Two books covering the National Championship have been previously produced.
The first covered the years from 1896 through 1955. This book, published in 1955, was co-authored by Nash
Buckingham and William Brown. The second book, published in 1966 and written entirely
by William Brown, covered the years 1956 through 1966. Plans were for future books to be written at ten year intervals.
For a multitude of reasons, this task was never completed.
In recent years a number of people in the bird dog fraternity have expressed interest in
having a sequel volume on the National Championship written. Wilson Dunn, a name
closely associated with this Grand Junction classic for more than 50 years, also had a
personal interest in seeing this project completed. Wilson’s dog, Dunn’s Fearless Bud,
won the Championship in 1990 and competed for a number of
additional years. After discussions with Blake Kukar, Wilson and Blake teamed together to
raise the needed funds to insure the books will be completed and published in the
quality befitting their importance. Wilson is a master fund raiser. Proof of his ability
exists in the fact that Wilson was very instrumental in raising the needed money to
establish the Bird Dog Museum. Blake Kukar brings great enthusiasm, management skills and
sound financial leadership to the team.