Ryan has written about several great grouse dog performances. Here is a quote: "I scouted as Dave Hughes won the Minnesota Grouse Championship with Springfield's Judge, a setter dog. Judge had nine grouse finds , all pointed, in the hour. Even if I set that performance aside as an anomaly, he found a lot of birds versus the competition in other events too. But looking at that performance, no dog has had nine finds on those grounds in the 15 odd years since." He also cited Stillmeadow's Jim for a great performance.