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A good breeder is armed with the latest information. Review our recent announcements about Purina championship events, competition results, Pro Club program updates and the Purina Points program.

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Purina Pro Plan is proud to sponsor Canine Chronicle’s Events Calendar page in 2014

Introducing the Newest Way to Plan Your Show Schedule: The Canine Chronicle Events Calendar! This user-friendly, interactive show calendar makes planning your show schedule a breeze! Choose your breeds, view the judge, and choose your shows! It's that simple!

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Youthful Pointer ‘Zeva’ Wins National Open Shooting Dog Championship

Endurance and exceptional bird-finding ability helped Awsum Country Girl, a 3-year-old white and liver female Pointer handled by George Tracy of Glenville, Penn., and scouted by his son, Mike Tracy, to win the 2014 National Open Shooting Dog Championship. His win with “Zeva” marks the fourth time George Tracy has handled the winning dog at the national competition.

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Shadow Oak Bo Captures Second National Championship

Unbelievable back-to-back National Championship wins were earned by Shadow Oak Bo, an orange-and-white ticked 8-year-old male English Setter handled by Robin Gates of Leesburg, Ga., and scouted by Luke Eisenhart of Tiskilwa, Ill., in February at Ames Plantation in Grand Junction, Tenn. This Purina® Pro Plan®-fueled setter ended a 43-year streak of Pointers winning the event in 2013, and then returned with a strong performance that included seven quail finds to win this year’s stake.

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Featured Members

Spotlight on success

Learn more about what drives Pro Club members and inspires their dedication to exceptional breeding, showing and competition.

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Earning a 3rd place in a very tough open class at our 2011 Nationals

Sharon McCully of Veritas

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Michele Fitzgerald of Flywire Picards and Ibizans

Flywire Picards in Charlotteville, VA

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Our 17 year-old Golden Retriever Becca

Catherine Urglavitch of Clover Breeders Stockton, NJ

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Meet the Team

We’re in it together

Like you, our team members are avid breeders and enthusiasts. Meet our field team and consultants, and learn what ignites our passion for great dogs.

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Bob West

Bob West, Director of Sporting Field Operations for the Purina Professional Engagement Team, is passionate about sporting dogs and those who own and train them. He also walks the talk, having put more than 100 titles on sporting dogs over the past 40-plus years as a part-time professional trainer.

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Ann Viklund with two of her dogs

Ann Viklund

Ann Viklund, Director of Conformation for the Purina Professional Engagement Team, has contributed immensely to Purina’s support of the dog fancy. When Ann joined Purina in 1997 as a Field Promotions Representative, Purina was just beginning to partner with enthusiasts.

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith, Managing Director of the Professional Engagement Team, has worked for Purina since 1999. In his current job, Scott meets show and sporting enthusiasts from across the country. He particularly enjoys attending agility and other dog sports at the Purina Event Center in Gray Summit, Mo., which is part of his team.

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