About 18 months ago Larry Harrison sent a young dog up from West Virginia. He was showing a lot of potential and Larry wanted to see him get to the hunts. Fast forward to today and Odell's Chocolate Chip got his fifth champion win at Pike County Beagle Club this afternoon to earn the title of Grand Champion. He had two wins here, two at Chillicothe, and one at Jackson.
Chip is out of Logan Elm Neal X Licking River Little Misty. I raised two pups out of this litter but neither made the cut. I was extremely happy to get Chip and have a chance to see what kind of rabbit hound he would mature in to. After many hours in the field and a year and a half later, I can honestly say he is the dog I never leave home without.
I appreciate Larry's thoughtfulness for two reasons. He gave me the chance to get to run a dog every day that makes the pack better by being there. He jumps a lot of rabbits and runs a rabbit the way I like. Larry also gave Chip the chance to become successful at the hunts. He saw the potential in Chip and wanted him to have the opportunity to compete.
|LP Grand Champion Odell's Chocolate Chip|