are Tom and Connie Little, living with
our four Boxers, on
five forested acres northeast
of Seattle, Washington. Our daughter Dana
pointed us to the breed in 1996 after reading
that Boxers take a dim view of children
We found that idea quite humorous, given
Dana's unbridled privilege as an only child.
We doubted, at that time, that Dana actually
knew the meaning of "reprimand."
Personal Message to Dana
the Icon name? Connie's business provided
graphic arts to several
corporations in Washington. Much of that
business centered around development
just the right visual representation, or icon,
for books and computer applications.
When it came to the dogs, we thought
that was a worthy approach — pursuing
a competent visual representation of the
so the Icon name.
do not consider our dogs any sort of a business,
rather they are a very precious part of our
family. We seldom
breed, however there is an occasional litter.
show careers, showing is far from our favorite
aspect of having Boxers. The true joy of these
dogs is their very nature as loving, enthusiastic
and personable companions.
the Boxers, we enjoy time spent around
the koi pond that we designed and constructed
a few years back. Tom can be found occasionally
at barbecue competitions, bringing home
some nice awards of his own. Dana's interest,
beyond horses and dogs, has centered around
law and politics since — well,
for as long as we can remember. In recent years she's
worked for the Labour Party in London, and
then as a staff assistant to U.S.
in the "other" Washington.