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GCH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova
"Peyton," was bred by Billie and Charlie Kerfoot of Vinton, Va., Erin Kerfoot of Yakima, Wash., and Ruth Kirby of Earleton, Fla. He is owned by Beth Fink of Medina, Ohio, Celie Florence of Southern Shores, N.C., Erin Kerfoot, Ken Goodhue-McWilliams of Norco, Calif., and Delores Streng of Farmington, Mich.

Getting better and better with every Federation field trial, FCB Little Ease Pretty Boy Floyd pulled ahead of the competition to win the 45th annual Purina Outstanding Field Trial Brace Beagle Award.
Tracking to the front of the competition, a 13-inch tricolor female Beagle, FCB Bee Lick Bamboo, won the 13th annual Purina Brace Beagle Derby Award out of 372 hounds competing.
A 5-year-old black-and-white female Beagle, NFC FCB Sunshine Crybaby, whom breeder-owner-handler Pete Proctor of Vale, North Carolina, describes as “the whole package,” masterfully won the 13th annual Purina Brace Beagle Champion Award.
A competitive, compact hound called “Music” led the pack to capture the prestigious 18th annual Purina Outstanding SPO (Small Pack Option) Field Trial Beagle Award, a first for breeder-owner Cody McDaniel of Kentwood, Louisiana, who co-handled the hound with Gary Moorman of Pontotoc, Mississippi.
Etching his name among the all-time greats, a black Labrador Retriever called “Bullet” became the first three-time consecutive winner of the Purina Outstanding Field Trial Retriever Award.
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.