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There was no quit in a Treeing Walker Coonhound named “Blaster,” who stood out for his endurance and accuracy at nite hunts across the country in 2016 as the winner of the prestigious 36th annual Purina Outstanding Nite Hunt Coonhound Award.

A confident, hardworking black Labrador Retriever called “Flex” powered through his first field trial season, acquiring 55 points and winning 13 Derby stakes to secure the Purina Outstanding Derby Field Trial Retriever Award. Flawless Execution – FLEX, who is co-owned by Johnny and Kathy Armstrong of Winston Salem, North Carolina, with Jane McCullough of Chester, Maryland, finished his Derby career with 95 points. “Flex is steady and focused on the line.

Turning heads with his large sculpted muscular body, gorgeous coat and thoughtful expression at bench shows across the country, a Bluetick Coonhound called “Moon” captured the 2016 Purina Outstanding Bench Show Coonhound Award. NITE CH CCH GR CH ‘PR’ Southern Flame Bad Moon Rising earned 170 points from 17 bench shows during the yearlong program. This win brings handler Michael Seets of Stonefort, Illinois, closer to his goal of winning the Purina Award with all seven coonhound breeds registered by the United Kennel Club.

Not even the early stage of lameness could keep a black Labrador Retriever named “Ivy” sidelined from the 2016 field trial season, which came to a magnificent close by winning the 2016 Purina Outstanding Amateur Field Trial Retriever Award.
Pro Shawn Kinkelaar of Effingham, Illinois, is back on top as the winner of the 2016-2017 Purina Top Shooting Dog Handler Award, his fourth Purina Handler Award during the program’s 29-year history.
Sibling rivalry was at the center of the yearlong race toward the 2016-2017 Purina Top Shooting Dog Derby Award, but it was a white-and-liver Pointer called “Sadie” who emerged as the winner.
A white-and-liver Pointer named “Bolt” dominated the shooting dog circuit this past field trial season to come out on top as the 2016-2017 Purina Top Shooting Dog Award winner.
A white-and-orange Pointer rightfully named “Duke” reigns supreme as the winner of the 14th annual Purina Top Shooting Dog Amateur Award.
As the 2014-2015 Purina Derby Top Field Trial Bird Dog, a stylish Pointer called “Jack” was poised for field trial greatness.
Pro Luke Eisenhart of Albany, Georgia, has done it again: Winning the 2016-2017 Purina Top All-Age Handler Award, his fifth Purina Handler Award during his six-year all-age career.
Not even an injury could keep “Grace,” a small dog with sheer grit and a big heart, from capturing the fifth annual Purina Derby Top Field Trial Bird Dog Award.
Nobody could turn a blind eye to a white-and-liver Pointer called “Ray,” who sustained a serious injury that caused loss of vision in one eye, but adjusted to her handicap and pushed through the field trial season with grit and determination to win the 10th annual Purina Amateur Top Field Trial Bird Dog Award.