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2007 Inductee – Domino

Owner/Handler: Bernie Birkenholz
256 BDC Points
2 SM wins
13x Champion
Gold Status Champion

The mid 1990’s was a transition year in upland game competitive hunting. A new era was beginning and the sport was growing and changing. Bernie Birkenholz was a fairly unknown name in the game and depended on his German Shorthair, Domino, to win them championships.

Before Reggie, Foreman, and Indy, it was Domino that brought him to the next level of competition.

She ran with confidence. She was smart and had a huge heart to work in the field. Her incredible bird finding ability and staunch point won her a BDC National title and a US Open Championship.

She accumulated 256 Champion points when points were few and far between, and the season was a lot shorter.

Every upland game competitor has a special dog that gives them the confidence to dedicate their lives to the sport, and for Bernie Birkenholz it was Domino who did just that.

German Shorthair, Domino, enters the “BDC Hall of Fame” with 256 Champion points. She is a 13x Champion and has 2 Super Major wins.

Domino will forever be remembered as the dog who gave Bernie the opportunity to be great.

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National Bird Dog Circuit

16 hours 48 minutes ago

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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