Showsight Presents the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Left: GCH Flatbrook’s Heir About Him MH NA III; Right: GCH Stonehenge Willo’The Wisp JH CA NAII

Senior and Master Hunters along with multiple NAVHDA prized dogs taking the IJHIFTUIPOPSTPG#FTU0G#SFFE 0QQPTJUF Sex, Select Dog/Bitch and Award of Mer- its. When you combine the Korthal’s Cup with the results of the National Specialty itself, one can see that the Wirehaired Pointing Gri ff on is truly a breed that keeps its original purpose at the forefront with dedicated owners willing to compete with their dogs in all venues. Th ere are many excellent examples of how club members have worked with dedication to promote top winning dogs in the field, the ring and in our breeding QSPHSBNT0VSUPQQSPEVDJOHTJSFPG",$ Champions in 2008, 2010 and 2011 was AM/CAN CH Duchasseur Bayou CGN '% "(/4 65 * i#BZPVw  #BZPV IBT produced many AKC and CKC bench Champions including many top ranked show dogs. He has also produced more than 56 NAVHDA Natural Ability Prized pups, 2 Utility Prep Prized dogs and 12 Utility Prized Dogs, including 5 with Prize I’s. He has produced 7 litters of pup- pies that earned a NAVHDA Breeder’s Award for Natural Ability. Bayou, himself, is a CKC multiple group placing, RBIS XJOOFS   "0. XJOOFS BU &VLBOVCB National Championship and 2005 Win- OFST %PH BOE  "0. XJOOFS BU PVS AWPGA National Specialty. In 2009, he was awarded Best Stud Dog at the Nation- al Specialty. In 2011, Bayou was the #1 'JFME 5SJBM (SJĊPO JO $BOBEB   JO UIF

5PQ5FO1PJOUJOH%PHTJO$BOBEBBOEUIF AQGAPD Poule Korthals winner. Th e 2012 AWPGA Korthals Cup win- OFSBOEKPJOUXJOOFSPGUIF$BQJUBJOF 'SBDBTTF $IBMMFOHF 5SPQIZ XBT 7$ ". CAN CH Duchasseur Crownpoint JHR $%/"*65* i$SVw *O$SVmO - JTIFEJOUIF5PQ5FO1PJOUJOH%PHTJO the CKC and placed in several field trials in Canada. She has earned multiple place- NFOUT JO0CFEJFODF5SJBMT JO UIF64BOE Canada. Cru also competes in the show ring; always owner handled, and is a mul- tiple Best of Breed winner. She took a CKC Best Puppy in Sporting Group, and JO$SVFBSOFE#FTUPG0QQPTJUF4FYBU the AWPGA National Specialty. Th is past year, all five of the Wire- haired Pointing Gri ff ons earning West- minster invitations had hunting titles; the only Sporting Dog breed to make UIBU DMBJN 0VS UPQ mWF TIPX EPHT (breed points) in the US for 2012 includ- FE  +VOJPS )VOUFST  B 4FOJPS )VOUFS NAVHDA Utility II Prize dog and a Master Hunter. Th e Best of Breed win- OFS GPS  8FTUNJOTUFS ,FOOFM $MVC and 2012 Eukanuba National Champi- onship was GCH Flatbrook’s Heir About Him MH NA III, that also earned an "81(" 'JFME %PH 5JUMF JO  GPS completion of the AKC Senior and Mas- ter Hunter titles in 2011. Receiving other top honors as Best of Breed at the 2012 /BUJPOBM4QFDJBMUZBOE#FTUPG0QQPTJUF 4FY BU  8FTUNJOTUFS ,FOOFM $MVC

was GCH Stonehenge Willo’ Th e Wisp JH CA NA II; another multi field titled/ top winning show bitch. Th ese Gri ff ons are following a long tradition of field titled Gri ff ons in the show ring compet- ing at the highest level. Since 1992, two AKC Master Hunters, three AKC Senior Hunters and eight AKC Junior Hunters have won Best of Breed honors at the Westminster Kennel Club shows. Wirehaired Pointing Gri ff ons like these that are able to succeed in multiple ven- ues at the highest levels are more common than rare. Th e AWPGA will continue to encourage their members to promote their dogs in all venues. In doing so, we hope in the future that the Gri ff on will continue to be true to both the original purpose and physical attributes as outlined in our breed standard—medium sized, with a noble, square-shaped head, strong of limb, bred to cover all terrain encountered by the walking hunter. Movement showing an easy catlike gracefulness. Excels equally as a pointer in the field, or a retriever in the water. Coat is hard and coarse, never curly or woolly, with a thick undercoat of fine hair, giving an unkempt appearance. His easy trainability, devotion to family, and friendly temperament endear him to all. Th e nickname of “supreme gundog” is well earned. *IPQFZPVIBWFFOKPZFEMFBSOJOHNPSF about our wonderful, versatile dogs and the work we do to celebrate and promote our breed.

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