Whelp Date: 12/9/1972
Date of Death: 0/0/1987
Owner: Delma Hazzard
AKC reg: SB221067
Derby Points: 73
FT Champion Points: 201
|Dude's Double Or Nothin' was the 1974 High-Point Derby Dog in the United States. He became one of only a handful of retrievers to earn the title of High-Point Derby Dog and win a National Championship stake.
In order to participate in local club trials with family friends Delma Hazzard researched and bought a puppy sired by two-time National Amateur Champion NAFC-FC Dee's Dandy Dude. This inquisitive and precocious puppy showed everyone early on his specialty -- marking shot game birds!
Delma began training with professional trainer Hugh Arthur who polished them up and sent them onto the field trial circuit running derbies. Doc placed third in his first derby at the young age of ten months.
During his derby career Doc won nine derbies and was the 1974 High-Point Derby Dog with 73 points.
Competing in the advanced stakes was another story. Doc was like a "bull with a firecracker tied to his tail" when running cold blinds. Delma took off to California to get help with this wild youngster.
Under the tutelage of professional trainer Rex Carr and his assistant Bill Sargenti, Doc and Delma became a formidable team. Doc went on to become the High-Point Open Dog in 1978, earning thirty Open All-Age points for the second year in a row. He also became a Double Header winner, winning the Open and the Amateur stakes at the same trial.
Adding to what was already a great field trial record, Doc won the 1981 National Amateur Retriever Championship held at Bong Recreational Area in Burlington, Wisconsin. His father, Dees Dandy Dude, and his grandfather, Guy's Bitteroot Lucky, also won National Amateur Championships at Bong.
Doc sired two National Open Retriever Champions: 1981 NFC-AFC Orion's Sky and 1985 NFC-AFC Dynamite Duke IV. He also sired FC-AFC Snake Eyes-Double Or Nothin'. Snake was the sire of three High-Point Derby Dogs: Mad River's Oliver Hardy, Painter's Daily Double, and Aces High III.
NAFC-FC Dude's Double Or Nothin earned 201.5 All-Age Points (105.5 Open, 96 Amateur) during his distinquished field trial career. He was a National finalist several times, including his last National Open in 1981.