English Springer Spaniel Named 'Zachary' Is the 2019 High Point Open Winner
A serious-minded bird dog named “Zachary” showed consistency, intelligence and authority to become the 2019 High Point Open English Springer Spaniel. Handled by Mike Wallace of Cross Junction, Virginia, FC Salmy’s Zachary From Windy Ridge stood out with his outstanding bird-finding ability, control around game, driving flushes, and precision retrieves. The 6-year-old liver-and-white male won three trials in the spring season at North Texas, Central Virginia and Central New England, and then went on to run 13 trials in the fall season, placing in 10 of them with two wins and finishing the year with 45 points. “Zachary is a powerful dog who works aggressively and knows he has a job to do when running birds,” says Wallace, who became a full-time pro handler in 2007 after growing up in the sport. Zachary is the stud puppy from a male whom Wallace trained and handled, NAFC-FC-CFC-CAFC Salmy’s Master Piece, the 2012 English Springer Spaniel National Champion. Owned by Jack Waggoner of Decatur, Texas, Zachary is fed Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Chicken & Rice Formula dog food.