2011 Purina Outstanding Bench Show Coonhound Award
An American Leopard Hound representing intelligence and a willingness to please, GR CH C and M’s Southern Swirl, was honored as the eighth annual Purina Outstanding Bench Show Coonhound. The 2-year-old red merle female outperformed 1,784 hounds to win the Purina Award.
“‘Swirl’ stands out to judges with that red merle,” says co-owner Curtis Elburn. “She also has nice ‘cat feet’ that stay tight on the bench. We knew she had potential.”