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2017 Inductee – Jazztime HRK Liberty’s “Cooper”

Owner/Handler:  Richard and Marlene Sipes/Ken Neese
1827 Champion Points
Legendary Status Champion
91x Champion
11 Super Major Championships
7 Major Championships

Cooper could do it all and loved he every second of it.  He earned his Grand Master Pointing Retriever Title and Senior Hunting Title both before the age of two. He had three consecutive passes towards his Master Title as well when he stopped the hunt test scene and Richard entered him into the World of Tournament Hunting.  Those accomplishments are great and outstanding; however, when Cooper entered the World of Tournament Hunting he truly found his calling.

Winning tournaments quickly became the norm for Cooper.  Traveling from Virginia to Nebraska, Alabama to Wisconsin and all states in between Cooper proved repeatedly to be arguably the best upland flushing dog to ever enter a field.  His owner Richard Sipes described Cooper in the field perfectly.  He said, “He is Picasso painting.  He sweeps the field like a canvas perfectly and with ease and beauty”.  Cooper’s was often handled by Ken Neese who has said on numerous occasions that Cooper is the easiest and best dog he has ever had the privilege to hunt behind.  You just turn him loose and follow him.

With his outstanding nose and his unbelievable athleticism, Cooper found birds with unmatched speed and grace.  This fact was never as evident as the 2014 World Championships where in the Flushing Doubles Finals, Cooper ran a 5 minute clean run besting the second place dog by over 4 minutes to earn the title of World Champion.  Perhaps even more impressive is the fact that for three consecutive years Cooper earned, and was awarded, the title of BDC Flushing Dog of the Year.  Cooper, who is already inducted into the UFTA Hall of Fame, today enters the BDC Hall of Fame as a Legendary-status dog with 1827 career champion points, 11 Super Major Wins, and 7 Major Wins.  Cooper ends his BDC career 4th overall in the Flushing Lifetime Dog achievement, capping off what can only be described as phenomenal hunting career by simply an AMAZING DOG!!

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National Bird Dog Circuit

4 days 15 hours ago

Here are the current standings for Flushing Dog of the Year!

Region 1 Champion Points
Murphy-Earl Hacking (113) *Clinched

Region1 Qualifying Points
Mazey-Brian Roushar (188)
Keno-Mike Peterson (185)

Region2 Champion Points
Rosalee-Jerry Brost (227) *Clinched

Region 2 Qualifying Points
Ace-Ethan Scheffler (346) *Clinched

Region 3 Champion Points
Storm-Kyle Kerstetter (186) *Clinched

Region3 Qualifying Points
June-Dan Steingraber (289) *Clinched

Region 4 Champion Points
Terzah-Barbara Eskam (158) *Clinched

Region 4 Qualifying Points
Molly-Todd Perdue (333)
Bailey-Todd Perdue (332)
Sonny-Dan Cathcart (307)
Cam-Dan Cathcart (300)

Region 5 Champion Points
Mossy-Kip Burns (104)
Buddy-Bing Wesner (102)

Region 5 Qualifying Points
Mossy-Kip Burns (289)
Skye-Kip Burns (288)
Marley-Bryan Matthews (170)

Region 6 Champion Points
Red-Seth Woodall (74) *Clinched

Region 6 Qualifying Points
Beast-Matt Behe (209) *Clinched

With the Top Gun Championships being the last event of the season, we could see some changes to these standings. Regions 1, 4, and 5 could see some movement!

National Bird Dog Circuit

4 days 16 hours ago

Here are the current standings for Pointing Dog of the Year!

Region 1 Champion Points
Thor-Josh Tucker (53)
Scout-Scott LaPlante (47)

Region 1 Qualifying Points
Scout-Scott LaPlante (409)
Nala-Scott Lambert (336)

Region 2 Champion Points
Puckett-Bernie Birkenholz (254) *Clinched

Region 2 Qualifying Points
Letz-Bill Steeno (496)
Wolfgang-Bob Garrity (479)

Region 3 Champion Points
Sawyer-Tom Glynn (291) *Clinched

Region 3 Qualifying Points
Shooter-Richard Sipes (438)
Ralphie-Jack Heim (408)

Region 4 Champion Points
Ruger-Mike Pyle (197) *Clinched

Region 4 Qualifying Points
Riley-Kevin Eskam (676) *Clinched

Region 5 Champion Points
Sammie-Ron Ricks (130)
Rango-Mark Moyle (118)
Jeff-Mark Moyle (114)

Region 5 Qualifying Points
Sammie-Ron Ricks (658)
Mater-Ron Ricks (652)
Dasie-Holly Tompkins (540)

Region 6 Champion Points
Slick-Matt Behe (108) *Clinched

Region 6 Qualifying Points
Costa-David Register (205) *Clinched

We could still see some movement in the closes races in Regions 1, 2, 3, and 5.