Award of Merit, Top Stud Dogs Honors and Patriarch of Best in Generations
2008 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Nationals
in Oxford, OH
National Champion Best In Show
2007 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Nationals
in St. Louis, MO
Award of Merit
The Judge, Mr. Lester Mapes Looking at Justus at the 2008 Nationals, where he became Best In Show.
Justus at two. Just Months After Becoming a Champion
Justus at three. Just Months After Winning an Award of Merit at the 2007 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Nationals
Justus turns 8
Justus our big boy:
The 2007 Nationals AOM winner The 2008 Nationals Best in Show Winner
The 2010 Nationals Award of Merit Winner
The 2010 Top Stud Dog Winner
The 2010 Patriarch of the Top in Generations Winner
Turned 8 on 3-11-12, Happy Birthday
Justus is an amazing dog. He and Tina go everywhere together. He is "bomb proof" around humans meaning he has never disappointed us in any situation we have put him in. Justus has most recently been traveling with Tina to a local nursing homes and elementary schools to spread the lovin. In April of 2007 Justus became a Therapy Dog through Therapy Dog Incorporated. In 2010 at the GSMD Nationals Justus won an Award of Merit, Top Stud Dog, and was the Patriarch of the Winning Generations team which also included Tangee, Millie. On 5-16-08 Justus won Best In Show at the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Nationals in Oxford, OH. We believe this to be one of the greatest honors that can be bestowed on a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. On 5-3-07, Justus won an Award of Merit at the 2007 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Nationals in St. Louis. Justus did well at the last National he attended in 2005, when he won a 5 point major at the National Cluster (the day after the National).
Justus is on the higher end of the standard as far as height and weight. He is approximately 28" tall at the shoulders and his show weight is 143lbs. Justus has a great deal of bone and muscle. He has a slicker coat then many of the Swissies, we have seen, with his hair length falling on the shorter end of the standard. He has a dark undercoat. Many people remember Justus by his large head, beautiful front end, top line and his "beautiful movement". However Justus will always be referred to as a baby at our house because of his baby face, smile and personality.
Among the Dogs at our home Justus is the Alpha he shared that responsibility with Max until Max's passing Dec. of 2009. Justus watches over six (ish) females. Justus is very laid back (Our kids have given all of our dogs human occupations based on their personalities and appearance) and Justus is apparently a West Coast Surfer/Stripper. Justus has a commanding bark (that you feel in your stomach) which is only heard rarely such as: If the females have found something that has their attention in the back yard or if he hears Tina coming home. Other then that he's just sweet, lovable, quiet Justus.
Resting after the Nationals
He's not spoiled!
Just A Pup
Tweek My Nose
The Good Life
Getting Ready to Pull at Nationals
Justus in His Favorite Mickey Mouse chair
Click and They Grow
The two pictures to the left are of Justus at 3.5 years.