GVabmrCH Gemini's Apollo Rocket, CGC, OFA

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

(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!!!
  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


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???


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

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 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 Champion (earned in one weekend of showing)


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

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

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

Note:  In 2003, Apollo defeated 493 dogs!

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.


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
Generational Rating: 5G
Page Updated 17 December 2019
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