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2014 ABC Chukar Classic Championship

Post by Chukar12 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:31 am

I just got home from a great week with the folks in Idaho. We ran the American Brittany Club Chukar Classic during the week, for those of you unfamiliar this is one of a handful of 1 hour all-age dual sanctioned classics that the ABC puts on annually, over the weekend we had an Idaho Brittany Club trial with 1/2 hour stakes. We had classic Idaho weather to run in, across the board the weather was cold and the wind consistent, the unwanted bonus was intermittent blowing sleet, snow ice and hail. More than once we had to stop and turn horse fannies to the wind and wait out a squall that you could not ride in..fortunately the unbearable pieces usually only lasted for moments.

I do have some brags to share and maybe I should feel a little shame in it but I am too high now to be of good sense...My two males a father and son team split the champion and runner up of 24 starters for the second time this year. Sonny won with his son Patch taking runner - up a reversal of their order in the ABC Western Open in January. We all appreciated the judge's attentiveness (clearly no one more than I), our own photog deluxe Doug Favor ( I met he and his wife; he a gentlemen, and she every bit as charming as you may suspect ) and John Cushing a grizzled vet of many trials and many breeds. Doug is the tall chap in the back and poor John is blocked out in the photo. My dogs are being posed by my dear friends Paul and Peggy Doiron, Paul handles for me when I cannot go and serves as my scout, harder working more sincere dog and horse folk you will not find. To polish up my week, Patch won the OAA over the weekend and Sonny was third, lastly my thanks for the support of Purina and Tri-Tronics products that I use and support, their sponsorship means a great deal. I shall exhale now and get back to work...

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Re: 2014 ABC Chukar Classic Championship

Post by P&PGunsmith » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:40 am

Wow, congratulations.
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2014 ABC Chukar Classic Championship

Post by ACooper » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:08 am

Joe this is becoming old hat, I'm sure people groan when they see you guys on the running order. Congratulations!

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Post by Chukar12 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:40 pm

I liked these pictures June McConnell took of the grounds
The flora..

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looking to camp...
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Post by Chukar12 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:43 pm

Start of my Open All Age brace
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Post by Neil » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:41 pm

Nice going. It is a treat to see great dogs run on fantastic grounds with fair, knowledgable judges put on by dedicated folks - and special to have an internet buddy win.

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Post by Birddog 307 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:54 pm

Congratulations !!! Good picture of both dogs.
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Post by hustonmc » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:17 pm

Congrats Joe. Helluva set of dogs to put on the ground.

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Post by Vonzeppelinkennels » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:52 pm

What can I say but GOOD DOGS is GOOD DOGS very nice Joe BIG CONGRATS man!!! :D :wink:

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Post by ezzy333 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:33 pm

Another good one. Congrats and am really proud of what you are doing with them

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Post by DGFavor » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:05 pm

Lots of nice efforts from a real nice group of bird dogs. Plenty to be proud of Joe, a pleasure to watch!

For your botanical infatuation...I believe you refer to these technically as "the blue flowers":
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Enjoyable to get back up to "the Milepost" again:
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Post by Gordon Guy » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:11 pm

Congratulations Joe!
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Post by Karen » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:36 am

Congratulations!!
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Post by Chukar12 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:53 am

Doug, I am glad you added the blue flowers. As you probably noticed, I used June's photos of what we refer to as the yellow flowers...thanks again, and thank you all for the kind acknowledgements.
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Post by AZ Brittany Guy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:14 am

Congratulations Joe, you have some great dogs there.

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Post by kninebirddog » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:52 am

Congratulations ...Sonny and Patch or Patch and Patches Dad :lol: are an awesome team to beat.
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Post by Grange » Sun May 04, 2014 9:28 pm

Quite an accomplishment.

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Re: 2014 ABC Chukar Classic Championship

Post by Elkhunter » Tue May 06, 2014 9:08 pm

Congrats! I want to see those grounds some day.

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