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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Meet the top-winning Australian Shepherd in history, "Grace", who set the record as top best in show winner and the professional handler Megan Hof who got her there.
With her characteristic spot-on marking style, a 21-month-old female Labrador Retriever named “Mona” won the National Derby Retriever Championship (NDC) handled by owner Don English of Dallas.
Meet Jordan Horak and his English Cocker Spaniels, “Cato” and “Breeze,” the winners, respectively, of the 2018 National Open and National Amateur Cocker Championships.
With his easygoing temperament and star-studded magnetism, a 7-year-old red male named “Nik” took naturally to dog shows and has become the top-winning Akita in history.
Meet “Belle”, who won the 2018 German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America National Field Championship and her handler Diane Vater of Pennsylvania.
Meet “Bono”, a charming, sweet and playful, 2-year-old silver-and-white male who is the top-winning Best in Show and Toy Group First Havanese in breed history.
Learn about how a hound named “Chief” aced four 90-minute competition rounds over three days and became the 2018 UKC (United Kennel Club) Hunting Beagle World Champion.
Meet "Violet", the Scottish Deerhound who has tallied more than 32 Bests in Show in the AKC National Owner-Handler Series and become the winningest Hound in history.
An athletic 3-year-old white-and-orange male Pointer named “Mike” ruled the open all-age circuit to win the Purina Top Field Trial Bird Dog Award. Handled by pro Mark McLean of Moultrie, Georgia, Touch’s Mega Mike is owned by Eddie Sholar of Leesburg, Georgia, and Ted Dennard of Haddock, Georgia.
See how three Labrador Retrievers achieved status as a National Retriever Champions by winning their respective Derby, Amateur and Open championship stakes in 2018.

Rusty Boone never dreamt that a walk around the block with his dog would lead to “Nanuk” (MACH5 Boone’s Nanuk Of The North MXB2 MJS2 NJP XF T2B CGCA CGCU) becoming the No. 1 Master Agility Champion (MACH) Siberian Husky.

A 3-year-old tricolor male Wire Fox Terrier named “Vinny”rocked the 2020 Country Music Cluster in Franklin, Tennessee. GCHB Irvonhill Voignier had just won three weeks before Terrier Group First at the 2020 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.