Over Labor Day weekend team Quantonas headed up to Cheyenne National Grasslands in Lisbon, ND where we competed in field trials held by the Twin Cities German Wirehaired Pointer Club and the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of MN. On Friday's Derby, Duck (Quantonas Sink or Swim) pulled off a win in the GSP Open Derby and Breeze (Red Bird's Blustery Day) placed Third with Dr.Laura Miller and Ms. Grace Ann Lawson judging! On Sunday, Breeze stepped up her game and won the Open Derby stake at the GWP trial under the judgement of Mr.Dave Pomfret and Ms.Grace Ann Lawson! Nothing is more exciting than seeing the lightbulb turn on for the young dogs!
Cooler had one heck of a year taking second in the ISCA National Field Championship and winning the ISCA National Amateur Field Championship.
Cooler was handled in the NFC by Trena Cardwell
judges were Fred Smith and Alex Jacocks
In the NAFC, he was breeder/owner/handled by Kelli
Judges were John Hott and Adrian Jackson
Cooler is trained by the one and only Trena, assisted by Sara Job
Co-bred by Susan Russell and Simon Phillips
Big news from Michigan!
"Cooler" aka CHK Quantonas Rolling Rock wins a 22 dog Open Limited Gun Dog stake for a 4 or major to finish his Field Championship!!
Cooler is trained and handled by Trena Cardwell and assisted by Sara Job. Trena and I co-own Cooler, who is out of the 2014 Blick x Sister litter
Introducing NGDC FC AFC Quantonas Reciprocal, aka "Reason". Reason won the 2019 Irish Setter Club of America Ken Ruff Quail Classic, which gave her her final points to get her Field Championship!
Judges were Kevin Waide and Wayne Cowles
I am one lucky son of a gun to have this girl.
Reason is a 2014 version from FC Heiligsepp's Blick x Russell's New Day
Breeder Owner Handled by yours truly
Reason put on a good show and pulled off the win in an 18 dog Amateur Gun Dog 4 point major at MN Brittany Club in Hankinson, ND today under Bob and Val Burchette.
This win finished her Amateur Field Championship, completely Breeder Owner Handled!!
Cooler, aka CHK Quantonas Rolling Rock, takes 3rd in the 2018 ISCA NAFC! Cooler was handled by me and scouted by Clayton! One week prior, Cooler managed to pull off his first broke stake win, winning the Eastern Irish Setter Club's Open All Age stake for 2 points.
Reason, aka Quantonas Reciprocal was named the 2018 ISCA National Gun Dog Champion. Judges were Mr.Andrew Campbell and Mr.Frank Luksa. The trial was held at Norman G. Wildler Wildlife Area, Petersburg, DE.
With the conclusion of the 2017 ISCA Nation Field Trial, I am able to reflect upon what an amazing year it was for me,
The Derby Classic was judges by Jerry Oswalt and Ray Nowell. "Sheldon" aka Quantonas Bazinga managed to pick up a 3rd place, following behind two very nice young dogs.
The National Championship was judged by Jim Yates and Kent Patterson. Reason ran in the 9th brace which put her on course 3in the morning. Reason had 2 finds, one on the left side between a mowed strip and the woods, just past Mario's Hill. My scout, Trena Cardwell, called point, and I rode back with the judge to find her standing. Birds were likely running and after some flushing attempt in the woods, we heard two flushes, but did not see birds fly. The judge had me blank my gun. After watering, I released Reason and she wasn't seen again until she was found on point in a strip of sorghrum, just prior to the viewing station field. as I went in to flush, Reason stood tall, and a very large covey got up all around her. I fired, and a few late risers got up. I collected her, watered, and finished the brace. Reason had beautiful manners and style, but lacked maturity in her race. This run earned her a third place in the championship.
The futurity was the final stake that my dogs earned placements in. The futurity is a breeders stake, and I managed to be lucky enough to have dogs from my 2014 Blick x Sister litter take 1st, 2nd, and 3rd! Congrats to owner Jim house, and Handler Greg Dixon on Roy's 1st place! Cooler and Trena took second, and I earned 3rd with Reason. Congrats to co-breeders Susan Russell and Simon Phillips!
This year does nothing more than set my sights on the future, as our dogs continue to mature. Cheers!