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Meet The Merseyside Club

Our 2016 Committee

Patron: Mrs M Wragg

President: Mrs M Wildman

Hon. Life Vice Presidents: Mrs Wildman & Mrs M Wragg

Chairman: Mrs M Wildman

Vice Chairman: Mr W Hitchen

Secretary: Mrs M McArdle

Treasurer: Mr S McArdle

Mesdames: P Hitchen, E Judge, E Rankin, K Rankin & J Sweeney
Messrs: S P McArdle, P Potter & A Price

Frank Wildman (Chairman) and Janice Mair (Patron)

About Us

This is the official website of the Merseyside Boxer Club. The club is officially registered and recognised by The UK Kennel Club. We hope that you will visit our site often and enjoy the content. We will keep you updated and informed of all news, events, rallies and dog training nights happening at the dog club as well as other items, ranging from articles and talks on dog healthcare through to Club association products for sale.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and if you are a Boxer dog owner and can travel to our club, why not come down and see us at our Open shows which we hold I February and November  at Whiston Town Hall, Old Colliery Road, Whiston, Merseyside. We hold our Championship shows every April at Sutton Leisure Centre, Eltonhead Rad Sutton St Helens Merseyside. You are most welcome to come along free of charge where you will be made welcome and speak to other boxer enthusiasts who will gladly answer any questions you may have.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our website

Our History

The first meeting of the Merseyside Boxer Club was held at the Stork Hotel, Liverpool on the 9th July 1950 with the Countess of Derby as the first patron. The first show was held on the 16th September of the same year at the Lord Lloyd Memorial Hall, Liverpool. Although the first show made a loss it was deemed a successful start to the new venture. Monthly club meetings were held and the first Annual General Meeting (AGM) financial report presented a balance of £58, 19 shillings and 8 pence. 

Through the last 63 years the club has prospered well. We have invited judges from all over the world to officiate at our shows ........ from the USA to Germany, Holland, Scandinavia, Belgium and other parts of Europe.

Today, the President and Chairman  of the club is Margaret Wildman(Wildax Kennels) who along with her husband Frank, joined the society in the 1960s. Frank held  the position of Chairman and both are renowned international judges of Boxers and many other breeds. Margaret awards CC's in 22 breeds and judges the working and utility groups and is proud  to announce that she is a BIS judge. Margaret  has judged all over the world, including Russia, Spain, Holland, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Italy and many other countries. Margaret and Maureen Wragg (Harmaur Boxers) are Honorary Life Vice-Presidents of the club. Janice Mair (Glenauld Boxers) was the Patron of the Club

Frank was a previous incumbent of Chair of the Boxer Breed Council, which is a union of the 15 Boxer Breed clubs in the UK, so the Merseyside Boxer Club plays a big part in the Boxer dog world in general. Frank awarded CC's in 16 breeds and judged the Working and Utility groups.

Secretary of the club is Marion McArdle who has held the position since 2000. Marion has been judging Boxer since 1989 and  has shown Boxers, Bullmastiffs and Boston Terriers under the affix Mcarmadale. Marion is also Assistant Secretary of her local canine society Maghull and Merseyside Canine Society andon the committee of The West Lancs French Bulldog Club. She awards CC's in Boxers, Boston Terriers, and  Bullmastiffs. Marion also judges Shiba Inus and Akitas in the Utility group. She is a member of the Kennel Club and a delegate of the Boxer Breed Council. Marion and her husband Steve have made up Champions and won CC’s and Reserve CC’s in Boxers, Boston Terriers and Lakeland Terriers and has judged in places as far afield as Australia, New Zealand and Sweden .

Her husband Steve McArdle has been Treasurer of the Merseyside Boxer Club since 1995, he is also treasurer of a local canine society and is the Treasurer of Manchester Dog Show Society, who hold their annual General Championship Show at Stafford County Showground. Steve awards CC's in Boxers, Bullmastiffs, Lakeland Terriers and judges breeds in the Working, Terrier and Utility groups. Steve is a member of The Kennel Club and is also a committee member of the West Lancs French Bulldog Club.

Vice Chairman of the Merseyside BC is Bill Hitchen, who is an important part of the club along with his wife Pauline, who is a committee member. They work very hard for the society, especially at our shows.

We have a hardworking committee who are an asset at the shows we organise every year

What We Do

The objective of the club is to further the Boxer Breed in every possible way with Membership open to persons worldwide.

Each year, the club holds two Open Shows and a Breed Club Championship Show with the permission of the Kennel Club. Have a look at our Show Archive, for Pictures and Results from all Merseyside Boxer Club Dog Shows since 2002.

Feel free to explore our site to find out more about us and our activities, we hope you enjoy it!

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