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What is a DOM, LOM, POM and SOM?

The American Boxer Club presents awards for the following accomplishments for Boxers. A DOM (Dam of Merit) is a female Boxer registered with the AKC that has produced 4 Champions; these Champions can also be either male or female. A SOM (Sire of Merit) is a male Boxer registered with the AKC that has produced 7 Champions; these Champions can be either male or female. A POM (Producer of Merit - no award is given at this time) is either a male Boxer registered with the AKC or a female Boxer registered with the AKC that has produced a SOM or a DOM. SOM, DOM and POM first appeared in print by the ABC in the 1987 ABC Specialty Catalog.

The newest honor to be awarded by the American Boxer Club, is the LEGION OF MERIT award. This award went into effect at the ABC National Specialty Show in May of 1998. A Sire of Merit, in order to join the Legion of Merit ranks, must sire FOUR or more producers (either Sires of Merit or Dams of Merit). A Dam of Merit, in order to join the Legion of Merit ranks, must produce THREE or more producers (either Sires of Merit or Dams of Merit). Neither the sire or the dam have to be a Sire of Merit, Dam of Merit or a Champion to qualify for this recognition.

This is a coveted award, as it is quite an outstanding sire or dam that can accomplish this. Listed are the Sires and Dams that have been awarded this honor. If you have been involved in showing Boxers at all, you should recognize this as the Who's Who of Boxers!

Legion of Merit - Sires
Updated May 2015

Sires with 16 Producers
AM/CAN CH. Golden Haze Tuxedo, SOM

Sires with 12 Producers
AM/CAN CH. Marquam Hill's Traper of Turo, SOM
ICH. Millan's Fashion Hint, SOM

Sires with 11 Producers
AM/CAN CH. Bayview's Strides Ahead, SOM

Sires with 10 Producers
CH. Berena's Gemini Splashdown, SOM
CH. Bridgewood's BK Kahuna, SOM
CH. Hi-Tech Johnny J of Boxerton, SOM

Sires with 9 Producers
ICH. Scher-Khoun's Shadrack, SOM

Sires with 8 Producers
ICH. Dorian v Marienhof of Mazelaine, SOM
CH. JEMS Pearl Jam, SOM
CH. Maxl's Golden Boy, SOM

Sires with 7 Producers
CH. Bang Away of Sirrah Crest, SOM
CH. Barrage of Quality Hill, SOM
AM/CAN CH. Berlane's Causin an Uproar, CDX, SOM
AM/CAN CH. Fiero's Tally-Ho Tailo, SOM
CH. Heldenbrand's Jet Breaker, SOM
AM/CAN CH. Josha's Linebacker, CD, CGC, SOM
CH. Salgray's Ambush, SOM
CH. Shieldmont's Let's Make A Deal, SOM

Sires with 6 Producers
CH. Arriba Talisman Ego, SOM
CH. Hi-Tech's Arbitrage, SOM
CH. Salgray's Market Wise, SOM
CH. Shadow's Nairobi, SOM
AM/CAN CH. Wagner's Wilvirday Famous Amos, SOM

Sires with 5 Producers
CH. Benjoman of Five T's, SOM
CH. Capri's Woods End Spellcaster, SOM
CH. EWO's Tie Breaker, SOM
CH. Hi-Tech's Aristocrat, SOM
CH. Highriver's Taylor Made of Backwoods, SOM
CH. JEMS Jack of Diamonds, SOM
CH. Keil's Dynasty, SOM
CH. My-R's Haybinder of Holly Lane, SOM
CH. Turo's Native Dancer, SOM
ICH. Woods End Crown Sable, SOM

Sires with 4 Producers
CH. Aracrest's Talisman, SOM
CH. Brookwood's Dream Dancer, SOM
CH. Cachet's Mad Max of TuRo, SOM
ICH. Gray Roy's Minstrel Boy, SOM
CH. Huffand's Nice Enough, SOM
AM/CAN CH. Irondales's Uncommon Valor, SOM
ICH. Lustig v Dom of Tulgey Wood, SOM
ICH. Marburl's Joshua, SOM
ICH. Mephisto's Vendetta, SOM
CH. Merrilane's April Fashion, SOM
AM/CAN CH. Moon Valley's Sun 'N Shadow, SOM
CH. Moreleen's Al-Le-Lu-La, SOM
AM/CAN CH. Moss Wood's Zinger Zapper, SOM
CH. Racklyn's Stealing the Show, SOM
CH. Rochil's Grande Marshall, SOM
CH. Rosend's Key Largo, SOM
AM/CAN CH. Salgray's Flying High, SOM
CH. Salgray's Ovation, SOM
AM/CAN CH. Scher-Khoun's Abedengo, SOM
AM/CAN CH. Seaside EWO Surf Breaker, SOM
CH. Storybooks Rip It Up, SOM
ICH. Utz v Dom of Mazelaine, SOM
AM/CAN CH. Von Schorer's Moon Shadow, SOM

Legion of Merit - Dams
Updated May 2015

Dams with 5 Producers
CH. Rosend's Uptown Girl, DOM

Dams with 4 Producers
Brookwood's Place Your Bets, DOM
CH. Cynra's Chanel, DOM
CH. Raklyns Celebration, DOM

Dams with 3 Producers
AM/CAN CH. Berlane's Wish Upon a Star, DOM
CAN CH. Heart Acres Satin Lining, DOM
CH. Holly Lane's Windstorm, DOM
Luckyjade's Vision X Standing O, DOM
Merrilane's Mad Passion, CD, DOM
Moon Valley's Merry Weather, POM

by: Vickie Rounsaville-Millard

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