|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
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.