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Pro Club is dedicated to helping members develop and recognize outstanding sporting performance. Explore our tips and resources for developing your sporting dogs’ talents, keeping them conditioned year-round, and showcasing them in the field.

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An outgoing, friendly breed, the Labrador Retriever is often described as an ideal companion. Natural sporting dogs, Labradors glow with enthusiasm whether training for retrieving water blinds or a bumper thrown from a dock.
Bird dogs suffer from anxiety and knowing how to identify this and help them is vital. Follow these 6 tips to help manage their anxiety caused by external stressors.
A 3-year-old male Treeing Walker Coonhound named "Bank" is a top winner in Professional Kennel Club nite hunts. Among his wins, Bank bested nearly 800 coonhounds to earn the title of PKC World Champion.
A consistent, rabbit-tracking hound named "Romo" has proved his versatility, focus and endurance as a top winner in gundog brace trials, small pack option and large pack.
Bird dog winter camp in the Wild West of Prewitt, New Mexico, is a spiritual coming together, where a string of red dogs, known as Hungarian Vizslas, and their pro trainer and handler escape to fine-tune their pointing and retrieving skills.
The human-animal bond is about having a close relationship with an animal. A true team works in a partnership that evolves with trust and compassion and translates into a special connection that feeds the soul.
A 7-year-old white-and-liver male Pointer called "Mack" is the winner of one of the most challenging all-age horseback stakes in the country, the Quail Championship Invitational.
A serious-minded bird dog named "Zachary" showed consistency, intelligence and authority to become the 2019 High Point Open English Springer Spaniel.
The 2019 National Retriever Champions fired up their best performances to win their respective Open, Amateur and Derby stakes.
The trek to Purina Farms to compete in the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge National Finals is a ritual for many families and their canine athletes. Some have participated for many years and enjoy the reuinion as much as the contest.
Three Brace Beagles answered the cry of "tally-ho" wit keen desire and spot-on tracking. Hounds in a league of their own, these 2019 Purina Award winners, along with their owners and handlers, were honored in October at a banquet in Pittsburgh.
In his first season as a fully trained bird dog, a male named "Que" got down to business with three chukar finds, including two covey finds, to win the 2019 German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America National Amateur Championship. Que represents...