Valor is one of the two puppies that we kept from the Gus x Libby breeding. Wayne wanted to keep a boy and Teri wanted to keep a girl. Valor is the clown of the family and the instigator. He will follow one of us around the house and just sit there and look at us.
Valor has started his show career in both AKC and UKC. He has one Best of Breed in the UKC ring, beating his older sister Vicky.
November 28, 2010 Valor earned 1 point toward his AKC Championship at the Lake Shore Kennel Club show.
December 16, 2010 Valor earns a 4 point major by going Best of Winners at the AKC Starved Rock Kennel Club. He also earned Best Puppy and stayed with handler Diane Engelking to show in Puppy Group. In the group judging he got a Group 1st.
February 25, 2011 Valor earns another single point at the Blackhawk Kennel Club. Then on February 26, 2011 at the International Kennel Club of Chicago he went Best of Winners (BOW) for his 2nd major (3 point). He was handled at both of these show by his handler Diane Engelking.
March 5, 2011 Valor earned another 2 points at the Wisconsin Kennel Club.
April 30 and May 1, 2011 Valor earned a total of 2 more points at the Heart of Iowa Kennel Club
May 14, 2011, Valor earns 1 point and goes WD/BOW and BBBE at the Indian Head Kennel CLub in Eau Claire, Wi. Valor only needs 1 more point to finish is AKC Ch.
Spring 2011,Valor has started his coursing career as well. Competing in both AKC and ASFA events. He earned his Senior Courser (SC) title on May 21, 2011 in Crown Point, Indiana and 1 point towards his FCh title.
Valor finished his AKC Championship on June 12, 2011 at the Lake Minnetonka show in Minnesota.
Valor has started showing as a "Special" with Wayne showing himmost of the time. At their first show as a new team Wayne and Valor earned Select Dog (SD) both Saturday and Sunday June 25 and 26 at the Cambridge Minnesota Kennel Club. They also earned a total of 5 points toward Valor's Grand Champion (GCH) title. Beating other champions in the process.
July 16, 2011 Valor earns another point toward his GCH at the Duluth Kennel Club by going SD over other champions.
September 4, 2011 Valors earns more points towards his GCH at the Cedar Rapods Kennel Association by going SD over other champions.
October 22 and 23, 2011 Valor competed in the Rock Valley Kennel Federation UKC All Breed Conformation shows in Loves Park, Illinois. This weekend of showing was 4 shows over a 2 day period. Valor went BOB at all 4 shows, placed 1st in the Sight Hound Group in 3 of the shows and made the cut for Best in Show in 1 show. He also finished his UKC Championship.
2012 you will find Valor on the coursing field (AKC and ASFA) as well as in the show ring.
On Sunday July 8, 2012 at the Greater Dekalb Kennel Club show Valor earned his AKC Grand Champion title. Thanks to all the Judges that helped Valor obtain this title.