NJ Boxer Club

How It All Began

     by Dr. Milton K. Harkrader

The New Jersey Boxer Club is 65 years old, as of 2012. The New Jersey Boxer Club was organized by eleven people during the summer of 1947.  They felt there was a need for a club that would provide an opportunity for new dog fanciers to learn - and the more experienced fanciers to continue to learn about the many facets of Boxers and dogs in general.

Three of the group were members of the American Boxer Club.  For all intents and purposes, membership of the A.B.C. was a closed affair at that time.  It was felt that the formation of a member club would provide many interested people with the privilege of entering the popular A.B.C. Futurity.

Organizers of the New Jersey Boxer Club were:

    Mr. and Mrs. Albert Seaman of Perth Amboy
    Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Lyons of Summit
    Dr. and Mrs. Milton K. Harkrader of Westfield
    Mr. Charles Meyer of Westfield
    Mr. William Meyer of Westfield
    Mr. John Moffet of Westfield
    Mr. Jack Toomey of Basking Ridge
    Mr. Bird of Basking Ridge