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Craig Merlington and Mike Brown have agreed to judge the 2017 Grand National Grouse Futurity on November 5th 2017. Both men are well respected and reside in the host state of Michigan. Early reports from the grounds are plenty of birds and the food and cover that keep them around.
Secretary Tom Frutchey has tallied the votes and is pleased to announce that Mike Groy of Pa, and Bruce Minard of Mi, have accepted the offer to judge the prestigous Grand National Grouse Championship this November in Gladwin Michigan. Both men are well respected and know what it takes for a dog to be named Champion.
2017 Puppy Classic Placements
1st Place- Full Breeze- setter female(Full Blast x Straight Forward), Bob Watts and Dick Brenneman- Breeder/owner , Thor Kain – Handler
2nd Place- Asper Hill Pippi- setter female,(Full Blast x ShadyHills Girly) Mike Oxenrider- owner/ handler, ShadyHills kennel- breeder
3rd Place – Knob Mountain Mayhem-setter male,(Full Blast x Straight Forward) Mike Spotts -owner/ handler, Bob Watts and Dick Brenneman – breeder
4th Place – Braggabull – pointer female ( Bullybragg x Bullerina) Mark Hughes -owner/handler, Ernie and Karen Saniga – breeders.
Thank you to Pat Cooke and John Cappocci for judging this years Puppy Classic. Another big thanks goes to Peter and Katy Flanagan for letting us use their beautiful grounds. The course had bird cover, open woods to show a dog and big field at the end to finish a dog going away to the front. And finally thank you to the breeders and owners that support the Grouse Futurity. Hope to see you all this fall in Michigan at the Futurity.
A few pictures from the Puppy Classic….
Tom Coulter(rt side) came down from Canada to run his pup. His friend Cliff Durk also ran a pup and their wives were along to see what it was about.
Pics from day 2
Rich Hollister headed to the line with Dunrovens Drifter
Ricky Hollister catching all the action on his GoPro
Judge Lloyd Murray ready to go
John Stolgitis wrangling for Judge Mike Groy
Bill Ballin. Helping out marshaling braces and wherever he’s needed
Dave Hughes getting Centerfold Bette belled up and ready to go
Brace 1: L- Grouse Hill Pepper Ann- Forman, R- Miss Pennstar- Ecker
R – Out of the Shadows – Wheelock
Brace 5 : L – Herbies Asta La Vista – Forman, R – Straight Forward – Hughes
Tony watching over the Chowdah
1a) Dun Rovens Drifter -Hollister
1b) Centerfold Bette- Hughes
2a) Chasehill Baby Bella- Stolgitis
2b) Rockland Ridge McGraw-Ecker
3a) Daddy’s Little Boy Butch -Stolgitis
3b) Straight Forward- Hughes
4a) Grouse Hill Bell- Stolgitis
4b) Herbies Asta La Vista – Forman
5a) Islander – Ecker
5b) Chips A-100 – Forman
6a) Out of the Shadows – Wheelock
6b) Miss Pennstar- Ecker
7a) Grouse Hill Pepper Ann- Forman
7b) Moss Meadow Traveler- Moss
Invitational Secretary George Johnson and Director Joe Cammissa
Judge Lloyd Murray talking to handler/owner of Moss Meadow Traveler, Ken Moss from Michigan