Result: North American Woodcock Futurity
Location: Mcadam, New Brunswick
Post Date: Oct 26, 2021
Submitted By: Russell Ogilvie
The North American Woodcock Futurity kicked off once again at the conclusion of the North American Woodcock Championship at McAdam, New Brunwick.
With warm temperatures, finding birds by the young dogs was difficult. The judges took into consideration the run style and hunt that the dogs demonstrated.
The Maritime Bird Dog Club would like to thank the breeders, owners, and handlers for their entries. A smaller entry but a quality one for sure. They would like to thank Joe Dahl for staying on top to the litters, and the judges, Mike Flewelling and Russell Ogilvie, for watching over the dogs.
The winner was Little Miss Margaret, white and liver pointer female owned by Tim Cavanaugh of East Hampton, Conn., and handled by John Stolgitis.
Second was Chasehill Poison Ivy, also a white and liver pointer female, also handled by John. Ivy is owned by Allen Raiano of Newton, Conn.
Third was Chasehill Hidden Jewel, also a white and liver pointer female owned by Tadaaki Terada of Kanagawa Pref., Japan, and in the string of John Stolgitis,
The there winners are littermate, bred by Erin Stolgitis of Ashaway, R. I., and whelped February 27, 2020.
Also in the mix was Cairds Southern Child, white and liver pointer male, bred by Bob Little and owned by Donald Henderson of Oromocto, New Brunswick.
Third placed Chasehill Hidden Jewel was braced with Liz (SF/Richardson) and kicked of this year's Futurity. "Juju" put down a very fine race. Moving forward and working the cover. She would stop to the right of the course but moved up on a grouse before the handler could get close to her. Liz, a very flashy setter, work well for her owner. She was forward but had a moderate race. "Juju" end up being placed third.
Chasehill Poison Ivy was braced with Miramichi River's Real Coy, pointer male owned by Kyle Price and handled by Bob Little. Ivy had a very strong race with a lot of style and hunt. Coy hunted well but was on the short side. Ivy would end up with second place honors.
The third brace of the day included Little Miss Margaret with Cairds Southern Child, pointer male owned by Donald Henderson and handled by Bob Little. Little Miss Margaret had a very mature race, stretching out and search deep and wide hitting all the likely areas. She did have a stop at 25 but nothing could be produced. Southern Child had a very good race, stopped at 22 but nothing was produced. Margaret ended up with the blue ribbon
The final brace of the day was Cairds Rip It Up, pointer male owned by Travis Riggs and handled by Bob Little. Rip also had a nice hunting style to him, searching the cover but with a moderate race. The trial and hunting world is looking promising.
McAdam, N. B., Canada September 20
Judges: Mike Flewelling and Russell Ogilvie
NORTH AMERICAN WOODCOCK FUTURITY -- 6 Pointers and 1 Setter
1st--LITTLE MISS MARGARET, 1693526, pointer female, by Panola Bacon--Chasehill Little Izzy. Tim Cavanaugh, owner; John Stolgitis, handler.
2d--CHASEHILL POISON IVY, 1694453, pointer female, by Panola Bacon--Chasehill Little Izzy. Al Raiano, owner; John Stolgitis, handler.
3d--CASEHILL HIDDEN JEWEL, 1692727, pointer female, by Panola Bacon--Chasehill Little Izzy. Tadaaki Terada, owner; John Stolgitis, handler.