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Colvin Davis, Everett Skehan

For Colvin Davis it’s the Love of Running Dogs

Everett Skehan interview with Colvin Davis that appeared in the June 27th issue of the American Field

Colvin Davis and his wife, Mazie, have been a highly successful team on the all-age circuit for many years. They travel far and wide, from the pine country of the southlands to rugged western hills and the rolling prairies of Canada, showing their class bird dogs that run in the old tradition of reaching out and taking all the country offers in pursuit of finding game. It is a tradition and sport that has become increasingly difficult to pursue with the continuing losses of open country, declining populations of wild birds, and changing priorities of judges. I caught up with Colvin at the Continental Championship to discuss his distinguished career and his feelings about the sport.

1998 Everett Skehan_Colvin Davis Interview

Colvin and Mazie Davis with Condo’s Rebel, owned by Wes and Jack Buddemeyer, Rex’s Promise owned by William Heard Jr. and Cecil Rester, Quicksilver Pink, owned by Mr. and Mrs. JF “Tobe” Stallings, and Farm Hand owned by Bert Wimmer. Circa 1992.

Colvin Davis, 2006 Manitoba Championship, Broomhill, Manitoba

Colvin and Mazie, White Powder Pete, 2010 Manitoba Championship

Mazie scouting for Colvin, 2010 Manitoba Championship

Colvin Davis, 2012 Manitoba Championship, Broomhill, Manitoba

Mazie Davis, Patriote, 2012 National Championship, Ames Plantation, Grand Junction, TN

Colvin Davis, 2012 National Championship

Colvin and one of his favorite dogs, White Powder Pete, Davis Quail Hunts, Minter, AL, 2011

Colvin’s winning record includes the 1991 National Championship with Quicksilver Pink, the National Free-for-All Championship (3 hr) 4 times, the Southern Championship 3 times, the Quail Championship Invitational twice with Lester’s Absolute winning and twice with him as runner-up. On the prairie: his dogs won the Dominion Chicken Championship 4 times, the Saskatchewan Chicken and Border International Championships each 3 times, the Manitoba Championship 4 times and the 1991 All-America Prairie Championship. He was Handler of the Year in 1990/91 and 1992/93, won the Purina Dog of the Year with Quicksilver Pink in 1990/91, with Quicksilver Gold in 2003/04 and with Lester’s Absolute in 2004/05 as well as then William F. Brown Prairie Award with Lester’s Absolute in 2004.

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