Pointer Named 'Patch" Is the 2016 National Champion
A pleasing, determined and seemingly tireless 3-year-old Pointer called “Patch” commanded the field with eight finds to win the National Championship for Field Trialing Bird Dogs in February in Grand Junction, Tennessee. Whippoorwill Justified consistently stayed to the front of handler Larry Huffman of Michigan City, Mississippi. “Patch finished the three-hour horseback stake as strongly as he started. He caught the judge’s eye with his smooth, flowing gait and his precise pointing ability,” says Huffman, a three-time winner of the esteemed event. His previous winners were Whippoorwill Wild Card in 1999 and Whippoorwill Wild Agin, Patch’s sire, in 2008. Bred by Bob Walthall of Thomasville, Georgia, and owned by Ronnie Spears of Jacksonville, Arkansas, the white-and-liver male male is powered by Purina® Pro Plan® SPORT Performance 30/20 Formula.