7x Erin’s Whiskey River (Will) has had an extremely successful career. Will qualified for the National Championship at Ames as a derby by winning two open all-age trials. He then qualified each year after that and this last February was his 8th and final time running in the National. Will is retired and enjoying being spoiled by his owner Maeve Derrig. Below is a list of Will’s wins:
-3rd Piasa Open Derby Fall 2008
-2nd U S Chicken Championship Open Derby Fall 2009
-Winner Southern Championship-Jan 2010
-3rd Cajun Open Derby Jan-2010
-Winner Alabama Open All-Age Championship-Jan 2010
-R-U Region 5 Amateur All-Age-Nov 2010
-3rd Kentucky Lake Open All-Age-Nov 2010
-Winner Benton County Open All-Age-Dec 2010
-Winner Region 6 Amateur All-Age Championship-Dec 2010
-Winner Southern Championship-Jan 2011
-2nd Rend Lake Open All-Age-Oct 2011
-1st Still Water Open All-Age-Oct 2012
-Winner Mid-America Open All-Age Championship-Oct 2012
-Runner-Up Southland Open All-Age Championship-Nov 2012
-Runner-Up Kentucky Open All-Age Championship- March 2013
-Winner Souther Championship-Nov 2014
-1st Heartland Open All-Age-March 2015
-Runner-Up Region 5 Amateur All-Age Championship-Oct 2015
-1st Rend Lake Open – Oct 2016
Erin’s Whiskey River wins the Rend Lake Open at 9 years old. Dunn’s Tried and True in 2nd and Erin’s Red Rum in 3rd.
5x Champion Erin’s Bad River
Ch. Erin’ Bad River was whelped January 6, 2005 sired by Ch. Erin’s Southern Pride x Erin’s Rockin Robin. Both of these dogs were directly sired by HOF Ch. Erin’s Southern Justice x Erin’s Lacy J who trace their lineage to HOF Ch. Addition’s Go Boy. Erin’s Bad River “Joe” was gaining attention as a puppy with his powerful stride that literally flung mud in the air when he was released. Joe’s production record shows 13-101-546.
Joe’s career shows 13 placements, which include five championships, one futurity placements and three trips to Ames Plantation. Joe’s Derby year started with a 2ndplace in the National Prairie Chicken Open Derby following by a 1st in the Kentucky Lake (Ricky Chism) 1-hour Open Derby. Joe took 2nd place in the 73rd American Field Pheasant futurity only to be bested by his kennelmate. In the spring of his derby campaign Erin’s Bad River won the coveted Georgia Derby Championshipwith a strong two find performance just shy of his second birthday. Joe’s competitive career also included three bids at the National Championship before being retired to stud. Erin’s Bad River was not campaigned as extensively as some, but was a threat every time he was put down. Detailed below is a list of Bad River’s wins:
• 2nd -73rd American Field Pheasant Futurity F 2006
• 2nd -National Prairie Chicken Open Derby F 2006
• Wr -Kentucky Lake Open Derby (1 Hour)F 2006
• Wr-Georgia Derby Championship (1 Hour) S 2007
• Wr – International Pheasant Championship F 2007
• 2nd – Rend Lake Open All-Age Classic F 2007
• Wr. – National Amateur Pheasant Championship F 2008
• Wr. -Region 5 Amateur All-Age Championship F 2008
• 1st -Rend Lake Open All-Age Classic F 2008
• 3rd – Solatex Cajun Open Classic S 2009
• Wr. – National Amateur Pheasant Championship F 2009
• RU – National Open Pheasant Championship F 2010
Erin’s Bad River has produced 101 winners to date that have amassed a total of 546 wins. 15 of Bad River’s progeny have garnered championship titles while numerous others have won runner-up laurels. While the list of champions is extensive what is more impressive is the level of competition these championships were obtained. Dog’s produced by Erin’s Bad River have won endurance trials (Southern Championship and Invitationals), Purina Dog of the Year Awards and numerous other accolades. From Shooting Dog to All-Age competition the versatility of his offspring is evident as they have won from the Canadian Prairies to the Deep South and numerous venues in-between.
The mark of a truly great sire is a dog that is able to make a contribution to the breed that is better than one’s self. Erin’s Bad River’s contribution to the sport is already being witnessed in the next generation as numerous offspring have produced another generation of champions. Joe is the grandsire to several champions including the 2014 Continental Champion. His offspring have solidified Joe a place in Field Trail history by continuing to carry his banner through future generations.
When looking at the criteria for election, a canine’s contribution to the sport is based upon performance and production. We believe Joe exemplifies the metrics of not only a successful performer but even more so as a stellar producer with a record that will continue to grow. Bad River’s contribution to the betterment of the breed will continue to be realized for many future generations to come.
This win qualifies Erin’s Red Rum for the 2017 National Championship.