Beagle Field Trials

AKC National Brace Beagle Championship

The 12th annual AKC National Brace Beagle Championship Field Trial was held at the Coraopolis Beagle Club in Clinton, PA.


The weather turned for the better Sunday afternoon and there were plenty of rabbits still to flush. The dogs ran well and here are the results for the 13" and 15" males.

13" Males
Judges: Tom McCullough and Robbie Dillon
Marshall: Ray Legge

1st - NFC Ketchum's Will
2nd - FC Quality Check Tucker
3rd - FC Close Call Cid
4th - FC Bell Vue Crook
NBQ - Cotton Trail Bandit

15" Males
Judges: Tony Pavlick and Art Boger
Marshall: Ron Gray

1st - NFC Sunshine Ronnie
2nd - FC Indian Trail Do Dat
3rd - FC Surefoot Cedric
4th - FC Sunset Tommy II
NBQ - FC Johnny B Line Boss

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Sunday started out damp and very foggy. 13" males - There are 38 hounds entered. 15" males - There are 41 hounds entered.


The National Brace Beagle Awards Banquet

Saturday night festivities took place at The Fez in Aliquippa, PA. Purina awarded the Top Brace Field Trial Beagle to:

FC Bur Way JD
Owner: James and Kathy Watson
Handler: Jim and Ruth Burton

James Watson was awarded a plaque and an original oil painting in recognition of the accomplishments of his hound. Nestle Purina, who is the major sponsor of the National Beagle Field Championships, sponsored the banquet, the Friday night steak fry and provides custom embroidered jackets to all the winners.


The weather on Saturday was perfect for the 13" and 15" bitch stakes. Here are the winners from Saturday.

13" Bitch
1st - NFC Aggies Beth
2nd - Grays Deb
3rd - Hog Hill Sweetie
4th - Folshaf Sara
NBQ - FC Sheri-Hill-Carrie Ann

15" Bitch
1st - NFC Tilley's Josie
2nd - Sunshine Rosie
3rd - Sandy L-E
4th - Saltsprings Juice
NBQ - FC Char-Line Simone

View a video from the event