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    National Champion
    FC/AFC Wild Wild Willie

    National Amateur Champion
    NAFC/GFC/GAFC Ru-Jem's "Last" Penny

    ABC National All-Age Championships

    A primary function of the American Brittany Club is the running of the Nationals. Here the best dogs in the nation contend for the honor of AKC title of National Champion. The qualifications for entry and national participation make this the "World Series" for Brittanys.   

    The ABC held trials exclusively for Brittanys in 1942, 1943 and 1944 but they were not designated as Nationals. The 1943 trial was the first to be licensed by the AKC and the first to include the Specialty Show as a feature. The 1944 ABC trial has been recognized by many people as the "first" National.

    The first trials consisted of a Puppy, Derby and Open All-Age Stakes. In 1951 the first Amateur Stake was added. The Futurity was incorporated and the Open All-Age increased to one hour heats. Later the puppy and derby stakes were dropped. The puppy because of lack of time and derby because it consisted of the same dogs that made up the Futurity.

    In 1957 the AKC established qualifications and recognized the Open All-Age as a Championship. The qualifications have become more stringent over the years in an effort to keep the entries limited to the top dogs in the nation. Subsequently the American Field title was awarded to all winners through 1962. 

    The first trials, all half hour heats over one course, rotated among various locations in Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey and Indiana and settled permanently at Crab Orchard Wildlife Reserve near Carbondale, IL, in 1950. The continuous courses on native Bobwhite Quail at Crab Orchard provided a true test for the hunting dog and in 1951 the heats were changed from one half hour to one hour and emphasized the necessity for developing a hunting dog with endurance and stamina.

    The Crab Orchard site remained home for the Nationals until 1967 when the deer problem forced the club to search for new courses. In 1968 the Nationals were held at Ardmore, Oklahoma; 1969 and 1970 Paducah, KY as the locale. From 1971 through 1974, the Nationals rotated between Ardmore and Paducah. Conway, Arkansas was the site of the 1975 running and from 1976 thru 1979, the Nationals returned to Ardmore. The 1980 Nationals first tried the new grounds at Rend Lake, Illinois, and 1981 saw a return to Conway. In 1981 the ABC Board of Directors voted to establish a rotation between Rend Lake and Ardmore commencing with the 1982 running.

    It had long been the dream of the ABC to find permanent grounds for the Nationals. In 1986, Lloyd Manck proposed we move the Nationals to new grounds in Booneville, Arkansas. This proposal was accompanied by an invitation from the Governor of Arkansas and the Board voted for the move. In 1987, the Nationals were held for the first time in Booneville where they continue to this day to run. 

    In 1977, the ABC Board voted to petition the AKC to bestow the title "Field Champion" to the winner of the National Championship if the winner did not already hold such title or the win did not complete the established point schedule. At the September 1978 Delegates meeting, the request was approved and made effective immediately. 

    Multiple National winners include; 2xNFC Ban-Dee, 2xNFC Diamond Hill Dan, 1xNFC & 1xNAFC Glade Run Irish, 2xNAFC Gringo de Britt, 2xNAFC Hello Dolly-Miss Kaer, 2xNAFC Hi-Spirit Buck, 1xNFC & 2xNAFC Just Call Me Roy, 2xNAFC Maxwell's Blew By You II, 1xNFC & 1xNAFC Perry's Rustic Prince, 2xABC Pontac's Dingo, 1xNFC & 1xABC Rendezvous Skipper, 2xNAFC Ru-Jem's "Last" Penny, 2xABC Tess of Chippewa, 2xNFC & 1xABC Towsey, 2xNFC Uncle Kracker.  

    National Champions
    Year (dogs)   Champion Owner Handler
    2019 (57) FC/AFC Wild Wild WillieS. CosgriffE. Tillson
    2018 (47) FC/AFC Ss Rig's Colorado Gun RunnerT.&L. MilamT. Milam
    2017 (54) NAFC/FC/AFC Glade Run IrishD. WebbT. Tracy
    2016 (42) FC Roustabout's Flat OutJ. McGeeT. Tracy
    2015 (61) NFC/GFC/AFC Uncle KrackerB. AckermanT. Tracy
    2014 (52) GFC Uncle KrackerB. AckermanT. Tracy
    2013 (65) FC Sparky's Prairie Wind GypsyB. Koepke & K. FujikawaJ. John
    2012 (69) FC Savannah's Hot ShotS. HudsonB. Lorenson
    2011 (74) FC Piney Run ArtM. GreenleeB. Lorenson
    2010 (48) DC/AFC Ru-Jem's A Touch Of BourbonR.&J. McGeeJ. McGee
    2009 (57) Primetime Outlaw JohnnyH. ReaJ. Kalina
    2008 (65) FC Rebel Jac's A Hammerin DandyR. HarlingC. Holman
    2007 (70) FC/AFC Lane's End We-Be CleanT.&J. RobinC. Holman
    2006 (49) DC/AFC Shady's Tia Maria C.&M. LittleJ. Berneathy
    2005 (63) NAFC/FC/AFC Just Call Me Roy T. EttingerB. Lorenson
    2004 (46) NFC/FC/AFC Diamond Hill Dan P. PollockJ. Kline
    2003 (46) FC/AFC Farther Out Ace D. CapstickC. Holman
    2002 (72) DC/AFC Micro Chips Of Nutmeg M.Horstmeyer/T.WhiteP. Doiron
    2001 (78) FC/AFC Shambo’s Dark Shadow P. DangerfieldJ. John
    2000 (93) FC Diamond Hill Dan S. GlassJ. Kline
    1999 (89) FC/AFC Lobo’s Klickitat County Line D. McCallisterT. Tracy
    1998 (89) DC/AFC Gamblers Ace In The Hole E.&D. JanulisC. Holman
    1997 (89) FC Tequila's Joker E. TillsonJ. John
    1996 (79) FC Rebel Jac's Hammering Hank R. HarlingC. Holman
    1995 (75) Rambling Rose VIII C.M. MitchellR. Rohner
    1994 (78) FC Microdot W.&M. OliverL. Johnson
    1993 (68) FC Highbrow's Red E.&L. FacerB. Youngs
    1992 (67) FC/AFC Aux-Arc's Mark F.&D. PrideK. Staton
    1991 (66) FC/AFC Hi Proof Rum Runner J.&B. DohertyD. Walker
    1990 (82) FC/AFC Bernie Of The Briarpatch D. AyersK. Staton
    1989 (78) FC Rimarda's Gambler H. WilsonC. Holman
    1988 (91) FC Country Cousin's Lone River J. ThompsonC. Boggs
    1987 (87) FC Minnehaha's Tammy B. RankinL. Johnson
    1986 (85) DC Markar's Jac's A Dan D B. WeiszJ. Holman
    1985 (79) Franklin County Bandit M.J. WirthJ. Holman
    1984 (79) FC Brought-Mars Jazz De Campo S.&K. RuskeM. Appleton
    1983 (81) FC Beans Blaze J. RobinsonD. Walker
    1982 (93) FC/AFC Jumpin' Jack Flash II B.&R. WoelmJ. Brooks
    1981 (98) DC Tomar's Ban-Dee Sam T.M. CullenD. Walker
    1980 (99) DC/AFC Cinnabar's Ami Roc De'edwards C. AlffC. Alff
    1979 (99) Way Kan Feeling Free D.W. DawsonL. Johnson
    1978 (87) DC/AFC Perry's Rustic Prince L. MayR. Smith
    1977 (84) Casey's Chikamin R. DonnellJ. Brooks
    1976 (75) FC Senator T J F. NorrisR. Smith
    1975 (80) DC/AFC Chipp Britt Jill L.&E. ConableJ. Holman
    1974 (74) NFC/DC/AFC Ban-Dee W. OliverL. Budd
    1973 (65) FC Ban-Dee W. OliverL. Budd
    1972 (67) Kipp's Trooper Rochambeau T. TivnanL. Budd
    1971 (67) DC Pacolet Cheyenne Sam K. JacobsonR. Smith
    1970 (62) FC Augustus of Rivers J. WhiteJ. Holman
    1969 (86) Way-Kan Fritts T. PolingL. Johnson
    1968 (60) FC Goldtone's Duke G. PesterL. Budd
    1967 (60) DC Colorado's Yankee Timber L. RuizL. Ruiz
    1966 (60) Bazooka's Brandy A. PillowD. Smith
    1965 (48) FC Rendezvous Skipper L.D. LaFleurL.D. LaFleur
    1964 (65) FC Shenango Valley Dingo R.L. SegerL. Holman
    1963 (69) FC Crab Orchard Duke T. TrimbleR. Trimble
    1962 (56) Miller's Desert Dust L. MillerD. Sweet
    1961 (45) FC Yankee Boy's Tommy J.A. CostelowR. Hesseltine
    1960 (47) FC Holliday Britt J.T. CahillD. Smith
    1959 (42) NFC/DC Towsey T. BlackD. Smith
    1958 (34) FC Hellou's Yankee Timber B. NeilbergerR. Hesseltine
    1957 (39) DC Towsey T. BlackD. Smith
    Winners ABC Open All-Age
    1956 (55) Jeffrey of Argard L. MagnusonJ. Hyslip
    1955 (55) Towsey T. BlackD. Smith
    1954 (33) FC Miste de Klemanor W. KleemanT. Cox
    1953 (43) Tennessee Luke H. ClementsH. Clements
    1952 (39) DC Pontac's Dingo H. CrippenJ. Thompson
    1951 (32) FC Pontac's Dingo H. CrippenJ. Thompson
    1950 (23) Butch's Lad E. WatermanE. Waterman
    1949 (32) Jersey Jeff Dr. WeisertDr. Weisert
    1948 (30) Bonaire Bob R.H. CribbsT. Cox
    1947 (38) Allamuch Valley Addie A. StyvesantT. Cox
    1946 (11) Tess of Chippewa H. PetersonH. Peterson
    1945 ( 7) Britt of Bellows Falls A.H. AdyA.H. Ady
    1944 (21) Tess of Chippewa H. PetersonH. Peterson
    1943 (16) Aotrou MacEodaidh A.H. AdyA.H. Ady

    National Amateur Champions

    Year (dogs)   Champion Owner Handler
    2019 (46) NAFC/GFC/GAFC Ru-Jem's "Last" PennyR.&J. McGeeS. Ralph
    2018 (45) GAFC/FC Anj's Ohio HellionM. PoehlerM. Poehler
    2017 (39) GFC/AFC Ru-Jem's "Last " PennyR.&J. McGeeS. Ralph
    2016 (44) FC/AFC Glade Run IrishD. WebbT. Thomas
    2015 (40) FC/AFC Spanish Corral's Sonny PatchJ. GowerJ. Gower
    2014 (32) FC/AFC TLM Frequent FlyerH. Gerardy, T.&L. MilamT. Milam
    2013 (43) Wimberley Rowdy Bo-DandyJ.&G. GayD. Lincoln
    2012 (40) DC/AFC MTB Cabo Rita De ScipioT. White & M. HorstmeyerT. White
    2011 (43) Spanish Corral's Sundance Kid J. GowerJ. Gower
    2010 (47) NAFC/FC/AFC Maxwell's Blew By You II T. MaxwellT. Maxwell
    2009 (54) FC/AFC TM's Tennessee Twister B. Caviness/L. Pollock L. Pollock
    2008 (46) FC Maxwell's Blew By You II T. MaxwellT. Maxwell
    2007 (68) FC/AFC Maxwell's White Spirit K. PattersonK. Patterson
    2006 (61) NFC/NAFC/FC/AFC Just Call Me Roy T. EttingerK. Patterson
    2005 (50) Tequila Jack II B. Rankin/E. TillsonE. Tillson
    2004 (48) FC Just Call Me Roy T. EttingerK. Cherry
    2003 (48) FC/AFC Pride and Joy's Bunch of Annie F.&D. PrideF. Pride
    2002 (54) FC/AFC Pistol Pack'n Walker R. ZookK. Cherry
    2001 (66) FC/AFC Leas Running Jay Hawk B.&R. AckermanB. Ackerman
    2000 (88) FC Piney Run Sam M. GreenleeK. Cherry
    1999 (77) Hanging Jaze Hardtack Mack J.&J. SchroderJ. Schroder
    1998 (60) FC Rebel's Tough is Tyrone M. Nelson/G. SavageG. Savage
    1997 (79) FC Walker's Gunner J. KendrickJ. Kendrick
    1996 (60) FC Allmac's Dark Smoke Di-Na-Mo D.&D. StobleJ. Doherty
    1995 (58) FC Jim De Bob's Sparks A Dan D C. CrainC. Crain
    1994 (52) FC Magnums Lit'l Buzzsaw J. McCoyJ. McCoy
    1993 (52) DC/AFC Ojibwa's DLD Bandit P.&P. KatzelP. Katzel
    1992 (47) DC/AFC Renegade's Kansas Kid D. KubitzD. Kubitz
    1991 (56) FC/AFC Jake's Son of a Gun Runner J. SchroderJ. Schroder
    1990 (61) FC/AFC Sir Duke Mustachio E. DavisE. Davis
    1989 (51) FC/AFC Amigo of Aztlan B. WoodruffB. Woodruff
    1988 (47) DC/AFC Lobo's Cotton Candy B.&L. LanhamB. Lanham
    1987 (55) FC/AFC Scott's Gingerbread Lady S. HovenS. Hoven
    1986 (58) Crab Orchard Jet R. TrimbleR. Trimble
    1985 (55) DC Bandee-Britts Red Jinx W.S. RuddW.S. Rudd
    1984 (47) FC Jaron's Brittany T. StewartT. Stewart
    1983 (46) DC Krissys Kaptain Kaycee P. BianchiJ. Askins
    1982 (69) FC/AFC Gun-Runner's Far Out W. DierbergW. Dierberg
    1981 (54) DC/AFC Hi-Spirit Buck W. MontgomeryW. Montgomery
    1980 (74) FC/AFC RJ's Brandy Sniffer R. MeyerR. Meyer
    1979 (83) FC The Real Thing C. HolthoffR. Meyer
    1978 (84) DC Hi-Spirit Buck W. MontgomeryW. Montgomery
    1977 (67) FC Cindys Chief Tomahawk J.A. LewisW. Butler
    1976 (73) DC Perry's Rustic Prince L. MayW. Butler
    1975 (80) NAFC/DC/AFC Hello Dolly-Miss Kaer L. MayF. Clasen
    1974 (67) FC Hello Dolly-Miss Kaer L. MayF. Clasen
    1973 (72) FC Brandy's Bullet B. NorvellB. Norvell
    1972 (71) FC Colorado's Jumping Gypsy W. ClineW. Cline
    1971 (73) DC Char-Lee O'Dee F. ClasenF. Clasen
    1970 (72) NAFC/DC/AFC Gringro de Britt T. PolingT. Poling
    1969 (75) FC Gringo de Britt T. PolingT. Poling
    1968 (68) FC Holliday Britts Ed N. CatheyN. Cathey
    1967 (53) FC Little Ra Pa Luke E. CreeE. Cree
    1966 (52) FC Towsey's Bub M. NelsonM. Nelson
    Winners ABC Amateur All-Age
    1965 (48) FC Rendezvous Skipper L.D. LaFleurL.D. LaFleur
    1964 (70) FC Tiger's Jocko J. MunsonJ. Munson
    1963 (54) FC Epper of Siouxland A. UtzingerA. Utzinger
    1962 (54) Ferd's Cannonball of Leeway J.W. LeeR. Lee
    1961 (36) FC Jeff of Minnehaha R. CulbertR. Culbert
    1960 (45) FC Gladwin Smokey A. GreerA. Greer
    1959 (38) DC Belloak's King M. BellM. Bell
    1958 (33) FC Ferdinand of Leeway J.W. LeeR. Lee
    1957 (27) DC Saxon of Fredan F.Z. WhiteF.Z. White
    1956 (26) FC Ferdinand of Leeway J.W. LeeJ.W. Lee
    1955 (29) Holley Haven Dan B. SzubielakB. Szubielak
    1954 (16) DC Holley Haven Duchess H. HollyoakR. Troutman
    1953 (23) FC Belloak's Ginger M. BellM. Bell
    1952 (24) Domino de Klemanor W.B. KleemanW.B. Kleeman
    1951 (14) Int. Ch. Diane de Beauch UD E.W. AverillE.W. Averill

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