At 10 years old Buddy goes out to play one more time in the ring. In three weekends he becomes the Number One Springer Spaniel finishing in grand style with a Group One under Spaniel Specialist Sandra Lex.
Buddy was last Number One Springer in 2014 but has been in the Top Five 6 years in total.
He was never shown more than 6 weekends a year and generally very close to home.
He won 72 Best of Breeds and converted 59 of those into Group placements of which 19 were Group Ones.
He also won the ESSCC Nationals in 2012, was Best Of Opp in 2013 and AOM in 2014. His last National appearance was 2016 were he took Best Veteran in Sweepstakes (not shown in the regular classes).