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 3 1/2-year-old male Samoyed named "Kegs" wins Best in Show at the Kennel Club of Palm Springs Dog Show in January, besting 3,300 dogs. The sweet-tempered dog captures attention with his beautiful movement and showy attitude.
A 5 1/2-year-old female named "Pip" topped 121 dogs to win the 2019 English Springer Spaniel National Open Championship. A talented dog, teamwork and some luck led to Pip's excellent performance over five land series and two water series.
Learn professional dog show tips from longtime all-breed handler Sue Vroom, including training, conditioning and showing suggestions in and outside of the ring.
A black-masked red 20-month-old male Pekingese named "Wasabi," shown sparingly and just starting his Specials campaign, spiced up the 2019 AKC National Championship by winning Best in Show.
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

Adopting a catchphrase philosophy of “OBAAT” – one bird at a time – helped steady the focus of owner-handler Lauren Hays Curtis of Round Rock, Texas, and drive the intensity of her 5-year-old male, “Foxx”...
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.

Winning Best in Show at the most prestigious terrier show in the world, Montgomery County Kennel Club, with her fiery, dynamic 3 ½-year-old male Welsh Terrier named “Dazzle” was a dream come true for owner Keith Bailey of Knoxville, Tennessee.

A birthday wish came true for Casey Adams when his talented 7-year-old Labrador, “Lexie,” won the prestigious National Amateur Retriever Championship (NARC) Stake June 22, 2019, in Ronan, Montana.

There was no quit in a hard-charging, consistent white-and-black Pointer named “Billy Jack,” who dominated the highly competitive bird dog field trial circuit to capture the 2018-2019 Purina Top Shooting Dog Amateur Award.