Over the years, the puppies we have sold have enjoyed success not only in field trials and hunt tests, but in many other diverse roles. When we hear about 'Contenders In Action', we love to share their stories. Here are a few:
AFC Citori's Alma Mater "Hawkeye"
Michael and Lynn Moore purchased Hawkeye from us in the summer of 2009. Hawkeye is the result of a phenomenal breeding between FC-AFC Esprit Lickety Split and Contender's Eye Candy MH.
In May of 2015, Hawkeye won his 2nd Amateur, which gave him the title of Amateur Field Champion!!! He has his Open win and we are just waiting for a couple of points for his FC title.
Hawkeye is running the National Amateur this year in June, in Ronan, Montana. It would be a tall order to fill, but we are hoping he can pull it off! Keep your fingers crossed!!
Contender's 4WD "Truck"
We recently received an email from a Pentagon representative with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Office of Field Operations, National Canine Division. He had this to say:
You produced a dog in May 2007 named Contender’s 4WD (“Truck”) that resulted from a breeding between Jazztime’s Frequent Flyer “Trip” and Contender’s Little Ms. Cocky. That particular dog turned out very well and currently works for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency.
Because of Truck's success, he is looking to get another Contender:
The handler [that] I will be training this particular dog for is presently working Contender's 4WD "Truck" who will likely retire within 2 years, and (hopefully) this pup will be his replacement. I attached a couple pictures of "Truck" for old times' sake. I am always interested in hearing about future breedings.
AFC-CAFC Jazztime Trip's Matte Finish "Matte"
Ron Adlington purchased a puppy out of FC-AFC-CFC-CAFC Jazztime's Frequent Flyer x Grindstone Molly Murphy in the Spring of 2009. In his 2014 Holiday letter, he had this exciting news to share:
Matte had a great year, earning her AFC (Amateur Field Trial Champion title) and winnning a 68 dog, Open in Ronan MT. The goal is to complete her FC title (need only 2 points) and do well at the US and Canadian National Amatures this year.
Last year, Ron purchased another puppy from us out of FC-AFC-CFC-CAFC Jazztime's Frequent Flyer x Magic Tricks Jezebel MH. Look for her to follow in her big sister's footsteps!
In 2014, Angus and his owner, Rick Kruger, won the National in the Amateur Division of the National Bird Dog Challenge.
Angus is out of FC-AFC Jazztime Hanging Chad and our Port Bay's Mighty Patti MH
Angus in his spare time.
(And people think Field Trial dogs can't be good family / house dogs!)