We were still in Adelaide when the month started with a wonderful opportunity to show at the SA Winter International under two experienced breed specialists. Firstly on the Friday under Mr J Doval Sanchez from Spain, Apollo was best Minor Golden. On Saturday under Mrs Ainslie Mills from Canada, Apollo again won best Minor Golden, sister Athena was opposite Minor Golden and The Pan was best Junior Golden. With roughly 130 golden retrievers entered at this event I was honoured to have my dogs placed so highly.
At the end of June Apollo again impressed the judges at the Parramatta Kennel Club show winning Best Minor Puppy in Group. My star this day was Quest who won Best of Breed and then went on to win Best in Group with over 90 gundogs entered, the judge chose him as the best dog on the day.