Breeding

Breeding

Pro Club breeders share your passion for raising exceptional dogs and cats,
bettering breeds and celebrating accomplishments. Explore breeding resources
that can help you develop the next generation of champions in the ring, in the field,
and in the homes of loving families.

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Meet Purina Pro Club Pro, Mike Stewart, a sporting dog trainer and breeder, and find out why he chooses Purina Pro Plan for his labs.
Meet Purina Pro Club Pro, Amber McCune, a national champion agility trainer as she explains why she loves feeding her dogs, Notch and Kaboom, Purina Pro Plan.
Meet Purina Pro Club Pro, Gabriel Rangel, and find out why he chooses Purina Pro Plan for his Best In Show champions. Gabriel Rangel is a professional breeder and handler in Rialto, California. With a focus on terriers, he has been showing dogs
Beameups' Scottish Terrier kennel in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is known for world-class show Scotties. Learn about Rebecca and Doreen’s kennel and their winning ways.
Placing puppies with families isn’t an exact science. Two breeders share their tips for making the best match possible between puppy and buyer. See them here.
Socializing puppies should start early and happen consistently throughout a dog’s life. Find out more about puppy socialization here.
Kennel stress affects dogs in many ways. If steps are taken early when signs first appear, problems can be averted before they become serious. On the other hand, prolonged severe stress can compromise immune function and put an entire kennel at risk.
Spring is a great time to give your kennel a refresh. Get tips for spring cleaning your kennel, from a fresh coat of paint to caulking tubs, here.

Artificial insemination (AI) gives breeders an opportunity to breed dogs that otherwise might not be possible due to geographical location, behavior incompatibilities or other factors.

Shimmer Ring Standard Poodle breeder Valerie Wilmot of Euless, Texas, believes in breeding dogs that are beautiful and healthy. Her dedication to the breed spans more than 25 years so when she introduced a sire to her breeding program a few years ago that was later diagnosed with Addison’s disease, she was crushed.