2015 Purina Outstanding Nite Hunt Coonhound Award
A Treeing Walker Coonhound named “Dennis” stood out for his independence and accuracy at nite hunts across the country as the winner of the esteemed 35th annual Purina Outstanding Nite Hunt Coonhound Award. It was a tight race for GR CH GR NITE CH ‘PR’ Ashby’s Salt River Dennis, who inched ahead of the second-place finisher by one cast win for a total of nine, earning 500 points. The 8-year-old tricolor male gifted owner-handler Doug Keaton of Culloden, West Virginia, with his first Purina Award, who says, “Dennis has a lot of heart. He doesn’t back down until you pull him off a tree.” Bred by Keith Medley of Vine Grove, Kentucky, Dennis is co-owned by Jody Jessup of Rural Hall, North Carolina, and is fueled by Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Formula.