A word about Peter Gunn, (Red's Sire) by Drew Carter, CarterBrittanyKennels.com
Pete's sire is NAFC/FC/AFC Walker's Gunner who was the 1997 National Amateur All Age Champion who has sired dogs such as NGDC/FC Last Dixie Chick. Pete's dam is AFC Bullet's Renegade Miss Megan - our foundation female who is a strong hunter and qualified for the 2007 and 2008 National Amateur Gun Dog Championships. Megan's sire is 32x NSTRA Champion Nolan's Last Bullet who has more NSTRA wins than any dog of any breed in the history of NSTRA.
Pete is a very hard hunting, extremely intelligent dog with lots of style, intensity and enthusiasm on birds. Pete, even as a young puppy, had a beautiful and natural forward hunting pattern which has only improved with age. He's extremely biddable and always aims to please his handler. He is a natural backer and retriever that runs a big shooting dog race. Pete runs edges eagerly with great determination and rarely misses a bird, which is testament of his scenting ability. Pete is not a dog that you have to constantly or forcefully command. He is extremely obedient and works the field with only slight blows of the whistle and he can be sent in any direction with a slight wave of the hand. All Pete's training has been here at home with us. He has never been down in front of anyone but me and we are quite proud of that fact.
Pete is a pleasure to train and campaign as a field trial dog. At 19 months old (which is still classified as Derby age) in only his second run in adult Gun Dog Stakes he qualified for the 2006 National Amateur Gun Dog Championship at the spring Georgia Brittany Club Trial. We entered Pete in the National Championship that fall and at only 26 months of age he was posted at the National Championship and ended the trial in the top 6 dogs. Pete at the age of 5 years had been posted 4 times at the Nationals and had won it twice. He also won the 2009 Magnum's Masked Man Top Gun Dog Award which is a points based award encompassing every Brittany Club Gun Dog stake in the United States during the 2009 field trial season. In 2010 he suffered two non-productives to end his strong bid to win that running of the National Gun Dog Championship. In 2011 he bested the field at the Southeastern Continental Breed Shooting Dog Championship - he is only the second Brittany to ever win this championship. Pete made history again in 2012 by winning the Tri Tronic's Top Shooting Dog Award and becoming the first dog to win every National Brittany shooting dog/gun dog title/award. Pete is the only Brittany to win two National Championships in the same year All Age or Gun Dog. Additionally in 2012 Pete was posted at the ABC National Amateur All Age Championship which is a further testament to the versatility of this great dog.
Pete is what we believe a bird dog should be: forward, biddable, excellent nose, natural retriever, natural backer with plenty of run. Pete is also every bit as good as a pet: affectionate, level headed and loyal with enough personality to bring a smile to everyone he greets. He is the mascot of Carter Veterinary Clinic and goes to work every day. In the field, at home, or at work, Pete is a ONCE in a lifetime dog we couldn't hope to have another like this!
FC Legacy's Pine Bandit is 2016 National Gun Dog Champion, and RU NGDC in 2015. He is a fluid and classy running gun dog with a great amount of style who is exciting to watch in the field and who has earned his prestigeous AKC Fielc Champion title (FC). Legacy's Pine Bandit's is grandsired by FC AFC Rj's Microtuck, an AKC Field Champion and Amatuer Field Champion who was a son of 1994 National All Age Champion and Brittany Hall of Fame inductee NFC FC AFC Microdot who had 52 total career placements (30 first), was the 1990 Western Futurity Winner and National Futurity Runn-off Runner up, is a 2x American Field champion and 2x Runner-Up American Field Champion, and was the 1993 US Brittany Open Championship Runner-Up. NFC FC AFC Microdot has produced multiple national winners and placement holders which include NGDC FC Sadie Fair Lady, IAMS Award winner and Hall of Famer FC AFC Poki-Dot, and is the grandsire of NAFC FC AFC Maxwell's White Spirit, NAFC FC AFC Tequila Jack II, NFC FC AFC Wimberley Jimdandy, and NGDC FC AFC Shady's Koala-T. Ben's sire, FC Legacy's Pine Bandit's paternal grandmother is Shady's Blaze of Glory who is the daughter of 1983 National All Age Champion and Brittany Hall of Fame inductee NFC FC AFC Bean's Blaze HOF and Hall of Fame Inductee FC AFC Shady's Chik-N-Little HOF, the dam of fine dogs such as NFC/DC/AFC Shady's Tia Maria. NFC FC AFC Bean's Blaze HOF had a career total of 45 placements (12 of which were 1st place), 5 hour wins, and was the 1982 Western Futurity Winner. He has proven himself as a producer of multiple national champions by his daughter, 2008 National Gun Dog Champion NGDC FC AFC BJ's Blazin Daisy and his grandchildren which include NFC FC AFC Rambling Rose VIII, NAFC FC AFC Piney Run Sam, and NAFC FC AFC Lea's Running Jayhawk. FC AFC Shady's Chik-N-Little HOF was also a remarkable dog with 47 total field placements (18 firsts) and 5 hour wins who was known as a "Blue Hen" producer. Her most notable offspring is 2006 National All Age Champion NFC DC AFC Shady's Tia Maria who is the youngest dual champion in brittany history. Shady's Blaze of Glory's extensive pedigree includes 1973 National All Age Champion and Hall of Fame inductee NFC FC AFC Ban-Dee HOF, 1991 National All Age Champion and Hall of Fame inductee NFC FC AFC Hi Proof Rum Runner HOF, and Hall of Fame inductee DC Scipio's Little Chick HOF. FC Legacy's Pine Bandit also gained an impressive pedigree from his maternal side as well which includes well known 1992 National Amateur All Age Champion and Brittany Hall of Fame Inductee NAFC DC AFC Renegade's Kansas Kid HOF, and also DC AFC Lobo's Rocket Man. Thank you Drew Carter, CarterBrittanyKennels.com for the write-up.