Michigan Coverdogs of the Year
Posted by Bob Wheelock on 6/15/2022, 5:32 pm
Michigan Coverdogs of the Year, summer of 2021 thru Spring of 2022., Gladwin Field Trial Area, Meredith Michigan. To qualify for these titles dogs must enter, in their age class, a minimum of 3 stakes and place in a minimum of 2 stakes. There are 5 Clubs that run 13 trials each year; 5 spring, 3 summer, 5 fall. The clubs are: Michigan Amateur Field Trial Club (MAFTC), National Brittany Open Grouse Championship Association (NBOGCA), Beaverton Grouse Dog Club, Ruffed Grouse Field Trial Club and the Lakes States Field Trial Club |
Shooting Dog, Dog of the Year
Shady Hills Zeena, Erin’s War Creek x Brave Heart Cassie, a 6-year-old Pointer female, owned by Deb Nihart and handled by Marc Forman. Zeena easily earned enough points for an invite to the Grand National Grouse and Woodcock Invitational Championship.
Champion, Lake States Grouse Dog Championship
1st Beaverton Spring Open Shooting Dog
3rd NBOGCA Spring Open SD
1st NBOGCA Fall Open SD
2nd Lake States Spring Open SD
Runner-up Shooting Dog of the Year
Hifive's Top Shelf, 4-year-old orange and white pointer female, owned by Ben Batey, bred, trained and handled by Bruce Minard, Hifive Kennels. Hifive’s Unlisted x Hifive’s Betts Placed. Top Shelf was named Champion of Northern MI Coverdog CH over an entry of 59 starters, these wins earning Top Shelf entry to the Grand National Invitational Championship.
1st Champion Northern MI Coverdog Championship
1st NBOGCA Spring Open SD
3rd MAFTC Summer Open SD
Derby Dog of the Year
Winner, Meredith Grade Kati, tri color setter female from Jetwood X I’m Blue Who, owned and handled by Mike Singleton. Kati also won the season long Flanagan Derby Award, awarded to the top Derby Cover dog English Setter in North America.
2nd Chester Halley Memorial Amateur Derby
3rd MAFTC Fall Amateur Derby
2nd Dell Todd Open Derby Classic
1st Lake States Fall
1st Jack Pyler Memorial Open Derby
3rd Andy Eaton Spring Derby Classic
Runner-up Derby Dog of the Year,
EJ Jonesy, Taylor Kagley owner, Scott Chaffee, handler.
Orange and white setter female; Ponderosa Mac x Eldridge’s Beauty and Beast
3rd MAFTC Summer Open Derby
3rd Dell Todd Open Derby Classic
1st NBOGCA Fall Derby
3rd Wolverine Derby Classic
Puppy Dog of the Year
Winner, May's Legacy of Justice Ken DeLong, liver and white male pointer
Faith’s Maximum Justice X Chasehill Mighty May. Ken placed in 6 of the 9 puppy stakes ran this season.
2nd Ruth Stuart Open Puppy
1st Bob Doran Open Puppy Classic
1st Lake States Fall Puppy
1st NBOGCA Spring Puppy
2nd NBOGCA Fall Puppy
1st Michigan Grouse Dog Puppy Classic
Runner-up Puppy Dog of the Year
One Acre Wood Smokey, orange and white female setter owned and handled by Trey Rector
Bred by Michigan field trialer Dr. George Najor; Sunrise Star X Lucy Two Star
Smokey also had 3 wins in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
1st Kim Kinne Open Puppy Classic
2nd MAFTC Fall Puppy