Hero finished his Championship very quickly in 3 weekends of shows at 14 months of age in May of 2002. The following weekend out after finishing, he won a Best of Breed over Specials.
Hero also achieved his Canadian American Companion Dog obedience titles in short order. After only 3 months of training, he competed in his first trials in the summer of 2003 at the age of 2. Hero was entered in a total of 7 Canadian trials, and received 7 Qualifying Scores, including 5 High In Class scores, and 2 second places. This included the Golden Retriever Club of Canada National Specialty Trial in Halifax, where he won High in Class at both the National and Regional Specialty Trials. As well, he won the "Carolee Dear Whiskey CD" Memorial Perpetual Trophy for being the High Scoring Champion Golden in the National Obedience Trial.
In November 2003, Hero achieved his American C.D. with 3 qualifying scores in the 190's.
Hips and elbows OVC 014792 Clear
Heart OFA GR-CA5304/18M/C-PI Clear
Eyes Clear, Thyroid Normal
Hero was bred by Ellen Wilson, Apollo Goldens, Houston, Texas
Born March 4, 2001
Following are a few photos of Hero. He's one of the most photogenic dogs I've ever owned.
Hero's Sire: "Bourbon"
BISS Am.Ch. Bravo Apollo's Southern Comfort SDHF OS
Hero's Dam: "Flash"
Am.Ch. Tejas Apollo Double Exposure
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