|Future star Argus at 4 months.|
This was to be Argus's last "regular" show weekend, but we'll be sitting this one out for a variety of reasons. He's not retired from showing, but is retired from active campaigning, and there's a difference. From now on Argus will do Specialties and an occasional show where the judging panel is particularly appealing but will skip the regular shows. Argus never got a full year of active campaigning, starting in April the first year, battling a MRSA infection the second, and working around my broken ankle and his own injury this year, but he accomplished all our goals, and them some. Next year we'll concentrate on finishing up some of the extras, and hopefully add an obedience title or two.
Argus's record at AKC shows includes:
- 101 Bests of Breed (10 of them being Dalmatian Specialty shows)
- 21 Group One wins
- 2 all breed Bests In Show
- 3 years in the Top 10
- Grand Championship
- Dalmatian Club of America National Specialty Best Of Breed (2008)
- 2 - DCA Awards of Merit (2009 & 2010)
- 2 - 1st in Stud Dog Class at DCA (2009 & 2010)
- Register of Merit Sire, with 12 champion kids, so far.
- A Best In Futurity daughter
- A Best In Show daughter
- His CHIC number
- International Championship with multiple Bests In Show
- UKC Championship with multiple Bests In Show
- Canadian Championship - we're going back to Canada next year
Thanks to my best buddy Argus for never letting me down, to the judges who appreciated his soundness, attitude & exceptional breed type, to his breeder Carrie who let him come to Minnesota and always believed in us, to Mark & Ginger who made it all possible, and to friends and family who cheered us on.