Inaugural ‘Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina’ Showcases Top Honors for Purina Pro Plan-Fed Dogs
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.
BEST IN SHOW & WORKING GROUP:
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
RESERVE BEST IN SHOW & NON-SPORTING GROUP
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
Registered Name: GCH Windborn Starline Heiress
Call Name: “Anna”
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
Registered Name: GCH Yarrow Hi-Tech Drills N Skills
Call Name: “Fiona”
Breeders: Zoila Truesdale, Beth Sweigert, and Letisha Wubbel
Owners: Milan Lint, and Dr. and Mrs. William Truesdale
Handler: Ernesto Lara
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
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