2019 National Champion; Dunn's Tried N True
Tried N True is a six year-old Pointer male out of a breeding of Miller’s Dialing In x White Royal Pain. He is a striking white, orange and ticked canine athlete who was named 2019 National Champion in his fifth attempt at the title. In his four previous attempts, he completed the three hours two times. This win is his twelfth championship title. He secured four championships when he burst on the scene as a Derby in 2015—Georgia Derby, Continental Derby, All American Derby, and the American Derby Invitational Championships. He won his first all-age title in 2016 when he won the Quail Championship Invitational and later in the season he won the U S Chicken Championship. The year 2017 saw three more titles added to his resume—the All America, the Missouri, and the Quail Championship Invitational for the second time. He added to his collection of trophies with two more titles in 2018—the Southwestern and the National Free for All. He also has five runner-up titles to his credit. He has been one of the most consistent winners on the circuit in recent years. He has been under of tutelage of Luke Eisenhart his entire career and their relationship is obvious.
He competed on the second Monday of the trial on the morning course in conditions that were far from favorable. He was impervious to the conditions of his environment as he searched for his elusive quarry in temperatures below freezing and the wind chill factor in the mid 20’s. Heavy rain had made the footing atrocious but the near freezing water and cold mud was of no concern to him. He was in tune with his handler and it was obvious that he wanted to please. His seven flawless finds coupled with his ability and stamina left little doubt as to the outcome by those who witnessed his bid. He scored three finds in the first hour; the first coming at 8 minutes into the brace, three finds in the second hour, and one in the last hour. He found two coveys that had not been seen previously. His style—impeccable. His performance—inspiring. His character—immaculate. His finish—impressive. His performance was a remarkable 3 hours of stamina, ability, handling, and hunting prowess. His hard earned title of National Champion is well deserved.