2011 AKC SPO Nationals
April 15 & 16, 2011
- by Bev Cross, eSPOmagazine.com
15" Female Winners Pack from 72 Entries
FIELD JUDGES: Tim Kasmarzik & Steve Poirier

2011 National Champion
Name: FC Jake's Southern Blossom
Owner: Jason Leake
Sire: FC Reinike's T Bone
Dam: Weedens Blossom

2nd - FC E.R. Mundy 2
Owner: Dawson Morris
Sire: FC Coleman & Manley Line Drive
Dam: East VA 2sweet Sugar

3rd -  FC Wilham's Isabella
Owner: Diane Hammon & Michael Manning
Sire: FC Wienhorst's Dark Line Sailor
Dam: Roy Boy's Rabbit Sweeper

4th -  Big Nug's Shadow
Owner: Bruce Snow
Sire: FC Coleman's Controller Again
Dam: FC Wck's Becky

NBQ FC Taylor's Pat It Out Patsy
Owner: Ronnie Grass
Sire: FC Choptalk Little Cooter
Dam: FC Ted's On-Line Shania
13" Female Winners Pack from 91 Entries
FIELD JUDGES: Garry Blevins, Jr. & Blaine Grove

2011 National Champion
Name: Parish's Crybaby
Owner: Glenn Schexnayder
Sire: FC Postoak Little Nip Otis
Dam: Saline Creek Run Em Down Tracy

2nd - Choptalk Silver Selena
Owner: Rita Butler
Sire: FC Dan's H and H Batman
Dam: Woodhaven's Runnin Late Kate

3rd - FC Random Farms Nikki
Owner: Adam Keith
Sire: FC Timber Chopper Clyde
Dam: Random Farms Lena

4th - Madison County Ruby
Owner: Steve Shallenberger & Richard Sawyer
Sire: FC In Line Black Axle
Dam: Madison County Pat

NBQ - FC Primetimes Tuff E Nuff Super Star
Owner: Brandon Johnson
Sire: FC Reinike's T-Bone
Dam: Hoods Dixie II
15" Male Winners Pack from 61 Entries
13" Male Winners Pack from 87 Entries
FIELD JUDGE: Scott Douglas & Rick McDonald

2011 National Champion
Name: Cox's Rapid Fire Bullet
Owner: Gordon Cox
Sire: Trinity Mtn Yankee Bo
Dam: Hagan's Lock-on Sister

2nd - FC Yellow Rock Grady
Owner: Joe & Tim Kasmarzik
Sire: FC Yellow Rock Sid
Dam: Happy Corner Yapper

3rd - Name: FC TCS Copper
Owner: Tommy Pollard
Sire: FC Reinicke's T-Bone
Dam: Levis Tuff-E-Nuff Cloie

4th - FC Horse Creek CC Calico
Owner: Bill Emerson
Sire: FC RS and DS Big Mac
Dam: FC Frances Creek Candy

NBQ - FC C and S's Big Dog El Deablo
Owner: Nicky Pinson & Bud Parton
Sire: FC RNR Buckshot Jones
Dam: FC Bold Creek Mindy
FIELD JUDGES: Jason Leake & Bill Petteruti

2011 National Champion
Name: Wizard Wash DY
Owner: Rufus Carter
Sire: NSPC FC Reinicke's Blaze
Dam: FC Tham's Wildwood Ida

2nd - FC Templets Rio
Owner: Harvey Templet
Sire: Double Creek Bo Bo II
Dam: Henrys Wendy II

3rd - FC Cotton Country Paco
Owner: Wayne Martin
Sire: Cherry Creek Little Mike
Dam: Honeysuckle Run Polly

4th -  FC Northsides Boy Howdy
Owner: Dan McGee
Sire: FC Bessie's Blackjack
Dam: Woodhavens Runnin Late Kate

NBQ - Bens Mississippi Scooter
Owner: Jack Brown & Bubba Seger
Sire: FC Cotton Country Bo-D
Dam: FC M & M Fiddlin Lil Ruby
More faces and sights at the Nationals:
(Plaque inscription)

Paul Dean "P.D." Short

"Some are born great and through
hard work and dedication can
achieve greatness."

So truly spoken either to catch the eye of
those reading his epic ads in Hounds &
Hunting, or those who have dedicated
their lives to the little hounds we call
beagles, P.D. was born with the gift of
greatness for breeding hounds and
training them to the best of their ability.

P.D. Short stamped the world of beagling
not just with a line of hounds, but with a
type of hounds that has sent many a man
and woman to the top of the beagling
world. He has single-handedly given the
public many hounds such as Short's
Banker Boogie, Short's Lineboss, Short's
Kate and Short's Pro that all were not just
good performers, but  line of hounds that
were outstanding producers. He gave to
public a gift of his knowledge with his
Short's bred hounds. Not just a single
dog but an entire line of dogs that have
impacted the world from coast to coast
and border to border.

This man that took his line of hounds to
the highest peak of the beagling
mountain will be spoken of forever and
that my friend is the legacy of P.D. Short.
No books, magazines, or clubs will ever
be able to take away from Mr. Short. His
legacy will live on forever in those
wonderful hounds that he bred. We will
do our best to ride on his coat tail as so
many before us and as well so
many to come will do.

Thank you P.D. short for all your hard
work and dedication. Our good friend
your work here is done. May you rest in
peace knowing that your legacy will live
on in the blood and pedigrees of
Short's bred beagles.
The kitchen crew put on a good feed! L-R:
Roy Rogers, Angie Ashby, Anthony Wiley, Erica Nichols,
Chris English, Mr. Woody
It was cold for April in Kentucky so the club decided to
break out 2 hot air machines to heat the back
end of the clubhouse.
Kaylo Paley from Auburn, KY wins a bowl and
double coupler.
Honest Dave Weinhorst wins the Tritronics collars. Gary Hanks and
Laverne proudly pose with him.
Vic Moak won the $100 gift certificate to
Okie Dog Supply.
John "H" Gibble, Bev Cross, and Les Blondino.
Lonnie Richard gets help drawing raffle tickets.
L-R: Gregory Nichols, Braden (?), and Chloe Clark.
A wonderful memorial collage to P.D. Short hangs in the UBGF Clubhouse.
Even though rain was forecasted for most of
the trial, it was a beautiful sunny drive from
Indianapolis to Beaver Dam KY on Thursday
morning, April 14th.  I arrived in the early
afternoon; many beaglers were there already
for the business meeting, and beaglers kept
trickling in until evening. The Purina Banquet
was going to be held on Thursday night for the
first time – backed up a night so the running of
the classes didn’t have to be stopped short.

The trial got underway under a rainy sky on
Friday morning. It was lousy weather for a
handler, but the dogs didn’t mind it at all.
Neither did the ticks. They were in full force this
year, and people had jugs of permanone with
pumps and nozzles (lol) hosing down their
clothing before heading to the field.

AKC Reps Mel Stewart and Robert Oliver were
in attendance. Anthony Wiley and his merry
band of cooks had the steam tables filled with
good, hot food all day long. Even though there’s
always a good selection, I always get the same
thing for lunch…both days…and that is the pork
roast and green beans with ham and taters in
them. If they ever quit making that sliced pork
roast I’ll be heartbroken!

With 91 little females and 72 big females, the
trial ran until dark. The big females finished up
first with Jason Leake’s Jakes Southern
Blossom as the winner. Grant Leake handled
her to the win. When the little female winners
pack went to the field promptly at 7 pm, they
were followed by one of the biggest galleries
I’d seen in a long time. They returned at dark
with a winner. It was a really tight race, but
Parrish’s Crybaby owned by Glenn
Schexnayder came out on top.
The weather didn’t break much on
Saturday for the running of the male
classes. Still rainy, cold, and windy,
there were 61 big males and 87 little
males entered. Marj Roach, the FTS,
had started taking entries the day
before. Marj is one busy lady at this
trial. The rain finally let up for the
afternoon’s second and third series,
but the sun never did come out. I got
the opportunity to throw a football for
a while with a young man about 3 ft
tall who had a much better arm than
I did. There were a lot of kids at the
trial this year and they had a blast –
whether it was handling a dog or
just playing around the clubhouse.

They did manage to finish the big
male class, congrats to Gordon Cox
with his Cox’s Rapid Fire Bullet for
the win, but finishing the little males
on Saturday wasn’t going to happen.
The judges took the 87 dogs down
to 6 packs of 6, and then to 3 packs
of 6, to end up with a winners pack
of 8 that would finish on Sunday
morning. Sunday morning turned
out to be a beautiful day weather-
wise, and after serious
consideration, Rufus Carter’s
Wizard Wash DY hound came back
with the blue.

The Deep South dogs really
dominated this year. It’s good to see
that the $4/gal gas didn’t keep them
away from the trial. It was a good
crowd of people, an excellent group
of judges and marshals, 311 top
dogs, and a well-run field trial at a
location where game is as plentiful
as the fellowship!  
13" Female winners pack gallery.
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Listening for next series being called by FTS Marj Roach.
American Kennel Club Rep Mel Stewart