Essex and Eastern Counties Boxer Club Home Page

Please Note This Website is Best Viewed With a Screen Resolution of 1024x768
and with the latest Flash Player and Java Runtime Environment installed Click Here to Download Flash
and here to Download the Java Runtime Environment



Juvenile Kidney Disease has been reported as a possible health problem in Boxers. So far, the reported cases are consistent with an occurrence of less than 0.1% within the UK Boxer population however we cannot be complacent and this number may simply mean that not all cases are being reported. Boxer Breed Council is therefore encouraging the whole Boxer community to get involved in identifying and reporting cases to allow us to research the condition thoroughly.

The symptoms seen are increased thirst and therefore an increase in urination. Loss of appetite, weight loss, stunted growth, lethargy and vomiting are also seen in most cases. When the kidneys are examined by ultrasound they are smaller than normal and often uneven in shape. Symptoms usually start between four months and two years.

If you know of a possible case please e/mail and you will be sent all the details of what you need to do by return. Reasonable expenses which are incurred in providing samples will be covered by Boxer Breed Council. All reported cases will remain confidential to the Boxer Breed Council Health Committee and its scientific advisers.

Further details, including Questions and Answers, are available on the health pages of the Breed Council website

The Essex and Eastern Counties Boxer Club was formed to cater for Boxer owners living in Essex and the surrounding areas, although we have many members from further afield.  

Our aim is to promote the Boxer as a show dog and as a family pet, by holding shows, matches and other social events, and by working together with other breed clubs for the good of the Boxer.

Our Championship Show is held in March at Wood Green Animal Shelter, Godmanchester, Huntingdon and we are privileged to have the use of this super venue.   A cardiologist is usually in attendance at this show, heart testing for Aortic Stenosis.

The Open Show and Special Puppy Event is held at Bishops Hall, Brentwood.   This venue has a large enclosed lawned area, so that weather permitting, judging can take place outside.

Matches are held monthly on Sunday afternoons at Ramsden Bellhouse Village Hall.   This is situated ½ mile off the A129 between Wickford and Billericay.   They begin at 2.30pm with a training class.   The Summer BBQ usually takes place in July and is an event not to be missed.   Winners of Best in Match and Best Puppy in Match throughout the year are all invited back in December to compete in the finals for Dog and Puppy of the Year.   Junior Handling classes are also put on if requested.

We run seminars periodically and to date have held one on Conformation and Movement and also a Rules & Regulations one, both with Kennel Club accredited speakers.    We also joined forces with London & Home Counties Boxer Club and held a Breed Specific Seminar with A2 assessments.

Committee Members are on hand at all of our events if you need any help or advice.


See the events page for all future dates.


The club stall has a large range of items for sale, from sweatshirts and body warmers, to clocks, jewellery and stationery.   We also feature a range of wrought iron gifts, including hanging baskets and brackets, weathervanes, wind chimes, door stops etc.   with  our own Boxer design that is exclusive to us.

We also stock most of the show paraphernalia that you will need – collars and leads, ring clips, scissors and nail clippers.

They are available at all our events and can also be posted

For further details, please contact Sue and Brian Burnett on 020 7722 7366




 Patron:   Mrs L Carnaby
President:   Mrs J O’Connor
Vice-Presidents:   Mr R King ,   Mrs J Garwood, Terry O'Connor

Chairman of Committee
Mr Ken Groom
17 Wykes Green, Basildon, Essex.   SS14 2PU
Tel:   01268 280546     e-mail:

Hon. Secretary/Hon. Treasurer
Mrs Nadia Maddocks

40 Hill Lane, Hawkwell, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4HW
Tel:   01702 876014   e-mail:


Mrs Lorraine Ames
30 St Annes Road, Framingham Earl, Norwich, NR14 7TH
Tel: 01508 494926 e-mail

Mrs Sue Burnett        
Grove House, Prince Albert Rd. Regents Park.   NW8 7RN              
Tel:   020 7722 7366    e-mail:

 Mr Brian Burnett       
Grove House, Prince Albert Rd. Regents Park.   NW8 7RN
Tel:   020 7722 7366

Mrs Rose Groom
17, Wykes Green, Basildon, Essex.   S14 2PU
Tel:   01268 280546     e-mail:

Mr Ken Groom
17, Wykes Green, Basildon, Essex.   SS14 2PU
Tel:   01268 280546     e-mail:

Mrs Linda Lay
26, Ellis St, Boxford, Sudbury. Suffolk.   CO10 5HP
Tel:   01787 210969

Miss Clare Lock
14 Moultain Hill, Swanley, Kent. BR8 8BS
Tel:   01322 615702     e-mail:

Mrs Jeannine Merry
Fairfield, Orsett Road, Horndonon the Hill, SS17 8NR.
Tel: 07790 794048 e-mail:

Miss Sheena Peck

9 Glebe Road East, Kessingland, Lowestoft, NR33 7QX
Tel: 01502 743105 e-mail:

Mrs Michelle Philipson

39 Havering Road, Romford. RM11 4QT.
Tel: 01708 733383 e-mail

Mrs Lisa Sanger
42 Burnell Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3HW
Tel: 020 8855 3476 e-mail:

Mr Glenn Sanger
42 Burnell Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3HW
Tel: 020 8855 3476 e-mail:

Ms Sue Lott
Anchor Doone, Woodrow Lane, Great Moulton, Norwich, NR15 2ZH
Tel: 07702 123173 e-mail: