Pointer Named 'Spot' Is the 2015 Saskatchewan Open Champion
With two sharp-tailed grouse finds in a fast-paced one-hour horseback stake, a 3-year-old Pointer named Fireline edged to the front of the competition to win the Saskatchewan (Canada) All-Age Championship. Outperforming more than 50 bird dogs in the five-day trial, the orange-and-white male called “Spot” is handled by pro handler Mark McLean of Doerun, Georgia. McLean also handled the Runner-Up Champion and the winner of the Derby trial. Working with Spot since he was 6 weeks old, McLean credits the resilient dog’s stamina, speed and ability to learn for their win. “I see Spot getting better and better each time we go out,” McLean says. Bred by Woody Watson of Leesburg, Georgia, this high-powered bird dog is owned by Nelson Mills of Atlanta. Spot is fueled by Purina® Pro Plan® SPORT Performance 30/20 Chicken & Rice Formula.