Plott Hound Wins UKC World Bench Show Championship
Plott Hound Named ‘Legs’ Wins UKC World Bench Show Championship
A gorgeous 4 ½-year-old brown brindle female Plott Hound named “Legs” (WSHOWCH NGRCH CGRCH GRCH(3) GCH CCH ‘PR County Line Tuesday’s Legacy) continued her streak of consistency in a truly outstanding year of coonhound bench shows to win the 2021 UKC World Championship in September in Peru, Indiana. With confidence and graceful, effortless movement, she edged to the top over 137 coonhound competitors.
“I had showed Legs all year, and she had done very well,” says breeder-owner-handler Christina Officer of Ravenna, Kentucky. Legs is co-owned by Susan Ragsdale of New Hartford, Iowa.
Officer won her first UKC World Championship with Legs after 26 years in the sport. She had come close to winning the prestigious event in 2006 with Leg’s great-aunt, AKC CSG CH, PKC CH, UKC CCH GRCH ‘PR’ County Line Liberty Belle, the Reserve Champion.
Leg’s consistency streak led to her winning the 2021 Purina Outstanding Bench Show Coonhound Award. Among her wins that contributed to that honor were Grand Plott Female and the Purina Bench Show winner at Treeing Walker Days; Grand Female and Plott breed winner at Black & Tan Days; Overall Grand Female and Purina Bench Show winner at BBOA National Bluetick Days; and Grand Female and Plott breed winner at the BBCHA Fall Round Up.
Whelped Nov. 26, 2016, Legs was sired by AKC GRCH CCH, UKC GRCH CCH WCH ‘PR’ County Line Roosevelt. The dam is GRCH ‘PR’ River Ridge Terrible Tues. Legs is named for GRCH ‘PR’ County Line Terrible Tuesday, her maternal granddam and paternal great-granddam, the foundation bitch of Officer’s breeding program for her County Line Plotts.
In February 2020, Legs won Best of Breed at the Westminster Kennel Club. In September 2020, she won National Grand at Autumn Oaks. Leg’s success in UKC bench shows in 2020 made her the Overall Plott winner and qualified her for the Top Ten runoff, held in February 2021, where she won the Overall Top Ten.
As to her World Show Champion’s success, Officer says, “I like everything about Legs. She has a great personality and is easy to handle. She is an attractive, powerful female, who owns the ring.”