2010-2011 Purina Top Shooting Dog Amateur Award

Purina Top Shooting Dog Amateur Award

A stylish 5-year-old white-and-liver male Pointer, Purpleline Dan, proved his ability to find birds by winning two back-to-back championships that contributed to his earning 2,180 points, enough to make him the Purina Top Amateur Shooting Dog.

Owner-handler George Hill of Wentzville, Mo., who has competed in shooting dog stakes since 1980, was thrilled to win his first Purina Award. “I have never had a dog as outstanding as ‘Dan,’” Hill says. “He is something else on point. He has a super nose and always stays in front of the course.”