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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.