2012-2013 Inaugural Purina Top Shooting Dog Derby Award

Inaugural Purina Top Shooting Dog Derby Award

A 2-year-old white-and-liver female Pointer called “Zeva” is the winner of the inaugural Purina Top Shooting Dog Derby Award. Earning 1,319 points, Awsum Country Girl, as she is officially known, won the National Shooting Dog Derby Championship, the U.S. Quail Shooting Dog Futurity and three Derby Classics under professional handler George Tracy of Glenville, Pa. She is the first Purina Award winner for owners Bill and Margie Ricci of Powhatan, Va. “Zeva is a stylish dog with tremendous bird-finding ability,” says Bill Ricci, who did the early training on the precocious bird dog. Winning the award was especially meaningful to the Riccis as Zeva is from the only litter sired by their male, the late 4XCH/3XRUCH Phillips High Line.