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Purina is the newest corporate member of the USA Rice/Ducks Unlimited (DU) Rice Stewardship Partnership. Through a $2 million commitment over four years, Purina’s investment in the Rice Stewardship Partnership will help keep working ricelands healthy, preserve wetlands and create habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife.

“Farmers, their dogs and waterfowl have long been part of our conservation heritage,” says Dale Hall, DU CEO. “Purina already is a great partner with DU, and we’re proud they’re joining us in our rice industry support and conservation mission.”

A long-standing commitment shared by Purina and members of national parent breed clubs to support canine health research has helped raise $3.07 million since 2002. Linked to research funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation, the Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program is credited with contributing to the discoveries of the causes of many canine diseases.

Purina Pro Plan-fueled dogs did not let the heat slow them down this month, as they swept multiple clusters during the dog days of summer. Read on for the August show results.

Keystone Cluster
Aug. 7-9, 2015
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

United Kennel Club (UKC) Purina National Championship 
May 8-9, 2015
Salem, IL

Two Purina® Pro Plan®-fed coonhounds won both overall titles at the UKC Purina National Nite Hunt and Bench Show.

GR NITE CH CH Stoners Lightning Jack was the Overall Nite Hunt Champion. Owned by Ronnie Stoner, this 5-year-old male English Coonhound is handled by Jeremy Smyser.

Millions of people watched as “Nathan” the Bloodhound (GCH Flessner’s International S’Cess) proudly displayed his fun personality and childlike antics during “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina” Thanksgiving Day on NBC. After taking his daily stretch in front of judge Edd Bivin, Nathan’s sense of humor paid off as he captured Best in Show under breeder-owner-handler Heather Helmer.

“Nathan’s swinging gait, entertaining personality and nicely wrinkled skin are true to breed type, and that’s what it’s all about,” said Bivin.

High Desert Cluster
May 8-12, 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Gearing up for summer, Purina® Pro Plan® dogs are heating up the show ring! Read on for the latest specialty and all-breed show results from around the country.

Poodle Club of America National Specialty
April 18-25, 2014
Salisbury, MD

At the Poodle Club of America National Specialty, Purina Pro Plan Poodles made history by winning all three Bests of Variety.

In Toy competition, Baliwich Bacchus, handled by Chelsay Paul-Grubb, captured Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best of Variety. 

In the thick of summer, Purina® Pro Plan® dogs are turning up the heat in the show ring, sweeping clusters and circuits across the country. Read on for the latest all-breed show results.

Mission Circuit
May 23-26, 2014
Pomona, California

April was a busy month for Purina® Pro Plan®-fed dogs as they won various all-breed and specialty shows. Read on for the show results.

Sunflower Cluster
April 1-6, 2015
Wichita, Kansas

Lightning struck twice at the Morris & Essex (M&E) Kennel Club Dog Show for breeder-owner-handler David Fitzpatrick as he became the show’s first exhibitor to handle two consecutive Best in Show winners.

A hard-working sporting dog needs high-quality nutrition for optimal performance helping him to reach his/her full potential. Whether working or competing, nutrient-dense food with high levels of fat and protein can help maximize your dog’s training and conditioning. Purina® Pro Plan® is the food of choice for many of the country’s top sporting dogs.

A happy, darling 3-year-old red rough male Brussels Griffon named “Newton” (Multi-BIS/Multi-BISS GCH Somerset Wynzall Hashtag) wowed Best in Show judge Peter Green to win the 16th annual “National Dog Show Presented by Purina.”

Handler Susan DePew of Aiken, South Carolina, who has bred and shown the breed for 36 years, says Newton is the “best Brussels Griffon I have ever shown.”

Although shown on a limited basis in 2017, Newton is the No. 3 Toy dog and No. 1 Brussels Griffon. He took his 22nd Best in Show at the National Dog Show.