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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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2nd Annual Beverly Hills Dog Show

Purina Pro Plan-Fed Champions Shine at 2nd Annual Beverly Hills Dog Show

Canine celebrities bedazzled all, as they strolled down the red carpet runway on their way to Best in Show judging at the second annual Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina. Featuring six of seven Group First winners fed Purina Pro Plan, the star-studded lineup shined with Top 100 dogs, many ranked No. 1 in their breed.

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Purina Pro Plan-Fed Dogs Sweep 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

The Best in Show winner was a 5 1/2-year-old Bichon Frise, GCH Belle Creek’s All I Care About Is Love (“Flynn”). The stars aligned for Team Flynn, with love and luck, plus beautiful conformation and a shining, happy personality, prevailing.

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Purina Pro Plan Presents ShowDogs of the Year Awards

In the first year as the lead sponsor of the ShowDog of the Year Awards, Purina Pro Plan, along with partner Dog News Magazine, toasted the top winners of 2017 in style at the annual ceremony that recognizes conformation and companion performance dogs and several honorees nominated and voted on by their peers.

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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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BRIGHT MIND-Fed Cardigan Welsh Corgi Named ‘Libby’ Wins National Specialty Best of Breed

Showing her heart out for owner-handler Sherri Hurst of Houston at the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America (CWCCA) National Specialty May 14, “Libby,” an 8-year-old brindle bitch, moved effortlessly. With beautiful side gait, powerful reach and drive, and a perfectly level topline, Libby looked as though she could go on endlessly.

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Kaylynn Williams – Featured Members Story, Sporting

Kaylynn Williams’ passion for Beagles began at a young age. Her grandfather, uncle and father have had an affinity for the breed for over 40 years. Now, at age 21, Kaylynn competes with her Purina® Pro Plan® fueled Beagles in an average of 30 to 40 field trial events each year. She also owns and operates KW Kennels near her home in Martinton, Illinois, and even runs a successful nationwide junior handler program.

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Kerrie Kuper, Karasar Whippets

Kerrie Kuper, Karasar Whippets

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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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Gail Inman

In her job as the Sporting Program Coordinator for the Purina Professional Engagement Team, Gail Inman meets owners, trainers and handlers of all kinds of sporting dogs. She coordinates the Purina Sporting Dog Award Program, which honors the top dogs in six sporting segments, and she has been instrumental in helping to develop Purina’s support of youth programs that encourage participation in dog sports.

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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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