2012 Purina Outstanding SPO Field Trial Beagle Award
“Duke,” the 2012-2013 Purina SPO Beagle Award winner, is “a genuine rabbit dog who always gives 110 percent,” says co-owner and handler Jay Long of Sunbury, Pa. The 5-year-old 13-inch tricolored male hound proved his keen ability totrack a rabbit by winning eight field trials and placing in 21 of the 23 events he competed in. FC GD Shady Boy Gooch’s & Brinsky’s Lil Duke won the 14th annual award by outperforming 4,800 Beagles. He is co-owned by Gino Casseri of Warsaw, N.Y., and Eddie Gooch of Franklinton, N.C. Duke is fed Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Formula.