2015-2016 Purina Top Shooting Dog Award
Capping a yearlong race that was neck-and-neck until the end, a confident and competitive Pointer called “Cliff” came out on top to win the 34th annual Purina Top Shooting Dog Award. The 7-year-old white-and-liver male, officially known as World Class Cliff, clinched the award with 1,535 points, just 20 points ahead of the second-place finisher. Handled by pro Stacy Perkins of Crestline, Kansas, Cliff is co-owned by Mick Marietta and Brian Hamilton of Pittsburg, Kansas, and Bill Cignetti of Frontenac, Kansas. “Cliff has a lot of brains and bird-finding ability,” Hamilton says. “His style is unmatched.” Bred by Francis Buche and Rex Garner of Pittsburg, Kansas, Cliff is powered by Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Formula.