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2018 AKC Gun Dog Championships

2018 AKC Gun Dog Championships

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2018 Gun Dog Championship Trial Coverage:

Brace Reports –


1A FC VK’s Twenty Gauge Xr (Deuce) Owner Robyn & Sherwin VanKooten Handler Sean orSherwin VanKooten/Jon Hann Breed/Sex – Vizsla/M with

1B Chicoree’s Jake’s Bonnie (Bonnie) Owner Fred Ryan DVM, Handler Dan DiMambro Breed/Sex GSP/F. Bonnie was fast and hard but suffered a mishap with a bird and was up at 15. Deuce scored a nice find at 16 in the rain. At 24 Deuce pointed game again and stood mannerly. His third find was at 30 and all in order. He was mostly forward during the hour. He showed good ground speed with a quartering pattern.

2A FC Jackson Brown Wagoners Lightnigh SH CGC (Jackson) Owner Lee C. Wagoner, Handler Dan DiMambro Breed / Sex – GSP / M with

2B FC AFC WFK One Day I Aint Scared of You Sipsey, Owner C. Lane & Darcy Hodges, Handler C. Lane Hodges, Breed/Sex GSP/F. These two were strong and nicely forward in pattern. At 15, Sipsey pointed with Jackson backing. Both were stylish and staunch. Sipsey pointed on the hillside at 23 but it proved unproductive. At 40, Jackson pointed on the right, relocation was necessary but was done well, all was in good order. Sipsey carded another find at 44, with good manners and style. She pointed again at 50, with Jackson backing. Both dogs looked good. Sipsey pointed again at 54, relocation was needed but no birds were produced. This second unproductive caused her to be picked up at 58. Jackson went on to finish forward.

3A FC Erin’s Saint Louis Jimmy, (Jimmy) Owner Brian Wayson, Handler Dave Pomfret, Breed/Sex Pointer / M with

3B FC Washington’s White Nelson (Nelson) Owner Mark Johnson, Handler Mark Smith, Breed/Sex English Setter/M. Jimmy pointed game nicely at 6, on the end of a good cast. Nelson scored a nice find of his own at 9 He pointed again at 14, all was looking well until the dog had too much movement on flush. He was picked up. Jimmy notched his second find at 18, birds were flushed for the mannerly dog. At 23, he pointed stylishly on the hillside, he was mannerly for flush and shot. Jimmy’s fourth find occurred at 46, a lengthy flush finally produced a very soggy, running quail for the mannerly dog. He finished the hour forward.

Brace 4A TJ’s Black Diamond (Coal) Owner John A & Joanne Perry, Handler Joanne Perry/John Perry Breed / Sex – Brittany / M with

4B FC AFC Riden High Rudy (Rudy) Owner Ray Nelson, Handler Dan DiMambro, Breed / Sex GSP/M. Coal pointed nicely at 13, Rudy backed and all was in good order for both dogs.

At 20, on the right side of the hill, Rudy scored a nice find. Rudy’s second find came at 45, near the road crossing. He styled up again at 45 but this time it was unproductive. On the left, at 58, Rudy pointed once more. This was a good find with all in order as the hour expired.

5A FC Uodibar’s Morass (Morass) Owner – Ben & Don Coller, Handler Dan DiMambro, Breed/Sex GSP/M with

5B FC Winston’s Revival (Winston) Owner Janelle Venable, Handler Greg Dixon, Breed/Sex Pointer/M. Winston pointed birds successfully at 5. He pointed at and 15 but both of these were unproductive and he was picked up. Morass ran a medium gun dog race and handled well. He went without game contact and his handler opted to pick up at 50.

6A Handsome Hoffnug V Greif (Hopper) Owner Clay Benton, Handler Jon Hann, Breed/Sex

GSP/M with

6B One Day Winnitgirl (Winnie) Owner and Handler C. Lane HodgesHandler C. Lane Hodges, Breed/Sex Pointer/F. Hopper pointed at 5, Winnie failed to back; no birds were put up and Hopper moved on. Hopper went on to have eight finds, all handled cleanly.

7A FC AFC Chicoree’s Sparkle in Her Eye (Sparkie) Owner Fred Ryan DVM, Handler Dan DiMambro, Breed/Sex GSP/F with

7B Miss American Pie (Kate) Owner & Handler Dave O’Brien, Breed / Sex – Pointer / F

Half of this brace dropped to the end of the day on Friday. Sparkie was in season and Kate was scratched.

8A Dezasterous Jax the Ripper (Jax) Owner Matthew Lee Smith, Handler Dan DiMambro Breed/Sex GSP/M with 8B FC One Day Freeze (Freeze) Owner & Handler C. Lane Hodges, Breed/Sex Pointer/F. Jax had a good find at 15. At 19 and 35 he scored two more nice finds with Freeze backing mannerly on each. Freeze pointed game with style at 38, all in order. At 45, Jax scored his fourth find and his fifth at 48. Jax ran a good forward pattern.

9A NAFC FC Hey Lincoln Watch That Tail (Lincoln) Owner & Handler Mark Smith, Breed/Sex Irish Setter/M with 9B Second Amendment (Remi) Owner John & Joanne Perry, Handler Joanne Perry/John Perry Breed/Sex Brittany/F. Lincoln scored three times on game. He handled all three finds with style and good manners. He made attractive moves in the first half but slowed his pace after an excursion, late in the hour. Remi’s first find came at 10,all good. Her second,at 15 was in a grassy area at 15. Her third find was at 55.

10A FC AFC Higby Getaway (Jasper) Owner Judith Hamilton, Handler Dave Pomfret Breed/Sex English Setter/M with 10B High Roll-N’s Crapshoot (Shooter) Owner Nelson Mills, Handler Dave Walker, Breed/Sex GSP/M. Jasper pointed game at 5; Shooter pointed feathers at 6. Shooter had a good find at 17. Jasper had his next find at 20. Shooter had a barren stand at 33 and was picked up. His race to that point was excellent. Jasper pointed feathers at 40 but scored a nice find at 48. His fourth find came at 54, all in order. At 58, he ran over a bird and was up.

11A Backwoods Leroy Robert (Satchel) Owner Bill Kennedy, Handler Greg Dixon, Breed/Sex GWP/M with 11B 2xNFC GFC FC Conway Mike (Mike) Owner Chuck Cooper & Diane Vater, Handler Diane Vater, Breed/Sex Pointer/M. Satchell ran a ground covering race with one find. He failed to back at 45. Mike ran a very fine race early, with attention getting moves but slowed in the last half. He carded a find at 45.

12B One Day Frost (Jack) Owner & Handler C. Lane Hodges, Breed / Sex Pointer / M. Jack ran in place as a bye dog. Jack pointed at 23 but no birds were produced. He pointed feathers at 45, and a covey at 49 with attractive style. At 55 he pointed again but his handler was unsure of him and rode in front of him, which basically served as flushing so the Jack was docked for another unproductive and was picked up.

7A FC AFC Chicoree’s Sparkle in Her Eye (Sparkie) Owner Fred Ryan DVM, Handler Dan DiMambro, Breed/Sex GSP/F with 12A NAFC AFC Cali’s Wiki Wiki Mai Tai at Sunset (Mia) Owner Charles Chadwell & Nancy Browne, Handler Jon Hann, Breed/Sex Vizsla/F. Sparkie was lost early. Mia pointed at 19 but even relocation didn’t net her quarry. At 31 she caught a bird and Friday’s running was over.

13A Rushcreek Semper Fi A Cut Above (CJ) Owner Clinton & Valerie Sails Handler Clint Sails/Valerie Sails/Jim Rowell, Breed/Sex Vizsla/M with 13B FC AFC VK’s Twenty Gauge Gunnar (Gunnar) Owner Robyn & Sherwin VanKooten, Handler – Sean or Sherwin VanKooten/Jon Hann, Breed/Sex Vizsla/M. Both dogs pointed in sepearate locations at 8, all in order. At 11, CJ pointed with Gunnar backing naturally. Gunnar again pointed succssfully at 18. At 22, CJ had a find on the right hillside; Gunnar had a find at 23. Gunnar scored again at 28 and 33, all in order. CJ honored at 33. Gunnar scored again at 39; while CJ scored at 40; all good for both dogs. CJ pointed again at 47 on the left. Gunnar pointed for the seventh time at 53, with CJ backing nicely.

14A Marjo’s Leftover (Haley) Owner Danielle Perry, Handler John Perry, Breed/Sex Brittany/F with 14B AFC Hi-N’s Hasty Matilda (Matte) Owner & Handler Hank Lewis, Breed/Sex GSP/F.

Matte made some impressive moves and was rewarded with finds at 22 and 40. Haley was birdless at 40 when she hung up in the lake corner. Her handler opted to pick up. Matte finished forward.

15A FC Brophy’s Gonzo Style (Gonzo) Owner Mary Pavelko & Greg Dixon Handler – Greg Dixon, Breed/Sex Irish Setter/M with 15B Thomas’ Dixie (Dixie) Owner Jonathan Thomas, Handler Jim Carter, Breed/Sex Brittany/F. Gonzo pointed at 10 with pretty style; Dixie honored. Gonzo carded another find at 17; Dixie scored nicely at 20. Gonzo pointed a third time at 27, but things went wrong, and he was up. Dixie had good finds at 28, 35 and 38. She had an altercation with a bird at 46 and the brace was over.

16A WFK Peanut’s Lil’ Lindy Lou (Lindy) Owner Nelson Mills, Handler Dave Walker, Breed/Sex GSP/F with 16B Double M’s White on Rice (Odie) Owner Merideth Mays, Handler Clifford Mesnard, Breed/Sex GSP/M. Lindy pointed at 20 but didn’t handle it correctly and was up. Around the halfway point he began to shorten his race and hi handler opted to pick up.

17A FC Blazin Liverhead Tip Topper (Topper) Owner Peter Wilkin, Handler Jon Hann/Peter Wilkin, Breed/Sex GSP/M with 17B FC AFC Nothin’ But Trouble (Trouble) Owner Jim Carter and Drew Carter, Handler Jim Carter, Breed/Sex Brittany/F. The wind picked up as this brace began. Trouble carded a nice find on the left at 21. Topper scored on the right at 23, Trouble came in for a mannerly back. Trouble’s second find came at 31, all in order. Topper’s second find came at 40, Trouble honored. Topper pointed at 43, Trouble backed; relocation was necessary but no birds were found. Trouble had a find on a single at 48. Both dogs finished the hour to the front.

18A FC Hi-Tailyn Katara (Katara) Owner Scott Bodenstab, Handler Ray Dohse, Breed/ Sex GSP/F with 18B NGDC FC AFC Doc Holliday’s Side By Side Doc Owner Sean VanKooten, Handler Sean VanKooten or Jon Hann, Breed/Sex Vizsla/M. Katara was scratched, Doc dropped down to 20 B.

19A NFC Waybac’s Jewel Up Up And Away (Clark) Owner Christopher & Stephanie Meyer, Handler Diane Vater, Breed/Sex Weimaraner/M with 19B DC Up N’ Adam’s Sparks Fly (Wendy) Owner Katrin & Thomas Tazza, Handler Dave Walker, Breed/Sex GSP/F. Both dogs were pointing in separate locations at 10. Clark had a bird produced in front of him; Wendy only had feathers. At 20, Clark gave a bird a ride to end his run. Wendy scooped up a dead bird at 35 and was picked up.

20A Ben Shadow (Ben) Owner Clinton & Valerie Sails, Handler Clint Sails, Breed/Sex Pointer/M with 20B Hard Telling (Dixie) Owner & Handler David Obrien, Breed/Sex Pointer/F. Dixie was scratched, running in her place was 18B NGDC FC AFC Doc Holliday’s Side By Side Doc Owner Sean VanKooten, Handler Sean VanKooten or Jon Hann, Breed/Sex Vizsla/M. Doc had a find at 9 and again at 11, both were in good order. Ben pointed at 15, Doc honored. Both dogs handled the work nicely. At 24, Ben ran over a bird and did not stop fast enough. Doc had another find at 30, he stood tall for the flush. He pointed again at 50, he was asked to relocate which he did with extreme caution. The work completed by 55 with all in order.

21A WFK Queen Bey (Ozzie) Owner Nelson Mills, Handler Dave Walker, Breed/Sex GSP/F with 21B Friedelsheim’s Five Shot Venti (Mimi) Owner Barry & Michelle Bollinger, Handler Barry Bollinger, Breed/ Sex GSP/F. Neither dog had bird contact. Ozzie was up at 40; Mimi was gone a lot.

22A FC Glassilaun War Paint (Bat) Owner Jamie Nee, Handler Toby Tobiassen, Breed/Sex Pointer/M with 22B TKs First Class Traveler (Rowdy) Owner Victor Scott, Handler Jon Hann, Breed/Sex GSP/M

Bat made some big moves and was absent for awhile early in the hour. Rowdy scored at 6 with a good find and carded a second at 11. At 33 he pointed on a mowed edge and his game was flushed while he stood mannerly. Rowdy’s next find came at 39 in the Sumac and was nicely done. Bat pointed at 44 with Rowdy backing, all in order. Bat pointed a second time at 48, this on a single, was also good work. At 51, Rowdy scored his fifth find, as with the previous finds he was very mannerly.

23A Wolf Plain Brooks Captain Jack (Jackson) Owner Jeremy Goldsmith, Handler Dennis Hazel/Jeremy Breed/Sex GSP/M with 23B Backwood’s Redemption (Morgan) Owner Bjorn Peterson, Handler Greg Dixon, Breed/ Sex Pointer /F. Morgan pointed at 10 but it was a barren stand. Jackson scored a good find at 16. At 18, Morgan pointed off to the right but it proved to be a second unproductive and he was up. Jackson pointed on the left at 19 and was also unsuccessful. Jackson had a nice find at 49 but ran over a bird at 51 to end his bid.

24A NFC NAFC GFC FC WestWeim Get Yer Gun Ms Oakley Annie, Owner Cydney Hansen & Frank Sommer, Handler Diane Vater, Breed/ Sex Weimaraner/F with 24B Pursuit’s Mistaken ID (Lola) Owner Dr. Kenneth Block, Handler Ray Dohse, Breed/Sex Brittany/F. Annie scored a nice find at 7 and another at 14. Lola failed to back. Annie made some nice moves and notched another good find at 47. She pointed again at 50 but no birds were produced. At 58, she encountered and pointed a bird on a mowed strip, all in order. She hunted the course wisely.

25A FC St. Jude’s Champaign Fenway (Pesky) Owner – Ray & Jackie Marshall, Handler Ray Dohse Breed /Sex English Setter/M with 25B NAGDC FC AFC Wolf Plain Brooks Raven SH (Raven) Owner Dennis & Jennifer Hazel, Handler Dennis Hazel, Breed/Sex GSP/F. Raven pointed nicely at 9, Pesky came up and took birds out, Raven went with him. Easter Sunday running was complete.

26A NFC FC AFC Penny’s Wiki Wiki Another Wai Tai Please (Ty) Owner Charles Chadwell & Nancy Browne, Handler Chad Chadwell, Breed/Sex Vizsla/M with 26B Silvershot’s Otto Jon Knapp (Otto) Owner Gary Lytle, Handler Diane Vater, Breed/Sex Weim /M. Both dogs pointed at 4 but no birds were produced. Ty pointed again at 14; Otto honored but it was not productive and Ty was up. Otto pointed at 27 and took a step at flush. His handler elected to pick up.

27A Houghton’s Code Name Dutchess(Archer) Owner Jenny Houghton, Handler Ray Dohse, Breed/Sex English Setter/M with 27B Flappjacks Twisted Sister (Nova) Handler Jon Hann, Breed/Sex GSP/F.

Archer got out of pocket early and was picked up. Nova scored a find with an excellent relocation at 10. At 20 she pointed on the right, she was mannerly for flush and shot. At 25 she stood like a statue; relocation was necessary, but she handled it with aplomb. Nova pointed on the left at 35, all in good order. She pointed game again at 47 and finished her hour with her sixth find. She was rock steady on her birds.

28A Hi-N’s Bodacious (Bo) Owner Hank Lewis/Dan DiMambro, Handler Hank Lewis, Breed/Sex GSP/M with 28B Chattahoochee (AJ) Owner Jim Carter and Drew Carter, Handler Ray Dohse, Breed/ Sex Brittany/M. AJ had a clean find at 10, he wasn’t suiting his handler and was taken up. Bo scored a find at 7. He ran a big race with the handler riding hard to keep up with him. He pointed again at 18 along the road; all was in good order. He settled in later in the hour to handle more kindly. His third find came at 43 on the right; he was stylish and mannerly.

29A FC WFK Stephens’ Dakota (Dakota) Owner, Robert Todd Stephens, Handler Dave Walker, Breed/ Sex GSP/F with 29B FC Ubetcha (Maizie) Owner Robert Spillman, Handler Dave Pomfret, Breed/Sex Pointer/F. Dakota pointed at 10 but didn’t stay steady and was up. Maize ponted on the left at 16 but it was not productive. By 40 her pace had slowed and her handler elected to pick her up.

30A NFC FC Backwood’s Happy Hour (Luke) Owner Judy Goldman/Lee Shoaf, Handler Greg Dixon, Breed/Sex Pointer/M with 30B Rush Creek’s Rumor Has It (Adele) Owner James & Jeanne Rowell, Handler Jim Rowell, Breed/Sex Vizsla/F. At 9 Adele scored a good find. Luke motored up the hill to the front and was out of view for a bit, he was found pointing at 11 on the left. His birds were flushed with all in order. Luke pointed game again at 23, showing good style; Adele backed. At 48 they were standing side by side; both handlers attempted to flush but the work ended unproductive for each dog. They were both forward in pattern for most of the hour.

31A Sophie’s Red Buddy (Buddy) Owner Eric Huff, Handler Jim Winnen, Breed/Sex Vizsla/M with 31B Sure Shot’s It’s A Jungle Out There, (Lindsey) Owner Steven Kreuser/Bernee Brawn/Penny Ljungren, Handler Dennis Hazel, Breed/Sex GWP/F. Lindsey notched a nice find at 8 on the right side of the course. She pointed in the trees at 20 but it was not productive. Buddy was absent at 20. Lindsey’s second find was at 30, just to the right of the trail; she displayed good style and intensity. She had another find at 42, all in order. She hunted at close range and was predominantly forward.

32A DC AFC Friedelsheim’s Freight Train Mason MH (Mason) Owner Barry & Michelle Bollinger Handler Barry Bollinger, Breed/Sex GSP/M with 32B DC AFC Odyssey’s Perfect Traveler (Charlie)

Owner Charles Parietti, Handler Jon Hann, Breed/Sex GSP/M. This brace was away at 8 am on a rainy morning. Mason was running very well but was up by 12 with two non productives. Charlie running nicely, was found standing on top of a hill, birds were flushed with all in order. He crossed the road and reached way out to the orchard. He successfully scored two more finds. Charlie got into trouble with a rain drenched bird and was up before the hour.

33A Wolf Plain Brooks Uptown Funk (Pippa) Owner Dennis & Jennifer Hazel, Handler Dennis Hazel Breed/Sex GSP/F with 33B GFC FC AFC Trinity’s High Plains Drifter (Shiner) Owner and Handler Joe Vinsky, Breed/Sex English Setter/M. This brace went out after a ninety minute delay for approaching thunderstorms that never arrived. Shiner pointed at 8, Pippa honored; they both went with the flush.

34A Hi-Tailyn Hakoda (Koda) Owner Scott Bodenstab, Handler Ray Dohse, Breed/Sex GSP/F with 34B My Covert Operative (Pike) Owner Elsa Gallagher, Handler Jon Hann Breed/Sex Pointer/M. Koda was scratched. Pike scored a find at 7 that involved a lengthy relocation but ended successfully. He had his next find at 18, all in order. Two more nice finds followed at 34 and 39. He showed excellent manners on birds and did a good job overall but was not challenging the leaders; he was up at 48.

35A NFC NGDC FC AFC Lundy’s Red Bull (Bull) Owner & Handler Laura Miller, Breed/Sex Vizsla/M with 35B FC Higby Holiday (Gator) Owner Judith Hamilton, Handler Dave Pomfret Breed / Sex English Setter/F. Gator scored a nice find at 30 with all in order. Bull was out of pocket and gone too long.

36A FC Brophy’s Kingpin (James) Owner Mary Pavelko & Greg Dixon, Handler Greg Dixon

Breed/Sex Irish Setter/M with 36B FC AFC Erin’s Moody River (Jessie) Owner Rae Thomas Handler Ray Dohse, Breed/Sex Pointer/F. These two were not challenging the leaders and were up before the hour with no birds pointed.

Concluding Remarks

The running of the AKC Pointing Breed Gun Dog Championship for 2018 concluded today. We wish to Thank our sponsors for another great event! Purina , Sportdog and Dogs Unlimited contribute majorly to this event. Purina gives financial aid to the Gun Dog Association which ensures that this event will endure. They also provide dog food for the winners, samples for participants and promotional items for our raffle. We can not say often enough how much we appreciate their support. We enjoyed having Purina’s Terry Trycinski visit with us and deliver a Purina goody bag for our raffle. Please thank a Purina Rep, but more importantly, please buy Purina’s great product, Purina Pro Plan dog food!

Our next sponsor, Sportdog, awards its sought after collars to each placing dog in this Championship. They are great units and are happily received by the winning handlers. Next time you need a new tracking or training unit please patronize Sportdog! We were honored to have their Rep, Josh Miller attend this trial and spend a few days riding and visiting.

Dogs Unlimited is an excellent dog equipment supply company that is owned and operated by pointing dog people Alan and Marcia Davison. They contribute a $100 gift certificate to the Champion of this stake. They also provided $15 Gift Certificates for each of our Best of Breed recipients and our raffle. Please contact Dogs Unlimited next time you need dog equipment!

The event committee wishes to thank the Mingo Sportsman’s Club and its members for allowing us access to their grounds for the running of this Championship. Member Bill Monk bent over backwards to make things work for us; without his advice and physical help, this trial would not have been well run. Bill served as course marshal until we were familiar with the route. Mingo attempted to put in electrical outlets before our starting date but the Ohio winter was uncooperative and they fell short of their goal. Even so we appreciate the effort. The ability to use their clubhouse for catered meals, a pizza party sponsored by Jon & Jessica Hann of Perfection Kennels, and the Championship award ceremony was a lifesaver. Everyday during the trial, breakfast and lunch were cooked and served in the pavillion at the field trial parking area by various Mingo club members. This type of service takes a huge load off of an event committee. We appreciate the efforts of the following Mingo Members: Allen Bickerstaff, Ian Monk, Cliff Mesnard, Wiley Monk, Jess Brown, Dave Moffett, Jim Still and Brian Biggo.

There are some hard working, dedicated people on the event committee. A special thanks goes to fellow AKC Field Rep, Tom Maneely. Tom cheerfully stepped up to the plate when news of my broken ankle reached him. Tom served as judge marshal and collected notes for me to write up the daily running. This put him in the saddle all day, everyday, regardless of the weather.

AKC Rep Gary Sadler put in long hours each day, catching, then planting the majority of the birds. Additionally, Gary catered to Judge Smith’s needs, keeping him in propane, gasoline and horse hay. Gary is always eager to assist anyone who needs a hand. Gary was aided in planting by Jamie o’Donnell and Jim Rowell. Jim was a blessing; he supplied his side-by-side ATV for bird planting and/or dog wagon for the duration of the stake. He drove it most of the time but was replaced on occaision by Jamie O’Donnell and Doug Ljungren. The Performance Events office manager, Caroline Murphy attended for two days and observed from the dog wagon.

Trish James is the most important person on the committee, she handles the paperwork from event application to filing results. She takes entries, conducts the drawing and a myraid of behind the scenes tasks, all the while keeping a bright and bubbly attitude. We really appreciate her devotion to the sport.

Our thanks go out to our Wrangler crew, Meredith Mays and Cliff Mesnard. A wranglers job is tough and tiring. They put in long hours caring for the horses and saddling them early in the morning so that the running can commence promptly at 8. We appreciate your horses and your labor.

We were very fortunate to have two well known and nationally respected judges to officiate this Championship. William Smith hails from Moscow, TN. A retired railroad man, he formerly ran pointers in field trials. In more recent years William has judged many Championships for both AKC and American Field. He is the reporter for the National Championship which runs at Ames Plantation, Grand Junction, TN each February. Chris Rider is a residentof Pennsylvnia. He actively field trialed with Brittanys for many years and still has some that he works. Chris has judged most of the AKC breed club’s National Championships. He, like William, brings a wealth of knowledge to the judicial team. We thank these gentlemen for being dedicated enough to watch the 69 dogs perform under a plethora of weather conditions and still maintain a sense of humor.

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This stake had an entry of 72 dogs which was reduced to 69 by scratches. There were representatives from eight different breeds of pointing dogs. The following is the list of Best of Breed Recipients:

Brittany: FC/AFC Nothin But Trouble, owned by Jim and drew Carter and handled by Jim Carter.

English Setter: Higby Holiday owned by Judith Hamilton and handled by Dave Pomfret.

German Shorthaired Pointer: FC/AFC Riden High Rudy, owned by Ray Nelson, haandled by Dan DiMambro.

German Wirehaired Pointer: Sure Shot’s It’s a Jungle Out There, owned by Steve Krieser, Bernee Brawn & Penny Ljungren, handled by Dennis Hazel.

Irish Setter: Hey Lincoln Watch That Tail, owned and handled by Mark Smith.

Pointer: Glassilaun War Paint, owned by Jamie Nee, handled by Toby Tobiassen

Vizsla: FC/AFC VK’s Twenty Guage Gunnar, owned by Robyn & Sherwin Van Kooten, handled by Sean Van Kooten.

Weimaraner: NFC/NAFC/FC Westweim’s Get Yer Gun Ms. Oakley, owned by Cydney Hansen & frank Sommer, handled by Diane Vater.

Championship Winners:

4th Place– Hi-N’s Bodacious Bo, GSP M, owned by Hank Lewis & Dan DiMambro, handled by Hank Lewis.

3rd Place – FC Jackson Brown Wagoners Lightening SH CGC, GSP M, owned by Lee wagoner and handled by Dan DiMambro.

2nd Place – FC/AFC VK’s Twenty Guage Gunnar, Vizsla M, owned by Robyn & Sherwin Van Kooten and handled by Sean Van Kooten

And the winner is!

2018 Champion AKC Pointing Breed Gun Dog

FC/AFC Riden High Rudy, GSP M, owned by Ray Nelson and handled by Dan DiMambro

Congratulations to all on jobs well done!

Sending a huge shout out to all who participated, your good sportsmanship and friendly demeanors at this trial are much appreciated by the field Trial Committee!

Bonnie Hidalgo, Chair, 2018 Pointing Breed Gun dog Championship Committee

2018 Walking Gun Dog Championship Trial Coverage:

2018 Walking Gun Dog Report