ALL PUPPIES, from our 2015 litter,  have been PLACED!

Welcome to Utopia Boxers, formerly Hetrick’s Boxers!

My love of animals started at an early age when I drove my parents crazy bringing home any stray I found. My first purebred dog was an English Setter named Sadie. Soon after getting her, I joined 4-H and started showing her in obedience.

My parents came to the United States from Argentina just before I was born. While visiting family in Buenos Aires, I gained a special interest in the Falabella Miniature Horses, which originated in Argentina.  After I met and married my husband in 1982. I purchased my first miniature horse and Hetrick’s Miniatures was established. For the next 20 years I bred, trained and showed miniature horses. Two of my children, Michael and Kalynn, joined me in the show ring. Kalynn went on to compete at the National level winning multiple National and Top Ten titles.

Kaylnn, 5 years old, showing Belle

In 1997 we purchased our first boxer from Connie Nadratowski of Stubby Acres Miniature Horses and Boxers. She was a beautiful classic fawn we named Hetrick’s Xenia.

I have had many different types of dogs in my lifetime but Xenia was the most amazing! She started a love of the boxer breed and a hunger to learn as much as possible about the breed. Four years after we got Xenia, I got a call from Connie. She had one of Xenia’s littermates and could no longer keep her. She asked me if I wanted her and I did not hesitate in my response, YES! I felt it was fate since her name was Sadie, just like my first 4-H dog.

Michael, 5 years old, showing Streak

Sadie (Stubby Acres Sadie Oh’ Grady) is the foundation bitch who is at the heart of all my other dogs.

When I made the decision to breed Sadie I asked my Vet if he would recommend a breeder. That is how I met my friend and Mentor, Peggy Butler of U-Turn Boxers. Peggy got me involved in the Orange Coast Boxer Club, introduced me to the dog show ring and many other wonderful and helpful boxer breeders.

Our first homebred show dog was Flash (Hetrick’s Rock ‘N Roll Flashback). Since my daughter, Kalynn, started showing miniature horses at the age of five, she moved right into the dog ring with ease. She handles them beautifully. Please don’t hesitate to visit her handling page.

Sadie, our foundation bitch, shortly before we lost her February of 2007

Our goal here at Utopia Boxers is to “Strive for Perfection”. We breed only occasionally, and breed boxers who are sound in health, conformation and temperament. All our puppies go to carefully selected homes.

Boxers are an amazing breed! They are proud, dignified and loyal, but also playful clowns who love to be with their people. We will be forever grateful for all the joy they have brought into our lives.

Anna and Michael Hetrick



Proud Member of the


 Boxer Club of Southern California, Orange Coast Boxer Club, the Boxer Club of San Fernando Valley, and the American Boxer Club

We are White Boxer Friendly

This site was last updated on 06/08/2016

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