Turning Point Brittanys is pleased to have two of our adult dogs running in the American Brittany Club’s Gun Dog Nationals beginning on October 22, 2018 and running to conclusion in Ionia, MI. Our very own 2017 Runner Up National Amateur Gun Dog Champion DC TurningPts Landslide DJ (Mack) will be running under the whistle of Bob Burchett. This will be Mack’s third year running for the big title.
Additionally, our young dog, CH Turning Points Shenanigans (Shandi) will also make her first run at the title under the whistle of Bob Burchett on these lovely grounds in Ionia. Shandi is no stranger to the pressure of the hour long competition as she has run in several already in her three short years. She has placed in several impressive hour stakes in her short career including winning the inaugural American Brittany Club’s All Age Derby Invitational held in Booneville, AR in November, 2016 at only 16 months old. Earlier in March, 2018 she placed third in the Pennsylvania Shooting Dog Championship and the International Shooting Dog Championship with several stylish finds all while handling some very difficult terrain and weather conditions. This is Shandi’s first run at the impressive title of National Champion and we are very hopeful for her.
All in all, we are both pleased and saddened to be here at the 2018 National Gun Dog Championship. We have 2 lovely competitors running in a very competitive class of dogs and are thrilled with that. However, unfortunately it will be the final running of the Gun Dog Nationals as it has been for so many years. For so many years, we have enjoyed coming to these world class grounds in Ionia, MI and have enjoyed the family like environment as well as the top-quality grounds to show a gun dog on. After this year, the tradition will end and we will be on different grounds going forward. I, for one, am not sure if change is going to be good in this case.