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A small but mighty female Labrador Retriever named “Rascal” has emerged onto the retriever field trial scene with a bang by earning 69 points this past season to capture the 16th Annual Purina Outstanding Derby Field Trial Retriever Award.
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
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.

Honing a picture-perfect steady to wing and shot, “Dually” (Rock River’s You Can’T Handle This) and backing brace mate, “Jax” (FC Dezasterous Jax The Ripper), have come by their talents humbly.

An 8-year-old white-and-liver female Pointer called “Bess” lit up her field trial career under pro trainer/handler Shawn Kinkelaar of Effingham, Illinois, earning 2,612 points from 10 placements in field trials across the country...
Natural knack and endless energy helped propel a solid, muscular 15-inch Beagle called “Moe” to become the 2018 Purina Outstanding SPO (Small Pack Option) Beagle.

An outstanding 3-year-old male Treeing Walker Coonhound named “Ty” is making breeder-owner-handler Lisa Hunziker of Murphysboro, Illinois, very proud with multiple wins at major bench shows.

A consistent, stylish 4-year-old white-and-orange female Pointer lovingly known as “Pea” delivered her best performance to win the 2019 National Open Shooting Dog Championship in February at Sedgefields Lakes Plantation in Union Springs, Alabama

An intense, hardworking 4-year-old orange-and-white male Brittany named “Hank” was named the 2018 American Brittany Club National Amateur All-Age Champion after stylishly pointing quail three times in the one-hour horseback stake.

Learn more about the 2018 Purina Sporting Dog Award winners, including the Brace Beagle Derby Award winner.