Dynasty Minature American Shepherds

Epic

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AKC Grand Champion Platinum
DOB
12/27/15
Height
17"
Weight
32 lbs
OFA
Excellent 2/2018
MAS-2616E25M-VPI
Elbows
Normal 2/2018
MAS-EL1217M25-VPI
MDR‑1
N/N
HC
Carrier
PRA
N/N
CDDY‑IVDD
Normal
10/2021 Paw Print
CDPA
Normal
11/2021 Paw Print

Epic2021 was an amazing time for Epic. At just five years old, he is truly hitting his stride in the show ring. Epic won the four Major shows of the year becoming the first MAS to win Best of Breed at a National Specialty, Westminster Kennel Club, the National Dog Show and the AKC National Championship. Epic is also our very first Platinum Grand Champion and finished the year as the Number 2 MAS in Breed standing and the Number 3 in All Breed. In May 2021, Epic won the Parent Club Specialty show, the MASCUSA 2020 Top 20, and the Nationals Specialty Show at Purina Farms to become the first Dynasty Dog to Win a MASCUSA Specialty show, and a week later won his first Best in Show, defeating over 900 dogs in Estes Park Colorado under Judge Shelley Hennessey. In June 2021, Epic was the breed winner at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club, and then made history as the first MAS to earn a group placement! Epic is currently the top ranked male dog in Breed points. We are so thrilled with all that Epic has accomplished and thank his owner, Julie Keller, and his handler, Laura Kling, for doing an amazing job. Congratulations to Team Epic on an EPIC YEAR!

2020 was also a great year for Epic with multiple Group Wins and Group Placements. He ended the year at Number 5 dog in Breed Points and Number 6 All Breed.

Epic is a Best is Speciality Show winner, winning the breed at Lake Elmo, MN in August 2019 in a very nice line up of MAS. Also in 2019, Epic ranked number 11 in the Top 25 for Breed Ranking. In all breed standing, he was ranked number 8.

Epic also had a busy year of showing in 2018. In September, he gained enough points to earn his Grand Champion Silver; a great accomplishment for a young dog who turned three at the end of December 2018. Epic was recognized at the National Specialty in May 2018, winning an Award of Merit. He has won numerous group placements and Best of Breeds, demonstrating an outstanding side gait and a love for showing whenever he is in the show ring.

Epic is a wonderful dog with a fantastic, outgoing temperament and is adored by his owner Julie Keller and everyone else who meets him. He is always up for a run, a swim, a play date or a cuddle.

Fresh/Frozen and live cover is available for Epic to approved females.

Photos: © Niki Gilland Show Portraits

Awards

AKC Grand Champion Platinum
AKC Grand Champion Gold
AKC Grand Champion Silver
AKC Grand Champion Bronze
AKC Grand Champion
AKC Number 11 in Top 25 for Breed Ranking 2019
AKC Number 8 in All Breed Standing 2019

Litters

Epic & Elektra (2019)
Epic & Tanzi (2021)
Epic & Karma (2022)

Offspring

CH Dynasty's Bring Da Ruckus, Ruckus

Organizations

AKC Herding Group
Registered Miniature American Shepherd

AKC Registration

DN44922604

Parentage

Dynasty's Secret Weapon (Ziva) X
CH Sizzln Hot Hearts On Fire (Degen)

Epic won Best of Breed at the AKC National Championship in December 2021

Epic won Best of Breed at the AKC National Championship in December 2021

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Epic was awarded a Group 3 at The Westminster Kennel Club

Epic was awarded a Group 3, becoming the first MAS to win a Group Placement at The Westminster Kennel Club under Judge Mr. William Shelton on June 13, 2021

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Epic wins Best of Breed at The Westminster Kennel Club

Epic wins Best of Breed at The Westminster Kennel Club under Judge Mr. David Kirkland on June 13, 2021

Photo: © John Ashbey

Epic wins Best of Breed at MASCUSA National Specialty

Epic wins Best of Breed, becoming our first MASCUSA National Specialty winner at Purina Farms in St. Louis, Missouri under Judge Dr. Carmen L. Battaglia on May 29, 2021

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Epic wins Best of Breed at the Parent Club Specialty show

Epic wins Best of Breed at the Parent Club Specialty show at Purina Farms in St. Louis, Missouri under Judge Mrs. Lilly Russel on May 25, 2021

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Epic wins his first Best in Show at Flatirons Kennel Club

Epic wins his first Best in Show, defeating over 900 dogs at Flatirons Kennel Club in Estes Park, Colorado under Judge Shelley Hennessey and Group Judge Mr. Robert Robinson on June 30, 2021

Photo: © Dan Pearson

Epic becomes a MASCUSA 2020 Top 20 Showcase Winner

Epic becomes a MASCUSA 2020 Top 20 Showcase Winner at Purina Farms in St. Louis, Missouri under Judges Stanley Matsumoto, Joyce Siddall, and Kerry Kirtley on May 29, 2021

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Epic wins Group First at Cypress Creek Kennel Club of Texas

Epic wins Group First at Cypress Creek Kennel Club of Texas in Bellville, Texas on November 6, 2020

Photo: © Malinda Julien Photography

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Photo: © Niki Gilland Show Portraits

Epic wins a Group 2 at the Jesse James Kennel Club

Epic wins a Group 2 at the Jesse James Kennel Club in Topeka, Kansas in August 2020 under Judge Brian Meyer in a large lineup of top herding dogs

Photo: © Melia

Epic earns Group 4 at St. Croix Kennel Club

Epic earns Group 4 at Leavenworth Kennel Club in March 2020

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Epic earns Group 1 at The Kennel Club of Texarkana

Epic earns Group 1 at The Kennel Club of Texarkana on February 2, 2020

Photo: © Malinda Julien Photography

Epic earns Group 4 at St. Croix Kennel Club

Epic earns Group 4 at the St. Croix Kennel Club, hosted by The North Star Herding Group Club, under Judge Patti Widick Neale on August 23, 2019

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Epic earns Group 1 at Sioux Empire Kennel Club

Epic earns Group 1 at Sioux Empire Kennel Club in October 2018

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Epic earns Best of Breed at Orlando Week

Epic earns Best of Breed on Thursday of Orlando Week

Epic earns Group 2 at Grand Valley Kennel Club

Epic earns Group 2 under Dr. Carol Moser White at Grand Valley Kennel Club in October 2017

Photo: © Bob Kohler

Epic's 2nd AOM and his half-brother Pyro's 1st AOM

Epic's 2nd AOM and his half-brother Pyro's 1st AOM at the 2017 AKC National Championship Dog Show

Epic participates in FAST CAT

Epic participates in FAST CAT event

Epic earns 2016 Nationals Winner's Dog Best of Winners

Epic earns 2016 Nationals Winner's Dog Best of Winners

Epic earns Best of Winners Award of Merit

Epic earns Best of Winners Award of Merit at MASCUSA Nationals 2016

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