Ginny's first show dog, a Vizsla, was purchased while she was in college, and while showing her in both obedience and confirmation, she fell in love with Boxers. Her first Boxer was purchased in 1972 and she became CH Sean's Tara of Carlwen, the foundation of the Talisman boxers. All of the over 30 champions Talisman boxers are direct descendants of Tara. While breeding on a very limited basis, Ginny is especially proud of the fact that most of her homebred champions have been breeder, owner handled to their championships.

Ginny is often called upon to judge sweepstakes and was selected as Breeder Judge of the fourth ABC Top Twenty Competition. She is a life member of the ABC and has served the ABC as Treasurer.


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Virginia Shames - Talisman
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