Charles Aston

Charles Aston of Gallatin, TN was a dedicated member of the Mid State Bird Hunters of Tennessee. Charles was devoted in making sure that the club trials ran at their very best. He often would be seen planting birds, running the dog wagon, helping to prepare lunches, and anything that was needed of him. Charles was a big supporter of the NBHA Futurity; he always had some good derbies and puppies that he campaigned at this event. Charles could always be counted on in helping with the minute by minute operations of the Futurity each year that it was held at Percy Priest. Charles has also been a big supporter of the Alabama field trials as he is known as the "go to guy" for help when something needs to be done.

Charles handled his own dogs until 1987 and then at that time Ken Tolbert took over the handling duties of his string. Ken has always stated that it was Mr. Aston who gave him a start and supported him in breaking dogs.

Just to note some of the winning performers that Charles Aston owned and competed with would be his shooting dogs CH Eboga GoGo Ann, and RU CH Guard Rail Rip. Some of his derbies went on to become Open Derby Dogs of the Year and they were Eboga Super Sport, Cracker Jack "A", and Eboga GoGo Ann who also won the USCSDA Derby of the year award as well during the same year. Puppy winner that stands out for Charles is Blaze Arrival who was the winner of the 12th Jerry D. Kilgore Puppy Classic in 1999.