Winterville, Ga boxer races to the top at the
American Boxer Nationals
More Than 800 Dogs Participated in American Boxer Nationals
Georgia, — May 2nd-May 9th, Indianapolis, Indiana hosted over 800 of the AKC’s finest Boxers competing and being honored in confirmation, obedience, rally and agility competitions at this year’s Boxer Nationals.
Among the hundreds of those in attendance, the top 36 performance Boxers in the country were honored in the “Parade of Champions”, including Angelia Chappelear’s nine year old Boxer, “Fancy’s Phenomenal Fantasy”, CD, RAE, MX, AXJ, CAX, THD, CGC, AD, SSA, SJ, SG, SS, TT
Having earned 23 performance titles in obedience, rally, agility, lure coursing and therapy work, “Fantasy” topped the list of 36 champions earning the most versatile performance titles of all in attendance. Accompanying her was her proud “Mom”, Angelia Chappelear. Angelia is the daughter of Harry and Joyce Chappelear of Toccoa, Georgia and is a UGA alumni as well as an employee of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
“Fantasy” earned this honor having excelled in a wide variety of AKC performance venues, including becoming the 1st Boxer in the country to earn a Coursing Ability Excellent title (CAX) as well as one of the first to be awarded the prestigious Therapy Dog title (THD). Her most coveted title of all, however, was when she became the Mother of her 10 “Fantasyland Lucky Charms”. As she races towards her 10th birthday on July 16th, her legendary achievements will live on as she and her “kids” enjoy making memories together.
This year marks the 71st American Boxer Club Annual Specialty celebrating the top Boxers in the American Kennel Club!
Our deepest appreciation to Dr. Bill Connolly and his wonderful staff at the Gwinnett Animal Hospital. Without them, this beloved 9-year-old champion would not have been at her best for this special moment!