Ron Stevenson, one of the founding members of the New England Brittany
Championship Association, was a shining example of what a bird dog field trialer should
be. Ron was an outgoing, friendly, caring person who dedicated a great part of his life to
the betterment of the Brittany and field trials. For over fifty years, Ron was involved as
an owner, breeder, trainer, handler, judge, and club official on both the regional and
national level. No task was too menial when it came to the sport; he would do whatever
was needed, from cutting and hauling brush to preparing and giving a presentation to the
state or federal officals; he did it all with class.
His kennel, -Rondo Britts - was always well respected and produced many quality (AKC) Dual Champions. (His kennel shared the record for the most Dual Champions ie:5 with HOF Kent Lipsey.) He was not content to be successful with only his own dogs; Ron's contribution to the dogs and the sport involved developing new arenas for dogs, people, and clubs to use for future competition. His support to many New England clubs is wellknown but his effort in starting the Northern New England Brittany Club, the New England Brittany Championship Association and the Sharpe's Farm field trial area in New Hampshire were endeavors that improved the future of bird dogs and the sport.