Billy K. Forbes

When Billy was a small boy, a cousin brought his bird dog to hunt on Forbes' farm and neighboring farms. Billy believed that only rich people could own bird dogs.

Billy was discharged from the army at age 20 and he and his wife, Betty, got their first bird dog. They have had bird dogs ever since. Billy said he found out from experience that you don't have to be rich to have a bird dog, but it does help.

Billy moved to LaPlata, MO in 1967. A friend by the name of Bill Bullock got him interested in field trials at that time. Billy retired after serving 39 years in education. He was the Superintendent of Schools in LaPlata. He and Betty have made their home there ever since. They have spent many happy hours campaigning their dogs. Billy has put both championships and runner-up championships on his dogs. His Sebrof Alpha Bill and Sebrof Alpha Bud won over 150 placements combined as well as several championships and the national title. Billy judged the 1991 NBHA Open Derby and Open Puppy stakes and served at the NBHA's Treasurer for several years