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GCH Palacegarden Malachy -- "Malachy"
Handled by David Fitzpatrick and owned by Iris Love, Sandra Middlebrooks and David Fitzpatrick.

GCH Wynmoor Champagne Supernova
"Peyton," was bred by Billie and Charlie Kerfoot of Vinton, Va., Erin Kerfoot of Yakima, Wash., and Ruth Kirby of Earleton, Fla. He is owned by Beth Fink of Medina, Ohio, Celie Florence of Southern Shores, N.C., Erin Kerfoot, Ken Goodhue-McWilliams of Norco, Calif., and Delores Streng of Farmington, Mich.

Getting better and better with every Federation field trial, FCB Little Ease Pretty Boy Floyd pulled ahead of the competition to win the 45th annual Purina Outstanding Field Trial Brace Beagle Award.
Tracking to the front of the competition, a 13-inch tricolor female Beagle, FCB Bee Lick Bamboo, won the 13th annual Purina Brace Beagle Derby Award out of 372 hounds competing.

Ann Viklund, Director, Breeder Enthusiast, left, and Candy Caciolo, Portfolio Director, Marketing, pose with Best in Show winner “Sky” and professional handler Gabriel Rangel.

A charming Wire Fox Terrier called “Sky” won Best in Show Tuesday night at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and became the eighth consecutive winner fueled by Purina Pro Plan brand dog food. The 5 ½-year-old female, who has a distinctive ginger coat color, won the Terrier Group and then captured Best in Show.

Sponsorship Agreement Celebrates All Dogs

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company and the Westminster Kennel Club today announced a multi-year agreement making Purina the "official pet food sponsor" of the Annual Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show.

Taking his routine bow before beautifully floating around the ring, a liver-and-white-ticked German Shorthaired Pointer called “CJ” took the coveted honors at the 140th Annual Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, becoming the 10th consecutive Westminster winner fueled by Purina® Pro Plan® brand dog food and completing a Pro Plan-fed sweep of the Group First winners.

Completing a Purina® Pro Plan®-fed dog sweep at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) Dog Show, a spunky, fun-loving 15-inch Beagle called “Miss P” became the ninth consecutive Westminster winner fueled by Purina® Pro Plan® brand dog food. GCH Tashtins Lookin For Trouble, a 4-year-old bitch and grandniece of 2008 WKC champion “Uno,” became the second Beagle in history to win the prestigious event.

“She never let me down and made no mistakes,” said handler Will Alexander of Miss P’s performance in the Best in Show ring. “Tonight, it was all about her.”

 

Just weeks away from the prestigious 139th annual Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) Dog Show on Feb. 16 and 17 in New York City, Purina® Pro Plan® lovers can’t wait to learn whether the Best in Show winner is another Purina® Pro Plan®-fed dog. If so, this will be the ninth consecutive year the winner is fueled by Purina® Pro Plan®.  

Endurance and exceptional bird-finding ability helped Awsum Country Girl, a 3-year-old white and liver female Pointer handled by George Tracy of Glenville, Penn., and scouted by his son, Mike Tracy, to win the 2014 National Open Shooting Dog Championship. His win with “Zeva” marks the fourth time George Tracy has handled the winning dog at the national competition.

Fast on the ground, Zeva worked to the front and found an outstanding 11 quail coveys during the 90-minute horseback stake. “She always finds a lot of game and she’s got a lot of stamina,” says George Tracy.

Genetics and training aren’t the only two factors that make a champion. Specialized nutrition is a key component in a show dog becoming a show-stopper. In fact, 94 of the TOP 100 AKC All-Breed Champions* and 9 out of the last 9 Westminster Best in Show Champions are fed Purina®Pro Plan®.**