2012-2013 Purina Top All-Age Handler Award

Top All-Age Handler Award

Professional handler Luke Eisenhart of Tiskilwa, Ill., is the Purina Top All-Age Handler of the Year for the second consecutive year. Eisenhart handled a string of 10 dogs to 21 point-earning placements, earning 3,214 points. “At the start of the year, I kept getting seconds and thirds,” he says. “The last half of the season things just came together.” Eisenhart comes from a prominent bird dog family. His maternal grandfather, the late Gerald Tracy, handled the first Purina Top Shooting Dog in 1983, and his uncle, George Tracy, has won a record 11 Purina Top Shooting Dog Handler Awards. His paternal grandfather, Ike Eisenhart, handled the 2006 Purina Top Amateur Shooting Dog. Eisenhart, who switched to all-age competition two years ago after working 15 years on the shooting dog circuit, is the only handler to win the Award in both segments.