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Shadows In A TwistFC/AFC Shadows In A Twist
"Tripp"

Breeder: Jessica Carlson
Owners: Jim Austin & Jessica Carlson
5/17/08 - 10/15/15
PennHIP .43L .47R (click here to read why we use PennHIP)

Click here to view Tripp's pedigree

Tripp is the boy I kept from Taryn's first litter by NFC/FC/AFC Shambo's Dark Shadow. He is an absolute sweetheart who's impossible not to love, and a bang-up bird dog to boot. He was the most consistent of the litter in juvenile field trial stakes, placing in nearly every Puppy & Derby stake he ran, no matter how many dogs he competed against.

After spending the fall of 2009 learning on wild birds in Idaho, hunting regularly with a friend and getting some good house time, Tripp was back to the field trial scene in 2010. He earned the Runner-Up spot at the ABC Western Gun Dog Futurity, and then placed in every trial following, culminating with back-to-back wins in Texas -- 1st in the ABC Central Gun Dog Futurity and 1st in Open Derby at West Texas to finish up his juvenile field points! Tripp is just reaching maturity and proving to be a big running, hard pointing, high class bird finding machine who almost never goes birdless. His first and last points towards his Field Championship were breeder-owner-handled, but credit for all of the work that went into his title, and winning the majority of his points, goes to his trainer and handler, Ed Tillson.

At the end of the 2014 spring season, Tripp embarked on a new stage of his journey. Jim Austin of Colorado came on as Tripp's primary owner, with me as co-owner. In addition to continuing with Tripp's field trial career, Jim and Tripp also got to do some hunting in the off-season. Tripp finished 2014 ranked 7th in the Magnum's Masked Man top Brittany gun dog award rankings, and in 2015 finished the spring leading the rankings! He finished his Amateur Field Championship in February, handled to points towards the title by myself, Jim, and Matt Harris.

Tragically on October 15, 2015 my trailer caught on fire while I was driving on the highway, and I was burned while trying to rescue the dogs from the back of my trailer. Tripp, his sister Tristyn, and a youngster out of Tango did not escape the fire. We are devastated at their loss. We will always remember Tripp for his sweetness and as a strong competitor who gave us so much to be proud of. Although Tripp was not able to finish out the season, he still ranked 4th in the Magnum's Masked Man award standings for 2015. Thank you to Jim Austin for sharing in his memories along with me and giving Tripp some extra good times.
     

baby Tripp - 6 weeks

3 months old

9 months old


on point - 9 months old

coming in from his winning Puppy performance

growin' up
     

Tripp winning the 2010 Central Futurity Gun Dog stake
 

Tripp placing 2nd in the 2010 Western Futurity Gun Dog stake

 
TRIPP'S COMPETITION RECORD
Date Event Win
Mar. 09 Sooner Brittany Club, Ardmore OK 4th place Open Puppy (9 starters)
Mar. 09 Southern Kansas Brittany Club, Eureka KS 2nd place Open Puppy (14 starters)
Apr. 09 Iowa Brittany Club, Thayer IA 3rd place Open Puppy (21 starters)
Apr. 09 Missouri Valley Brittany Club, Raymond NE 1st place Amt. Wlk. Puppy (8 starters) - 2 field points
Jul. 09 Bismarck Kennel Club, Bismarck ND 1st place 12-18 Dogs & Reserve Winners Dog to a major
Jan. 10 ABC Western Futurity, Sonoita AZ 2nd place Gun Dog futurity stake (17 starters)
Jan. 10 Sunland Brittany Club, Caballo NM 4th place Open Derby (16 starters)
Jan. 10 Central New Mexico Brittany Club, Bernardo NM 1st place Amt. Wlk. Derby - 1 field point
Feb. 10 Greater St Louis Brittany Club, Grovespring MO 2nd place Open Derby (16 starters)
Feb. 10 Bluebonnet Brittany Club, Hubbard TX 3rd place Open Derby (25 starters)
Feb. 10 ABC Central Futurity, Hubbard TX Winner, Gun Dog Futurity (7 starters)
Feb. 10 West Texas Brittany Club, Hubbard TX 1st place Open Derby (11 starters) - 2 field points
Mar. 12 Indian Nations Brittany Club, Ardmore OK 3rd place Open Gun Dog (33 starters)
**Qualified for the 2012 ABC National Gun Dog Championship**
Apr. 12 Missouri Valley Brittany Club, Raymond NE 3rd place Open Gun Dog (43 starters)
Oct. 12 Indian Nations Brittany Club, Ardmore OK 3rd place Open Gun Dog (23 starters)
Oct. 12 Sooner Brittany Club, Ardmore OK 4th place Open Gun Dog (20 starters)
Nov. 12 Midwest Brittany Club, Eureka KS 2nd place Open Gun Dog (36 starters) - 2 field points
**Qualified for the 2013 ABC National Gun Dog Championship**
Apr. 13 Nebraska Brittany Club, Raymond NE 2nd place Open Gun Dog (41 starters) - 2 field points
Sep. 13 Nebraska Brittany Club, Raymond NE 2nd place Open Gun Dog (38 starters) - 2 field points
Sep. 13 Skyline Brittany Club, Burlington CO 2nd place Open Limited Gun Dog (14 starters)
Oct. 13 West Texas Brittany Club, Decatur TX 1st place Open Gun Dog (15 starters) - 3 FC points & New Field Champion!
Nov. 13 Sooner Brittany Club, Ardmore OK 4th place Open Gun Dog (27 starters)
Nov. 13 Greater St. Louis Brittany Club, Grovespring MO 2nd place Open Gun Dog (39 starters)
**Qualified for the 2014 ABC National Gun Dog Championship**
Jan. 14 Northern Oklahoma Brittany Club, Ardmore OK 3rd place Open Gun Dog (17 starters)
Feb. 14 Lone Star Brittany Club, Ardmore OK 1st place Open Gun Dog (20 starters)
Feb. 14 West Texas Brittany Club, Decatur TX 2nd place Open Gun Dog (18 starters)
Mar. 14 Southern Kansas Brittany Club, Eureka KS 2nd place Open Gun Dog (28 starters)
Mar. 14 Midwest Brittany Club, Eureka KS 2nd place Open Gun Dog (25 starters)
Mar. 14 Midwest Brittany Club, Eureka KS 1st place Amateur Gun Dog (13 starters) - 3 AFC points
May 14 Northern CO Brittany Club, Stoneham CO 4th place Open Gun Dog (21 starters)
Sep. 14 Neosho Valley Brittany Club, Inola OK 1st place Open Gun Dog (26 starters)
Oct. 14 West Texas Brittany Club, Decatur TX 4th place Open Gun Dog (23 starters)
Oct. 14 Northern Oklahoma Brittany Club, Ardmore OK 2nd place Open Gun Dog (26 starters)
Oct. 14 Southern Kansas Brittany Club, Eureka KS 2nd place Open Gun Dog (35 starters)
Oct. 14 Sooner Brittany Club, Ardmore OK 3rd place Amateur All Age (13 starters)
Jan.15 Sahuaro Brittany Club, Sonoita AZ 3rd place Amateur Gun Dog (26 starters)
Jan.15 Greater Phoenix Brittany Club, Sonoita AZ 1st place Open Limited Gun Dog (24 starters)
**Qualified for the 2015 ABC National Gun Dog Championship**
Jan. 15 Central New Mexico Brittany Club, Bernardo NM 2nd place Open Gun Dog (14 starters)
Jan.15 Northern Oklahoma Brittany Club, Ardmore OK 2nd place Open Gun Dog (19 starters)
Feb. 15 Bluebonnet Brittany Club, Hubbard TX 2nd place Amateur Gun Dog (25 starters)
Feb. 15 Sooner Brittany Club, Ardmore OK 1st place Open Gun Dog (23 starters)
Mar. 15 Indian Nations Brittany Club, Ardmore OK 3rd place Open Gun Dog (26 starters)
Mar.15 Southern Kansas Brittany Club, Eureka KS 1st place Open Gun Dog (25 starters)
Mar.15 Midwest Brittany Club, Eureka KS 2nd place Open Gun Dog (50 starters)
Mar. 15 Midwest Brittany Club, Eureka KS 1st place Amateur Gun Dog (13 starters) *NEW AFC*
Apr. 15 Nebraska Brittany Club, Raymond NE 1st place Open Gun Dog (35 starters)
Apr. 15 Missouri Valley Brittany Club, Raymond NE 2nd place Amateur Gun Dog (13 starters)
Sep. 15 Nebraska Brittany Club, Raymond NE 1st place Amateur Gun Dog (8 starters)

 

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