Plum Creek Kennels
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OUR DOGS DO STUFF!
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OWNERS REPORTS ON THEIR DOG'S ACHIEVEMENTS.
OUR FIELD CHAMPIONS
AKC Euro Cup Article
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2012 FALL TRIALS IN
ADON DE PLUM CREEK WINS TRIALER TITLE!
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2011 SPRING TRIALS IN
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and pictures and a slideshow.
COUPE D'EUROPE 2008
TATOO WINS TRES BON IN EURO CUP!
(You can click on the photo above for a slideshow)
For the first time in history the USA was
allowed to compete in the European Cup for Continental Breeds held this year in
the Czech Republic.
With Tatoo and
Ultra both having the qualifications necessary to be entered in this
competition, Bill was approved to represent the USA with our dogs.
We are very happy to
report that Tatoo was awarded a Tres Bon in the Coupe and
which made him one of only six dogs to receive an award in
this prestigious event.
The Coupe is
representative of the best dogs of the continental breeds in
the world. Each year the Coupe is held in a different
country. This year it was held in the Czech Republic and
there were teams from 14 different countries competing.
All in all it was a good year for Plum Creek, Bill and our dogs. With six wins
in France and the win at the Euro Cup amongst the best dogs in the world, we are
very happy and proud of our boys!
For a longer report you
can go to our
NEWS page and you can also read the article
COMPETING ON THE WORLD STAGE.
COUPE D'EUROPE 2009
Ultra wins EXCELLENT in
2009 Euro Cup Trial of Excellence
and wins EXCELLENT in 2009 Coupe de Spain!
(You can click on the photo to view slideshow)
For the second year in a row Bill represented the U.S.A. at the
Coupe d'Europe (Euro Cup) with the AKC's sanctioning. The Coupe was
hosted this year in Osuna, Spain. Pictured with him are our dogs Ultra
de la Source Aux Perdrix and Tatoo du Bois Courcol. This year Ultra
received an award of Excellent in the Trial of Excellence at the Euro Cup and
was awarded an EXCELLENT in the Coupe d'Spain. Tatoo was also awarded an EXCELLENT and a Tres
Bon in his competitions. These were trials held on wild birds under less
than favorable conditions. We're proud of the fine showing and for the
opportunity to represent the U.S.A. at these events. You can click on the
picture above to view a slide show. For a more details you can go to our
COUPE DE FRANCE
Bill receiving the trophy for the RCACT at the Coupe de
France awards ceremony.
Our dream was to have the opportunity to enter a dog in
the SCC Coupe de France. A dog must be pre-qualified with a certain level of
previous wins in order to be eligible for this field trial and entries consist
of the current best dogs in France and Europe. Because Ultra obtained his
championship title in the fall of 2006 he was qualified to enter this
prestigious trial this spring. Bill handled Ultra himself in the French Cup, as
well as all the other spring trials, and we are excited to report that Ultra won
a Reserve CACT in the cup!
Ultra and Bill returned home with a total of five placements out of ten spring
2007 trials, bringing Ultra just a bit short of the requirements for his spring
championship title. He ranked 27th out of all dogs competing in France Spring
2007 trials with 99 points, not bad since we can only be there for a short time
rather than the entire trial season. In the Fall 2006 trials where Ultra got his
championship he ranked 7EX with 67 points with 73 points being the most awarded
BELOW: FIELD TRIAL TITLES OBTAINED IN FRANCE
Champion Tatoo du Bois Courcol,
Trialer, CACS, CACT
TITLE, CACT & 2 CACS
Earned in French Field Trials and Shows
Champion Ultra de la Source aux Perdrix,
Trialer, CACS, CACT
FIELD TRIAL CHAMPION-A,
RCACT in SCC Coupe de France
CACT, two RCACT,
two EXC and six TBs in the Spring Trials.
6 CACTs, 3 RCACTs,
3 EXCs and one TB in the fall trials.
EXC. in National EB Show
Earned in French Field Trials and Shows
Tatoo is the first and only American owned Epagneul Breton to have earned his
title in France and to have earned France's ranking as a
He achieved his Trialer title by competing in both spring and fall field trials
in 2004 and he also
received two CACS
by winning 2 beauty shows in France in 2004
one of which was judged by M. Riva, a specialist
in the breed. Tatoo was awarded an "Excellent" and a trophy
at the French club's big 2004 field trial in Vimpelles - AND all before he turned 2 years
old! He has now gone on to win a CACT in the 2005
trials as well as a Tres Bon with Bill handling him. And he was
awarded an Excellent in France's National Breed Show June 19, 2005 by M.
Martini, which qualifies him now as a Recommended Sire - the first
and only such achievement for any Breton in the USA!
Hip Score: A
Ultra won his championship title
in the Fall 2006 field trials, and accumulated a total of 6 CACTs, 3 RCACTs,
3 EXCs and a TB in the fall trials. He has obtained his Deep Water Retrieve,
required for his fall title and has been awarded EXCellent in conformation. He has his
title and currently has a Cotation rating of 3/6.
He now has won a CACT, two RCACT,
two EXC and six TBs in the Spring Trials as well. We are proud to have added this fine specimen
of the breed to our kennel.
Hip Score: A
handled by Bill, received a CACT in France in the field trial at
Fontaine 3/24/05!! This was a first
for any American owned dog, and Bill is the first
American handler in a French field trial to accomplish
These are of course wild partridge trials, no released birds, with handlers on foot. Tatoo had three excellent points during his run, and at distances
that they all required the couler which were
performed perfectly each time.
Tatoo has attained his TRIALER title in France by competing and winning
in both spring and fall trials in France. And Tatoo has also attained the status
as a RECOMMENDED SIRE, the only dog in North America to have
THE "TOTAL DOG"
In France it is a requirement that a dog must earn wins in both the field and conformation shows in order to
obtain a title in either venue. This "total dog" concept is one that we have long adhered to and
believed in, and one that has made France successful in maintaining the hunting
ability and the look of the breed.
It has always been our belief that we could take the dogs we own from the
field and enter and win show events because "type" has always been an important
factor for us. Field work will always be #1 at our facility, and shows are few and far
between in our neck of prairie, but we have participated at shows in the US and
have traveled to France to enter dogs in their National shows to
obtain required wins. How a dog is built does effect its field work.
Splayed feet break down. Slab ribs don't allow for adequate
breathing during strenuous exercise causing fatigue, etc.
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