SABOX (The South African Boxer
Breed Council of the Kennel Union of Southern Africa) was formed
in Bloemfontein on 28 August 2004. All Boxer Clubs affiliated
to KUSA automatically become members of SABOX for as long as they
SABOX aims to promote a better
understanding and knowledge of Boxers, to advise on the health
and well-being of this unique breed and to further the breeding
and responsible ownership of Boxers. An important objective is
to encourage owners to train their Boxers and for breeders to
have their breeding stock evaluated for correct conformation and
SABOX unites all KUSA affiliated
Boxer Clubs in a single representative and democratic body, it
serves as a channel of communication and provides the means for
closer co-operation and liaison among its members.
- To observe and adhere to the Breed Standard adopted by
KUSA for the Boxer breed.
- To organise shows and competitions and to encourage a spirit
of companionship, friendly relations and a good spirit amongst
the Clubs and their members.
- To preserve, consolidate and strengthen the inherent character
and the innate working qualities of the breed by promoting
the participation and qualification of Boxers in working tests
and trials recognised by KUSA.
- To promote the Aptitude Testing of Boxers in order to gauge
their working potential.
- To promote the registration of Boxers with KUSA and to direct
breeders to encourage owners to transfer registered ownership
on the acquisition of a dog.
- To define criteria for the Advanced Registration of Boxers.
- To strive towards obtaining proof of Boxers whose hips
and hearts have been examined and certified by the Department
of Radiology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of
Pretoria or other specialist bodies acceptable to both the
Federal Council and SABOX and to compile, publish and distribute
a list of such Boxers at quarterly intervals.
- To publish an informative magazine with promotional material,
information on scientific research and advice pertaining to
genetics, disease, breeding, rearing, keeping and training
- To promote the correct public image of the Boxer.
All the business and affairs of SABOX
are managed and controlled by the Representatives of its Member
Clubs. Each Member Club is entitled to three votes at any meeting
of SABOX. In addition to a maximum of two Breed
Representatives, each Club is entitled to one Working Representative
with full voting powers, who must have qualified at least one
Boxer in any of the following disciplines: Obedience, Classic
Working Trials, Breed Working Test, Aptitude Test, IPO, ITT, Agility
or Dog Jumping.
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