2017 Purina Outstanding Nite Hunt Coonhound Award

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Described as a small dog with a big heart that never quit, “Sadie,” a Bluetick Coonhound, delivered consistently stellar performances at nite hunts across the country to win the 38th Annual Purina Outstanding Nite Hunt Coonhound Award. GR NITE CH ‘PR’ Mullins Sandfork Blue Sadie earned 700 points during the yearlong race to win the prestigious accolade for owner Tony Baer of Fredericktown, Ohio, and handler Terry Jessup of Rural Hall, North Carolina.

The Purina Awards ceremony marked a solemn occasion for Jessup, who accepted the Purina Award without the 6-year-old female, who had passed away suddenly in February 2018. “Sadie was my hunting companion and friend. She had incredible heart. It was an honor to compete with her,” Jessup says.

Sadie was fed Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Formula.