Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

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Securing his 10th Purina Handler Award in the program’s 28-year history, third-generation professional handler Mike Tracy of Glenville, Pennsylvania, is the 2015-2016 Purina Top Shooting Dog Handler.

Stylishly and reliably on her A-game throughout the 2015-2016 season, a 2-year-old Pointer called “Dot” captured the fourth annual Purina Top Shooting Dog Derby Award.

Capping a yearlong race that was neck-and-neck until the end, a confident and competitive Pointer called “Cliff” came out on top to win the 34th annual Purina Top Shooting Dog Award.

A 3-year-old white-and-liver male Pointer called “Patch” commanded the all-age circuit this past season, notably including an impressive win at the 2016 National Championship for Field Trialing Bird Dogs, to capture the 53rd annual Purina Top Field Trial Bi

Pro Luke Eisenhart of Albany, Georgia, reigns as the 2015-2016 Purina Top All-Age Handler, his fourth Purina Handler Award in the past five seasons.

A small dog with a big heart, “Pat” more than sized up to the competition by placing in every derby all-age horseback stake he was entered, earning 944 points and outperforming 43 dogs, to capture the fourth annual Purina Derby Top Field Trial Bird Dog Awar

Not your average “Joe,” a 3-year-old Pointer was hospitalized a few nights halfway through the 2015-2016 season due to swelling in the throat caused by a virus, but overcame all odds and bounced back to win the ninth annual Purina Amateur Top Field Trial Bi

A consistently accurate rabbit-tracking hound named “Brave,” owned and handled by Alfie Williams of Finleyville, Pennsylvania, outshined the competition to win the 43rd annual Purina Award for the Outstanding Field Trial Brace Beagle.

A 1-year-old 13-inch tricolor male Beagle called “BJ” wowed to win the 11th annual Purina Brace Beagle Derby Award.

For the second consecutive year, a 13-inch tricolor Beagle called “Aesop” captured the Purina Award for the Outstanding SPO Field Trial Beagle.

A 7-year-old male Labrador Retriever called “Bullet” captured the 2014 Purina Outstanding Open All-Age Retriever Award by earning 60 points in the yearlong competition.

A small but powerful white-and-lemon English Coonhound called “Dixie” won the Purina Outstanding Nite Hunt Coonhound Award, becoming the first English female to win in the award’s 34-year history.