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Adopting a catchphrase philosophy of “OBAAT” – one bird at a time – helped steady the focus of owner-handler Lauren Hays Curtis of Round Rock, Texas, and drive the intensity of her 5-year-old male, “Foxx” (NFC-FC-AFC Bayou Teche Swing For The Fence), to his

Honing a picture-perfect steady to wing and shot, “Dually” (Rock River’s You Can’T Handle This) and backing brace mate, “Jax” (FC Dezasterous Jax The Ripper), have come by their talents humbly.

An 8-year-old white-and-liver female Pointer called “Bess” lit up her field trial career under pro trainer/handler Shawn Kinkelaar of Effingham, Illinois, earning 2,612 points from 10 placements in field trials across the country...
Natural knack and endless energy helped propel a solid, muscular 15-inch Beagle called “Moe” to become the 2018 Purina Outstanding SPO (Small Pack Option) Beagle.
A consistent, promising white-and-orange Pointer called “Jill” has a bright field trial future ahead, having been crowned the 2018-2019 Purina Derby Top Shooting Dog to close out her derby career.
Three cheers for a consistent, competitive white-and-orange Pointer named “Jack,” who capped another strong field trial season with 2,545 points to win the 56th Annual Purina Top Field Trial Bird Dog Award, his third in the past five years.
After suffering a spinal injury and undergoing an extensive surgery in 2016, a consistent, focused 10-year-old Labrador Retriever named “Ford” (FC Sweetie’s Easy Rider) made a strong comeback to the sport of retriever field trials,
A consistent 6-year-old female Pointer called “Claire” took hold of the amateur all-age circuit under owner-handler Jim Pendergest of Lexington, Kentucky, to capture the 12th Annual Purina Amateur Top Field Trial Bird Dog Award.
A small but mighty female Labrador Retriever named “Rascal” has emerged onto the retriever field trial scene with a bang by earning 69 points this past season to capture the 16th Annual Purina Outstanding Derby Field Trial Retriever Award.
A talented young Pointer named “Bill” kicked off his field trial career with a stellar derby season, earning 1,161 points from five points-earning placements at trials across the country to capture the 7th Annual Purina Derby Top Field Trial Bird Dog
There was no quit in a hard-charging, consistent white-and-black Pointer named “Billy Jack,” who dominated the highly competitive bird dog field trial circuit to capture the 2018-2019 Purina Top Shooting Dog Amateur Award.
Standing in the winner’s circle not once, not twice, but three times, pro bird dog trainer and handler Shawn Kinkelaar of Effingham, Illinois, and Carson, North Dakota, crowned his successful 2018-2019 season with three Purina Top Shooting Dog Awards