This is Lizzy’s sister and littermate Polly. She became available to me because her tri-color markings came in too heavy to be in show competitions. She has good bird drive and loves to get out and run. She moves well and holds her tail nice and high. She is currently in training with my personal friend who wanted to try a Brittany after years of shorthairs. We will try to get some pictures of her dog training.
So you got a new brittany puppy and you want to train him to be a field champion. Well, what does it take to earn the AKC field champion or FC title? When you get looking at brittany pedigrees you will start to notice some funny abbreviations attached to registered names. Titles like CH – Champion, FC – Field Champion, DC – Dual Champion, AFC – Amateur Field Champion are the most common. Many brittany owners are happy to own a well-trained hunting dog and to be able to load up and go hunting every weekend. Other brittany owners want to compete against other dogs and see who has the best bird dog or pointing dog. There are competions for testing hunting skills in the form of AKC Hunt Tests and fun hunts. And there are field trial competitions which last a little longer and test a dogs endurance and bird finding ability in larger spaces.
IBR is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization and licensed shelter by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. They are dedicated to saving, transporting, vetting, fostering, and adopting homeless American field-bred pointers and English setters. Since October 2000, IBR has saved 786 dogs and puppies from all over the U.S. from overcrowded shelters and humane societies. The dogs live in foster homes to receive the attention and socialization they have been deprived of. They are taken to the veterinarian for an exam, and many need special drugs or surgeries due to negligence and tick-borne illnesses. And of course, they are taken out to the field to do what they were bred to do — hunt.
To see brittany dogs and puppies available for adoption please visit the American Brittany Rescue website.
Had a great time today running down for a few days to Sonoita, AZ to watch the 2010 American Brittany Club Western Futurity. I met some really nice brittany owners and made some great new friends. The picture above is the intermediate male winners. To see all the official results click over to the American Brittany Club website.
My favorite dog at the show was a beautiful tri-color female SHADOW’S TEQUILA TRYST owned by Jessica Carlson. Tristyn ended up winning the Best Opposite Sex & 1st Money Female and was a shining star among an exciting group of wonderful young brittanies. On the field trial portion of the futurity Paul Doiron cleaned house winning both the All Age with Midas Smoke’s a Blazin’ a fine puppy from the late Dale Shores. Paul also won the Gun Dog with Mikey’s Spice Girl owned by Jerry & Carolyn Cape. Picking up a fourth place in the all age was enough for Tristyn to take the coveted dual award. Congrats to Jessica Carlson of Alar Brittanies for all her hard work.