Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

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A 2-year-old white and orange-ticked female Pointer, Dazzling, is the winner of the second annual Purina Derby Top Field Trial Bird Dog Award.

A 5-year-old white-and-orange female Pointer, Cocklebur Treasure Quest, is the 2013-2014 Purina Amateur Top Field Trial Bird Dog.

“Duke,” the 2012-2013 Purina SPO Beagle Award winner, is “a genuine rabbit dog who always gives 110 percent,” says co-owner and handler Jay Long of Sunbury, Pa.

A 7-year-old black male Labrador Retriever called “Pete” is the 2012-2013 Purina Open All-Age Retriever.

Although small for her breed, a 3-year-old female Treeing Walker, called “Flirt,” dominated the 32nd annual Purina Nite Hunt Award competition.

The 2012-2013 Purina Outstanding Derby Dog is a 2-year-old black male Labrador Retriever named Aarrow. Owned and trained by Barton Clark of Harrington, Del., Aarrow had a phenomenal year, earning 10 wins and 20 placements.

Flashy good looks helped a 2-year-old male Treeing Walker, called “Rock,” win the ninth annual Purina Bench Show Award.

A 5-year-old black male Labrador Retriever called “Nike” captured the 2012-2013 Purina Outstanding Amateur Retriever Award, earning 42 points, which includes seven Amateur wins.

Professional handler Mike Tracy of Glenville, Pa., won his eighth Purina Top Shooting Dog Handler of the Year Award with 15 dogs that earned 34 point placements.

Six-year-old white-and-orange male Pointer, “Ice” proved his amazing talents as the winner of the 2012-2013 Purina Top Shooting Dog Award.

A stylish, big-running male Pointer called “Colt” is the 2012-2013 Purina Top Field Trial Bird Dog.

Professional handler Luke Eisenhart of Tiskilwa, Ill., is the Purina Top All-Age Handler of the Year for the second consecutive year. Eisenhart handled a string of 10 dogs to 21 point-earning placements, earning 3,214 points.