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IntCH CiaoBella Cupid Augustus Cornelius Follows Romeo
Registered Pet Therapy Dog via Pet Partners, Inc. ( Two Handlers)
Co-Owned with Cindy & Tom Oneto

International Championship

The son of our Meadow and Am GCHB Belquest Conclusion's Banana Hammock  Hammywas born on 2/26/2018 with an impressive pedigree of good temperament and soundness as well as proven ability in both conformation and performance. Three of Gus's litter-mates have a Service Dog Career, three have Pet Therapy Careers. He has numerous Aunts and Uncles who are working Service Dogs and Pet Therapy Dogs. His most famous Uncle is Tank who is the Canine Ambassador for the Corps of Cadets of  Virginia Tech and as such lives on campus at Pearson Hall.  Gus is the litter mate to our girl Truffle who is in our breeding program.  
Gus was placed as a Pet Therapy Prospect with his human family, Cindy & Tom Oneto of Roanoke, Virginia. He was also identified as an AKC Conformation Show Dog by a top professional Labrador Retriever Handler, Ms. Lisa Gregor-Sobosz, and as such has started his show career. His family loves Gus beyond measure and readily supports him to live up to his potential!
10/25/2020 Gus Earned his International Championship

Click Here to See His Conformation Show Award Record

Gus has completed the following AKC Titles
Many with Top Placements in his trial classes:

AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification (CGC)
AKC Community Advanced Citizen Certification ( CGCA)
AKC Pet Therapy Dog Title
AKC Rally Novice Title
AKC Rally Advanced Title
AKC Beginner Novice Title
AKC Companion Dog Title

Gus has sired numerous Service Dogs, Pet
Therapy Dogs and Obedience Performers. His
most famous son, is STRYKER aka Growley III
who was placed with the Corps of Cadets at 
Virginia Tech in Blacksburg as his Uncle Tank
retired in November of 2022.

OFA Hips:     Good
OFA Elbows: Normal
OFA Advanced Cardio: Echo, normal by cardiologist
OFA Eyes annually: Normal by Ophthalmologist
DNA Color:  EEbb, yellow carries black
PRA:  Clear
CNM: Clear
EIC:  Clear
DM ( Degenerative Myelopathy): Clear
HNPK (Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis): Clear

Stryker aka GROWLEY III of Virginia Tech, Corps of Cadets, Blacksburg, Gus's son.
Gus has already produced beautiful, healthy puppies with excellent companion dog temperaments:
"Stryker"- Yellow Male
"Brave"- Black Male
Both have earned their International Championships.
Stryker awarded multiple BEST IN SHOW, Puppy bred by Exhibitor 
Brave awarded multiple BEST OF BREED, Puppy bred by Exhibitor; BEST OF BREED in 2022 Tar Heel Sieger
Brave awarded Best of Breed and International Championship at Tar Heel Sieger show!
Gus's daughters, Sprout and Ziti, were identified as Service Dog Prospects and as such were placed with Accredited Service Dog Organizations.