45 Lifetime placements (28 First placements)
16 of 26 One Hour placements were FIRST
Dan grew up on the east coast; hardly a place for an All-Age dog to get a start. He finished his Open Field Championship in March of 2000 at the Susquehanna Brittany Club spring trial. Dan won a five point Open gun dog stake and finished second in the Open all age stake at that same trial. That summer, owner Steve Glass sent Dan with professional trainer John Kline to summer camp in Montana. Both men recognized Dan's unique athletic ability, and incredible forward hunting style. The prairies were the place to polish these attributes. It seemed to have paid off; Dan was Runner up in the Quail classic and won the Nationals that fall. Dan continued his winning ways in 2001, winning the Kasco and Iams dog of the year award that year. Dan finished in the top 10 Purina All-Age point standings for five years in a row.
Dan’s short career was highlighted by 15 American Field Championship wins, and 3 Runner-ups. This is more than any other Brittany to date. Besides winning the Nationals twice, (one of only three dogs to have accomplished this feat), he won the Southern Open Brittany Championship twice, The Region 19 AAA Championship twice, the Pheasant Classic/Championship 4 times, and the Region 3 AAA Championship 5 times.