German Wirehair Named 'Belle' Wins GWPCA National Field Championship


In her calm, steady, stylish way, “Belle” had her day to win the 2018 German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America National Field Championship in October at Mingo Sportsman Club in Bloomingdale, Ohio. The 4-year-old white-and-liver ticked female was handled in the horseback stake by pro Diane Vater of Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. During the hourlong brace, “Belle was really good on her game and steady to wing and shot,” says Vater, who was scouted by her husband, pro Charles Cooper. “She finished strong with seven bird finds.” NFC DC AFC Whitetail’s Antebellum Southern Style SH is owned by Larry Evans of Seneca, South Carolina, who handles her in walking trials and finished her show championship title in May 2018. After Belle won the National Field Championship, she became an Amateur Field Champion in November at the Tomoka Woods Pointing Breed Club of Florida trial in Cordele, Georgia. Bred by Billy and Deb Darby of Whitetail German Wirehaired Pointers in Walhalla, South Carolina, Belle takes her easy temperament from her dam, GCH Whitetail Fancy White Lightning JH. Her sire is FC Wilson’s Famous Amos SH. In other wins, Belle was the Best of Breed winner at the 2018 AKC Pointing Breeds Walking Gun Dog Championship. The talented Wirehair is fueled by Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Chicken & Rice Formula.