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 1/2-year-old male Samoyed named "Kegs" wins Best in Show at the Kennel Club of Palm Springs Dog Show in January, besting 3,300 dogs. The sweet-tempered dog captures attention with his beautiful movement and showy attitude.

Raising and training a show dog that confidently enjoys the demands of a conformation career can make for a myriad of learning curves and bumps along the road. 

My husband, Corky, and I spent a lifetime in dogs as busy all-breed professional handl

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.
Learn professional dog show tips from longtime all-breed handler Sue Vroom, including training, conditioning and showing suggestions in and outside of the ring.
A black-masked red 20-month-old male Pekingese named "Wasabi," shown sparingly and just starting his Specials campaign, spiced up the 2019 AKC National Championship by winning Best in Show.
Winning Best in Show at the most prestigious terrier show in the world, Montgomery County Kennel Club, with her fiery, dynamic 3 ½-year-old male Welsh Terrier named “Dazzle” was a dream come true for owner Keith Bailey of Knoxville, Tennessee.
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.

A birthday wish came true for Casey Adams when his talented 7-year-old Labrador, “Lexie,” won the prestigious National Amateur Retriever Championship (NARC) Stake June 22, 2019, in Ronan, Montana.

Natural knack and endless energy helped propel a solid, muscular 15-inch Beagle called “Moe” to become the 2018 Purina Outstanding SPO (Small Pack Option) Beagle.
A consistent, promising white-and-orange Pointer called “Jill” has a bright field trial future ahead, having been crowned the 2018-2019 Purina Derby Top Shooting Dog to close out her derby career.
Three cheers for a consistent, competitive white-and-orange Pointer named “Jack,” who capped another strong field trial season with 2,545 points to win the 56th Annual Purina Top Field Trial Bird Dog Award, his third in the past five years.
After suffering a spinal injury and undergoing an extensive surgery in 2016, a consistent, focused 10-year-old Labrador Retriever named “Ford” (FC Sweetie’s Easy Rider) made a strong comeback to the sport of retriever field trials,