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A chocolate Labrador Retriever called “Ammo” gracefully sailed through the yearlong competition, earning 55.5 points, to win the Purina Outstanding Amateur Retriever Award.

A Pointer called “Spec” stylishly commanded the competition to capture the 52nd annual Purina Top Field Trial Bird Dog Award.

Professional handler Mike Tracy of Glenville, Pennsylvania, has won his ninth Purina Top Shooting Dog Handler Award in the 2013-2014 season, tallying 4,724 points by handling 16 dogs to 34 placements.

Professional handler Steve Hurdle of Hickory Flat, Mississippi, is the winner of the 26th annual Purina Top All-Age Handler of the Year Award. During the year, he handled eight dogs to 18 placements in all-age horseback stakes.

A 5-year-old white-and-liver female Pointer, called “Mae,” captured the Purina Amateur Top Field Trial Bird Dog Award earning 1,085 points, which included winning two Amateur Championships and one Runner-Up Championship.

FC Elder’s Rebel Run Major, a 7 1/2-year-old 15-inch tricolor male Beagle, recently was honored as the 13th annual Purina Outstanding Small Pack Option Beagle out of 4,600 hounds competing for the honor.

The 2011 Purina Outstanding Derby Award went to FC-AFC Trumarc’s L’il Ms Pogo, a 10-year-old female black Labrador Retriever, who had a tremendous year, earning 30 1/2 points with three wins and eight placements in 18 starts.

A 7-year-old white-and-black female Pointer, Ninnescah Nicole, owned by breeder Dr.

RU CH Tibercreeks Billy the Kid took Runner-Up at the NVA Eastern Shooting Dog Championship with two finds and a back within the one-hour stake. Bred and owned by Mark Calder, “Pete,” a 4 ½-year-old male Vizsla, is handled by Jaime Fountain.

Santa Barbara Kennel Club Dog Show & Breeders Showcase
Aug. 23-24, 2014
Santa Barbara, CA

A hard-working sporting dog needs high-quality nutrition for optimal performance helping him to reach his/her full potential.

Purina® Pro Plan®-fed sporting dogs are finishing out the year strong! Check out the final sporting results of 2014.