Gusto's Last Control (04)
1992 National Amateur Field Champion
Gusto's Last Control
March 3, 1986 - April 17, 1998
Snake Eyes-Double Or Nothin' x Hawkeyes Watergator Anny
From a litter bred by Jackie Hill from her QAA female. Lynne and Mac DuBose purchased Gus as a 11 month old puppy from Bandy and Sandy Herman. His training was done by Andy Attar and Mike Lardy. As a young dog Gus had 22 derby points and had completed both titles by three. He qualified for 7 National Amateurs and 5 Nationals. He was a Finalist in 89 and 95 and Won the 92 National Amateur handled by Lynne. In the National Open he qualified for 5 Nationals and was a Finalist in 92. Gusto ended his career with 60.5 Open points and 78.5 Amateur points. An induction into the Retriever Hall Of Fame followed in 2003.
Fourteen titled offspring might be considered his legacy. One of his offspring, Hattie McBunn, did follow his footsteps by winning the 1995 National.
Contributed to The Retriever News.com by Richard Halstead, Lino Lakes, Minnesota.
(Statistics are from Retriever Field Trial Performances 1992-1996 and 1941-1995 Retriever Field Trial Statistics by Sue Reynolds)