My father grew up with boxers in the fifties and sixties and decided to introduce our family to this outstanding breed while I was in high school. I haven't been without a boxer since.
Trail's End Boxers & Studios
Trail's End Boxers began with Max and Maggie, my first two boxers. They were wonderful pets and incredible agility competitors earning many titles. They introduced me to the obedience and agility rings and to the incredible athletic ability and intelligence of this breed. See Our Dogs.
About Trail's End Boxers
Our third boxer my husband, Mark, and I were fortunate enough to purchase from the Glennroe/Telstar lines. Ellie was the foundation of Trail's End Boxers. She finished her breed championship very quickly under the expert guidance of Cheryl Cates and has garnered several agility titles. Bred to Am/Can CH Glennroe Rob Roy of Telstar, SOM, Scotty, in 2000 this breeding produced six promising bitches. One is a champion (our Abby) and three others were pointed. Abby is our first home-bred champion.

The same progression followed Abby and she had her first litter in 2003 bred to Ch Jem's Pearl Jam, SOM. I kept a beautiful brindle bitch, Java, who is a champion with multiple agility titles and the future of Trail's End Boxers.
Ellie also produced a second litter in 2003 through frozen semen and surgical AI bred to Ch Holly Lane's Spin a Dream. From her second litter, I co-own with a good friend of mine, Sharon Arntz, Ch Trail's End Fashionably Late OA, OAJ, CGC "Rogan" who finished very quickly with 3 majors and has several agility titles.
Our Family Christmas 2006: Shannon & Mark Carlson
& the fur kids (left to right) -Abby, Java, Latte', Ellie, and Smoke.
Abby's second litter was born June 10th, 2005. She was bred via frozen semen and surgical AI to Ch Rosend's Bo Diddley, SOM, who sadly passed away 9 years ago. Unfortunately, no show prospect puppies were produced, but there were some darn cute pet puppies!
lft to rt: Samantha, Abby, & Ellie
November of 2007, I fell in love with a flashy brindle boy bred by Beth Pariseau of Bix-L Boxers. I just had to have him! Jeter - Bix-L Trail's End Franchise Player - joined the Trail's End crew and has since gone on to win the 9-12 month brindle dog class at the 2008 American Boxer Club National Specialty owner-handled!
Abby's third and final litter was born August 7th, 2006. She was bred to Ch Dynamic-Shera's Court Jazzter "Andy". They were affectionately dubbed "The Brew Crew" as they were all named after coffee & Oregon Microbrews.
To date, we've put 45 titles on 10 dogs we own or have owned:

8 Breed Champions (CH) Ellie, Abby, Java, Rogan, Ty, Latte', Brewsky, & Vino.

24 AKC Agility Titles (NA, NF-AX,AXJ) Max, Maggie, Ellie, Java, & Rogan

7 NADAC Agility Titles (NAC-NJC) Max, Maggie, Ellie, Abby, & Java

1 Obedience Title (CD) Max

5 Canine Good Citizen titles (CGC) Max, Maggie, Ellie, Abby, & Rogan

And we're not done yet!
May 28th, 2008, Java produced her first litter bred to "Mugsy" Ch Bix-L's Ricochet to Greyhawk, SOM.
We feed raw diet here at Trail's End and our dogs are on a modified vaccination schedule. The health of our dogs have never been better!

I am an English teacher and a girls' varsity basketball coach at Henley High School. Go, Hornets! My husband, Mark, is senior manager of Aspen Environmental, an environmental compliance company.
From that litter, staying here is Latte- Ch Trail's End Caffe Macchiato. Latte' just finished her champion title and will hit the agility ring, too. Latte' also had a lovely litter of 8 October of 2009. See below!
We chose Trail's End as a kennel name based on the sculpture "End of the Trail." This was my grandfather's favorite art piece. When he passed away and my parents took over my grandparents' horse and cattle ranch, they decided to name it "End of the Trail Ranch" in his honor. Condensed down to "Trail's End" for ease of naming dogs, I also like the symbolism it represents: reaching a destination perhaps after a long journey. At the trail's end, you have reached your destination.

Trail's End Boxers is dedicated to the betterment of the boxer breed. We believe in producing dogs that are true to the boxer standard. These dogs are sound in the mind, as well as, the body. Our dogs should be first rate companions as well as show animals. They should snuggle up on the couch with their owners, run and play with the kids, patrol the premises, and bark at intruders. As show dogs, they should hold themselves with the noble bearing indicative of this fine breed. Outgoing and self-assured, Trail's End Boxers should be comfortable in any ring whether it's breed, agility, or obedience.

I'm a member of the American Boxer Club & an associate member of the East Bay Boxer Club.
From the 5 beautiful puppies, "Ty" - Ch Trail's End Cookin' With Fire had quick accomplishments in the show ring. Ty earned his champion title in no time with a couple Best of Breeds from the puppy classes, a grand sweepstakes win, and working group cuts. He is our first home-bred, completely owner-handled champion!
Trail's End is located in Klamath Falls in beautiful Southern Oregon.
Shannon Carlson
Trail's End Boxers
Email: trailsendboxers@fireserve.net
Phone: (541) 891-2835
October 2009, Latte' and Ty had a litter producing 8 lovely puppies. From that litter, two puppies -Zin - Trail's End Forgive Me for I have Zinned and Brewsky - Ch Trail's End Love Drunk - are here at Trail's End. Brewsky became a Champion & now resides with Tom & Debbie Schmidt in Dallas, OR.
For 9 weeks, there were 5 generations of our furkids here at Trail's End. Sadly, Great, Great Grandma Ellie passed away at almost 12 years old Dec. 7th, 2009. We miss her terribly...
Nov. 30th, 2009: Left to rt: Java - 6, Abby - 9.5,
Ty - 19 mon., Zin - 8 weeks, & Ellie - almost 12.
Our next litter wasn't a "litter" but a single puppy. Zin was bred to Ch R&G 'N Aloha's Wild Knight "Van" via frozen semen and surgical AI and September 2012 had a c-section and delivered "Blush" - Trail's End That Was Zin, This is Now. Blushie is here at Trail's End and will hopefully have beautiful puppies of her own, too! She's pictured here with our niece, Norah.
August 2015, Zin had 5 gorgeous puppies bred to MBISS Am GCH/ Can CH Irondale's Look At Me Now SOMG "Freck". Two are here at Trail's End: Ch Trail's End Raise Your Glass "Vino" and Trail's End For One Riesling or Another "Riese". Vino finished his championship at just 15 months old and Riese is well on her way, too! We're very excited about their futures!
The future is very bright here at Trail's End!!!!
Stay tuned for Blush's litter in 2017!!!
In March of 2011, we fell in love with & purchased "Merlot" - R & G Trail's End You Had Me at Merlot from Gayann Jones of R & G Boxers. This beautiful girl is the sweetest boxer on the planet! We were hoping she would be a mother herself, but that wasn't meant to be. She is spayed and enjoying life on the couch.