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Field Trial Report

Region 2 Brittany Champagne Memorial Shooting Dog Championship

By Ann Marie Martucci | Jun 07, 2019
Championship Winners. From left: Ginny and Paul Snyder, John Perry with Hi Proof Hooch, Joanne Perry, Judge Joe Petroski, John Kipp with Kip’s Bay Dark N’ Stormy Maddie and Judge Dave McKay.

Forked River, N. J. — The Region 2 Brittany Champagne Memorial Shooting Dog Championship was held following the North Jersey Brittany Club’s spring field trial on April 8. The Championship was held for the first time at the 825-acre Greenwood Wildlife Management Area in Forked River, N. J. These grounds are in the pine barrens of New Jersey and have been groomed and maintained for field trials.

Although quail are not native to this area, club members Joe Luisi and Rick Taglang did an amazing job of setting up large covey locations with callers and daily feed. There were no birdless dogs during this week-long event.

Thank you to Water and Wings for sponsoring an Italian catered happy hour from Varriales Pizza Saturday evening.

A winner’s dinner  hosted by Tom and Robin Maule was held Monday evening to celebrate the 2018 Region 2 Champion Shailorville’s Tucker. After a delicious chicken parmesan catered dinner, the championship committee presented the beautiful painting of Tucker by Herb Park. A custom Herb Park painting will be awarded to this year’s winner as well.

North Jersey would like to express  sincere gratitude to Nutrena/Loyall for their generous monetary and food donations that helped make this event possible. All placing dogs were awarded with dog food as well as multiple bags that were donated for the silent auction.

Doug Ackroyd donated to the silent auction a beautiful windcatcher that when the wind hit the propeller the Brittanys would run.

To all our amazing North Jersey members that stepped up and assisted by making this event run flawlessly you are greatly appreciated. Without our great team we would never have been able to get it done.

Thank you to our championship judges Dave McKay of Perkasie, Pa., and Joe Petroski of Suffolk, Va.

The Championship began at 8:00 a. m. Monday morning with the temperature in the low 70s and 10 mph winds.

Marjo’s Fille De La Bretagne (Brie/owned by Bob Goldman and handled by John Perry) was braced with her dam, Marjo’s Cruzan Rovan (owned and handled by Joe Luisi). Both dogs were hard driving dogs that set the pace for the stake. “Brie’s” run was a more consistent wide range shooting dog for the entire hour with a short absence at 30. Brie had four stylish covey finds as well as a back and a divided find. Cruzan covered ground swiftly working along the edges with five finds and one divided find. Their performances earned them third and fourth in the Championship.

As the temperatures continued to rise reaching 82° by the afternoon, many of the dogs felt the effects. Dogs all achieved multiple covey finds but would slow by the end of the hour.

The champion came from the first brace Tuesday morning when temperatures were in the 60s.

Hi Proof Hooch, owned by Paul and Ginny Snyder of Sellersville, Pa., and handled by John Perry, broke away running strong to the front. Hooch was found standing staunchly on a covey along the dirt road. Hooch’s pattern gradually became wider and required scouting assistance. Hooch had four more covey finds, an unproductive and a stop to flush. By the end of the hour, Hooch continued to drive hard and at  time was shown to the front.

Runner-up Kip’s Bay Dark’N Stormy Maddie, owned and handled by John Kipp of Warwick, N. Y., was in the 8th brace. Maddie is a quick dog that has a very forward pattern. This animated bitch maintains a moderate range and keeps your attention as she works hard hunting the edges. Maddie had fivestylish covey finds.

Forked River, N. J., April 8

Judges: Dave McKay and Joe Petroski

REGION 2 BRITTANY CHAMPAGNE MEMORIAL SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] — 18 Brittanys

Winner—HI PROOF HOOCH, 1625402, male, by Hi Proof Bootlegger—Poison Ivy. Paul & Ginny Snyder, owners; John Perry, handler.

Runner-Up—KIP’S BAY DARK’N STORMY  MADDIE, 1649087, female, by Coos Riglee—Kip’s Bay Zac’s A Tac’n Ellie. John & Travis Kipp, owners; John Kipp, handler.

NORTH JERSEY BRITTANY CLUB

Judges: Stacey Goodie and Greg Nicholson

OPEN SHOOTING DOG — 18 Brittanys

1st—HIT’S INIT TOO WINIT, 1653830, female, by Hits For Pete’s Sake—Marjo’s Cruzan Rovan. Judy & Ralph Kiracofe, owners; Judy Kiracofe, handler.

2d—DIAMOND HILL SONSHINE N WHISKY, 1658442, female, by Jake’s Sonofa Gunrunner—Diamond Hill Get A Bird Dixie. Lisa & Paul Pollock, owners; Lisa Pollock, handler.

3d—TRIPLE SIX OF COOS, 1670551, male, by Rylee’s Rolling Thunder of Coos—Ruby Mountain of Coos. George Habecker, owner; John Perry, handler.

Judges: Brian Frattaroli and Michael Mercanti

AMATEUR RESTRICTED SHOOTING DOG — 20 Entries

1st—SAWMILLS ALREADY GONE, 1663537, Vizsla male, by Sawmills Wild Huckelberry—Sawmills Miss Sofija. Gregg Ritchings, owner and handler.

2d—CADA’S MAZING RACY GRACIE, 1653134, Brittany female, by Marjo’s Shazam—Marjo’s Here For the Party. Douglas Ackroyd, owner and handler.

3d—DANGEROUS DIAMOND CAPER, 1674220, Brittany female, by Diamond Hill Dangerous Man—Kinwashkly Stolen Diamond. Ed Kostka, Darlene Dow & Lisa & Paul Pollock, owners; Lisa Pollock, handler.

Judges: Brent Rupnow and Mitch Swierczynski

OPEN RESTRICTED SHOOTING DOG — 15 Entries

1st—MARJO’S SAM SON, unreg., Brittany male, by Marjo’s Sam I Am—Marjo’s Magic Trick. Mark Dreyfus, owner and handler.

2d—MAJOR’S SAM I AM, unreg., Brittany male, by Marjo’s Red Rum—Elyssa’s Allie Babe. Mark Dreyfus, owner and handler.

3d—SHORE SHOT’S WRANGLE EM UP RIPLEY, unreg., German Shorthair female, by Crystal’s Up Close’n Personal—Blackthorns Absolute Bonnie. Susan & John Frank, owners.

Judges: Stacey Goodie and Patricia Hudson

AMATEUR PUPPY — 10 Entries

1st—GAMBLE’S WHICH WAY DID SHE GO, unreg., German Shorthair female, by Gamble’s Benny The Jet—Gamble’s Dark Magic. Jake Bean, owner and handler.

2d—WYNFIELD’S ODYSSEY JACK, unreg., German Shorthair male, by Odyssey’s Saint Rocco—Wynfield’s Saddled Beauty. Charles Zito, owner and handler.

3d—OLYMPIA T W EPAGNEAL, unreg., Brittany female, by Shirley’s Britt From Saratoga—Liberty De L’etoile Du Nord. Paul Shirley, owner and handler.

Judges: Patricia Hudson and Joe Luisi

AMATEUR DERBY — 7 Entries

1st—HOPE’S CRUISING THE FAST LANE, unreg., Brittany male, by Mac Three Brookeusal Just Too—Hope’s I Can’t Drive Fifty Five. Martin & Theresa K. Veilleux, owners; Martin Veilleux, handler.

2d—WINDSOR’S LIGHTENING OVER MONROE, unreg., setter female, by Ki Rins Family Tradition—Windsor’s Field Harvester. Rhonda L. Corman & Frank Lukson, owners; Frank Lukson, handler.

3d—EVIE’S PLAY’N DIRTY, unreg., Brittany female, by Just Call Me Eli—Green Mountain Jessie Belle. Mitch Swierczynski, owner and handler.

Judges: Greg Nicholson and Mitch Swierczynski

OPEN ALL-AGE — 6 Entries

1st—[Placement Withheld]

2d—DIAMOND HILL TRAVELING DOC, 1663708, Brittany male, by Sam Dee’s Traveler—Mikey’s Spice Girl. Lisa & Paul Pollock, owners; Lisa Pollock, handler.

3d—HI PROOF HOOCH, 1625402, Brittany male, by Hi Proof Bootlegger—Poison Ivy. Paul & Virginia Snyder, owners; John Perry, handler.

Judges: Patricia Hudson and Frank Luksa

AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG — 22 Entries

1st—KIP’S BAY DARK N’STORMY MADDIE, 1649087, Brittany female, by Coos Riglee—Kip’s Bay Zac’s A Tac’n Ellie. John & Travis Kipp, owners; John Kipp, handler.

2d—SHORE SHOT’S KEEPER OF THE STARS, unreg., German Shorthair male, by Friedlei Shrim’s Freight Train Mason—Shore Shot Atta Girl Gemma. Gary & Mary Houghton, owners; Gary Houghton, handler.

3d—SHARP SHOOTER’S EVOLUTION, unreg., German Shorthair male, by Sharp Shooter’s Ladies Man—Roughmak Shockwave. Charles Zito, owner and handler.

Judges: Stacey Goodie and Michael Mercanti

OPEN PUPPY — 4 Entries

1st—WYNFIELD’S ON THE ROAD AGAIN, unreg., German Shorthair male, by Odyssey’s Saint Rocco—Wynfield’s Saddled Beauty. Greg & Patti Nicholson, owners; Greg Nicholson, handler.

2d—GAMBLE’S WHICH WAY DID SHE GO, unreg., German Shorthair female, by Gamble’s Benney The Jet—Gamble’s Dark Magic. Jake Bean, owner and handler.

3d—EMMIE, unreg., Vizsla female, by Rebel Rouser Et’s Born Again—Guy’s Hot N Spicey. Bernadette Allison, owner and handler.

Judges: Joe Luisi and Michael Mercanti

OPEN DERBY — 7 Entries

1st—CARTER’S SWEET GEORGIA PEACH, unreg., Brittany female, by Peter Gunn—Designer Jean. Martin & Theresa Veilleux, owners; Martin Veilleux, handler.

2d—HOPE’S CRUISING THE FAST LANE, unreg., Brittany male, by Mac Three Brookeusal Just Too—Hope’s I Can’t Drive Fifty Five. Martin & Theresa K. Veilleux, owners; Martin Veilleux, handler.

3d—DIAMOND HILL DANGEROUS ODDS, 1681174, Brittany male, by Diamond Hill Dangerous Weapon—Diamond Hill Sonshine N Whisky. Lisa & Paul Pollock, owners; Lisa Pollock, handler.

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