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GCH Wireswest Honestly Earned At Claddagh NA1 SH

(US Ch/UK Sh Ch Kimmax Bourbon JW UTIDC AFC Wireswest Mardi Gras MHA)

Owner: William & Courtney Bastian
Conformation Handler: Kelly Schur

Merit was awarded Top Producing Sire for 2020 by The German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America

Merit is the ultimate, versatile GWP! When we saw pictures of him at 7 weeks old hitting the water hard, retrieving birds with great stride, and with nice style on point… we knew we needed that boy in Wisconsin! Merit’s pedigree is loaded with Dual Champions, National Field Champions, Master Hunters, NAVHDA Utility titles, and accomplished DD’s.

Merit takes after his name wholeheartedly… everything he does is honest and true to form. He easily gained his juvenile field trial points then went on to earn his Senior Hunter title at 2 years old, and in his first season as a broke dog placed in 2 out of the 4 field trials he was entered in. On the show scene, he earned 3 majors totaling 13 points his first weekend out including a Best of Breed over specials. With very limited showing, he ended 2016 as #11 GWP at only a year old and gained his Grand Champion title. His first National Specialty as an adult special, Merit was awarded Best of Opposite Sex at just 2 years old.

Merit has proven to be a fantastic stud dog, producing great temperaments, coat, structure and field ability and was award GWPCA Top Producing Sire in 2020. You won’t find a better temperament in a male GWP than Merit’s. He is loved and adored by all that know him!

NAVHDA Career Stats
Natural Ability Test – Prize I
N-4, S-4, W-4, P-4, T-3, D-4, C-4 = 110 points
Coat rated: Medium Dense, Medium Harsh

AKC Hunt Test Career Stats
Senior Hunter – 5 Passes

AKC Field Trial Career Stats 
WI Weimaraner Club – 1st Place Open Puppy – 9 Starters – 2 points
Vizsla Club of MI – 1st Place Open Derby – 8 Starters – 2 points
WI Weimaraner Club – 1st Place Open Gun Dog (Retrieving) – 6 Starters – 1 point

AKC Show Career Stats
Mid-Kentucky Kennel Club – Winner’s Dog/Best of Breed over 4 Specials – 5 pt major
Mid-Kentucky Kennel Club – Winner’s Dog/Best of Winners – 4 pt major
Louisville Kennel Club – Winner’s Dog/Best of Winners – 4 pt major
Manitowoc Kennel Club – Winner’s Dog/Best of Winners – 2 points
Manitowoc Kennel Club – Winner’s Dog – 2 points
2017 GWPCA National Specialty Best of Opposite Sex

Health Stats
Hips – Excellent
Elbows – Normal
Cardiac (echo by cardiologist) – Normal
Thyroid – Normal
Eyes – Normal

Date of Birth: 3/27/2015
AKC#: SR87552802
NAVHDA #: GW-009488
AKC DNA#: V762530
Height: 24.5″
Weight: 66 lbs