Standards for Amateur Shooting Dog Invitational

The top 12 invited dogs will run one-hour stakes two days in a row. The top dogs from these two days are selected to run in a one-hour call back on the third day.

The Shooting Dog Invitational Champions must demonstrate the requisite qualities of the shooting dog class at a high level. The invitational Champion must:

  • Hunt boldly and independently throughout the brace, and should not require excessive direction from the handler.
  • Demonstrate qualities of the finished dog by consistent coursing to logical objectives, responsiveness to the handler, and maintaining a forward pattern.
  • Exhibit strength, courage, and an unquenchable desire to find game regardless of cover or conditions, not simply choosing the easy path but hunting through habitat likely to hold game.
  • Exhibit style, speed, and stamina in action.
  • Handle game correctly. Locate and point birds quickly and accurately, back if the occasion arises, and be steady to wing and shot.
  • Demonstrate extreme character and finish around game, exhibiting style, intensity, and polish.

The Invitationals seek to identify the epitome of the shooting dog class, an individual with strength, courage, intelligence, and “game sense” at the highest level. A flawless performance of pedestrian quality should not be favored over one that, although imperfect, thrills with the magnitude of the effort.

2023 ASD Invitational Championship
*Points earned from June 1st to May 31st

Judges: Jarret Bell, Troy, MO, and Sheldon Rogers, Asquith, SK
- NGSPA Dog of the Year and Purina Handler of the Year Points Trial -

Confirmed Participants:
• ASDI-CH, CH Stoney Hill’s Pinnacle Dee
Kirk & Larry Loftin, Owners • Kirk Loftin, Handler
• 2x NASDC, RU-NASDC, CH B M B’s Madison Ave
Brandon & Jennifer Blum, Owners • Brandon Blum, Handler
• NC, CH Hi N’s Allison Miranda
Kirk & Larry Loftin, Owners • Kirk Loftin, Handler
• RU-NSDC, CH Uodibar’s Robbi Jo
Sherri Tangsrud, Owner • Kirk Loftin, Handler
• NC CH Twin Creeks Running Rocky
Kirk & Larry Loftin, Owners • Kirk Loftin, Handler
• CH In Country’s Hurricane Jane
Robert Reynolds, DVM, Owner • Chris Young, Handler
• CH Hi N’s Curtain Call
Hank Lewis, Owner & Handler
• NAC, CH HighStanding Cuttin Edge
Anthony & Dayna Rusciano, Owner • Anthony Rusciano, Handler
• CH Uodibar’s Lover Boy
Sherri Tangsrud, Owner • Kirk Loftin, Handler
• CH Chisholm Creek’s Cut’er Loose
Mark Wasserman, Owner & Handler
• CH Llano’s Game On Greta
Chad Inderman, Owner & Handler
• CH Snowy Rivers So Far So
Mike Kindler, Owner & Handler
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