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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..
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.
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 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.

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 talented young Pointer named “Bill” kicked off his field trial career with a stellar derby season, earning 1,161 points from five points-earning placements at trials across the country to capture the 7th Annual Purina Derby Top Field Trial Bird Dog
There was no quit in a hard-charging, consistent white-and-black Pointer named “Billy Jack,” who dominated the highly competitive bird dog field trial circuit to capture the 2018-2019 Purina Top Shooting Dog Amateur Award.
Standing in the winner’s circle not once, not twice, but three times, pro bird dog trainer and handler Shawn Kinkelaar of Effingham, Illinois, and Carson, North Dakota, crowned his successful 2018-2019 season with three Purina Top Shooting Dog Awards