2016 AKC Pointing Breed Gun Dog Championship
Braces 7-9 Tuesday March 1, 2016
The morning running was cancelled due to heavy rain. Three braces were run in the afternoon, using the normal afternoon courses. The skies remained cloudy with occasional periods of rain during the running. The temperature was in the mid 60’s and the wind was light.
FC Point to Dublin (aka Dublin) Irish Setter male, owner Doug and Becca Boone, handler Tim Hidalgo. Dublin brace mate was a scratch so he ran alone. He ran an intelligent race, using the edges well, with a kindly handle. The birds were elusive and he was only to card a non-productive at 11 minutes. He hunted hard and finished the hour.
A Case XX for JT Becker (aka Case) Vizsla male, owner David Knight, handler Jamie Fountain was braced with 2XNFC FC Conway Mike (aka Mike) Pointer male, owners Chuck Cooper and Diane Vater, handler Diane Vater. This pair had their running shoes on. They both cover a lot of ground and applied themselves well to the available cover. Mike was credited with a non-productive at 38, had a good find at 47 minutes on a covey of birds at 47. A second non-productive at 52 ended his day. Case put in a good effort but missed the opportunity to back his brace mate at 52 ending his bid.
Remy Martin Long (aka Remy) Vizsla male, owner Dr. Henry Allen Long JR, handler Jamie Fountain was braced with NAFC Grangeist’s Texas City Clicker (aka Slick) owner Gene & Nicolette Mason, handler Jamie Fountain. This pair covered a lot of ground. Both dogs went to the cover and used the course wisely. Despite good efforts by both, neither dog was able to find birds. Both dogs finished the hour.