Duncan Christie, Pinetta, FL (Field Trial - Derby)
I ran my first AKC Licensed Derby in 1977 with “Splashdown Bold Joshua,” one of the last Bonnie Brooks Elmer sons. After training two Goldens for AKC field trials, I started training my first Labrador in 1993 and titled four of them. I have qualified dogs for 10 National Amateurs and two National Opens, including “FC AFC Son of a Preacher Man”, finalist, 2012 National Amateur in Onaway, Mich.
I’ve judged 30+ AKC All-Age Stakes and 30+ minor stakes and have judged two previous GRCA Specialties. I served on the National Amateur Retriever Club Board of Directors from 2007 to 2012 and was President, NARC, from 2011 to 2012.
I’m currently Secretary of the Snowbird Retriever Club and was formerly an officer of the Colonial Retriever Field Trial Club and the Yankee Golden Retriever Club.