Miller’s Dialing In. 2015 National Champion. Owned and handled by Gary Lester. Photo by Jamie Evans.
The 116th running of the granddaddy of all field trial —
the National Championship – started last month on Monday, February 9, 2015, at the Ames Plantation in Grand Junction, TN. Forty eight dogs were nominated to run this year — seven setters and forty one pointers, and when the trial was over, one rose to the top: Miller’s Dialing In.
The National Championship for Bird Dogs was first run in 1869, and it has been held at the Ames Plantation since 1915.
See videos from the 2015 National Championship here.
See pics and videos of the 2015 National Champion Miller’s Dialing In here.
In this video you can see a beautiful double point with
Touch’s Adams County and handler, Randy Anderson (R) and Raelyn’s Skyy backing as handler Andy Daugherty looks on. Watch those quail fly.
Touch’s Adams County and handler, Randy Anderson (R) and Raelyn’s Skyy backing as handler Andy Daugherty looks on
In this video, you can see Audubon Americus on his first find with handler, Rich Robertson. I think you can hear another handler “singing” to his dog in the background.
Audubon Americus on his first find with handler, Rich Robertson
This one shows Caladen’s Rail Hawk on his second find with handler, Dr. Fred Corder. Again, watch those birds bust out of there.
Caladen’s Rail Hawk on his second find with handler, Dr. Fred Corder
In this last one, you can see 2015 National Champion Dialing In on his second find in the Horseshoe. A big, healthy covey flushes above Dialing In and Gary.
Dialing In on his second find in the Horseshoe. A big, healthy covey flushes above Dialing In and Gary.
2015 Ames Plantation National Championships starts next week. As a teaser, here’s a video of the event from 2010. The dog work is fantastic and worth checking out.
2010 National Championship Video
Just in – a male English Pointer named Connor’s EZ Button has won the granddaddy of field trials: the
Ames Plantation’s National Championship for Field Trialing Bird Dogs.
Connor's EZ Button, winner of 2012 National
Read about it in The Commercial Appeal:
GRAND JUNCTION, Tenn. — When Steve Hurdle won the National Championships for Field Trialing Bird Dogs with Shell Creek Coin back in 2006, he didn’t get much time to enjoy it….
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