Bird Dogs  |  09/21/2015

Winners of the 2015 Puppy Photo Contest

The results are in—thank you to all who submitted photos of their little hunting buddies this year. Below are the winners of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s fourth annual Puppy Photo Contest, sponsored by SportDOG Brand and Purina Pro Plan. 

Grand Prize

From Mellen, Wisconsin – Debra Beirl’s English setter, “Bailey” 

Photo Credit: Debra Beirl

First Prize

From Santee, California – Mike Dean’s German wirehaired pointer, “Wyatt” 

Photo Credit: Caroline Fenton Photography

Editor’s Choice

1. From Mather, California – Susan Edginton’s wirehaired pointing griffon, “Mattie”

Photo Credit: Susan Edginton 

2. From Meridian, Idaho – Steve Arnold’s German shorthaired pointer, “Tanner” 

Photo Credit: Steven Arnold 

3. From College Station, Texas – Rachel Mackey’s brittany, “Sky”

Photo Credit: Rachel Mackey

4. From McCall, Idaho – Chris Clark’s pudelpointer, “Ranger” 

Photo Credit: Prairie Trout Pudelpointer

5. From Stafford, Kansas – Belle Schmidt’s German wirehaired pointer, “Brynlee” 

Photo Credit: Belle Schmidt 

Bird dog photos help Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever draw interest to upland hunting and upland conservation. Have a photo you’d like to share? We’re always looking for Dog of the Day submissions. Submit photos to – include your name, your dog’s name and breed, and a brief description.  

About Pheasants Forever

Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Since 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $577 million on 489,000 habitat projects benefiting over 12 million acres of wildlife habitat nationwide.