6x American Field Champion & 6x American Field Runner-Up Champion

Smarteyes-Joker

2017 Brittany Field Trial Hall of Fame

Sire: NFC DC AFC Tequila’s Joker HOF - Dam: Smarteyes Microbean

DOB September 1, 1998 * Died February 14, 2013

AKC SN58791001 * FDSB 1490717 * OFA BS-10205G24M (GOOD) * DNA V335298

Breeder: Larry Faimon * Owner: Larry Faimon then Steve Ralph (2004) * Trainer: Jim John

American Brittany Magazine (Front Cover): September 2005 & October 2016

 

Kasco/Royal Canin Pointing Dog of the Year (2004-2005)
Purina All Age Dog of the Year (2007 #2, 2006 #11, 2005 #2, 2004 #3)
MN Brittany Club Field Dog of the Year (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)

 

Hour Wins: 30 American Field & AKC All Age Hour Wins

2000 ABC National AA Futurity Run-Off – RU (12)
2002 Prairie States AAA Championship – CH (26)
2003 Dakota Prairie Championship – 4th (50)
2004 ABC National Championship – 3rd (46)
2004 ABC National Amateur Championship – 3rd (48)
2004 ABC Pheasant Classic – RU (42)
2004 ABC Quail Classic – CH (49)
2004 Kansas All Age Championship – 4th (40)
2004 Mid-America Championship – 4th (36)
2004 Region 17 AAA Championship – CH (32)
2004 Texas Open Brittany Championship – RU (34)
2005 Dakota Prairie Championship – CH (48)
2005 Gr. Phoenix ALAA hour – 2nd (21)
2005 Gr. St. Louis OLAA hour – 2nd (35)
2005 Kansas All Age Championship – 4th (48)
2005 Midwest OAA hour – 3rd (36)
2005 Nebraska Open Championship – RU (33)
2005 Region 8 AAA Championship – 3rd (24)
2005 Sunland OAA hour – 4th (20)
2006 ABC Pheasant Classic – 4th (20)
2006 Kansas All Age Championship – 3rd (48)
2006 Region 19 AAA Championship – RU (26)
2006 Texas Open Brittany Championship – 3rd (28)
2007 Dixieland Brittany Championship – CH (26)
2007 Gr. St. Louis OLAA hour – 1st (39)
2007 Kansas Championship – 4th (52)
2007 Mid-America Championship – CH (25)
2007 Region 19 AAA Championship – RU (32)
2007 Texas Open Brittany Championship – RU (34)
2008 Midwest OAA hour – 3rd (36)
2008 Prairie States AAA Championship – 3rd (28)

Smarteyes-Joker Field Trial Record: 70 total wins, 15 firsts, 19 seconds, 18 thirds, 18 fourths, 24 Championship wins

 

 

 

Field Trial Placement Statistics of Smarteyes-Joker

48

Open Adult Field Trial Placements

16

Amateur Adult Field Trial Placements

6

Juvenile Field Trial Placements

 

70

Field Trial Placements

Total # Starters:

2182

Avg. # Starters:

31.17142857

Place

Stake

Club

Starters

Date

AB Magazine (mm/yy, pg.)

4

OAA

Minnesota Brittany Club

15

4/24/2009

10/09, 37

3

AAA

Badger Brittany Club

14

4/17/2009

10/09, 36

3

AAA

Iowa Brittany Club

20

4/3/2009

09/09, 38

3

OAA

Iowa Brittany Club

26

4/3/2009

09/09, 38

4

AAA

Midwest Brittany Club

20

11/7/2008

05/09, 28

3

OAA (hour)

Midwest Brittany Club

36

11/7/2008

05/09, 28

3

OLGD

St Croix Valley Brittany Club

26

5/9/2008

 12/08, 34

1

OAA

Minnesota Brittany Club

15

4/25/2008

 11/08, 42

3

Prairie States Amateur All Age Ch

American Brittany Club

28

2/26/2008

 07/08, 22

1

Dixieland Brittany Ch

Volunteer Brittany Club

26

11/6/2007

 06/08, 39

2

AAA

Gr. St. Louis Brittany Club

22

11/1/2007

 05/08, 39

1

OLAA (hour)

Gr. St. Louis Brittany Club

39

11/1/2007

 05/08, 39

3

OAA

So. Kansas Brittany Club

58

10/15/2007

 03/08, 37

4

Kansas All Age Ch

So. Kansas Brittany Club

52

10/15/2007

 03/08, 54

2

Region 19 Amateur All Age Ch

Ringneck Brittany Club

32

9/21/2007

 02/08, 36

4

OAA

Minnesota Brittany Club

23

4/27/2007

 10/07, 49

1

Mid-America Ch

Missouri Valley Brittany Club

25

4/20/2007

 10/07, 16

2

OAA

Nebraska Brittany Club

50

4/13/2007

 10/07, 14, 50

4

OAA

Missouri Brittany Club

27

3/9/2007

 10/07, 45

2

Texas Open Brittany Ch

Lone Star Brittany Club

34

2/15/2007

 08/07, 58

2

OAA

No. Oklahoma Brittany Club

40

2/8/2007

 08/07, 57

3

Kansas All Age Ch

So. Kansas Brittany Club

48

10/16/2006

 06/07, 48

4

ABC Pheasant Ch

American Brittany Club

61

9/25/2006

 02/07, 38

2

Region 19 Amateur All Age Ch

Ringneck Brittany Club

26

9/22/2006

 04/07, 45

2

AAA

Iowa Brittany Club

19

4/7/2006

08/06, 53

1

OAA

Iowa Brittany Club

23

4/7/2006

08/06, 53

4

OLAA

Midwest Brittany Club

26

3/31/2006

08/06, 55

2

AAA

So. Kansas Brittany Club

24

3/24/2006

07/06, 44

1

AAA

Ozark Brittany Club

15

3/10/2006

07/06, 40

3

Texas Open Brittany Ch

Lone Star Brittany Club

28

2/16/2006

06/06, 58

3

OAA (hour)

Midwest Brittany Club

36

11/4/2005

03/06, 40

2

OAA (hour)

Gr. St. Louis Brittany Club

25

10/19/2005

02/06, 47

4

Kansas All Age Ch

So. Kansas Brittany Club

48

10/17/2005

02/06, 49

1

Dakota Prairie Ch

Ringneck Brittany Club

48

9/23/2005

01/06, 42

3

OAA

Hawkeye Brittany Club

18

4/29/2005

09/05, 51

2

Nebraska Open Ch

Nebraska Brittany Club

33

4/15/2005

09/05, 49

2

OAA

Iowa Brittany Club

39

4/1/2005

09/05, 45

3

Region 8 Dub Emde AAA Ch

Sooner Brittany Club

24

3/10/2005

08/05, 46

1

OAA

Lone Star Brittany Club

42

2/18/2005

07/05, 38

4

OAA (hour)

Sunland Brittany Club

20

1/21/2005

06/05, 39

2

ALAA (hour)

Gr. Phoenix Brittany Club

21

1/12/2005

06/05, 40

3

ABC National Ch

American Brittany Club

46

11/29/2004

03/05, 8

3

ABC National Amateur Ch

American Brittany Club

48

11/22/2004

02/05, 12

3

OAA

So. Kansas Brittany Club

54

10/11/2004

04/05, 51

4

Kansas All Age Ch

So. Kansas Brittany Club

40

10/11/2004

04/05, 51

1

Region 17 Amateur All Age Ch

Neosho Valley Brittany Club

32

10/7/2004

04/05, 50

1

ABC Quail Ch

American Brittany Club

49

10/2/2004

04/05, 19

3

OAA

Iowa Brittany Club

50

9/24/2004

02/05, 51

2

ABC Pheasant Ch

American Brittany Club

42

9/20/2004

03/05, 12

4

Mid-America Ch

Missouri Valley Brittany Club

36

4/16/2004

07/04, 46

2

Texas Open Brittany Ch

Lone Star Brittany Club

34

2/14/2004

 

4

AAA

Midwest Brittany Club

21

10/31/2003

01/04, 36

4

OAA

Midwest Brittany Club

30

10/31/2003

01/04, 36

4

Dakota Prairie Ch

Ringneck Brittany Club

50

9/20/2003

11/03, 43

4

OAA

Nebraska Brittany Club

33

4/11/2003

08/03, 38

2

OAA

Iowa Brittany Club

40

4/4/2003

07/03, 44

4

OAA

Midwest Brittany Club

22

3/28/2003

06/03, 54

1

OAA

Missouri Brittany Club

23

3/7/2003

05/03, 35

2

OAA

Ringneck Brittany Club

42

9/20/2002

12/02, 35

2

OAA

Hawkeye Brittany Club

32

4/27/2002

08/02, 58

1

AAA

Midwest Brittany Club

20

3/29/2002

07/02, 38

4

OAA

Neosho Valley Brittany Club

37

2/22/2002

06/02, 51

1

Prairie States Open All Age Ch

Prairie States Ch. Assoc.

26

3/1/2002

 

3

OAA

Indian Nations Brittany Club

45

10/27/2001

 

2

All-Age Futurity Run-Off

American Brittany Club

12

11/27/2000

 

1

OD

Missouri Valley Brittany Club

22

4/20/2000

07/00, 41

1

OD

Indian Nations Brittany Club

21

3/25/2000

07/00, 39

2

OD

So. Kansas Brittany Club

11

3/3/2000

06/00, 44

3

OP

Midwest Brittany Club

4

11/6/1999

03/00, 47

4

OP

Indian Nations Brittany Club

8

10/30/1999

01/00, 34

 

 

 

 

14

All Age First Placements

Total # Starters:

420

Avg. # Starters:

30

 

Stake

Club

Starters

Date

AB Magazine (mm/yy, pg.)

1

OAA

Minnesota Brittany Club

15

4/25/2008

11/08, 42

2

Dixieland Brittany Ch

Volunteer Brittany Club

26

11/6/2007

06/08, 39

3

OLAA (hour)

Gr. St. Louis Brittany Club

39

11/1/2007

05/08, 39

4

Mid-America Ch

Missouri Valley Brittany Club

25

4/20/2007

10/07, 16

5

OAA

Iowa Brittany Club

23

4/7/2006

08/06, 53

6

AAA

Ozark Brittany Club

15

3/10/2006

07/06, 40

7

Dakota Prairie Ch

Ringneck Brittany Club

48

9/23/2005

01/06, 42

8

OAA

Lone Star Brittany Club

42

2/18/2005

07/05, 38

9

Region 17 Amateur All Age Ch

Neosho Valley Brittany Club

32

10/7/2004

04/05, 50

10

ABC Quail Classic

American Brittany Club

49

10/2/2004

04/05, 19

11

OAA

Missouri Brittany Club

23

3/7/2003

05/03, 35

12

AAA

Midwest Brittany Club

20

3/29/2002

07/02, 38

13

OAA

Neosho Valley Brittany Club

37

2/22/2002

06/02, 51

14

Prairie States Open All Age Ch

Prairie States Ch. Assoc.

26

3/1/2002

 

 


 

Championship write-ups of Smarteyes-Joker

 

2004 ABC Pheasant Classic/Championship

Dave Tech Ranch, Bonesteel, SD, September 18, 2004, Judges: Truman Cowles & Robert Arbic,

reporter Leslie Andreas – ABC 03/05, pg 12

http://clubs.akc.org/brit/2004/Writeup.ABCPheasantClassic.pdf

 

Runner up honors went to Smarteyes-Joker, handled by Jim John, owned by Steve Ralph. Jordan ran the first day under the most brutal conditions imaginable. He had a divided find and a stop to flush as well as a thorough hunting race. We all can be proud of how the Brittany met the tough conditions and handled birds and country like champion bird dogs.

 

Brace 4 # Upland Acre's Prairie Du Chien ("Shane") Holman & Smarteyes-Joker ("Jordan") John

As we entered the hay meadows (which were just like an old fashioned bird field) point was called for Shane, as he stood in the first ditch. Jordan was coming up the edge of the same ditch and also hit scent, slamming on the brakes. A divided find was recorded. Jordan had a stop to flush on a low flying bird. Jordan ran high and wide, occasionally hanging up on scent before streaking back to the front. He thoroughly checked the creek bottoms in the latter portion of the course, a likely spot given the high winds.

 

2004 ABC Quail Classic/Championship

Sportsmen’s Assoc., Grovespring, MO, October 2, 2004, Judges: Warren Montgomery & Stan Williamson,

reporter Mary Karbiner - ABC 04/05, pg 19

http://clubs.akc.org/brit/2004/Writeup.ABCQuailClassic.pdf

 

SMARTEYES-JOKER emerged the winner from a field of forty-nine starters in the 2004 American Brittany Club Quail Classic/Championship. He ran a smart race with two stylish finds. Jordan was recently acquired by Steve Ralph of Minnesota and was handled by Jim John of Kansas.

 

SMARTEYES-JOKER (Jordan), John - Temperatures were very warm and conditions dry after out lunch break.  The breeze had picked up a bit from this morning, giving some relief. Jordan launched his effort like a rocket. Jordan covered ground with a flowing gait. He fringed the edges well forward, sighted coming out of a corner and along a feed strip; he disappeared behind a mound in the shadows on our right. Point was called by the scout at 28. He stood with impeccable manners throughout the flush of a very large covey. More birds lifted after the shot. Jordan continued to attack the course showing at the appropriate times, well to the front. At 47 he pointed in a tangle of brush, a single flushed, he maintained his intensity through the shot. Jordan swept the edges of the meadows with savvy, maintaining range and stamina to end the hour.

 

2004 ABC National Amateur Championship

Blue Mountain WDA, Booneville, AR, November 22, 2004, Judges: Rich Barber, Harold Davis and Bob Reynolds,

reporter Leslie Andreas - ABC 02/05, pg 12

http://clubs.akc.org/brit/2004/Writeup.ABCNationalAmateurAllAgeChampionship.pdf

 

In third place was FC Smarteyes-Joker, owned and handled by Steve Ralph, Forest Lake, Minnesota.

 

The third place dog FC Smarteyes-Joker was handled by his new owner Steve Ralph. This was only the second time that Steve has handled "Jordan", as he is called. Since he purchased the 6 year old male in September, Jordan has come on strong. He won the Quail classic, was runner up in the Pheasant classic, and has a number of other hour placements. Jordan came out of the 14th brace running on course two on Wednesday afternoon. As fate would have it, he was braced with the handler (Ed Tillson) who had actually qualified Jordan for the championship, but Jordan willingly handled for Steve. He put in a solid hour on the ground, with a stylish divided find at 8 and scored on the 109 crossing covey again with lofty posture. Jordan is also sired by Tequila's Joker out of a daughter of National Ch. Microdot.


 

2004 ABC National Championship

Blue Mountain WDA, Booneville, AR, November 29, 2004, Judges: Bob Bonner, Gary Cowell and Bonnie Hidalgo,

reporter Bonnie Hidalgo - ABC 03/05, pg 8

http://clubs.akc.org/brit/2004/Writeup.ABCNationalAllAgeChampionship.pdf

In third place was Smarteyes-Joker handled by Jim John. “Jordan” is owned by Steve Ralph of Forest Lake, MN. Jordan is a 6 year old male.

 

Smarteyes-Joker ran on Thursday, immediately following a short break for fresh horses. Jordan turned in a nice race of all age range for the majority. He was found pointing along the edge near Mario’s hill by his scout at 17. Jordan looked great and his manners were top notch. He made a real nice, strong move down the river, to the woods and around the back side of it. He finished forward at medium range. He backed his brace mate at 41 just beyond the bear trap. Smarteyes-Joker was posted to the board and carried in the Runner-up spot until the final brace.

 

2005 Dakota Prairie Championship

Dave Tch Ranch, Bonesteel, SD, September 26, 2005, Judges: Ray Trimble & Mary Karbiner,

reporter Leslie Andreas - ABC 01/06, pg 42

http://clubs.akc.org/brit/2005/Writeup.DakotaPrairieChampionship.pdf

 

Smarteyes-Joker, six year old male Brittany was the top dog at the 2005 Dakota Prairie Championship. Jordan has spent all of his career on the string of pro trainer and handler Jim John of Yates Center, Kansas. Jordan is owned by the likeable Steve Ralph of Forest Lake, Minnesota, and has been one of the most consistent competitors in the Midwest hour stakes the past couple years. This win is another testament to his ability, as shown by a strong hour of intelligent running with his lone find coming at 57 minutes.

 

Brace 21# Smarteyes-Joker call name "Jordan" (John)

All age races began at the breakaway for both dogs on the number 3 course. Jordan went racing through a long draw uphill, as far as the eye could see, crossed to the front left to right, and dropped into the cover in the right hand side of the course, always moving forward. Jordan continued to move out rimming all the cover, taking a wide swing around the dam and returning on his own, to trace all the grassy fingers with a strong gait. As we neared the end of the course, Jordan's scout called point at 57. Jordan was stylish and intense, pointing into a feed strip. The first attempt to flush was unsuccessful, so the dog was relocated. He disappeared into the jungle of a feed strip to again point staunchly. Another effort to relocate was needed-this time successfully as a hen pheasant reluctant to leave her hiding place was rooted out.

 

2006 ABC Pheasant Championship

Dave Tech Ranch, Bonesteel, SD, September 25, 2006, Judges: William Nedeau & Eugene Salmons,

reporter Leslie Andreas - ABC 02/07, pg 38

http://clubs.akc.org/brit/2006/Writeup.ABCPheasantClassic.pdf

 

Smarteyes-Joker, with multiple finds on pheasant and a hard driving, smart, forward race. … the finish of dogs driving forward as hard as they started after an action packed hour was a sight for sore eyes.

 

Brace 16: Smarteyes-Joker (John)

Jordan was on point at 4. When sent to relocate, the bird got up by the scout's horse with the dog uninvolved and not in position to see it. Jordan stylishly pointed again at 8, this time with a well located pheasant in front of him. At 15, point was called by Jordan's scout in the corner of a field down in a deep draw. There was a lengthy delay in getting to the dog because of some miscommunication, but a good find resulted.  At this time the other handler and dog caught up, with Jordan also going to the distant timber with good bottom end.

 


 

2007 Mid America Brittany Championship

Branched Oak Trial Area, Raymond, NE, April 23, 2007, Judges: David Taylor & George Langabeer,

reporter unknown -ABC 10/07, pg 16

 

SMART EYES JOKER owned by Steve Ralph and handled by Jim John took top honors. Jordan, as he is called, ran the first brace Wednesday morning in a light rain. The brace started from the clubhouse with Jordan and his brace mate, taking the meadow edge past the keyhole and out of sight, headed south. When we next caught sight, Jordan was pointing next to the old road bed on Hudkins bottom with all in order. Jordan's next find was in the tree mott in the middle of the west course. Both dogs stayed forward working the edges as we rounded the west course and headed for Pinkerton's crossing. Just past the cul-de-sac on Area 9 Jordan had his third find in a wooded area. His brace mate pointed in the tree line in the south end of the meadow after the first crossing on Area 9 with Jordan backing. Jordan established his fourth find in some heavy bushes just past the second crossing on Area 9 with his hour ending near the old fish camp. Everyone knew the bar had been raised to a high level by this veteran campaigner.

 

 

 

 

Production statistics of Smarteyes-Joker

Jordan was only bred 3 times in 2007 (avg. litter size was 3 puppies, not offered for stud after 2007 due to small litter numbers)

5 puppies sold to field trailers (1 died before 2 yrs), all field trialed offspring achieved FC & AFC and some achieved American Field Ch

 

1 Purina All Age Brittany of the Year Award winner sired by Smarteyes-Joker:

1.        6xCh/1xRU-Ch/FC/AFC Joker's Jackpot, Dam: S'No Fun Seahawk

 

3 American Field Champions sired by Smarteyes-Joker:

1.        6xCh/1xRU-Ch/FC/AFC Joker's Jackpot, Dam: S'No Fun Seahawk

2.        1xCh/FC/AFC Hal-Js Smarteyes-Jokers EZ Ace, Dam: Allied's Sassy Sadie II

3.       1xCh FC/AFC McChesneys Tequila River, Dam: FC/AFC Allied's Miss Molly

 

4 AKC Field Champions sired by Smarteyes-Joker:

1.        6xCh/1xRU-Ch/FC/AFC Joker's Jackpot, Dam: S'No Fun Seahawk

2.        1xCh/FC/AFC Hal-Js Smarteyes-Jokers EZ Ace, Dam: Allied's Sassy Sadie II

3.       1xCh FC/AFC McChesneys Tequila River, Dam: FC/AFC Allied's Miss Molly

4.        FC/AFC Joker's Trail Blazin Bud-Dee, dam: S'No Fun Seahawk

 

4 AKC Amateur Field Champions sired by Smarteyes-Joker:

1.        6xCh/1xRU-Ch/FC/AFC Joker's Jackpot, Dam: S'No Fun Seahawk

2.        1xCh/FC/AFC Hal-Js Smarteyes-Jokers EZ Ace, Dam: Allied's Sassy Sadie II

3.       1xCh FC/AFC McChesneys Tequila River, Dam: FC/AFC Allied's Miss Molly

4.        FC/AFC Joker's Trail Blazin Bud-Dee, dam: S'No Fun Seahawk