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Farm Dog of the Year 

The Farm Dog of the Year contests celebrates farm dogs and the many ways they support farmers and ranchers in producing nutritious food for families and their pets across America. Farmers are invited to submit nominations for the 2022 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest, supported by Purina. 

The grand prize winner – Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year – will win a year’s worth of Purina dog food and $5,000 in prize money. The winner will be recognized at a Farm Dog of the Year award ceremony at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention in January 2022. Up to four regional runners-up* will each win $1,000 in prize money.

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Meet the 2021 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year

Meet Bindi, Farm Bureau's 2021 Farm Dog of the Year. New York Farm Bureau member Sonja Galley relies on this Australian Shepherd to help her round up cattle on her family’s 60-cow dairy farm. Bindi helps out in a variety of ways—she once very protectively pushed back a heifer that pinned Sonja in the corner of a pen.

People’s Choice Pup

Beginning Oct. 4, members of the public are invited to vote online for their favorite dog in the People’s Choice Pup part of the overall competition. The People’s Choice Pup will win bragging rights and Purina products including one year’s worth of dry dog food. The winner of People’s Choice Pup, along with the Farm Dog of the Year and runners-up, will be announced in January at AFBF’s Convention.

Sponsor / Prizes

For the 2022 contest, the American Farm Bureau Federation, with support from Nestlé Purina PetCare, will recognize a grand prize winner – Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year – as well as up to four regional runners-up and a People’s Choice Pup.

Prizes provided by Nestlé Purina PetCare include –

  • One year’s worth of dry dog food, a trophy plate, Purina products and a $5,000 cash prize for the Farm Dog of the Year
  • A $1,000 cash prize, trophy plate and Purina products for up to four regional Farm Dog of the Year runners-up
  • Purina products including one year’s worth of dry dog food for the winner of the People’s Choice Pup

Judging

A panel of judges selected by the American Farm Bureau Federation shall select the winners. Judging of the contest will be based on nomination materials submitted. Desired attributes in the Farm Dog of the Year are helpfulness to the farmer and his/her family, playfulness and obedience.

Contestants agree that the sole and final judgement as to all matters concerning the contest and interpretation of contest rules are at the sole discretion of the American Farm Bureau Federation, and their officers and staff.

Contest Rules

No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited. By entering, entrant agrees to be bound by these official rules.

Questions?

Send an email to cyndies@fb.org with questions about the contest.

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