Finally, quit calling them "pointer/setter" trials...they're open to all of us.
Geez, Dave, I'm hurt. I know of another living GSP that has won an Open "FDSB pointer/setter" championship and made some pretty good showings in a bunch more.
I'm disappointed in reading all these posts and replies by alot of good GSP folks whose visions of greatness seem to stop at 1 hour NGSPA stakes. Folks, we've got great dogs that can compete in the open American Field trials, IMO the best test of bird dogs going. My dogs are okay, not outstanding as far as field trial dogs go, but we've managed to win open championships and runner up championships just by getting out there and doing it. Managed to win an open "pointer/setter" regional dog of the year points race too - and don't doubt the "pointer/setter" competition out here.
As to open AF trials, I don't think GSP folks are intimidated as much as they are just disinterested. I just don't see GSP folks as interested in taking on the pointer establishment; right or wrong most folks are just don't see the open AF stuff as that much better; just different.
snips wrote:Doug, we are still breeding off of 2 dogs from the HOF cross between Beires Evolution x Aces Prima Banane. Rick got a bitch from Dewey Hicks before he died, Evolutions Bad Banane that we had a great litter with. We are breeding 2 litters this spring from dogs out of that cross. They are incredible birddogs with loads of run and style. Don Lee was a great friend of ours when he ran NSTRA, thats great about his win. He told me he had a dog he was real excited about.
byrdmann wrote:what people fail to realize about Clown is that not only was he a National All-age champion for the years of '92, '93, and '94--but he also won the 1989 National Futurity, so realistically Clown was a 4x National Champion.
fuzznut wrote:Glad someone found this topic and brought it back to the front. Great reading, and brought back lots of memories of dogs I've seen over the years. Not a GSP person, but hung with them, trained with them, and watched a whole lot of them.
Am wondering if any of your thoughts have changed since 2006, have any of those young dogs you talked about proven themselves to be one of those top dogs today? Fuzz
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