Owner-handler Alexandra “Alex” Washburn of Bruce, Mississippi, had a feeling that the 2016 National Amateur Retriever Championship in Stowe, Vermont, could be the last shot for her 9-year-old male to win a National. With impressive style and sharpness, NAFC-FC Coolwater’s Hawkeye Legend sailed through 10 challenging tests over land and water, outperforming more than 100 top field trial retrievers to become a “legend” among the great ones that have won the prestigious event. Washburn, a 29-year-veteran of the sport, earned her first National win after having trained and handled several National Amateur Finalists. “‘Legend’ is a great marker, very strong in the water, and a total team player,” Washburn says. “He works extremely well with me on the line and has often been described as ‘100 pounds of compliance.’” Legend is fueled by Purina® Pro Plan® SPORT Performance 30/20 Chicken & Rice Formula.
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Dedicated handlers and owners know that hard work, drive, enthusiasm and diligence are just some of the virtues involved in shaping a sporting champion. Purina celebrates their success with the Circle of Champions.
- Labrador Retriever 'Mickey' Is 2016 National Retriever Champion
- Bluetick Coonhound 'Allie' Is 2017 Grand American Nite Hunt Champion
- Retriever Named 'Legend' Is the 2016 National Amateur Champion
- German Shorthaired Pointer 'Nose' Is 2016 NSTRA Performance Classic Winner
- Pointer Named 'Patch" Is the 2016 National Champion
- Mid-America Brittany Champion Is Stylish, Steady ‘Kate’
- Treeing Walker Coonhound Named 'Big' Wins Autumn Oaks Nite Hunt Championship
- Pointer Named 'Spot' Is the 2015 Saskatchewan Open Champion
- NSTRA National Champion Is an English Setter Named 'Jake'
- Labrador Retriever 'Roxie' Is 2015 National Amateur Champion
Retriever Named 'Legend' Is the 2016 National Amateur Champion
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