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Spitfire soars to new heights

It’s not every day that a dog produces a championship-winning performance.

However, Mark Adams’s Irish red setter Ballydavid Spitfire did just that at the Irish Championship for Pointers and Setters at the Wicklow Mountains National Park, 18 miles south of Dublin. What is more impressive in many ways is that the Spitfire became an international field trial champion on the day. It is very difficult to achieve that accolade as there is strong competition in both Ireland and the United

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