2010-2011 Purina Top Shooting Dog Award
A 7-year-old white-and-black female Pointer, Ninnescah Nicole, owned by breeder Dr. Richard Steckley of Wichita, Kan., and handled by professional handler Chuck Stretz of Blackwater, Mo., excelled with her animated, stylish, front-running performances to earn 2,035 points and win the Purina Top Shooting Dog Award.
“It takes a great dog to go all the way and win, and there is no better dog on my string than Nicole,” says Stretz, a professional handler since the late 1970s. “She is always to the front, with her tail held high, with lots of action. She is brainy, real smart about where to find birds, and she never wastes any steps.”