2015 Purina Outstanding SPO Field Trial Beagle Award
An independent, hardworking hound called “Mickie” led the pack to capture the prestigious 17th annual Purina Outstanding SPO Field Trial Beagle Award, a first for owners-handlers Joe Piercey of La Vergne, Tennessee, and Mike Reynolds of Readyville, Tennessee. FCGD Star R Mickie E, a 13-inch female, earned 168 points throughout the yearlong competition, more than 30 points ahead of the second-place finisher, having won five Purina Point field trials and placing in seven. “Mickie has an easygoing temperament, but once the trial begins, she determinedly weaves through the switchgrass and wastes little time to pick up the scent of a cottontail,” says Reynolds, who bred the 3-year-old hound. Mickie is powered by Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Formula.