Brittany Field Trial Hall of Fame Nomination of
Grand Junction Jake was a great Brittany with a wonderful temperament and he was an aggressive competitor. He ran with great style and pointed with extreme class.
Jake was an affectionate companion with impeccable manners and lived in the house when he was not on the field trial circuit. It was always funny and predictable when he was brought home after field trial season…it was like he had never been gone a day. The first thing he would do is run to the cookie jar for a treat and then claim his spot on the couch to begin to rule the Pulliam household.
Chad Holman, his professional trainer, told Dick when running him in amateur stakes never to look back for him because he would always be out front. This invariably held true. He had the reputation of owning Camp Robinson in Arkansas because he won so many stakes there.
We knew he was going to be special because when we worked him as a young dog, he would run just about out of sight, stop, turn, and look for you. He would not come back and all you had to do was hit your whistle or turn your horse and he would continue on with big edge running casts.
When Jake won the 2008 Chicken Championship in 90 degree heat over 74 dogs, one of the judges remarked that he was the biggest running dog he had ever seen. This judge was John Kline..….and John had seen a lot of dogs!
Jake placed third in the National Open All Age Championship in 2010 and third again in 2012. He won the prestigious U. S. Open Brittany Championship in 2011 and the ABC Prairie Chicken Championship in 2008 returning in 2009 to be named runner-up. He was also the Illinois Open All Age Dog of the Year for 2010/2011.
Field Trial statistics: 40 total placements, 30 of which were in hour stakes. After his derby season, Jake only competed in hour stakes.
Championship and Hour Stake placements: 30 All Age Hour placements (6x CH, 3x RU)
Purina Dog of the Year statistics:
2008 Youngest dog in the Top 10
2008, 2009, 2011 Placed in the Top 10
2011 Runner-Up for the award
1 FC so far
Thus far Jake has produced 12 young dogs with field trial placements. One breeder, who bred his females to Jake many times over the years, remarked he has been extremely impressed with the pups although most went to hunters not field trialers.
With Field Trial placements:
FC ANJ’s Ohio Hellion
Windy Hills Pink Diamond
Sharp Dressed Man
Oak Hills Moment of Madness
Windy Hills Maxxed Out
Big Oaks Jack Of Diamonds
High Points Cold Draft
Alder Grand Hopes Penny Ante
McChesney’s All Down The Line
With Show placements:
Grand Ch Gold Big Oaks Mamma Mia’s Star Sophia
Ch Big Oaks Some Patience Required
Big Oaks Jack of Diamonds (needs one point to be a Champion)
Ch MACH Big Oaks Some Patience Required of Mariad ( Was Number 5 dog for the AKC National Championship 2016 qualifiers)
To Support nomination, send email to mail@BrittanyFieldTrialHallOfFame.com stating support of nomination
**** Supporters of this nomination ****
My name is Harold Biebel of Biebel Brittanys in Bowling Green KY. We have been Brittany breeders for 23 years. Several years ago we discovered Jake while he was at Chad Holman’s kennels. We have bred our girls to Jake many times over the years and been extremely impressed with the pups the breedings produced. While most of our customers are foot hunters and not field trialers, we would like to support Jake’s nomination to the BFTHF. Thank you. Harold Biebel.