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Guinness Book Entrant:  10 Champion Clayfield's Mon Ami

The 1970's belonged to 10 Champion Clayfield's Mon Ami, OFA#GS-5117 H&E. 10 Champion Clayfield's Mon Ami decisively cut a World Record destined for the Guinness Book of World Records. Mon Ami was inducted into the Guinness Book in 1986 after winning "10 Championships and Multiple Best in Shows on 4 Continents" to be the greatest Winning International Dog in the World. Her Championships occurred in this time sequence:

1974~ Mexican
1975~ American and Canadian
1976~ Bermuda, Colombian, and Venezuelan
1977~ South African and Dominican Republic
1979~ Portuguese
1984~ F.C.I .International

10 Champion Mon Ami was the:
*1st American dog ever to win the Portuguese and South       
      African Championships.
*1st dog to become the World's only Quadruple Champion, 
      C.A.C.I.B. by the age of 36 months.
*1st American owned dog ever to win Best in Show in Spain 
      and Winner's Bitch at the coveted annual Madrid, Spain 

The newspaper account of 10 Ch. Mon Ami in South Africa called her "America's secret weapon". Her efforts and deeds are permanently recorded in 25 languages of the top selling copyright book in publishing history, the Guinness Book of World Records, (currently 220 editions with global sales to more than 51 million). At all International shows, with the exception of one, 10 Ch. Mon Ami was owner handled by Neal Leas. She flew in excess of 100,000 air miles to meet International competition.

4 Continent 10 Champion Mon Ami is a full page feature in the superb 1990 book The Total German Shepherd Dog (page 90) by Mr. Fred L. Lanting, international judge, breeder, author and lecturer. Ch. Mon Ami, also appears in the color photo on the outside back cover with the premier judge of Holland, Mr. T. Van Dijk, as she was going Best in Show over 1,000 dogs in Johannesburg, South Africa.

On Nov. 17, 1988 a "Special Achievement Award" was presented by the German Shepherd Dog Club of America at the national specialty in Houston, Texas to 10 Ch. Mon Ami and Neal D. Leas, as her handler, for their unprecedented 4 Continent Championships.


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