PKC announces first Rabbit Champion


Evansville, IN - Professional Kennel Club, Inc., the nation's largest licensi ng body for competitive hound events is proud to announce the first PKC Rabbit Champion. The Rabbit Champion degree is awarded to PKC-registered hounds that earn $500 in PKC beagle hunts.

The first recipient of the PKC Rabbit Champion degree is a four-year old, 14 inch Beagle male, bred, owned, and handled by Earl Bruner of Waddy, Kentucky. PKC CH Bruner's Gambler was sired by Bruner's Big Ben and is out of Bruner's Cassie. Cassie is the product of 31 years of breeding by Bruner and was the 2nd female in history to be voted into the NKC/ARHA Hall of Fame.

CH Bruner's Gamber has the distinction of being the winner of the very first PKC Small Pack event hosted by the Erie Canal Beagle Club at Lynnville, IN in May of 2002. Gambler is also an NKC/ARHA Grand Rabbit Champion and placed 6th in the NKC/ARHA World hunt in 2003.

CH Bruner's Gambler currently has $1,551 in PKC lifetime earnings and is well on the way to the PKC Silver Rabbit Champion degree, awarded at the $2,500 lifetime earnings level. PKC Gold Rabbit Champion is awarded at the $5,000 level with the ultimate degree, the PKC Platinum Rabbit Champion degree coming when the dog has earned $10,000 in lifetime PKC earnings.

Congratulations to Earl Bruner and Gamber for reaching this milestone in beagling history.

Those interested in contacting Earl Bruner may do so at the following:

Earl Bruner
300 Hackworth Road
Waddy, KY 40076
502-829-5688 or 502-321-1000 (cell)

Clubs interested in hosting PKC Beagle events should contact:

Steve Fielder
Senior Vice President
Professional Kennel Club, Inc.
576 Romence Road, Suite 231
Portage, MI 49024
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