Bluetick Coonhound 'Allie' Is 2017 Grand American Nite Hunt Champion

A talented, young Bluetick Coonhound called “Allie” hunted with independence and treed with accuracy to win to win the 2017 United Kennel Club Grand American Nite Hunt in January in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Outperforming more than 600 hounds,  the 1 ½-year-old female, ‘PR’ Payt’s Sassy Allie Girl, clinched the championship after three rounds, an impressive feat especially since it was only her second competitive hunt. “Allie is a natural in the woods with the drive, speed and intelligence needed to be competitive,” says owner-handler Ronnie Mills of Gray, Kentucky, a newcomer to the sport after pleasure hunting with his hounds for 12 years. “Once she’s cut from the lead, she doesn’t waste time getting to work.” Allie is powered by Purina® Pro Plan® SPORTPerformance 30/20 Chicken & Rice Formula.