Sunday, September 15, 2013

North American Woodcock Championship

Ch. Chasehill Little Bud with John Stolgitis, and RU Ch. Chasehill Big Bradley, with Mike Flewelling, winners of the North American Woodcock Championship.

 WINS 42nd

Bud's Son, Chasehill 
Big Bradley,
 Named Runner-Up
 AND Wins Futurity

NEW BRUNSWICK, Canada -- As a cover dog, Chasehill Little Bud has a corner on the market. Not only does he have innumerable championships himself, the majority of puppies that he throws are blue-ribbon winners, too.

Owned and handled by John Stolgitis of Ashaway, RI, Bud's most recent win came at the 42nd North American Woodcock Championship held Sept. 13-15, 2013, at Cronk Farm in New Brunswick, Canada.

Twenty-four dogs were entered in the championship judged by Tony Bly, of Milan, N.H., and Russ Ogilvie, of Jefferson, Maine.  Stake manager was Bob Little, of McAdam, New Brunswick.

Runnerup in the event was Chasehill Big Bradley, a son of Bud, owned and handled by Mike Flewelling

During the course of the trial, 39 grouse were moved with 27 being pointed. Six woodcock were pointed, and every dog had birdwork. 

The 37th running of the North American Woodcock Futurity was held at the conclusion of the woodcock championship. Judges were Mike Best and Leonard Sinclair, both of Bocabec, New Brunswick. Stake manager was Joe Dahl of Bangor, Maine.

 Nine dogs were entered in the futurity, and taking first place, after coming off his runnerup win in the championship, was Chasehill Big Bradley, handled by John Stolgitis. 

Second place winner was Magic Mist, Dahl; 3. Sanderling Lucky Penny, Little; 4. Cairds Little Brynn, Little.

Many thanks to Bob Little for trial information,
 and to Matt Winchester for the photo! 

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