Following DeNiro's sabbatical last year, this magnificent showman has surpassed all our expectations and wildest dreams. He bounced into 2017 with revived vigour and an extra year of maturity, and broken his own record by taking four Best in Show awards before the end of March, bringing his total number of Best in Show awards to 9! Many thanks to the judges who made it such a special start to the year.
To top this, he is currently standing at #1 in the AnimalTalk Top 100 Ratings and #3 in the KUSA Show Dog ratings; Top Hound in both systems.
To our talented handlers who have been taking turns to present DeNiro to perfection this year - Helen Theron, Andi Haskins, Neil de Kock, Michelle Jackson, Mandy Brookes, Jeanne Bezuidenhout, and Anja le Roux - all honour to you.
And to our wonderful friends and supporters in South Africa and worldwide - thank you, thank you - you bring a breath of encouragement to this crazy game we play.