October 24th, 2015. We WON THE NATIONAL OPEN GUN
DOG CHAMPIONSHIP with Chief.
Only one dog a year get the coveted title. His name now is NGDC GFC DC Hope’s Chief of Cross Creek.
2015 Magnum's Masked
NGDC GFC DC Hope's Chief Of Crosscreek
owned by Barb & Wayne Pepin, Bob & Polly West, handled by Bob
2016 ABC Garmin Shooting Dog Award
Please join me in congratulating Wayne Pepin, Barbara Pepin, Robert West and Polly West owners of NGDC GFC DC Hope’s Chief of Crosscreek, in winning the 2016 Garmin Shooting Dog Award. Under the guidance of Bob and Valerie Burchett, Chief placed in 5 of the 20 Open Shooting Dog hour events that made up this year’s award program.
Ch. Hope’s Ranger Rick, owned by the Pepin’s was bred to Sanbar’s Crosscreek Play by Play and produced a litter of 9 puppies for Judy Tighe. Ricky, the sire, goes back to Carolina Ranger and the Microdot line while the female’s side goes back to the 2000 National Gun Dog champion, Hope’s Dandi Don. The only female in the litter was retained and went on to finish her show championship.
A portrait of Chief, by artist Andrea Howell of Culloden, GA, will be presented to the owners during the Garmin award dinner at this fall’s National Gun Dog Championship in Ionia, MI.
Thanks to everyone that participated in this year’s Garmin Shooting Dog events and best of luck in the coming season. The final tabulation of points for all dogs placing in the 2016 program can be found on the ABC website.
Kent D. Patterson
Garmin Shooting Dog Award Coordinator
"We Hunt Our Show Dogs"
Ch Cross Creek's Irish Manlicher
This is a picture of "Manny" at three months old
retrieving a quail to hand at the Hoffman Field Trial in Hoffman,
I graduated from Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985
and have worked with small animals and horses since then. I operate
a house call practice, perform relief work at a local clinic, and
work at the Harrison County Animal Shelter. My husband was in the Air
Force and as we were stationed all around the world, I accumulated
licenses in seven different States and worked in England and Korea.
I am an active member in State and National veterinary medical
associations, a member of the Society of Theriogenlogy, and a member
of the Academy of Excellence. I am active in the American Brittany
Club and volunteer as their show veterinarian at the Nationals in
Arkansas every November.
My love is my show/field dogs. I first became interested in showing
dogs in 1978 and acquired an English Setter which we showed to his
Championship in 1982. I showed at Cruft’s in England in 1990 and
1991. I switched to Brittanys in 1998 because I found their
temperament to be more stable and more family oriented. We are now
active in both the show ring and at the field trials as our focus
has become oriented toward dual dogs. A Dual Champion has earned a
championship in both the show ring and at field trials. Our goal is
to improve the breed and to have them do what they were originally
bred to do: be a family dog and hunting companion.
You can email me at
Phone: (812) 941-1716