National Quail Classic
Judges: Ned Myers & Bob Hodges


Winner: Hawk's Pappomatic
Owner/Handler: Dustin Ochs
Scout: Barry Bassingthwaighte

Runner-Up: Shiloh's Jazzmin #1545132
Owner/Handler: Robert Tomczak
Scout: Julie LaRue

The National Vizsla Association National Quail Classic was held on the Union County Bird Dog Ranch south and west of Thayer, Iowa. Ten dogs competed for the winner's circle. The winner and runner-up of the event were braced together. The winner being Hawk's Pappomatic (Ochs)and the Runner-Up being named Jazzmin (Tomczak). Pappy began the brace with a strong and forward but irregular pattern. At 10, Ochs elected to water early going into a known pheasant hideout. At 20, Pappy was found standing with all in order on a large covey. At 25, Pappy encountered a running pheasant and the bird flushed wild downwind with all in order. At 32, Pappy again located a covey and handled the find with the style and enthusiasm typical of a high, class bird dog. At 43, Pappy located a large covey while going down a feed strip. The covey was scattered and the gallery was given the opportunity to see approximately 15 birds rise. Ochs rode hard to get there and was rewarded by finding Pappy standing tall. Ochs elected to flush instead of taking the stop to flush and another covey rise of about 15 birds ensued. At 50, Pappy and bracemate were working game in the same area. The other handler elected to continue working game while Ochs collared Pappy and took him on. Pappy finished strong and forward.


Derby Classic
Judges: Dustin Ochs, Julie LaRue


Derby Classic Winner
Shiloh's Irish Tia Maria
Owned by Chad & Brynne Bock
Handled by Robert Tomczak

Derby Classic Runner Up
Rio Le Rouge
Owner handled by Jonathan Peck

Derby Classic Second Runner Up
Shiloh's Takablu
Owner handled by Robert Tomczak
shown with Scout Rodney Albin

Honorable Mentions:

Si Cisco
Owned by Linda Busch & Jonathan Peck
Handled by Jonathan Peck

Strider's Razzamatazz
Owner handled by Rodney Albin