As the year draws to a close, we reflect on the awkward baby that grew into himself and surpassed all expectations, earning the nickname "The Black Stallion", and taking credit as South Africa's top-winning Saluki of all time!
It's been a magnificent year, during which DeNiro added another 9 Best in Show awards (bringing his total to 13)! He earned his Grand Championship, and is awaiting confirmation of his International Championship!
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.