After competing in the Crufts Kennel Club Dog Show this March, “Knopa” was expected to settle into a comfortable retirement with owner Marina Khenkina of Moscow, but plans changed for the 6-year-old Scottish Terrier bitch when she won Best in Show at the prestigious event. Qualifying for the World Challenge Dog Show this December, GCH McVan’s to Russia with Love put retirement on hold to return to the U.S. to continue training with pro handler Rebecca Cross of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Cross, a 20-year dog show veteran, understands how nutrition contributes to success in the ring, which is why she chooses Purina® Pro Plan® FOCUS Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula to power this world competitor.

Cross attributes Knopa’s healthy skin and coat to the essential fatty acids from salmon, the first ingredient of Purina® Pro Plan® Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula. Made with easily digestible rice and oat meal, Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula is gentle on the digestive system. Cross also relies on the optimal protein-to-fat ratio of the dog food to provide the energy Knopa needs to stand out in the show ring. Most importantly, her nutrient-rich formula with real salmon provides the power to perform. “Knopa shows her heart out each time she enters a ring,” Cross says. “Purina® Pro Plan® gives Knopa the energy to always give 150 percent.”

Published August 2015