Lorraine C Meyer
My-R

Lorraine Meyer was an ABC Life Member. She was recruited by Alice Grove Wood (the previous secretary) to serve ABC as Secretary – a job she held for 20 years. During this time she handled the ABC Bulletin, Sire & Dam of merit records and many other duties currently done by about 10 other people (2001 – STILL TRUE IN 2015). She served on the board several times and a member of the show committee.

Lorraine was based in Rockford, Ill. She had the ABC Secretary’s office at her home. She kept track of all the champions (AKC sent the parent club notices) and developed the Sire and Dam of Merit program. For many years she edited and sent out the ABC Bulletin – often the only form of communication with the membership from ABC. She maintained a picture file which she passed on to the Boxer Heritage Foundation (used for the ABC magazine) when she downsized. Among her other jobs was seeing that all new obedience UD holders received a plaque from ABC – that is how Dick Mason found out about ABC (later President). Lorraine also dealt with member clubs – show approvals, BW plaques, etc.

Lorraine became interested in Obedience early on and finished titles on many of her boxers. Later she became an Obedience judge. She judged the Obedience Trial in 1962. Lorraine was a premier clinician for obedience. Anyone who had the privilege of siting with her and watching obedience could only wish they could have worked with her. She firmly believed that obedience should be fun for both dog and handler. Lorraine was devoted to the Boxer. She gave countless seminars on the breed to judges and others and served as a mentor to many. Her son Brian Meyer and his wife Cindy, had successful careers as handlers and are now popular judges. ABC Futurity in 1967. GF/PB was CH Salgray’s Ambush S71 LOM and Salgray’s Diamond Lil’ (CH FB-68). She judged Juniors in 1990 putting Lyndells Music Man (CH FD-90) Best Junior from the 15*18 FD class.

When the Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement were started in 2001, Lorraine was an obvious choice for the Hall of Fame. John Connolly was president and chair of the committee. He refused to be nominated for the hall of fame or lifetime achievement award. Lorraine took the mike to make a few remarks and ended by inducting John & Carole – the recipients had decided!!! She passed in 2015.

She bred and finished several champions under her My-R kennel name. She showed her own Boxers in conformation until John Wagner advised her “never to handle My-Rs Magic Spell herself again”. She struck gold with her 1960 litter – three champions by CH Captain Lookout of Thorhall S57 out of My-R’s Tessar CD – CH My-R’s Magic Maker CD (FB-63), CH My-R’s Wizard (FD-62) and CH My-R’s Magic Spell (FB-63). Tessar was by CH Marjack’s Golden Windjammer out of Brandy’s Solo Flight CD

Magic Maker CD was bred to CH Majic Geronimo the Fireball (BD-60) and produced CH My-R’s Double Magic (BD-64). Magic Spell was bred to CH Salgray’s Fashion Plate S66 and produced CH My-R’s Brag About, CD co-owned her son Brian Meyer. Bred back to her sire Brag About produced CH My-R’s Sensation (BB-70). Her next champion, My-R’s Marquette (FD-69) was by Fashion Plate out of CH Salgray’s Cricket co-owned with H. Mandell. Marquette was sold to Frank & Helen Kobielak. He was the sire of three more My-R champions in 1968, 69 & 70.

She is the breeder of record on the champions out of Verand’s Cloudy Dawn DOM, leased for two litters from football star Joe Namath. Bred to Fashion Plate she produced four champions: CH My-R’s Wind Storm, CD (FB-68) and CH My-R’s Wind Swept (FB-67) in 1966 and CH My-R’s Rain Dance (FB-69) and CH My-R’s Rain Maker (FD-69) in 1967. Brian handled Rain Maker and won a major the weekend of the Houston Regional.

In 1974 CH My-R’s Sensation, now co-owned with Brian, was bred to CH Holly Lane’s Wildwind S74 and produced CH My-R’s Haybinder of Holly Lane S81 LOM owned and shown by Eileen McClintock.

CH My-R’s Magic Maker, CD
FB-1963-11 1960-05-02(1962-04)
CH Captain Lookout of Thorhall SOM
My-R’s Tessar, CD
OB: Meyer, Lorraine C

CH My-R’s Wizard
FD-1962-11 1960-05-02(1961-12)
CH Captain Lookout of Thorhall SOM
My-R’s Tessar, CD
BR: Meyer, Lorraine C
OW: Kolb, Mike

CH My-R’s Magic Spell
FB-1963-09 1960-05-02(1964-06)
CH Captain Lookout of Thorhall SOM
My-R’s Tessar, CD
OB: Meyer, Lorraine C

CH My-R’s Double Magic
BD-1964-12 1962-01-16( )
CH Magic Geronimo the Fireball
CH My-R’s Magic Maker, CD
BR: Meyer, Lorraine
OW: Meyer, Lorraine & Schroeder, J

CH My-R’s Brag About, CD
FB-1965-10 1964-02-24(1967-01)
CH Salgray’s Fashion Plate SOM
CH My-R’s Magic Spell
BR: Meyer, Lorraine C
OW: Meyer, B & Lorraine C

CH My-R’s Marquette
FD-1969-09 1966-08-17(1968-03)
CH Salgray’s Fashion Plate SOM
CH Salgray’s Cricket
BR: Meyer, L C & Mandell, H
OW: Kobielak, Frank & Helen

CH My-R’s Wind Storm, CD
FB-1968-10 1966-04-18(1969-04)
CH Salgray’s Fashion Plate SOM
Verand’s Cloudy Dawn DOM
BR: Meyer, Lorraine C
OW1: Parker, Barbara A & Meyer, L C

CH My-R’s Wind Swept
FB-1967-12 1966-04-18(1969-03)
CH Salgray’s Fashion Plate SOM
Verand’s Cloudy Dawn DOM
BR: Meyer, Lorraine C
OW: Tischer, Evelyn & F

CH My-R’s Rain Dance
FB-1969-10 1967-09-13(1971-12)
CH Salgray’s Fashion Plate SOM
Verand’s Cloudy Dawn DOM
BR: Meyer, Lorraine C
OW: Kobielak, F & Helen

CH My-R’s Rain Maker
FD-1969-11 1967-09-13(1970-08)
CH Salgray’s Fashion Plate SOM
Verand’s Cloudy Dawn DOM
BR: Meyer, Lorraine C
OW: Dye, Donald R
CH My-R’s Imperial
BD-1970-09 1968-11-03(1972-06)
CH Hargayle’s Prince of Fashion
CH My-R’s Wind Storm
BR: Meyer, L C & Parker, B A
OW: Parker, B A & R J

CH My-R’s Sensation
BB-1970-04 1968-05-24(1970-09)
CH Salgray’s Fashion Plate SOM
CH My-R’s Brag About
OB: Meyer, Brian & Lorraine C

CH My-R’s Timewise
FD-1970-10 1968-11-12(1972-06)
CH My-R’s Marquette
My-R’s Hot Line
BR: Meyer, Lorraine C
OW: Slack, Robert L

CH My-R’s Mohave
BD-1972-01 1969-12-08(1973-07)
CH My-R’s Marquette
My-R’s Interlude
BR: Bryant, J W & Dorothy
OW: Weiss, H & Ms Howard

CH My-R’s Tempest
FB-1973-09 1971-02-03(1974-02)
CH My-R’s Marquette
My-R’s Hot Line
BR: Meyer, L C
OW: Meyer, L C & Mason, Dr. & Mrs. A D, Jr

CH My-R’s Haybinder of Holly Lane S81 LOM
FD-1976-02 1974-01-23(1975-11)
CH Holly Lane’s Wildwind SOM
CH My-R’s Sensation
BR: Meyer, Brian & Lorraine C
OW: McClintock, Eileen

CH My-R’s Quick Fire
BB-1977-10 1975-07-07(1978-12)
CH Kimkar’s Rain-Beau
My-R’s Side Show
BR: Meyer, Lorraine C & Card, Samuel S
OW: Mason, Dr. & Mrs. A D, Jr

CH My-R’s Sundial, CD
BD-1978-05 1975-08-31(1979-03)
CH Holly Lane’s Diamond Replay SOM
My-R’s Texas Sunbonnet
BR: Meyer, Lorraine C & Boa, Judith D
OW: Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. W B
CH My-R’s Upstart of Holly Lane
FB-1989-02 1985-06-10(1990-03)
CH Keil’s Dynasty SOM LOM
CH Carlon’s Classy Cookie
BR: Meyer, Lorraine C & McClintock, Eileen
OW: Meyer, Lorraine C & Everett, Jeanette