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Read the latest from Pro Club

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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The Winningest Formula

Genetics and training aren’t the only two factors that make a champion. Specialized nutrition is a key component in a show dog becoming a show-stopper. In fact, 9 out of the last 9 Westminster Best in Show Champions and 94 of the top 100 AKC All-Breed Champions in 2014 are fed Purina® Pro Plan®.*

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Nutrition That Leads the Field

A hardworking sporting dog needs high-quality nutrition for optimal performance helping him to reach his/her full potential. Whether working or competing, nutrient-dense food with high levels of fat and protein can help maximize your dog’s training and conditioning. That’s why Purina Pro Plan is the food of choice for 104 of the top 127 sporting dogs in the country in 2014.*

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Labrador Retriever “Roxie” Wins 2015 National Amateur Retriever Championship

Bill Benson brought his 9-year-old Labrador Retriever “Roxie” to the National Amateur Retriever Championship in Ronan, Montana, with one goal in mind — to have fun. Mission accomplished.

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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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Kerrie Kuper, Karasar Whippets

Kerrie Kuper, Karasar Whippets

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Tracy Houlihan, OutBack Kennel

Tracy Houlihan, OutBack Kennel

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Patricia Thompson, Connemara Dreams

Patricia Thompson, Connemara Dreams

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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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Candy Caciolo

Candy Caciolo is a Consultant to the Breeder Enthusiast Team. She managed Purina’s Veterinary Marketing Group including Purina Veterinary Diets®, the Breeder/Enthusiast Marketing Group and the Pet Welfare Group.

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