Treeing Walker Coonhound ‘Emmy’ Excels in UKC, PKC Nite Hunts
“Emmy,” an 8-year-old female Treeing Walker Coonhound, owned and handled by Lane Denny of Jay, Oklahoma, is the first Professional Kennel Club (PKC) Platinum Champion to win the prestigious United Kennel Club (UKC) World Championship. Her accomplishments in nite hunt championships in both registries show her tremendous ability to track and tree raccoons. WRLDNITECH CH GRNITECH(2) ‘PR’ Spavinaw Creek Insane Emmy won the UKC World Championship in September 2019, outperforming more than 500 coonhounds. Having earned more than $50,000 in PKC events, Emmy is listed on the PKC’s Top 24 Lifetime Female Earnings. “Her greatest virtue is her heart, and that is something they are born with,” says Denny, who got his start in the sport as a 12-year-old. “Emmy has more drive and determination than any hound I’ve ever owned or hunted. She was a natural from the beginning.” As the winner of the 2018 PKC Senior Showdown, Emmy gifted Lane with a Ford F150 pickup truck, after being chosen as an alternate in the competition that was based on a dog’s top earnings in 2017. Emmy was bred by David Berry of Christiana, Tennessee. The fast-running, independent female is fed Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula and Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Skin & Stomach Salmon & Rice Formula dog foods.