A 5-year-old white-and-orange female Pointer, Cocklebur Treasure Quest, is the 2013-2014 Purina Amateur Top Field Trial Bird Dog. The first bird dog for owners Bubba and Amy Spencer of Medon, Tennessee, “Ellie” earned an impressive 1,274 points to win the seventh annual Purina Award. “Ellie is a very smart and logical dog who is consistent and predictable,” says Bubba Spencer. Newcomers to the sport, Bubba and Amy Spencer together trained Ellie, learning as they went along. Ellie won the National Amateur Invitational Championship and the Region 5 Amateur All-Age Championship and was the Runner-Up Champion at the National amateur Quail Championship. “Ellie was really slow to develop,” Amy says. “She is a very delicate, sensitive dog who took a lot of patience and time to develop into an all-age field trial dog. The long hours working Ellie have been very fulfilling.” Ellie is fed Purina® Pro Plan® SPORT Performance 30/20 Formula.