Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

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A 5-year-old black-and-white female Beagle, NFC FCB Sunshine Crybaby, whom breeder-owner-handler Pete Proctor of Vale, North Carolina, describes as “the whole package,” masterfully won the 13th annual Purina Brace Beagle Champion Award.

A confident, hardworking black Labrador Retriever called “Flex” powered through his first field trial season, acquiring 55 points and winning 13 Derby stakes to secure the Purina Outstanding Derby Field Trial Retriever Award.

Turning heads with his large sculpted muscular body, gorgeous coat and thoughtful expression at bench shows across the country, a Bluetick Coonhound called “Moon” captured the 2016 Purina Outstanding Bench Show Coonhound Award.

A straight-tracking hound named “Adri” proved her keen desire to follow the rabbit’s scent by winning the 44th annual Purina Outstanding Field Trial Brace Beagle Award.

A once-in-a-lifetime honor was bestowed on Jack Ruppe of Cowpens, South Carolina, when his 1-year-old 15-inch lemon-and-white male Beagle “Dillon” tracked to the front of the competition to win the 12th annual Purina Brace Beagle Derby Award.

Edging out the competition, a 15-inch red-and-white female Beagle named “Consuela” masterfully won the 12th annual Purina Brace Beagle Champion Award.

An independent, hardworking hound called “Mickie” led the pack to capture the prestigious 17th annual Purina Outstanding SPO Field Trial Beagle Award, a first for owners-handlers Joe Piercey of La Vergne, Tennessee, and Mike Reynolds of Readyville, Tennesse

“Bullet” snagged his second consecutive Purina Outstanding Open Retriever Award, earning 52 points during the yearlong competition.

A Treeing Walker Coonhound named “Dennis” stood out for his independence and accuracy at nite hunts across the country as the winner of the esteemed 35th annual Purina Outstanding Nite Hunt Coonhound Award.

Bold and powerful, “Clooney” charged through 30 field trials to capture the Purina Outstanding Derby Retriever Award with 62 points in the yearlong competition.

Turning heads with his gorgeous mahogany head, black-blanket back, and white “cat” feet at bench shows across the country, a Treeing Walker Coonhound called “Rock” became the first three-time winner of the Purina Outstanding Bench Show Coonhound Award in th

A quick learner and enthusiastic competitor, “Tubb” powered through 17 Amateur stakes to capture the Purina Outstanding Amateur Retriever Award with 36 points in the yearlong competition.