2012 Purina Outstanding Amateur Retriever Award
A 5-year-old black male Labrador Retriever called “Nike” captured the 2012-2013 Purina Outstanding Amateur Retriever Award, earning 42 points, which includes seven Amateur wins. “Nike is the best dog I’ve ever had, no question,” says owner Paul Foster of Medford, Ore., who ran his first dog in 1943. “He won this first field trial on his first birthday and went on from there. He’s a superb marker with intensity and drive.” AFC Rockliffs Justdoit entered 18 trials and finished 14, tallying seven wins and 10 placements. Co-owner Sally Foster, an avid retriever enthusiast who judged the 2007 National Amateur, says, “We put in a lot of hard work, and it paid off. Nike is a wonderful retriever.” The hardworking retriever is powered by Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Formula.