Power Forward, handled by owner Thor Kain, stepped up a level from her official puppy-age status and was rewarded with 2nd in the Open Derby, November 2, 2018. This open derby stake accompanied the PA Grouse Championship, thus the 28 derby-aged contenders came from across the cover dog geographic spectrum to compete. They represented the virtually all the best that cover dog country has to offer. “Abby” is sired by multiple Ch. Blast Zone (who a few days later won the 2018 PA Grouse Championship) ex Straight Forward, herself appearing 9 times in the championship circle. A royally bred female to be sure, Abby was part of just a two pup litter born in August, 2017. Although born late ion the year and conceding a lot of age to the other individual competitors, Abby verified our confidence in her and replicated what she has been doing in workouts all summer and fall….running hard, hunting hard and nailing her birds with style and intensity.