Alex Washburn

Alexandra (Alex) Washburn is the owner and founder of Coolwater Kennels established in 1987 and now located in Bruce, Mississippi.  She has been an avid breeder and competitor in retriever trials for over 30 years and has earned some of the following distinctions with her dogs:


- 2003 Gold Medal ESPN Great Outdoor Games
- 2004 Silver Medal ESPN Great Outdoor Games
- 2005 Silver Medal ESPN Great Outdoor Games
- 2005 World Retriever Champion
- 2008 Purina High Point Derby Dog
- 2016 National Amateur Retriever Champion
- 2016 AKC Breeder of Merit
- 2017 AKC Breeder of Merit

In addition to these accomplishments, her dogs have earned numerous championship titles and have competed in over 20 National Competitions.  She is here to share an overview of field trials, training, and her experience at the National Level.