The KenaSher History
Sherry and I purchased our first boxer in 1984.  He was a plain fawn male named April's Prancer.  He was dearly loved, but passed away prematurely at age 5.  Subsequently, we purchased a flashy brindle girl named Casey's Cherokee Rose, and quite naturally called her Rosie.  From her we bred our first show dog in 1986.  She was named KenaSher's Damsel Fair and actually got off to a good start in the show ring.  We soon realized however, that she was not the foundation quality we were seeking, and therefore continued to search for one that was. 

The purchase of a high priced show dog in 1989 only led to more heartbreak and frustration.  Finally, back to the drawing board.  It was Dawn Darby who gave us our first real break when she consented to sell us a plain brindle girl from her Ch. TuRo's Empire breeding.  This litter sister to Dawn's great Fleetwood Mac would prove to be the right recipe for a successful beginning.  Today, all KenaSher stock can be traced back to our beloved Rosie, and Sundarby's Sarah Plain and Tall.

Our first champion was KenaSher's Distant Flare, bred from a Raineylane acquisition, and owned by Lisa Hendrix.  Flare proved to be the first of what are now 13 champions for our kennel.   It was December of 1996 when our wonderful Ch. KenaSher's Divine Wind, SOM was born.  Known as "Batman", he is adding another chapter in the KenaSher story.  A champion at 16 months, Bat is proving to be a potent sire that is carrying on the legacy of his great sire, Ch. EWO's Tie Breaker, SOM, LOM.  At this writing (04/17/06), "Batman" has 10 champions, with others pointed.

Finally, I would be remiss if I did not highlight Sherry's contribution to all of this. She began showing our dogs in the early nineties, because we simply could not afford to pay the handling fees.  Out of that necessity has come a good career for her and many friends along the way. She is the glue that has held it all together.

KenaSher Boxers, Ken and Sherry Johnson

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