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2011 Inductee – Foreman

Owner/Handler: Bernie Birkenholz
725 Champion Points
Legendary Status Champion
36x Champion
2 Super Major Championships
7 Major Championships

Foreman was ridiculously big and chubby when he was born. He grew into a gentle giant with a huge heart. He always gave 110% and covered ground effortlessly. When you watched him run by himself he did not seem to move that fast. It was only when other dogs were around that you realized just how fast his long legs could carry him. It was his long nose that made him special; for all his speed, he could not outrun his nose. His doubles partners universally spoke of what a privilege it was to hunt with him.

Foreman burst into tournament hunting as a 10-month-old puppy when he finished second at the 2007 Top Gun Championship in the Pointer Division. He went on to win Dog of the Year as a two-year-old in 2008 and earned his Legendary status that same year. There was never a day that Foreman did not want to go hunting and thrived on the excitement of big tournaments.

Foreman was only four years old when he passed. Perhaps he knew his time was short and that is why he tried so hard with so many accomplishments in the short amount of time he competed.

Big Rock Von Foreman enters the BDC Hall of Fame earning 725 Lifetime Champion Points; was a 36 time Champion including 2 Super Major Championships and 7 Major Championships.

Foreman’s time was short but the quality of his achievements is long and he will always be remembered.

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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.