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Mr. Troy Clifford Dargin
P.O. Box 7160
Kansas City, MO 64113
(402) 415-5651
CELL: (402) 415-5651
Email: troydargin@yahoo.com

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Troy Clifford Dargin, born in Germany was a son of military parents. He grew up in the Midwest and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Education in Vocal Music and a Bachelor’s of Science in Theatre Performance graduating Cum Laude from Northwest Missouri State University. He holds a Master’s degree in Voice Performance from University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and currently is a PhD student at University of Kansas studying Speech Pathology focusing on the performing voice. Dargin is also known as a performing artist, having played Evelyn in “Anything Goes”, Philostrate in “Midsummer Nights Dream”, to name only a few, and has toured professionally across the country with Omaha Theatre Company for Young People. Dargin also holds a Modeling Certificate from John Casablanca’s Studio having placed in competitions in NYC over a decade ago before he started his pursuit in academia. Best known for his singing voice, his voice has been described as “rich and powerful with beautiful legato line”. Troy became involved with dogs when he was a child and competed in Junior handling where he consistently placed in the Midwest top rankings. Troy has bred well over 60 home-bred Shih Tzu champions to date and is currently active in the breed. He has won the coveted “Lainee Top Producing Brood Bitch” award twice in the same year with two of his bitches tying for the award. He has had dogs in the top 10 throughout his tenure in the sport of dogs. His “Falling Star” kennel prefix has numerous ROM awards to its credit. Having a background in education and Junior showmanship Troy loves to judge Juniors and has been doing so since he aged out of Juniors.
Breeds Approved by AKC to Judge:

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Best in Show
Manchester Terriers
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Affenpinschers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Brussels Griffons Past Assignments Future Assignments
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Past Assignments Future Assignments
Chihuahuas
Chihuahuas (Long Coat) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Chihuahuas (Smooth Coat) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Chinese Cresteds Past Assignments Future Assignments
English Toy Spaniels
English Toy Spaniels (Blenheim & Prince Charles) Past Assignments Future Assignments
English Toy Spaniels (King Charles & Ruby) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Havanese Past Assignments Future Assignments
Italian Greyhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Japanese Chin Past Assignments Future Assignments
Maltese Past Assignments Future Assignments
Manchester Terriers (Toy) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Miniature Pinschers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Papillons Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pekingese Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pomeranians Past Assignments Future Assignments
Poodles (Toy) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pugs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Shih Tzu Past Assignments Future Assignments
Silky Terriers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Toy Fox Terriers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Yorkshire Terriers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Poodles
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Poodles (Standard) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Miscellaneous Classes Past Assignments Future Assignments
Junior Showmanship Competition Past Assignments Future Assignments

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