is an amateur trainer and handler who has enjoyed sustained success in Retriever Field Trials and Hunt Tests for 20 years. He is the only trainer, pro or amateur, who has trained and handled a dog to Field Champion, Amateur Field Champion, Grand Hunting Retriever Champion and Master Hunter Titles. And to top it off, he also trained and handled the 2021 Purina High Point Derby Dog, Bayou Magic's Fannie Quigley.
A Little History ...
My love for labs began in a duck blind in 1971, and I trained my first gun dog while in college circa 1980. Life happened, and in early 2004, Roux, a chocolate male, came to us. I was away from home working when Debbie picked him up at the airport. After just one night, Deb told me, and I quote: “This one is different.” Neither of us knew then just how right she was.
After failing the first 4 derbies in the first series, Roux, in spite of my training, went on to become an FC, AFC, and a MH and qualify for 2 Am Nationals. But best of all, he was my buddy and a world class gun dog.
Many other notable dogs taught me much over the years including GRHRCH Boot QA2 who never failed an HRC test including 2 Grands. Boot passed his first Grand the week he turned 2 and completed his title at 2 1/2 years old.
2021 Purina High Point Derby Winner
Bayou Magic's Fannie Quigley QA2
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