2018 Highlights After receiving 3 major wins at the Mid-Ohio Cluster in November 2017 ... all from the Puppy 6-9 month class, Arie started 2018 needing 1 point to finish his AKC Championship. At the 2018 Novi MI January show, Arie received Winners Dog under esteemed Terrier Judge Peter Green and finished his AKC Championship with a fourth major win, again from the Puppy 6-9 month class.
With earning Arie's AKC Championship in January 2018, we started working on his Grand Championship. The requirements for a GCH are higher - a dog must receive 3 major wins under 3 different judges plus a win under at least one more judge; they need to defeat Champions of Record at 3 shows; and earn a total of 25 points. Even with attending limited shows in 2018, Arie achieved all of those requirements and finished his Grand Championship at the Lancaster, OH shows in September 2018 by going Best of Breed both days, which earned him two 5 point major wins (and defeating Champions of Record both days). To make that weekend even better, he ended up going Group 3 in the Terrier Group on Saturday and received his first Group 1 in the Terrier Group on Sunday.