2012 Purina Outstanding Derby Retriever Award
The 2012-2013 Purina Outstanding Derby Dog is a 2-year-old black male Labrador Retriever named Aarrow. Owned and trained by Barton Clark of Harrington, Del., Aarrow had a phenomenal year, earning 10 wins and 20 placements. “He’s a happy dog, and a great dog to work with,” says Clark, who has competed in retriever trials since 1985. “He’s one of those dogs with a great personality, who’s good with everybody and has the genes and talent to go with it.” Looking forward to Aarrow’s All-Age career, Clark says, “He already won an Amateur this year.” That Amateur Stake was won in Savannah, Ga.