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CH Flatbrook Royal Point Attitude JH




 Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

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2006-2007
AWPGA National Specialties

Winners Dog & Best of Winners

2007 Top 10 All Breed ranking
Multiple Best of Breed and Group placing

CH Flatbrook’s Burn Baby Byrne SH x CH Sweetwater’s Annie’s Rag Doll JH

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Our newest addition at Flatbrook, we call him Big, for his huge attitude and after the Mr. Big character in the HBO hit series Sex in the City. Big is killer handsome with a sweet, gentile and friendly temperament.  His conformation is well within the AKC Standard, standing 23” at the withers and weighing 67 pounds. Wirehaired Pointing GriffonHe has his fathers head and great face as well as his top line and movement. In addition he has his mothers terrific coat – dense medium harsh and striking overall appearance. The results  from his first show, the 2006 Griffon National Specialty, was the highlight of a week for all of us  at Flatbrook Sporting Dogs. Big showing in Arkansas was our 1st indication of his unlimited potential as a show dog. But for most of 2007 we only showed Big in the conformation ring a couple of times to gain experience and confidence.

At nine months and with limited training Big finished his Junior Hunter title in Arkansas the day before the National Specialty show. He has good instincts, a great nose and covers ground efficiently. He is very athletic with a strong desire to please. Big’s first hunting trip went well—highlighted by us missing shots on his first point of a pheasant, but he tracked it down several 100 yards away, relocated and pointed it again. That time I didn't miss and he retrieved it to my hand.  We’re currently training for his UD and his AKC Senior Hunter title. We believe Big will mature into a good hunting dog, time will tell if he reaches his father level of competence in the field. But he is off to a great start.

 Big came to us as a result of a repeat breeding of Byrnie and Rag’s. The first litter produced several wonderful dogs (in particular CH Royal Point Prince Rainier, BJ and Ch Royal Point Princess Grace Tipper and we really liked her pedigree. The introduction of Rags’, Big’s dame, bloodline brings nice diversification to Flatbrook. Rag’s is ½ French, the fathers of both her sire, CH Mickey De Baron JH, NA PII (Mick) and dam, CH Birdfinder's SnowBird, UPT PIII (Sophie) are French imports. Both Mick and Sophie are wonderful hunting dogs. I’ve had the pleasure of hunting wild pheasant in Kansas with Mick and he is a stud, his only handicap was our shooting. Mick’s littermate is VC CH Alibi’s Montana Gold MH, Buddy. Buddy won the 2005 AWPGA Capitain Fraccesse Award as the best hunting dog/show dog combination.

It was this nice combination of pedigrees, the sound dogs from the prior litter and Big’s puppy evaluation that convinced us that he just might fit in well with our goals.  We are more than delighted with him, and look forward to his development in the field, in the conformation ring and hopefully as a Stud dog.

In late August of 2007 we had pups & could not attend the AWPGA National's in Washington State.  So we sent Big with Jen Holmberg to be shown.  Jen did a wonderful job and Big repeated as Winner's Dog and Best of Winners for his second major toward his conformation championship a week later, Bit finished his CH with a Group 3 placement from the classes.  While Big is still young and somewhat immature, we decided to special him for the first several months of 2008 to test his potential.  Time will tell if he becomes a top show dog like many of his forebears.

 

 

 

  
 
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