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