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 charming, sweet-tempered 2 ½-year-old red-and-white male Bulldog named “Thor” moved like a dream across the show ring floor to win the 18th annual "National Dog Show

Socialization is fundamental to preparing show dogs for the ring. It should start early. In fact, the sooner, the better.

It’s 6 a.m. on a Saturday. A slight breeze carries the hum of generators, while the aroma of bacon frying in a motor home rises into the air.

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

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.

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.

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.
Standing in the winner’s circle not once, not twice, but three times, pro bird dog trainer and handler Shawn Kinkelaar of Effingham, Illinois, and Carson, North Dakota, crowned his successful 2018-2019 season with three Purina Top Shooting Dog Awards
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.

Honing a picture-perfect steady to wing and shot, “Dually” (Rock River’s You Can’T Handle This) and backing brace mate, “Jax” (FC Dezasterous Jax The Ripper), have come by their talents humbly.

An 8-year-old white-and-liver female Pointer called “Bess” lit up her field trial career under pro trainer/handler Shawn Kinkelaar of Effingham, Illinois, earning 2,612 points from 10 placements in field trials across the country...