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X-Cellence Kennels is a joint effort of the husband and wife team of Dennis & Barbara "Bambi" Tan of Cebu City, Philippines. Even before we met each other, we were already breeding and showing boxers since the mid-80's. Dennis with his Maplewood boxers, and Bambi, with her X-Cellence boxers. Then, in 1993, we flew to the USA to watch, for the first time, the American Boxer Club (ABC) National Specialty show in Newark, New Jersey. It was also in that occasion that we met, and as the saying goes, the rest is history...
We got married in 1995, and have continued the hobby that brought us together in the first place. We are blessed with 5 children, who have also grown to love dogs. In fact, it is because of their desire to play with a smaller breed that we decided to add beagles into our kennels.
To date, we have imported//bred or owned numerous Champions, Grand Champions, and Hall of Famers of both breeds, to include BIS/BISS winners. Some of our most notable winners were the boxer, multiple BIS/BISS Am/Phil Grand Ch. Holly Lane Irishmagic (No. 1 Boxer, No. 1 Working Dog, and No. 2 All-breed dog in 1996), and the beagle, multiple BIS Phil. Hall of Famer X-Cellence Star Chase, one of the top male beagles for 1996. We have over 40 years of experience in breeding and showing dogs between us. Our boxers carry some of the best bloodlines (Holly Lane, TuRo, Sirrocco, Berlane) in the USA and Canada, while our beagles come from the top beagle breeders in the USA (Lanbur, Shaw, Dreamsof) and Australia (Filnor, Clarion, Brialey). We look forward to continuing our contribution for the betterment of these breeds through careful and selective breeding. We hope you will enjoy your tour into the world of X-Cellence.