Wednesday, October 28, 2009


At the very heart of our sport is the breeder. Everything you see in the show ring depends on the breeder. While we all appreciate the wins in the show ring, breeders are more interested in what they see in the whelping box. That’s why breeders Helen Witt, Claire Wisch, & Kelly Wish are so proud of German Wirehaired Pointer, CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout (Scout). This is what we call keeping in the family.

CH Ripsnorter’s Mt View Lookout
(Photo by Christina Freitag)

Scout, who is owned by Kiki Courtelis, Joyce Wilkinson, & Helen & Jim Witt, was in Whittington IL with handler Frank Murphy this past weekend for the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America’s National Specialty, Sweepstakes, and Futurity. Judge Joan Lester’s Best In Sweepstakes was Scout’s daughter, Drakkar’s N RLB Eye’Ma Lookout, bred by Rodger Bultman, Terrence Boldin & Joyce Wilkinson and owned by Helen Witt. Judge Brian Meyer’s Best Of Futurity was another Scout daughter, Drakkar’N RLB’s Eyefull, bred by the same trio and owned by Joyce Wilkinson, Rolanda Pote & Rodger Bultman.

Sunday, it was Scout's turn to accept the BISS from Thomas Bradley III , who did the regular classes. Winner’s Bitch was the BOF winning Scout daughter and Winner’s Dog & Best of Winners, was the Scout son, Drakkar’N RLB’s Celtic Private Eye, once again bred by Rodger Bultman, Terrence Boldin & Joyce Wilkinson and owned by J Boyd, M Boyd, & Joyce Wilkinson, H George. Best of Opposite Sex was CH Ebbtide’s From The Ashes, bred by Garnett Persinger who co-owns with Barbara Plasse, Patricia Roberts & Timothy Bosley.

Our congratulations to all the winners. We worked very hard to get everyone’s name. Please let us know if we left any breeder, owner, or handler out.


  1. Kiki COurtelis is the owner of GWP Scout. Please fix as soon as possible. Scout is co-owned by Helen and Jim Witt and Joyce Wilkinson, Thanks for the story. Joyce Wilkinson

  2. The Golden National is over and the top 20 gala winner Judges pick was Treasurer the crowd favorite pick was Tickle Ch. Avaolor's Sandpiper Tickled Pink, SDHF handled by Rindi Gaudet-Krikberg.

    BOB at the national was Ch. Rushill's Runnin' Amuck at Abelard, SDHF, BIS, BISS with Tonya Struble which bred him as well. This is the dog from the cup last year.

    BOS was Ch Honeybears This Ones For U bred and owned by Kelly Shuffelbottom