U.S. Shooting Dog Invitational Championship

Shawn has had unparalleled success at the National Shooting Dog Invitational winning it four times, more than any other handler, with three different dogs.  Elhew Sunflower and Dogwood  Meg each winning it once while Elhew Swami claimed the title twice.  The epitome of this success came in 2006 when Shawn had three dogs in the trial when Swami, Sunflower and Hannabell were the top three point earners.  CH Elhew Sunflower came away victorious earning her 15th and final championship.

Shawn has had four dogs win the U.S. Shooting Dog Invitation Championship.  They are:

  • 2003 – Elhew Swami, 1500966, pointer female, by Elhew Jefferson – Hanna’s Elhew Lou.  Bryce Flaming, Rob Butler, Stan Howton, owners; Shawn Kinkelaar, handler.
  • 2004 – Elhew Swami, 1500966, pointer female, by Elhew Jefferson – Hanna’s Elhew Lou.  Bryce Flaming, Rob Butler, Stan Howton, owners; Shawn Kinkelaar, handler.
  • 2006 – Elhew Sunflower, 1466488, pointer female, by Elhew Snakefoot – Hanna’s Elhew Lou.  Bryce Flaming, Rob Butler, owners; Shawn Kinkelaar, handler.
  • 2009 – Dogwood Meg, 1570838, pointer male, by Elhew Fibber McGee – Pinebloom’s Meg.  Clay Nalley, Miles Atkins, owners; Shawn Kinkelaar, handler.


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