Retriever Named 'Legend' Is The 2016 National Amateur Champion
Owner-handler Alexandra “Alex” Washburn of Bruce, Mississippi, had a feeling that the 2016 National Amateur Retriever Championship in Stowe, Vermont, could be the last shot for her 9-year-old male to win a National. With impressive style and sharpness, NAFC-FC Coolwater’s Hawkeye Legend sailed through 10 challenging tests over land and water, outperforming more than 100 top field trial retrievers to become a “legend” among the great ones that have won the prestigious event. Washburn, a 29-year-veteran of the sport, earned her first National win after having trained and handled several National Amateur Finalists. “‘Legend’ is a great marker, very strong in the water, and a total team player,” Washburn says. “He works extremely well with me on the line and has often been described as ‘100 pounds of compliance.’” Legend is fueled by Purina® Pro Plan® SPORTPerformance 30/20 Chicken & Rice Formula.