Professional handler Luke Eisenhart of Tiskilwa, Ill., captured his second consecutive Purina Top Shooting Dog Handler of the Year Award. The honor was achieved with 15 dogs that won 24 field trials, netting their handler 4,334 points.
Among Eisenhart’s top-winning dogs was Erin’s Blackstreet Affair, the 2006 American Field Pheasant Futurity winner, who contributed six of the 24 wins.
In accepting the award, Eisenhart said, “This is a tough life. You work hard and travel on the road for several months. I would not have done so well had it not been for the support I received from my family, the scouts, the judges and field trial people.”