Gambler began his show career in Iowa and was loved by past AB&TCC president Jeri Moore. He finished his Championship during the National weekend 2006 and started his group placement wins before Jeri sent him to California to be shown by her granddaughter, Amanda Mitchell. Gambler and Amanda hit the ring running, winning two Group 1s and a Group 2 in their first month together. By the end of 2011, Gambler had won 55 Group placements including 9 Group Ones.
Throughout his career, Gambler has won 4 Best In Specialty Shows – National Specialty BOB 2011 Perry, GA, Eastern Regional BOB 2011 Orlando, FL, Western Regional Specialty BOB 2011 and Eastern Regional BOB 2010 Morris & Essex. Gambler finished #1 in breed points in 2011 with a record breaking 331 dogs defeated, and was the #1 Male in 2010 and 2009 in addition to a Top 5 finish in 2008. AKC implemented a new title in 2010, the Grand Champion title. Gambler was the first Black and Tan Coonhound Grand Champion and the first to earn the Bronze and Silver levels of Gch. He also has an International flare with multiple Best in Shows and Group wins in 3 foreign countries.
Gambler lost his original owner, Jeri Moore, in 2008 when she passed away after a long illness, but he, Amanda and his other favorite handlers continued on the road to making Jeri's dream come true. One of his other handlers is Alexis Gamero, who handled a 4 year old Gambler to multiple BOB wins in large competitions. Amanda and the other handlers know that Jeri is looking down on his accomplishments with great pride and a huge smile. This one's for you Grandma Jeri!
Gambler is now watching his kids make their mark in the show ring here in the U.S. and in numerous foreign counties.