FC-AFC Tealcreek Patton’s Saber (“Saber”), a 9-year-old Labrador Retriever owned by Chris and Portia Hatch of Butte Valley, California, won the Purina Outstanding Amateur Retriever Award by earning 47 points in the yearlong competition. Saber and Hatch entered 22 Amateur trials, finished 15 and placed in 13. Among his eight wins were two double header wins, first at the Lassen Retriever Club and then at the Idaho Retriever Club. “Saber is an extremely intelligent dog and an excellent marker who runs straight. He figured out what this game is all about at an early age and he loves it,” says Hatch, who has qualified for 12 National Amateurs and was a finalist in one. Saber 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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