Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

Do your dogs have what it takes to be the best of the best? Want to cheer on some of the
top dogs in the nation? Meet Circle of Champions and Purina Sporting Dog Award winners.

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A 4 1/2-year-old male Pointer called "Joe" wins the 2020 National Championship for Bird Dogs. The stylish, fast-moving bird dog overcame wet running conditions and had six quail finds to win the prestigious event.
A 3 1/2-year-old female Standard Poodle wins Best in Show at the 2020 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Learn professional dog show tips from longtime all-breed handler Sue Vroom, including training, conditioning and showing suggestions in and outside of the ring.
Timing is everything when competing in a dog show. Learn how professional dog handlers best utilize their time with judges to put their best paw forward.

A charming, sweet-tempered 2 ½-year-old red-and-white male Bulldog named “Thor” moved like a dream across the show ring floor to win the 18th annual "National Dog Show

Socialization is fundamental to preparing show dogs for the ring. It should start early. In fact, the sooner, the better.

It’s 6 a.m. on a Saturday. A slight breeze carries the hum of generators, while the aroma of bacon frying in a motor home rises into the air.

Raising and training a show dog that confidently enjoys the demands of a conformation career can make for a myriad of learning curves and bumps along the road. 

My husband, Corky, and I spent a lifetime in dogs as busy all-breed professional handl

When a passionate terrier lover named Victor Malzoni Jr. was looking for a nice Wire Fox Terrier bitch in 2010, he asked another passionate terrier lover, pro handler Gabriel Rangel, to help him find one.

A record-setting 4-year-old Black Russian Terrier named “Oli” stirs excitement at shows with his confidence, beautiful movement and sound temperament.

A small dog with a big-dog temperament, “Ringo,” a 3-year-old male Wirehaired Dachshund, has a natural rock-star attitude when it comes to dog shows.