GCH DC Spitfire Indie 500 SH
CHIC# 112847 - OFA Results Link
Indie, short for "Independence," got her name for, well, being independent! She was born on Cinco de Mayo, and she was the stand-out in the litter. She was the only white-with-ticks pup in the bunch. I had my eye on one of the male puppies, but Ashley was drawn to the smaller girl with the solid liver head and liver ticks.
Indie got off to a great start with earning her A.K.C. S.T.A.R. Puppy award. S.T.A.R. stands for Socialization.Training.Activity.Responsibility. We made new friends at this class and enjoyed our first taste of obedience training.
Next on our agenda, was fall field work and competition. Indie and I were ready to go for a Junior Hunter title and our field trial derby points. I am proud to say we accomplished our goal with four qualifying hunt test scores, earning 8's, 9's and 10's! We also earned all of our derby points, and as of February 2013, Indie was tied for number 4 puppy/derby GSP in the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America's Top 10 list!
Indie has also competed in the show ring. On August 24, 2014 Indie finished her show Champion title! Thank you Lara Spears, SharpMtn Handling for presenting Indie for her finishing win. In May of 2017, Indie finished her Grand Championship title after taking a two and a half year break from the show ring! She also earned multiple Owner Handler Sporting Group placements while showing in Best of Breed competition.
Indie earned her Dual Champion title March 2018 by winning an Open Gun Dog 3 point major and a 2 point Amateur Limited Gun Dog stake. Much thanks to Ronnie Smith and Susanna Love at Ronnie Smith Kennels for her foundation training. The coveted Dual Champion title is one of the most difficult titles to earn in AKC competition. We are so proud of Indie and her accomplishments!
To put it simply, Indie is just sweet! She is a pleasure to handle in the field and in the show ring. She hunts and points with fantastic style and is just an overall awesome girl.