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2010 Inductee – Turny’s Elko Girl

elkoTurny’s Elko Girl
Owner/Handler: John Turnquist
414 BDC Championship Points
Platinum Status Champion
20x Champion
3 Super Major Championships
1 Major Championship

Every competitive upland hunter starts out in the game with high expectations for success, usually with a dog that shows big potential.

For John Turnquist it was his Yellow Lab, “Elko”, that would make him a name in the game.

“Elko” dominated the sport for over a decade in the 2000s, running with a tough group of future Legends in Lexus, Trapper, Stash, JJ, Newman, Baxter and Hey Joe. She could find birds fast and produced “bird after bird” for Johnny to shoot at until the run was over! If there was a bird in the field… Elko would find it.

Winning DOG OF THE YEAR titles and making the TOP 10 RUN-OFF in almost every Super Major she attended was something that was natural for this hard working yellow lab. She brought a great nose to the game and gave her owner, John Turnquist, some very special memories.

“Turny’s Elko Girl” enters the BDC Hall of Fame a Platinum Status Champion, earning 414 Lifetime Champion Points; Championed 20X, with 3 Super Major Chamionships and 1 BDC Major Championship.

She was a great dog and will forever be remembered.

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National Bird Dog Circuit

16 hours 40 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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