We have been active in breeding Boston Terriers for exhibition purposes in Southern Oregon under the prefix of SunGlo Bostons since 1948. By all accounts, our family has actually been breeding Boston Terriers prior to that time, as “Grandma”, the late Clara Spurling, was breeding Boston Terriers under the prefix of Idahome Bostons as early as the mid 1920’s in both Oregon and Idaho. Currently, the Boston Terrier tradition in our family is now well established into its fourth generation, making SunGlo Bostons one of the oldest Boston Terrier kennels still existing today.
During the 1960’s and 1970’s, SunGlo Bostons was one of the leading Boston Terrier kennels in the Western United States. Our original Pilot line was responsible for the production of many famous Bostons of the day, including our own BIS Int. Ch. SunGlo’s Pilot Light who after being exported to the late Ms. Koudjis (Oranjelust Kennels) of the Netherlands was the top Boston Terrier in Europe for 1969 and 1970 and a champion in seven countries. Later, we imported a Pilot Light son, Int. Ch. Oranjelust Royal Showman from Mrs. Koudjis who in addition to being the top Boston in Europe for 1972, for nearly thirty years also held the breed record for being a champion in the most countries – eight. (A Pilot Light daughter was also #1 in Europe for 1971). Meanwhile, here in the United States, we bred the first Boston Terrier bitch (Ch. SunGlo’s Dark Mischief’s Replica) on the West Coast to finish her championship with natural ears and our Pilot line also gave rise to one of the top Bostons of the 1970’s – Ch. Good Time Charlie T. Brown, who was the #1 Boston Terrier in 1976. Charlie Brown was sired by our Ch. Torchy’s Good News of SunGlo. (Another male from a repeat breeding, Int. Ch. Torchlight of Oranjelust, later become a top European sire and in the meantime, we also exported Ch. Redwood’s Glowing Kid Regards and Ch. Hill ‘N Dale Beau Jangles to Europe, where they too sired many top European Bostons. Most European pedigrees still carry the lines of our exports).
Int. Ch. Oranjelust Royal Showman – a Champion in 8 countries!
During the 1990’s, we took a brief hiatus from showing Boston Terriers, keeping only enough dogs to start all over again.
Currently, SunGlo Bostons is home to Ch. Tuxedo Bows ROM who was the #1 ranked Boston Terrier stud dog in 2007. Also here at Sunglo Bostons is our “Vinny” who is BIS BISS Ch. SunGlo’s Sparkling Wine Cooler, who was the #1 ranked Boston Terrier for 2008 and an Award of Merit winner at Westminster. We are also the co-owners of Vinny’s young son, “Drake”, who is Ch. Flying Ford ‘N SunGlo Dragon Bordeaux. Drake won Best of Breed at the prestigious 134th Annual Westminster Kennel Club in February of 2010. Drake is a combination of our old Pilot line and our new line and a result of over 14 consecutive generations of our breeding. Bozie, Drake and Vinny are available at stud to approved bitches. Also at SunGlo Bostons is Ch. SunGlo’s Justa Heavenly Light, who was awarded with Best Opposite Sex at the 2006 Boston Terrier Club of America National Specialty Show. Living elsewhere is also Ch. SunGlo’s Elyssian Maiden ROM, who was the #1 ranked Boston Terrier brood bitch in 2008.
Ch. Flying Ford ‘N SunGlo Dragon Bordeaux – Best of Breed at Westminster 2010Our Boston Terrier kennel is situated in the beautiful Rogue River Valley of Southern Oregon where it has existed since its original inception. In addition to what we call our “New Line” which is actively turning out great Bostons (built upon the foundation of a really great brood bitch – the late, great Ch. Jondan and BeJay’s Eureka! ROM, who was the dam of eight champions and is sorely missed), we also have the last remnants of our original Pilot line
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