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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See how three Labrador Retrievers achieved status as a National Retriever Champions by winning their respective Derby, Amateur and Open championship stakes in 2018.

Rusty Boone never dreamt that a walk around the block with his dog would lead to “Nanuk” (MACH5 Boone’s Nanuk Of The North MXB2 MJS2 NJP XF T2B CGCA CGCU) becoming the No. 1 Master Agility Champion (MACH) Siberian Husky.

A 3-year-old tricolor male Wire Fox Terrier named “Vinny”rocked the 2020 Country Music Cluster in Franklin, Tennessee. GCHB Irvonhill Voignier had just won three weeks before Terrier Group First at the 2020 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Weather extremes make it difficult to train and keep your sporting dog sharp during the off-season. Learn 5 simple indoor obedience drills created by professional gun dog trainers that can help keep your sporting dog in top mental and physical shape year-round.
Fueled by the nutrition of Purina Pro Plan, a Wire Fox Terrier named “King” (GCH Kingarthur Van Foliny Home) took Best in Show honors at the 2019 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Combining elegance and athleticism, Multi-BIS/Multi-BISS GCH Pinnacle Tennessee Whiskey, a flashy 3-year-old fawn-and-white male Whippet handled by his breeder and owner Justin Smithey of Sugar Valley, Georgia, sprinted to the front of the Best in Show line

Canine celebrities bedazzled all, as they strolled down the red carpet runway on their way to Best in Show judging at the second annual Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina.

Showing her heart out for owner-handler Sherri Hurst of Houston at the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America (CWCCA) National Specialty May 14, “Libby,” an 8-year-old brindle bitch, moved effortlessly.

Purina Pro Plan-fed dogs took top honors at the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, winning Best in Show and all the Group Firsts. More than 2,800 dogs competed at the prestigious dog show, which aired live to millions of viewers worldwide.
A 2-year-old Pekingese, GCH Palacegarden Malachy, handled by owner David Fitzpatrick, stood out with his friendly, graceful ways to win the 2010 Pro Plan Champions Cup. The No. 2 all-breed dog and No. 1 Toy dog, "Malachy" finished the year more than 100 points ahead of the second-place finisher.
A spunky, full-of-himself attitude has given Multi-BIS Lotrando Sunshine Celebration a winning edge, says owner-handler Vanessa Skou of Mooresville, North Carolina. The No. 1 West Highland White Terrier all systems and No. 3 Terrier sent Skou halfway around the world to Slovakia to pick him up as a 9-month-old puppy.
A powerful 4-year-old black male Giant Schnauzer called “Ty” is the No. 1 dog in the country, having earned 56 Bests in Show.