English Springer Spaniel ‘Annie’ Is All-Time High-Point Field Dog
The all-time High-Point English Springer Spaniel Field Dog is a black-and-white female named “Annie,” whose versatility as a flushing bird dog capable of big finds and pinpoint retrieving is second to none. Trained by Jim Keller of Wildwind Kennels in Knox, Maine, NAFC FC AFC CNFC CFC CAFC Flushingwing Annie, now retired at 13 years old, earned a career 248 all-age points, consisting of 192 points in the American Kennel Club and 56 points in the Canadian Kennel Club. “Annie is one of the best dogs, definitely the best bitch, I’ve ever trained,” Keller says. “She is the consummate bird dog, an incredibly gifted retriever who can figure out difficult situations.” In 2014, Annie was the U.S. High-Point All-Age Dog, buoyed by her placing second in the English Springer National Field Championship, followed by earning top High-Point All-Age Dog honors running in the U.S. and Canada in 2015 and 2016. With owner Fred Musone of Tiverton, Rhode Island, Annie, who took over half her total career points running for Musone, won the 2010 English Springer National Amateur and the 2013 Canadian National Amateur. Bred by Jim and Cynthia Bell of Nova Scotia, Canada, Annie was sired by Hall of Fame Springer NFC AFC FC CFC FC Crosswinds War Path, also trained by Keller, out of CFC Flushing Wings Flash on Fire. Annie was powered to her incredible achievements by Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Chicken & Rice dog food.