Sporting

Sporting

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A big-hearted, forward-running male Vizsla named "Guy" took charge and won the 2019 Big Sky Ope Shooting Dog Championship. With four finds on sharp-tailed grouse and pheasant, Guy prevailed over Pointers and English Setters at the 1-hour horseback...
A 6-year Chesapeake Bay Retriever named "Hank" is the first of his breed to win Best in Show and be recognized as a Master Hunter and Qualified All Age retriever. The talented male hunts waterfowl and pheasants in some of the toughest conditions,...
Standout bird dogs -- the kind that drives excitement with exceptional bird-finding ability, hard-charing stamina and their stylish stature, while remaining steady to wing and shot -- are the 2018-2019 Purina Award winners in all-age and shooting dog
Genetic testing for canine diseases, including new panel DNA testing and how these tests impact breed diversity and the health of dog breeds, was featured in one of the sessions at the AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health..
Adopting a catchphrase philosophy of “OBAAT” – one bird at a time – helped steady the focus of owner-handler Lauren Hays Curtis of Round Rock, Texas, and drive the intensity of her 5-year-old male, “Foxx”...
A 5 1/2-year-old female named "Pip" topped 121 dogs to win the 2019 English Springer Spaniel National Open Championship. A talented dog, teamwork and some luck led to Pip's excellent performance over five land series and two water series.
Learn how 'Ugg', an English Springer Spaniel became the 2019 Canadian National Spaniel Field Trial Champion with the help of handler, Gary Riddle of Mendon, Utah.
Driving a strong quail finding and retrieving game, a 3 1/2-year-old orange-and-white female English Setter named "Jill" won the NSTRA 2020 UKC Performance Classic in June in Waverly, Nebraska.

A birthday wish came true for Casey Adams when his talented 7-year-old Labrador, “Lexie,” won the prestigious National Amateur Retriever Championship (NARC) Stake June 22, 2019, in Ronan, Montana.

A consistent, promising white-and-orange Pointer called “Jill” has a bright field trial future ahead, having been crowned the 2018-2019 Purina Derby Top Shooting Dog to close out her derby career.
Three cheers for a consistent, competitive white-and-orange Pointer named “Jack,” who capped another strong field trial season with 2,545 points to win the 56th Annual Purina Top Field Trial Bird Dog Award, his third in the past five years.
After suffering a spinal injury and undergoing an extensive surgery in 2016, a consistent, focused 10-year-old Labrador Retriever named “Ford” (FC Sweetie’s Easy Rider) made a strong comeback to the sport of retriever field trials,