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2011 Inductee – Cherokee

CherokeeElwood’s “Cherokee” Pete
Owner/Handler: Scott Peterson
349 Champion Points
Platinum Status Champion
17x Champion
1 Super Major Championship
1 Major Championship

At a young age, Cherokee showed the natural talent, drive, and desire to excel in BDC and other field events. He was crowned the 2003 BDC National Doubles Champion at the young age of 3 and was a Finalist in nearly every Super Major competition he competed in. Always on the edge, fellow competitors knew he could produce the winning score at any event.

The field attributes that made Cherokee a true champion were his ability to quarter a field with amazing speed and not outrun his nose. Scott Peterson, his owner, and others often experienced Cherokee driving into a patch of heavy cover only to emerge from it with a bird caught in his mouth with no signs of ever slowing down. His ability to locate birds other dogs struggled with, in the most challenging of conditions, truly distinguished him as a Hall of Fame gundog. To say Cherokee always gave 100% would be an understatement.

It is said we all get our “once in a lifetime dog” and for Scott Peterson, Cherokee has been just that. Champion… Gundog… Companion… Congratulations Cherokee and Scott as you join an elite group of True Champions of our sport.

Elwood’s Cherokee Pete enters the BDC Hall of Fame a Platinum Status Champion, earning 349 Lifetime Champion Points; Championed 17X, with 1 Super Major Championship and 1 BDC Major Championship.

Cherokee was a special dog who will be forever remembered.

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It is impossible to forget a dog that has given someone so many special memories. Ken and Mary Sweeney and their girl, JayDee, are no exception to this. Ken knew early on that he had something special in JayDee and loved to compete with her. He especially enjoyed the privilege of competing with her alongside Mark. Unfortunately their time was cut short as JayDee succumbed to liver cancer. JayDee earned 173 Champion Points in her short career, she was the 2014 Amateur Dog of the Year, and she was also the 2014 National Puppy Champion. She was paving the way to a very promising career. She was a special dog in the BDC and an even more special dog to the Sweeney's. Please keep them in your thoughts as they mourn this loss. RIP Sweet JayDee.

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