Dr. Robert Burke MD
Dr. & Mrs. Robert W Burke got their first Boxer after WWII. The first champion they bred, Miss Dorene, finished in 1950. She was by CH Kobang of Sirrah Crest S49 (BD) out of their CH Blanka v Monachia (FB-50). She was followed by CH Khorasan’s Apache (FD-60) by Bang Away x Misty Maid of Thorhall D60 by CH Captain Lookout of Thorhall S57, one of four littermates to finish.
Dr. Burke admired Bang Away greatly and wanted a bitch to produce to him. He found her in Legacy of Clover Downs D62, bred by Joe Gregory & Burr Long. She was by CH Jered’s Sovereign S60 out of Zizzle Zee of Sirrah Crest. Sovereign was by Bang Away out of Spellbinder’s sister, CH Jered’s Sweet Stuff. Zizzle Zee by CH Vick Wick of Sirrah Crest S59, brother to Bang Away’s dam, Verily Verily.)
Legacy produced four champions for Marquam Hill. Bred to Bang Away she produced CH Marquam Hill’s Comanche S63 (BD-59) in her first litter. The second litter, by CH Evo-Wen’s Impressario (FD-61) – a grandson of Spellbinder and Barrage – produced CH Marquam Hill’s Ensign. (FD-61). Legacy’s third litter produced two champions, CH Marquam Hill’s Fashion Plate (BD-62) and CH Marquam Hill’s Flamingo D63, dam of the Salgray “F” litter and foundation bitch for much of the Hamilburg’s Salgray Boxers. The 1960s saw eight more champions produced by Marquam Hill Boxers.
After a hiatus in the 70s, Dr. Burke, now a very successful child psychologist, decided to get back into Boxers. He purchased a bitch – Ch. Turo’s Whisper of Five T’s D84 – herself out of a litter of six champions (CH Benjoman of Five T’s S76 LOM out of CH Turo’s Vanity Fair D78 by CH Aracrest’s Kaylib S15. She was bred to ACC Mephisto’s Vendetta S81 LOM and produced three champions who finished in 1980 including CH Marquam Hill’s Traper of Turo S85 LOM – tied with Ch. Millan’s Fashion Hint S71 LOM, as one of the top producers of sires and dams of merit with 12 each – and CH Marquam Hill’s Trigger of Turo S88. His last two champions were co-owned with Elizabeth Esacove and Sandy Roberts of TuRo boxers. Burke owned the Traper son CH Turo’s Empire S89 out of CH Turo’s Touche D85.