2015 Purina Outstanding Bench Show Coonhound Award
Turning heads with his gorgeous mahogany head, black-blanket back, and white “cat” feet at bench shows across the country, a Treeing Walker Coonhound called “Rock” became the first three-time winner of the Purina Outstanding Bench Show Coonhound Award in the 12-year history of the program. CCH GR WCH GR NITE CH GR CH ‘PR’ Preacher John the Rock earned 210 points from 21 bench shows during the yearlong race, finishing 50 points ahead of the runner-up. “Rock gave 110 percent at every show,” says handler Michael Seets, who co-owns the dog with his wife, Myra, of Stonefort, Illinois. “Rock’s coloration and style catch the judge’s eye,” Seets adds of the 6-year-old male, bred by Vera Bergbauer of Hartford City, Indiana. “You couldn’t paint a prettier dog.” Rock is powered by Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Formula.