I am so thrilled to have Arie join our family. Arie and I are attending conformation classes and, when younger, we finished a puppy obedience class series and he received the AKC S.T.A.R. puppyaward.
Arie and I attended an IABCA show in Wilmington OH in August 2017 to start getting ready for the show ring and he competed in the Baby Puppy class (3 to 6 months of age). He received five SG-1 scores (highest given for puppies) which qualified him for the "Honors Baby" title along with multiple Best In Show Puppy and Reserve Best In Show Puppy placements.
Arie earned his AKC Championship in record time and with attending a limited number of shows, receiving Winners Dog and a 3 point major to finish his Championship at the Novi MI shows in January 2018 at the age of 9-1/2 months old.
After receiving his AKC Championship in January, we started working on Arie's Grand Championship. The requirements for a GCH are higher - a dog must have received 3 major wins under 3 different judges plus a win under at least one more judge, and needs to defeat Champions of Record at 3 shows, and earn a total of 25 points. Even with attending limited shows this year, 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).