4x American Field Champion & 3x American Field Runner-Up
DC/AFC Bourbon XIII

 

Nominated by Pam Baird & Diana Kubirz

 

Al, as he was called, was one of the great dogs competing in an era of many great ones.  His most outstanding virtue, as an all-age trial dog was his bid-ability, his willingness to run, find and point birds, and win under whoever had the whistle and gun that day.  He did not spend very many days on a pro's truck, as his owner Joe Jung preferred to condition him and bring him to the trials.  He lived in the house at Joe's and was his faithful companion for over 16 years.


Al was so much more than people realized.  His owner was in ill health and could not run him as an amateur.  It was amazing when you think how much he accomplished with a dozen different handlers.   Not many dogs can switch handlers every weekend and still be a DC/AFC with a Runner-Up at the National Championship to boot.   Diana Kubitz knew what Al could accomplish if he had an experienced owner that would make sure he was bred to great bitches and handled by one amateur and one pro.    That's why she tried to buy him!    How many dogs do you know that could have won as much as Al with all those different handlers?    How many dogs do you know that produced a National Champion and a National Gun Dog Champion from the same litter, winning in the same year?   Al did.   And, being a Kid grandson, she is one proud granny.     Look at his record and how he achieved it, because if you put it in perspective, he was a great dog!


Performance:
Field Trial statistics:  14 All Age hour wins, 1 Gun Dog hour win, 45 total field trial placements
Championship and Hour Stake placements: 14 All Age hour wins, 1 Gun Dog hour win

ABC National Championship

  2004 – RU (46)

ABC Chicken Classic

  2004 – CH (57),  2005 - CH (58)

ABC Gun Dog Classic

  2001 – 3rd (22)

Dixieland Championship

  2005 – 3rd (32)

Field Trial Clubs of Illinois OAA Classic

  2002 – RU (?)

Gr. St. Louis OAA hour

  2005 – 1st (25)

Illinois OAA Championship

  2007 – 3rd (21)

Jim Holman Classic

  2004 – 1st (23),  2005 - 4th (27)

Nebraska Championship

  2005 – 3rd (33)

Prairie State AAA Championship

  2002 – CH (?)

Prairie State OAA Championship

  2005 - CH (30)

Region 4 Michigan AAA Championship

  2005 – RU (22)

Southern Illinois OLAA hour

  2005 – 2nd (23)

 

Recognition:

            Purina Dog of the Year statistics: Ranked #10 (2004), #1 (2005), #73 (2007)

2005 Purina All Age Brittany of the Year Award winner

LaSalle Brittany Club Field Dog of the Year: 2004, 2005

Production:

      Titled dogs: 1 NFC, 1 NGDC, 2 DC/AFC, 2 FC/AFC, 1 FC, 2 CH, 1 MH, 1 CDX, RN, NA, NAJ

      Produced 3x Purina All Age Brittany of the Year Award winner HOF Ru-Jem's A Touch Of Bourbon  

Progeny

By Dam FC Mo-Kan Bimbo
HOF   17xCh/19xRU/NFC/DC/AFC RU-JEM'S A TOUCH OF BOURBON “Chug”

    Amateur Owner/Handled to: 58 hour placements - Top 1-Hour winning dog in the history of our breed
    2010 ABC National Open All Age Champion
    2010 ABC National Amateur All Age Runner-Up Champion
    2009, 2010, 2011 Purina All Age Award Winner
    2008 LaSalle Brittany Club Dual Dog Of The Year
    2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 LaSalle Brittany Club All Age Dog Of The Year
    2005 Prairie States Derby Classic Winner (45 min) (23 starters)
    Over 80 Amateur/Owner handled field trial placements
NGDC/FC/AFC Celebration's Two Of Hearts - “Duece” 4/17/2003 -
    2010 ABC National Open Gun Dog Champion
    2011 Winner Tri-Tronics Shooting Dog Award
    2007 Michigan Open All Age Championship 3 Place (28 starters)
    2009 Region 4 Amateur All Age Champion (26 starters)
    2005 Eastern Futurity All Age Winner (21 starters)
    2005 Mid South Derby Classic Winner (45 min) (21 starters)
    2005 Illinois Derby Classic Winner (45 min) (17 starters)
    Over 40 Amateur/Owner handled field trial placements
Red Ragtop - “Redi” 4/17/2003 – 4/2012   (Career ending injury at age 3)
    2004 Prairie States Derby Classic Winner, 15 st, 45 min

    2004 Michigan Derby Classic Winner, 15 st, 45 min

    2004 Illinois Derby Classic 2nd Place, 11 st, 45 min

    2005 Mid South Derby Classic 3rd Place, 21 st, 45 min 
    2004 MidSouth Derby Classic 3rd Place, 12 st, 45 min

    2004 Field Trial Clubs Illinois Juvenile DOY

Charlotte's Rocketman - “Chuckee” 4/17/2003 – 12/31/2006
    2004 Mid South Derby Classic (45 min) 1st Place (12 starters)

By Dam Tall Pines Little Libby
DC/AFC Bourbon's Straight Up 4/22/2005 -   Over 40 Amateur handled Field trial placements

Grand Progeny:
5x AF Ch/4x RU AF Ch/GFC/FC Touch of Bourbon Little Chug,
10 hour wins, 49 Field Placements
RU AF Ch/FC McChesneys I Got My Mojo Working,
2 hour wins, 30 Field Placements
RU AF Ch/FC/AFC Lost Creek’s A Shot of Bourbon, 
1 hour win, 30 Field Placements
CH Ammo's the Show Never Ends, field pointed in open & amateur stakes
Sharptail’s Time Well Wasted, 9 juvenile field placements

Great Grand Progeny:
RU AF Ch  A Trace of Bourbon with Diamonds,
1 hour win
RU AF Ch/DC/AFC  Turning Points Landslide,
1 hour win

Touch of Bourbon Little Chloe, Juvenile field placements
Kruse’s -Nine Blaze’s Last Dance, 2017 Gun Dog Futurity Winner

 

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**** Supporters of this nomination ****


Kim Allen
Pam Baird
Debbie Benson
Julie Boukal
Patti Leary Bruno
Mike Cash
John Chejne
Tim & Morgan Crabtree
Al Cropek Jr
Barbara Cusack
Judith Czachura
Patrick, Christiana & Anna Evans
James, Amanda, Kyleigh, Kole, Brooklyn Freeman
Al Gorrow
Stephen Gilman
Ed Grey
Nick Hachman
Caryn & Mike Humphrey
Tammy Javar
Heidi, Jessica, Matt, John, Joe Jung
Sharon Kalionzes
Paul Katzel
Gary & Marilyn Kearney
Diana Kubitz
Kathleen Larsen
Cindy Martin
Michele Marx
Jerry McGee
Denise McLean
Randolph & Dorothy Meyer
Addison Miller
Dr. Amanda Moore
Antonia Murtaugh
Megan & Nick Norovich
Guy Pagella
Christiana, Jaycee & Jocelyn Parrish
Heidi & Bruce Pfeiffer
Michael Pinkosky Jr
Jodi Pollack
Dale & Renee Pool
Dan Rein
Sylvie Renaudot
Maurine Richter
Annette & Dale Riley
Greg Roe
Dana Schaefer
Jim & Wendee Schavocky
Kathy & Pat Shepard
Angela Shoults
Doug Sieckmeyer
Edward, Mike, Joni, Ty, Garret, Drew Smith
Larry & Sheila Stocks-Smith
John Stacey
Karen Sullivan Thorne
Linda Thomas
Marie Veselsky
Scott Wallar
Ken Windom


“Al” was so much more than people realized. His owner was a little quirky and in ill health so he was not always in the best of moods. But that should NOT be held against the dog. He was amazing when you think how much he accomplished with a dozen handlers. Not many dogs can switch handlers every weekend and still be DC/AFC with a national RU to boot. I tried to buy him, but they wouldn’t sell him. I knew what he could accomplish if he had an experienced owner that would make sure he was bred to great bitches and be handled by one amateur and one pro. How many dogs do you know that could be have won as much as Al with all those different handlers? Pam knows what a good dog is as she has owned many! His progeny: how many dogs do you know that produced a National Champion and a National Gun Dog Champion from the same litter winning in the same year? Al did and to be sure I am one proud granny to claim Al as Kid’s grandson! Look at his record and how he achieved it, because if you put it in perspective, he was a great dog!
Diana Kubitz
Renegade Brittanys