Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

Do your dogs have what it takes to be the best of the best? Want to cheer on some of the
top dogs in the nation? Meet Circle of Champions and Purina Sporting Dog Award winners.

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A 3-year-old male Treeing Walker Coonhound named "Bank" is a top winner in Professional Kennel Club nite hunts. Among his wins, Bank bested nearly 800 coonhounds to earn the title of PKC World Champion.
A consistent, rabbit-tracking hound named "Romo" has proved his versatility, focus and endurance as a top winner in gundog brace trials, small pack option and large pack.
A 7-year-old white-and-liver male Pointer called "Mack" is the winner of one of the most challenging all-age horseback stakes in the country, the Quail Championship Invitational.
A serious-minded bird dog named "Zachary" showed consistency, intelligence and authority to become the 2019 High Point Open English Springer Spaniel.
The 2019 National Retriever Champions fired up their best performances to win their respective Open, Amateur and Derby stakes.
In his first season as a fully trained bird dog, a male named "Que" got down to business with three chukar finds, including two covey finds, to win the 2019 German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America National Amateur Championship. Que represents...
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
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.
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.