2X Nat’l Amateur CH Nemaha Yankee, a 3-year-old white and orange-marked male Pointer, gave breeder-owner-handler Dr. Pat McInteer of Falls City, Nebraska, his first Purina Award as the winner of the 11th annual Purina Top Shooting Dog Amateur Award. “I feel very blessed to win this award,” McInteer says. “Seeing ‘Yankee’ go across the field, run to the front with his fancy, high tail is breathtaking.” During the season, Yankee earned 1,377 points, including winning the National Amateur Pheasant Shooting Dog Championship, the National Amateur Shooting Dog Championship and the Missouri Amateur Shooting Dog Classic. McInteer has devoted more than 40 years to dogs as a veterinarian and field trial competitor. Yankee is fueled by Purina® Pro Plan® SPORT Performance 30/20 Formula.
Purina Sporting Dog Awards
See who earned the highest honor in field competition
The Purina Sporting Dog Award program promotes interest in field competition and recognizes handlers who exemplify hard work, effort, experience and sportsmanship.
- 2013-2014 Purina Top Shooting Dog Award
- 2013-2014 Purina Top Shooting Dog Amateur Award
- 2013-2014 Purina Top Shooting Dog Derby Award
- 2013-2014 Purina Top Shooting Dog Handler Award
- 2013-2014 Purina Top Field Trial Bird Dog Award
- 2014 Purina Amateur Top Field Trial Bird Dog
- 2013-2014 Purina Derby Top Field Trial Bird Dog Award
- 2013-2014 Purina Top All-Age Handler Award
- 2014 Purina Outstanding Field Trial Brace Beagle Award
- 2014 Purina Brace Beagle Champion Award
- 2014 Purina Brace Beagle Derby Award
- 2013 Purina Outstanding Bench Show Coonhound Award
- 2013 Purina Outstanding Nite Hunt Coonhound Award
- 2013 Purina Outstanding SPO Field Trial Beagle Award
- 2013 Purina Outstanding Open Retriever Award
- 2013 Purina Outstanding Amateur Retriever Award
- 2013 Purina Outstanding Derby Retriever Award
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