Diego Garcia


Professional Dog Handler

Purina Pro Club Pro and professional dog handler Diego Garcia is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, but currently lives in Lillington, NC.

Q: Why do you feed Purina Pro Plan dog food?

A: I feed Purina Pro Plan because it’s great for muscle tone and healthy skin. I feed all my dogs Pro Plan and I’m thrilled with the results.

Q: Why do you recommend Purina Pro Plan?

A: As a professional handler, we are always on the road. It keeps the dogs in top shape.

Q: What is the most exciting part of being a dog handler?

A: Seeing the dogs every day and watching them change within a few months of training and conditioning.

Q: What’s your number-one goal in your work?

A: Our goal is to see every dog we show in great condition, despite whether we win or lose.

Q: What do you find most rewarding about the time you spend with your dogs?

A: When we put all the dogs we are showing outside for some relaxation. We love watching them enjoy themselves and just be dogs!

Q: What is the first thing on your mind when you walk into the show ring?

A: To present the dog and ourselves in the best condition possible and show the judges we are ready to win!

Q: If you could show any of the past Westminster Best in Show Winners, which one would you choose and why?

A: I would choose Salilyn’s Condor the English Springer Spaniel. I was mesmerized watching that beautiful dog move around the ring at Westminster!

Q: What do you think it takes to make a champion dog?

A: Good construction, conditioning and temperament.

Q: What draws you to your breed of choice?

A: I choose Boxers because they love kids and other dogs and are the perfect breed in my opinion.

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Two-time Working Group winner at the Westminster Kennel Club and National Specialties with Boxers and Doberman Pinchers.


Diego Chooses Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Formula dog food.


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