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Member’s Story: 2015 AKC Rally National Championship

Big congratulations to member Robert Carver and his ESS Ringeaux, who competed in the AKC Rally National Championship and finished 9th in Rally Excellent.  Robert graciously agreed to share his story (and some photos) with us.  Thanks so much, Robert, …


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Farewell to Dan Langhans

Hall of Fame trainer and multiple National winner Dan Langhans passed away Monday night.  Dan is a legend in the Springer field trial world.  He was a fierce competitor and a gentleman, and he will be sorely missed.  Deepest sympathies …


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2014 National Amateur Championship

The 2014 National Amateur Championship was run at the beautiful Pyramid State Park near Pinckneyville, IL commencing December 1.  Tremendous thanks to President/Chairman George Reichert (with much assistance from his wife Arlene), Field Trial Chairman Pat Hempel, and Secretary Jan …


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Congratulations to Jim Keller!

For handling the first AND second place dogs at the 2014 National Open Championship, as well as handling the 2014 National Open High Point dog, NAFC FC AFC CNAFC CFC CAFC Flushingwing Annie, and winning the Hogan Award as the …


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2015 Bird Dog Hall of Fame Inductees

Congratulations to the 2015 Hall of Fame inductees: Mr. John Isaacs FC AFC CFC Ru-Char’s Jr. Regent The Induction Ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on February 7, 2015 at the Bird Dog Hall of Fame in Grand Junction, …


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