Saturday, August 22, 2009

Justa 'Nother Great Year!

2 Placements in the 2009 GWPCA National Amateur Championship
It was another great year for the Justa dogs at the Nationals.

Louie- NAFC/CH Ariels Justa Gotta Go Now had a great week at the GWPCA Nationals!
Not only did he win the Field Trial Dog class at the National Specialty Show, he went to to make the final cut for Best of Breed!
photo by Peter Kimmax
Then, 3 days later, Louie was named Runner Up in the National Amateur Championship!

The Dual dog... doing what they were bred to do, and looking good doing it!

Not only did Louie have a great week, our Demi- FC Jerelin's Justa Stacked Deck placed 4th in the Amateur Championship. At the time of her placement, Demi was owned by Bernee Brawn and Dr. Francis Sakiey. Demi was bred by Jerry & Linda Krepak, Jerelin's GWPs.

Following her great week, Demi went to live with her new owners Steve & Kathleen Finkle of St. Louis where she will be a cherished friend and companion. The plans are that Steve will continue with her field career and complete both her Amateur Field Championship and her Master Hunter titles.

We will be watching the puppies from Louie & Demi (born July 2009) closely in the coming years! Hopefully they will be able to follow in mom and dad's footsteps.

From left to right, Judge Gene Mosely, Bernee Brawn, Judge Joe Luisi, Fran Sakiey, Art Armbrust
Kneeling- Scout, Judy Cheshire with Louis James

"Louie" or NAFC/CH Ariel's Justa Gotta Go Now was named the winner of the 2008 Amateur Championship in Lincoln Nebraska on October 8th. The entire event was a lot of fun, but for me, this was the highlight of our week.

The trial was held at the Branched Oak WMA trial grounds, and they were in beautiful condition. The fields were mowed to perfection, leaving long sweeping edges for the dogs to follow. There were plenty of places for the dogs to hunt, thick bogs, dead trees, good places which held many coveys of quail. There were wild turkeys there, but I don't think any of the dogs found them. Deer were everywhere, and only a couple of dogs were drawn off by them.

It was warm (mid 70's) and windy most of the week, perfect for humans, a touch warm for the dogs. At times the winds made handling a wide running dog difficult.

Our judges watched each dog, and were enjoyable to run under. Their sense of humor kept things light and helped ease the nerves of us Amateur handlers. All in all, it was fun!

callback 2008 Amateur Championship
Louie and I in the call back for his retrieve!

Thank goodness that's over
Thank goodness that's over!

Louie ran in the 8th brace and he ran a good shooting dog race. Always easy to handle, Louie never really needed to be scouted and he always showed up right in front. He had 4 nice finds, with the last being a great covey find just before pickup time.

last find
Covey find!

I would like to thank several folks for helping Louie and I get to this level.
  • Dave & Vicki LaChance- Louie spent 6 months with them last winter in California. They did some tweaking for me and ran Louie on the big western grounds.
  • Fran Sakiey- my partner in the dogs. Fran is always our best cheerleader and biggest supporter.
  • Dr. MaryPat Ezzo- Co breeder of Louie, and the one who talked me into keeping him from that litter.

Louie has produced two litters now, both showing great short harsh coats, and very athletic body types.
He is available at stud to approved bitches. Please contact me for more information.

Louie's Pedigree:
Ch Sure Shot's Rockland Boss ofa good
NFC/DC/AFC Sure Shot's Hot Rocks MH ofa good
FC/AFC Sure Shot's Maggie MH ofa good
Ch Sure Shot's Rock On JH ofa good
BISS/DC/AFC Dunkees Justa Top Flite MH ofa good
DC/AFC Sure Shot's Justa Miss Marker ofa good
FC/AFC Sure Shot's Miss Tique SH ofa good

BISS/DC/AFC Dunkees Justa Hole N One CD MH UT ofa good
BISS/DC/AFC Dunkees Justa Top Flite MH ofa good
Sure Shot's Justa Racie Lacie ofa good
Ch Ariel's Justa Too Tuff To Tame SH CD NA NAJ ofa good
NAFC/NFC/DC Cascade Ike MH ofa good
Ch Ruffcuts Justa Southwind ofa good
Ch Wilsons Matilda of Ruffcut ofa good

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