Willie won Open Gun Dog stake
We were really excited yesterday when Willie won the Open Gun Dog stake at the Fort Worth Brittany Club trial. This is his first adult placement and was long overdue. Sadly, there were only 4 Brittanys run in the stake. We received 1 point and he now has 14 field trial placements and 5 field champion points. Vic, his handler, said that with his performance he could have beaten 30 dogs. We will see where we go from here. The field trials in this area run through the middle of November.
The Brittany is a medium-sized, leggy, dual-purpose dog, equally suited for sport and companionship. According to AKC® Registration Statistics, it has surged in popularity in the last 50 years due to its talents as both a hunting and show dog. Originally called the Brittany Spaniel, it is now referred to simply as the Brittany, as its hunting style more closely resembles that of pointing breeds. Its dense, flat or wavy coat can be orange and white or liver and white in either clear or roan patterns.