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Joe and Dawn Droel breed Brittanys with the independence and conformation needed for dog shows and fieldwork. None of their Dual Champions is as accomplished as "Hobey," who became a Brittany history maker when he won an all-breed Best in Show...
The all-time High-Point English Springer Spaniel Field Dog is a black-and-white female named "Annie," whose versatility as a flushing bird dog capable of big finds and pinpoint retrieving is second to none.
Trainers of retrievers often lament there is not enough time to train and condition dogs, yet both are needed to prepare dogs for highly competitive field trial stakes. A combined approach enhances performance and also prevents injury.
A 12-year-old male Australian Shepherd named "Flint" is the 2020 Farm Dog of the Year. Although he didn't start in ranch work until age 8, Flint quickly proved his low-stress cattle handling and stock-savvy judgment to endear him to his owners...
Bird dog winter camp in the Wild West of Prewitt, New Mexico, is a spiritual coming together, where a string of red dogs, known as Hungarian Vizslas, and their pro trainer and handler escape to fine-tune their pointing and retrieving skills.
The human-animal bond is about having a close relationship with an animal. A true team works in a partnership that evolves with trust and compassion and translates into a special connection that feeds the soul.
The trek to Purina Farms to compete in the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge National Finals is a ritual for many families and their canine athletes. Some have participated for many years and enjoy the reuinion as much as the contest.
Three Brace Beagles answered the cry of "tally-ho" wit keen desire and spot-on tracking. Hounds in a league of their own, these 2019 Purina Award winners, along with their owners and handlers, were honored in October at a banquet in Pittsburgh.