American Field

Early Points-Earners

Purina Dog of the Year Award

Oct 07, 2021

The 59th season for the Purina Top All-Age Bird Dog has begun, and early points-earners have been verified. The eight dogs in the appended roster earned placements at the North Dakota Classics in Columbus, N. D., in early September.

Established in 1963, the initial Top Dog Award was presented at the end of the 1963-1964 field trial season. Pointer male War Storm, handled by John S. Gates, was accorded those initial honors.

As the season progresses the list of dogs earning points expands greatly. The points season ends April 30, 2022.

Purina Top Dog Award Points-Earners

Dog/Owner(s)/ Handler/Points

Sadie Firefly, Pointer female; Natlie Cooper, Steve Lightle & Dr. James Mills/Allen Vincent 380

Texas Wild Rex,  Pointer male; Aaron Bolli/ Allen Vincent 330

Dream Chaser, Pointer male; Brad H. Calkins/Andy Daugherty 190

Upfront’s Southern Star, Pointer female; Lance Schulz/Lance Schulz 165

Janee’s American Rebel, Pointer male; Jason Staley/Jason Staley 160

Touch’s Red Rider, Pointer male; Tucker Johnson; Luke Eisenhart 114

Lowrider Frank, Pointer male; Dr. James Mills & Steve Lightle/Allen Vincent 99

Tekoa Mountain Dallee, Setter female; Alex Mauck/Mauck 48

[Purina Points are awarded based on the number of dogs entered x 10 for first, 5 for second, and 3 for third.]




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