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2016 Inductee – Kusel’s “Jade”

Jade 2-2Owner/Handler:  Scott Kusel
550 Champion Points
Legendary Status Champion
27x Champion
5 Super Major Championships
2 Major Championship

If you look up the words, “WILD CHILD” in the dictionary, you will find a picture of a spunky German Wirehair Pointer, Scott Kusel’s, Jade.  A wild child she may be, but Scott could tell early on that she was going to be something really special.  Scott had an excellent dog in Huntz, and Jade would prove to be equally great if not greater.  She had a very fun and playful demeanor which was a good match for Scott.  Jade enjoyed waterfowl and was a phenomenal duck and goose dog.  However, she achieved true greatness in the tournament hunting field.

Jade had many characteristics instilled in her that would make her a tournament dog with undeniable talent.  She had a refined nose that could smell a bird a mile away.  She picked apart a field like a fine-toothed comb…if there was a bird there, Jade would find it.  Jade didn’t care who was in the field with her as long as she was hunting and she made it really easy for them.  When she was birdie her behind would shake like crazy.  These qualities lead Jade to several accolades which include: Wisconsin Series Dog of the Year, US Open Champion in the Doubles Division with RJ Teune and DeWayne Morrison teamed up, and  back-to-back National Champion.  In fact, in 2007, Jade swept the National Championships in Top Gun with Scott as the gunner, and Doubles where Scott partnered with Bob Garrity.  It was not uncommon to see Jade make the Top 10 in nearly every Super Major she attended providing Scott and those that hunted with her some really great memories to cherish.

On this day, Thursday, March 17th, 2016, Jade enters that National Bird Dog Circuit with 550 Champion points, Legendary Status, 5 Super Major titles and 2 Major wins.  She will never be forgotten and will always be remembered as one of the greatest dogs Scott was blessed to have in his life.

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National Bird Dog Circuit

4 days 16 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.