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 handsome, outgoing Schipperke named "Colton" is the top winner in breed history. Surpassing the 2012 record of 20 Bests in Show held by his uncle, Colton has earned more than 32 Bests in Show and is the first Schipperke to win the Non-Sporting...
The No. 1 American Staffordshire Terrier, "Pancho," has been winning top dog shows since he stepped into the ring as a 6-month-old at the prestigious Montgomery County Kennel Club (all terrier) show. The male dog represents the top-winning AmStaff..
A 6-year Chesapeake Bay Retriever named "Hank" is the first of his breed to win Best in Show and be recognized as a Master Hunter and Qualified All Age retriever. The talented male hunts waterfowl and pheasants in some of the toughest conditions,...
Standout bird dogs -- the kind that drives excitement with exceptional bird-finding ability, hard-charing stamina and their stylish stature, while remaining steady to wing and shot -- are the 2018-2019 Purina Award winners in all-age and shooting dog
A 5 1/2-year-old male Siberian Husky named "Nick" wins Best in Show at the Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina. Six of seven Group First winners, including Reserve Best in Show winner "Conrad," a Shetland Sheepdog, are fed Purina Pro Plan dog.
A 3 1/2-year-old female Standard Poodle wins Best in Show at the 2020 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
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.
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.
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”...

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.