GVabmrCH Gemini's Apollo Rocket, CGC, OFA
"Apollo"
(2000-2011)
 
 
 

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THE EARLY YEARS

         
   
  Baby Apollo 7 Weeks Old 4 Months Old  
         
   
  10 Months Old Maturing Wonderfully! Mama Star & Apollo  
         
 

SHOW CAREER
(During his brilliant Show Career, Apollo was handled by Suzy Graham.)

 
         
   
  Apollo's First BEST IN SHOW! Another! And Another!  
         
  *Best In Show!*  
  And ANOTHER!   A Very Special Day!!!  
 

One of Apollo's many BIS wins came in August 2003, at ARBA's New England Classic.  Apollo was named Best In Show just moments after his 4-month old daughter Stacia (Sunnie-Apollo '03) was named Best In Show Puppy!

 
         
   
  Best In Show! Best In Classic!! Supreme Grand Champions of
Supreme Grand Champions!!!
 
         
    PROGENY    
         
   
  Apollo, with four of his 4-month-old babies from Sunnie-Apollo '03
- Lily, Bella, Chewie, Stacia -
Massachusetts / August, 2003
 
         
   
  With Daughter Lily
(
Sunnie~Apollo '03)
Connecticut / September 2004
With Granddaughter Cosette
(Lily~Denver '05)
Massachusetts / August 2005
With Son Aquilo
(
Sunnie~Apollo '04)
Massachusetts / August 2005
 
         
   

RETIREMENT

   
         
   
         
  POSTHUMOUS HONOR
A few months after his death, Apollo was honored at
Maritime 2011 at Prince Edward Island, Canada
 
     

Apollo's Beautiful Family
From Left, Back Row: Great-Granddaughter Skye, Daughter Lily, Grandson Strider, Dorothy Piscitelli;
From Left, Front Row: Great-Great-Grandson Alchemy, Great Grandson Shiloh,
Great-Granddaughter Ariel (Louis), Son Chewie, Grandson Taggert
 


The Plaque


Proud Dotty!

 
 
Apollo's Pedigree
 
 

Apollo was proudly owned by Dotty and Tony Piscitelli of New York.

Apollo was a beautiful sable boy, with a soft and loving temperament, a magnificent head, good bone, impeccable structure, and beautiful movement.  Who could ask for more???

SHOW CAREER 

During his brilliant show career, Apollo earned numerous Championships
and Titles, including (by show organization):

Rarities:
*
Rarities Champion
*Rarities Grand Champion
*Rarities Supreme Grand Champion
*Rarities Supreme Grand Champion of Supreme Grand Champion (x2)

In 2003, Apollo was the first-ever recipient of the Rarities title
Supreme Grand Champion of Supreme Grand Champions.
That same year, he was also Rarities' #1 Shiloh, and #4 All-Breed dog.

In 2004, Apollo was once again received the Rarities title
Supreme Grand Champion of Supreme Grand Champions!

ARBA:
*ARBA Champion (at 13 months of age)
*ARBA Master Champion
*ARBA's #1 Shiloh and #6 All Breed Dog in 2003
*4-time ARBA "Best In Classic" Winner

Up to that time, Apollo was the ONLY Shiloh to ever place in both ARBA's and Rarities' TOP 10 IN THE SAME YEAR (2003)!!!

NKC:
*NKC Champion (earned in one weekend of showing)

SHILOH SHEPHERD BREED ACHIEVEMENTS:

2001
Started showing at 10 months of age; earned Breed Championship
and a "National Select" award

2002
Won "Grand Victor" titles from the
Shiloh Shepherd Breed Association (SSBA)
Registry and the United Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club

2003
Won "Grand Victor" title from The Shiloh Shepherd Registry (TSSR)


Note:  In 2003, Apollo defeated 493 dogs!

2004
Won "Grand Victor" titles from the Shiloh Shepherd Breed Association (SSBA)
Registry and the National Shiloh Breeder's Registry (NSBR)

Following the 2004 show year, Apollo retired.

BREEDING CAREER

Apollo sired six litters --- a total of 35 beautiful puppies!

12 Puppies with Miracle's Sunnie (2003)
7 Puppies with Miracle's Cora (2004)
8 Puppies with Pinetree's Floosey (2004)
5 Puppies with Miracle's Sunnie (2004)
1 Puppy with Tiffany Miller's Lilly (2005)
 2 Puppies with Ocean State's Ellie Mae (2006)
1 Puppy with Miracle's Tova (2015)

 
 
Full Name/Title: GVabmrCH Gemini's Apollo Rocket, CGC, OFA, ROM
Owned By: Dorothy & Tony Piscitelli
Bred By: Dorothy Piscitelli
Born: June 22, 2000 / Died: February 26, 2011
Dam: NS biCH Gemini's Destiny Star, PENN (Star)
Sire: Shenandoah's The Taz of Zion, CGC, OFA, ROM (Taz)
Height: 29.25 Inches     Weight: 115 Pounds
(Height/Weight are from when Apollo was in his prime.)
Hips: OFA Good at 24
Heart: Certified OFA Normal (By Cardiologist)
 Thyroid: Certified OFA Normal
DNA: SBA32
Generational Rating: 5G
 
 
 
 
 
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