Ryan- sorry fella-just saw this post
I run mostly AKC, all breed and Pointer Events, We run American Field as time allows with my Pointers usually head to head with the Top Pro Pointer guys in the Nation- veeeery humbling, keeps me quiet and teaches a fella how to lose gracefully....
AKC we do very well.
We see (on the winners stand) mostly GSPs, Pointers, Setters and a few Veeeeezles up my way in Trialing
My own stuff is mostly Pointers, have a GSP with some shagg every now and then, mine and clients dogs.
DUNFURs GSPs? Musta run against one somewhere, aren't they west coast dogs?
I met Dan Hoke at the AKC All Breed Gun Dog Championship a few years back, nice fella.
Most of the GSPs that run east coast (and WIN) are out of lines like Saddle, Slicker, Clown et al.
Some local breeders put out some nice stock but East Coast GSPers Amatulli and Joyce usually eat em alive with their screamers. i wish i had dogs that could keep up with them (my GSPs). They give my Pointers a run for the money, lost to them on occassion as well (all breed trials).
This season 1st half was a wash, had some dog problems, right now we're waiting for a NEW pup, can't wait to get going with another dog of my own.