Barb Fawver, Purina Manager of Pet Influential Communications, is the editor of Today’s Breeder magazine and the Purina Pro Club Update newsletters. Since she began working for Purina in 1997, Barb has focused on communications for breeders and enthusiasts, developing coverage of kennel management, breeding, genetics, breeder profiles, canine and feline health, and training and performance.
When she married her husband, Del Fawver, in 2004, Barb became a sporting dog enthusiast herself. The handler of the 2003 Purina Outstanding Field Trial Brace Beagle, Del introduced Barb to American Kennel Club brace beagle field trials. Together, they breed Beagles under the Black Blanket prefix. Barb recently finished her first Field Champion.
“Purina understands the dog fancy’s genuine, heartfelt commitment to their dogs and dog sports,” Barb says. “As a journalist, I immensely enjoy writing about a topic people love talking about – their dogs. I always am amazed at the beauty of the dogs and their incredible talents in the field, and I am awed by the never-ending devotion of trainers and breeders to producing champions.”