Congratulations to Hale’s Southern Touch, 2017 Invitational Champion, and owner Dr. Jeff Hale and handler Shawn Kinkelaar!
For more information and photos on the 2017 Championship and Hale’s Southern Touch’s winning championship performance please see the ‘2017 Championship’ tab on the Home Page and the ‘2017’ dropdown tab under the ‘Photo Gallery’ tab on the Home Page.
2017 US Shooting Dog Invitational Champion CH Hale’s Southern Touch with reporter Bonnie Hidalgo, judge Everett Brannan, owner Dr. Jeff Hale, handler Shawn Kinkelaar, qualifying handler Buzz Daugherty, and judge Jim Mills.
US Shooting Dog Invitational Champion Hale’s Southern Touch with Dianna, Melanie and Dr. Jeff Hale
Purina, generous sponsor of the US Shooting Dog Invitational Championship, helps sponsor the Invitational Championship, provides the Ross Young oil painting to the winning owner, sponsors the Invitational caps, provides 12 bags of Purina Pro Plan to the winning handler, and a bag of Purina Pro Plan dog food and Purina Strategy horse feed to each handler. Our absolute gratitude to Purina for their investment in the future of our beloved sport of field trialing! Feed Purina!
Special thanks to Garmin, long time sponsor of the US Shooting Dog Invitational Championship, providing a prized Garmin Astro 320/T5 to the winning handler!
Tri-Tronics generously provides the winner handler a Tri-Tronics Pro 550 Electronic Training Collar. Thank you, Tri-Tronics!
Special thanks to SportDOG for honoring the top shooting dogs, handlers and owners in the nation with their generous prize sponsorship!
Big thanks to Tucker Saddery for providing prizes for all handers and some lucky owners, too! Six beautiful bridles and saddle pads
It’s good to be a champion! Hale’s Southern Touch enjoying praise from owner Dr. Jeff Hale and handler Shawn Kinkelaar.
Lots of praise and love for CH Hale’s Southern Touch from Dianna, Melanie and Dr. Jeff Hale!
Proud CH Hale’s Southern Touch with owner Dr. Jeff Hale and his championship belt buckle, donated by Gordon and Cindy Hazelwood, and daughter Lydia Hale.
Thank you to all of our many generous sponsors:
World Class Kennels
The Trailer Store
Witt and Carol Stephens
Dr. Jeff and Melanie Hale
Gordon and Cindy Hazelwood
Mike Taylor and Marcia Woody