is a bit of a "counter-surfer" and although he sings on command, he sings a bit off key. With that being said, we'll continue our quest for the "perfect" Boxer. Until then, we have Sedona (who may be as close as we ever come) to laugh with and love.

It is said, "Life isn't measured by how many breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away." Sedona has given us a fair share of those!!!

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