Owner: Ed Holland
What can you say about Cash, other than he is a dog of a lifetime! They say every sportsman has the privilege of owning one great bird dog, in my case it is certainly Cash. I bought him as an eight week old pup early on in my field trial career. I really did not realize how good a dog that I had until he started racking up First Place finishes on any circuit that I was competing. He has placements in all five circuits that he competed in, but he really made a name for himself in BHU. Over the course of a few years, he became a six time Open Pointing Champion with 120 Champion points. No other dog at this point has come close to his accomplishments, although there a few dogs now in BHU that might surpass him. Unfortunately Cash died at an early age of nine and I lost the best bird dog that I have ever owned. I miss you Cash!
Owner: Dan Park
Penny was our first trial dog. She was an all around amazing bird dog. She could Field trial, wild bird hunt and could swim like crazy. She had a talent to always find birds.
Owner: Dan Dismang
Gus was a direct son of Elhew Jefferson and true to his breeding was my first great competition dog. He had many wins and produced other great dogs.
Owner: Ryan DeVault
Owner: Walt Chapman
Lucas not only showed his love for dogs but also his passion for helping structure good rules, fun events, and most importantly, helping the youth! Lucas was very influential in making BHU what it has become.
Tucker was the first pointing dog I've had since I was a kid. He taught me everything I didn’t know; trained me, so to speak. He was the spark that re-ignited my boyhood love of chasing ringnecks. I had friends that had been successful in tournament hunting circuits but assured me Vizslas didn’t cut it in their circuits. The gauntlet was cast. Tucker was 5 years old at this point. What makes Tuckers BHU accomplishments extraordinary is that he did it in just 4 seasons. He made me look good, he knew that was his job. Earning consecutive high point dog, consecutive Vizsla of the year and his handler consecutive player of the year honors. He also was featured as a Pheasants Forever dog of the day. Typical Vizsla, Tucker was a social butterfly, yet had magnificent prey drive, and left no doubt I was his guy. Because of him I’ve made lifelong friends and tons of memories. Gone too soon.. I was blessed to have Tucker for such a special time in my life. Good Boy Tucker! .
Bub is one of a kind, his love for hunting and competing was at the highest level. He was still going strong at age 11 but the eyes ears and hips are slowly fading. At the age of 14 he still enjoys tagging along and carrying the birds!
Anyone that truly knew Remington recognized early on that he was something very special. A $75 dog off a parking lot, there were no champion or titled dogs in his pedigree. Remington made his own claim to fame based on his own accomplishments. He became one of the few labs that could transition at a high level between upland field trials and AKC retriever hunt tests where he earned a Master Hunt Test Title by the age of 3. While running BHU events on a limited basis, he still managed to win several major championships including a NFC and 3 consecutive Pheasants Forever championships to name a few. When looking at Remington’s overall record across 3 different organizations, he can arguably be considered one of the winningest flushing dogs in history. He was not only one of the greatest trial dogs ever but he was also my best friend and companion almost everywhere I went. Remington was truly that “Once In A Lifetime” dog that everyone dreams of having.
Bird Dog Hall Of Fame
The following criteria has been established for qualifying a dog for the BHU “Hall Of Fame”.
All currently competing dogs will be considered for the “Hall Of Fame” based on the 100 point criteria set forth below:
1 point for every 10 CH points
5 points for each SC, PFAC, and PFC.
10 points for each AC and FC.
15 points for each AHH and OHH.
20 points for each NAC.
25 points for each NFC.
No dog will be eligible for induction into the “Hall Of Fame”, regardless of the dog’s point totals, until the dog is officially retired from competition in all upland field trial organizations.
Bird Hunters United also reserves the right, at their digression, to induct certain past “champion foundation dogs”. These are dogs that have passed away or are no longer engaged in competition in BHU or any other field trial organization. These dogs may be those that competed in BHU prior to the creation of State Championships. It may also include dogs that for whatever reason were not allowed to participate in the Amateur Division because of their status in other field trial organizations prior to participating in BHU events. These will be dogs, in the opinion of BHU, that competed at the highest levels, winning multiple championships and/or national titles that were available to them during the time the dogs were active.