Heat Lightning CGC, RN, TKN, SDO
How we got him: Virgil was born in our kennel. He was from our Viktor and Valeska "V" litter.
How he got his name: We decided to honor the parents by giving all of their kids names that began with the letter V. We named him Virgil after a character that sometimes shows up in John Sanford's Prey novels, Virgil Flowers. Virgil is such an interesting character John Sanford starting writing Virgil Flowers novels. Virgil is named after the second "Virgil Flowers" novel.
Training and showing: I trained Virgil in obedience. We first did the AKC Puppy Star class, which he did great at. Then we did an advanced class and got his Canine Good Citizen title. He then earned his Rally Novice title. Virgil picked up his last RN leg at the 2009 Siberian Husky National Specialty show. After not doing anything for years I decided to put a Novice Trick Dog title on him during the summer of 2020.
Career in harness: Virgil finished his Sled Dog in 5 straight races his first season in harness. Virgil then finished his Sled Dog Excellent title in 2011. We were not racing as much after having the boys. So it took a while, but Virgil finished his Sled Dog Outstanding title during the 2017 season. Virgil runs lead on our race team. He is amazing in harness.
Some more about him: Virgil is such a lovable guy. He is always trying to please me. I was not surprised when he turned out to be a natural lead dog.
His best friend: Virgil loves pretty much all the ladies.
His favorite thing: He loves to run in harness.
2010 - Will Cowie Memorial Fun Run 24 miles ~ Eagle Lake 30 miles ~ Wonalancet Fun Run 15 miles ~ Brownville 30 miles ~ The Wilderness Race 30 miles ~ Can-Am 30 miles
2011 - Bristol Falls Fun Run ~ Stratford Nighthawks 30/30 ~ The Wilderness Race 30 miles ~ Sandwich Notch 45 miles ~ Wonalancet Fun Run 15 miles ~ To the Dam & Back ~ Groveton Season Ender
2012 - Wonalancet Fun Run 15 miles ~ Stratford Nighthawks 17 miles
2013 - Wonalancet Fun Run 15 miles (1st place) ~ Hill Fun Run 12 miles
2014 - Wonalancet Fun Run 15 miles ~ Hill Fun Run 12 miles
2015 - Sandwich Notch 20 ~ Hill Fun Run 12 miles ~ Wonalancet Fun Run 30 miles
2017 - Jefferson Fun Run 20 miles ~ Wonalancet Fun Run 30 miles ~ Brownville Maine 40 miles ~ Chinook Trail 25 miles ~ The Great North Woods Challenge ~ Hill Fun Run
2018 - Milan Fun Run 16 miles ~ Nansen Ski Club Sled Dog Race 17 miles ~ Chinook Trail 14 miles ~ Blue Mountain Sled Dog Race 19 miles ~ Hill Fun Run
2019 - Carpe Diem 9 miles ~ Jefferson Fun Run 17 miles each day ~ Wonalancet 11 miles ~ Chinook Trail 14 miles ~ Blue Mountain Sled Dog Race 18 miles ~ Nansen Winter Carnival 13 miles each day ~ Great North Woods Challenge 16 miles ~ Grantham Fun Run 12 miles