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Two Purina® Pro Plan®-fed hounds recently became the 2014 United Kennel Club (UKC) World Bench Show Champion and UKC World Opposite Sex. Read on for more details about the winners.

UKC World Championship
Sept. 18-20, 2014
Montpelier, Ohio

NITE CH CCH GR CH Kentucky Mtn Diamond Cutter, an English Coonhound, captured Best in Show at the UKC World Championship. The 3-year-old male was bred by handler Penny Jessup, who co-owns “Cutter” with her husband, Jody.

The bright TV lights during “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina” didn’t outshine “Gia,” a 4-year-old blue brindle female Greyhound. Handled by pro handler Rindi Gaudet, Multi-BIS/Multi-RBIS Brazilian, PANAM, Int, FCI, GCH GrandCru Giaconda CGC dazzled the crowd and judge James Reynolds to earn Best in Show and become the sixth consecutive Purina® Pro Plan®-fueled National Dog Show winner.

“Gia has so much breed type. Her head, neck and expression are beautiful,” Reynolds said. “She is a good galloping hound, as a Greyhound should be.”

NRC National Open Championship image courtesy of Mark L. Atwater/UpClosePhoto.com

Ending the year on a high note, a Purina® Pro Plan®-powered Labrador Retriever won the National Retriever Club (NRC) National Open Championship. Meanwhile, two English Springer Spaniels swept the top two placements at the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association (ESSFTA) National Open Championship.

NRC National Open Championship
Nov. 16-22, 2014
Vicksburg, MS

Purina® Pro Plan®-dogs are ending the year with a bang! Read on for the latest conformation results of 2014.

Lone Star State Classic Dog Shows
Dec. 5-7, 2014
Dallas, TX

The first Best in Show of the three-day cluster went to GCH TullyBloom’s Classified Credentials, the current No. 1 West Highland White Terrier in the country, and handler Alfonso Escobedo at the Greater Collin Kennel Club Dog Show. “CC” is a 3 ½-year-old bitch who was co-bred by owners Paula and Charles Cohen with Judith White.

From sea to shining sea, Purina® Pro Plan® -powered show dogs showed their patriotism this July by capturing national titles and “World Series” wins. Read on for the month’s results.

Lone Star State Classic
July 3-5, 2015
Dallas, Texas

Land O’ Lakes Cluster
Jan. 2-4, 2015
St. Paul, Minnesota

Lone Star State Summer Classic
July 3-6, 2014
Dallas, Texas

GCH Coventry Just a Little Crush, a 3-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi bitch, captivated judges to win the Texas Kennel Club Dog Show. Handled by Michael Shepherd, “Etta” was co-bred by Kerry Kirtley with owners Bill Shelton, Steve Leyerly, and Dr. Beckie Williams, who co-own her with Jim & Judy Johnson.

Santa Barbara Kennel Club Dog Show & Breeders Showcase
Aug. 23-24, 2014
Santa Barbara, CA

GCH Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect, the No. 2 dog in the country, dominated the weekend with three Bests in Show, including shows held by the Simi Valley and Santa Barbara kennel clubs. The 3-year-old male Old English Sheepdog called “Swagger” is breeder-owner-handled by Colton Johnson.

Capturing the National Bench Show and Nite Hunt titles, two Purina® Pro Plan®-powered Coonhounds swept Autumn Oaks this September.

Autumn Oaks Sept. 3-6, 2015 Richmond, Indiana

National Championship for Field Trialing Bird Dogs
Feb. 2-10, 2015
Grand Junction, Tennessee

Just weeks away from the prestigious 140th annual Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) Dog Show on Feb. 15 and 16 in New York City, Purina® Pro Plan® fans can’t wait to learn whether a 10th consecutive Purina® Pro Plan®-fed dog captures Best in Show.

Purina® Pro Plan®-powered show dogs kept the Purina Event Center in Gray Summit, Missouri, busy by sweeping several national specialties. Read on for the results.

Border Collie Society of America (BCSA) National Specialty
Sept. 1-7, 2014
Purina Event Center, Gray Summit, Missouri