A 2-year-old white and orange-marked female Pointer, Hightailing Miss Kate, is the winner of the second annual Purina Top Shooting Dog Derby Award. Owned by Kevin and Maureen Joyce of East Northport, New York, and handled by Mike Tracy of Glenville, Pennsylvania. “Kate” earned 1,066 points in the yearlong competition. “Kate is a stylish dog who handles kindly,” says Kevin Joyce, who started Kate on foundation training, introduced her to birds, and taught her steady to wing and shot. “She is a pretty running dog. As big as she runs, she will not get lost because she loves to be with you.” Kate dominated the award competition by winning the New England Shooting Dog Futurity and the U.S. Quail Shooting Dog Futurity and accumulating four placements in Purina point stakes, including taking second in the Eastern Open Derby. Kate was sired by the two-time Purina Top Shooting Dog Award winner Great River Ice. Kate is powered 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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