Apollo is extremely high drive, very clear-headed and easy to
train. In protection work, he took control of the helper
with his crushing grip and excellent fight drive and aggression.
Apollo was a serious dog on the field and protective at
home. In the Summer of 2015, Apollo travelled back to the UK to retire with Lou's parents.
Apollo went back to work in 2014, taking part in the Working Dog Championship, High in Trial at Quinebaug Schutzhund Club's Spring trial with 96-95-97=288V,
4th place at the New England Regional Championships with 97-90-90=277, competed at the 2015 UScA National GSD Championship and then one final IPO3
at the DFW Working Dogs Winter trial.
Apollo achieved his fifth IPO3 at the 2012 SCR Regional IPO Championships with 94-82-96=272 and qualified for the 2012 National Championships.
He also got the Helpers Pick trophy and was one of only 2 dogs with a V in protection. In March 2012,
Apollo passed his FH advanced tracking title. He then went on to complete his sixth
IPO3 at the UScA Working Dog Championship. In the summer of 2012, Apollo
completed his CDX with 2 x 1st places and a 2nd place with a high score of 196/200.
Unfortunately a hamstring injury stopped him from competing at the 2012 National Championships.
Apollo placed 2nd at the 2011 South Central Regional Championships
with 96-92-96=284! He was high HOT for the SchH3 level and tied
for high Obedience at SchH3 with his mom, Gana! He also qualified for the 2011
Apollo completed his CD (AKC Companion Dog obedience title) at
2 years old. He achieved his SchH1 in May 2010 with 91-92-90 and was awarded
the High SchH1 and High Obedience trophies. He passed his Schh2
just a couple of months later in August 2010 with High SchH2. He
completed his first SchH3 at the SCR Regional Championships in February
2011 with a second place finish and a V score in tracking and protection (96-92-96=284), then his IPO3 in April with a
V score in obedience and protection and a V score of 288 overall! He competed at his first national
level competition (the WDC) just before his 4th birthday in May
Apollo's father was our own Bodeus who
was also handler-owner-trained by us from a puppy to SchH3 IPO3
VPG3 FH AD UD NA TC CGC WUSV. Bodeus was line-bred on Arec Bunsenkocher
and the G litter vom Körbelbach (Gildo - Gaby) his pedigree contained other notable
WUSV participants Link vom Muikenshof and Wumm von der Kaisersaule
as well as herding lines known for their intelligence and biddability.
Apollo's mother is our own Gana who was
also handler-owner-trained by us from a puppy to SchH3 AD TC CGC.
Gana is from one of the best German Working Line Kennels, she is line-bred 5-5 Afra vom Stoppenberger Land, with excellent
producing Karthago females on her mother's side, and also Mink and
Arthus Lunsholz. Gana's father Orry, competed at the BSP and his mother, Wespe
is one of the famous 'W' litter Wannaer Höhen. Gana has several full siblings from the
G, I, J and L litter Wannaer Höhen who are titled and competing
in Schutzhund and also several who are Police Dogs in Germany and the US.