Inaugural ‘Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented By Purina’ Showcases Top Honors for Purina Pro Plan-Fed Dogs

Beverly Hills

Purina Pro Plan-fed dogs made a clean sweep by winning Best in Show and all the Group Firsts at the inaugural “Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina.” “Rip” (GCH Fidelis Ripcord), a 3-year-old red male Doberman Pinscher, stole the show by capturing the coveted Best in Show title at the Saturday event held by the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills.

“Ripcord demonstrated everything that a Doberman should be, from his correct conformation to his rock solid temperament. He has a commanding presence and is a crowd pleaser,” says handler Dylan Kipp of Tomball, Texas, who has campaigned Rip for nearly two years.

Rip, the No. 4 Working Dog in 2016, with 14 Bests in Show and 55 Group Firsts, has been the No. 1 Doberman Pinscher since 2016. He won Best of Breed at the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Rip was on a roll at Beverly Hills, taking the Best in Show title again on Sunday.

More than 1,300 dogs from 150 breeds vied for top honors at The Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina. The competition culminated with Best in Show judge Clay Coady of Paradise Valley, Arizona, selecting the Doberman from the Group First winners.

“We are very pleased to partner with the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills to celebrate the world of show dogs and tastefully combine it with the glamour of Hollywood,” says Ann Viklund, Purina Director of Conformation. “Along with ‘The National Dog Show Presented by Purina,’ this show creates a strong East-West dog show portfolio. We hope to grow the show’s presence year after year.”

Created by NBC Sports Group in a multiyear agreement with the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills and Purina, the dog show was held at the Fairplex in Pomona, California, and hosted by David Frei, a well-known dog show analyst, and John O’Hurley of “Seinfeld” and “Dancing with the Stars” fame. Frei and O’Hurley also co-host NBC’s The National Dog Show Presented by Purina, which is broadcast on Thanksgiving Day.

NBC Sports Group created a holiday tradition in 2002 with the introduction of The National Dog Show Presented by Purina. The show, which draws the largest TV audience of any televised canine competition, had more than 25 million viewers in 2016.

The Beverly Hills Dog Show debuted on television Easter Sunday on the USA Network from 8 to 10 p.m. EST, and was rebroadcast April 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. NBC also will air the show on Sunday, April 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. EST.

Congratulations to the winners of the Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina.


Registered Name: GCH Fidelis Ripcord

Call Name: “Rip”

Breed: Doberman Pinscher

Breeders: Colleen Mitchell and Jody Huston

Owners: Colleen Mitchell, Carolyn Austin, Eric Gould, and Jody Houston

Handler: Dylan Kipp

Formula Fed: Purina Pro Plan FOCUS All Life Stages Lamb & Rice Formula


Registered Name: GCH Belle Creek’s All I Care About Is Love

Call Name: “Flynn”

Breed: Bichon Frise

Breeders: Lindsay Van Keuren, Glenda Blue, Lorrie Carlton, and Lawrence Letsche, DVM

Owners: Patrina Odette, Lindsay Van Keuren, Lorrie Carlton, and Lawrence Letsche, DVM

Handler: Bill McFadden

Formula Fed: Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula


Registered Name: GCH Windborn Starline Heiress

Call Name: “Anna”

Breed: Whippet

Breeders: Lori Wilson and Lori Lawrence

Owners: Lori Wilson, K. Padon, Lori Lawrence, and Robert Paust

Handler: Lori Wilson

Formula Fed: Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Formula


Registered Name: CH Kingarthur Van Foliny Home

Call Name: “King”

Breed: Wire Fox Terrier

Breeders: R. DeMunter and D. Uiterwijk

Owner: Victor Malzoni

Handler: Gabriel Rangel

Formula Fed: Purina Pro Plan FOCUS Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula


Registered Name: GCH Yarrow Hi-Tech Drills N Skills

Call Name: “Fiona”

Breed: Affenpinscher

Breeders: Zoila Truesdale, Beth Sweigert, and Letisha Wubbel

Owners: Milan Lint, and Dr. and Mrs. William Truesdale

Handler: Ernesto Lara

Formula Fed: Purina Pro Plan FOCUS Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula


Registered Name: GCH Foxboro Cristolino

Call Name: “Chris”

Breed: English Springer Spaniel

Breeder: Susan Still

Owners: Lynda O’Connor-Schneider, Susan Still, and Glenda McCain

Handler: Lynda O’Connor-Schneider

Formula Fed: Purina Pro Plan FOCUS Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula


Registered Name: GCH Coventry Allure At Wyndstar

Call Name: “Allie”

Breed: Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Breeders: Bill Shelton, Steven Leyerly, Beckie Williams, and Kerry Kirtley

Owner: Alexandra Geremia

Handler: Bill Shelton

Formula Fed: Purina Pro Plan NATURAL Duck & Rice Formula