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Dog Articles

Our extensive Pro Club article library features topics important to dog breeders
and enthusiasts alike. This includes rich information in subjects ranging from dog
nutrition to breed-specific health and hereditary concerns, as well as best practices
in breeding, kennel management, conditioning, and more.

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The 2019 National Retriever Champions fired up their best performances to win their respective Open, Amateur and Derby stakes. These weeklong championships, comprised of 10 challenging land and water tests, plus a Finals in the Derby event, tested...
Two English Coonhounds stood out in the pack and became the 2018 Purina Outstanding Coonhound Award winners, honored Labor Day weekend at Autumn Oaks in Richmond, Indiana. These winners in the yearlong program qualified out of their respective...
The trek to Purina Farms to compete in the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge National Finals is a ritual for many families and their canine athletes. Some have participated for many years and enjoy the reuinion as much as the contest.
Three Brace Beagles answered the cry of "tally-ho" wit keen desire and spot-on tracking. Hounds in a league of their own, these 2019 Purina Award winners, along with their owners and handlers, were honored in October at a banquet in Pittsburgh.
In his first season as a fully trained bird dog, a male named "Que" got down to business with three chukar finds, including two covey finds, to win the 2019 German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America National Amateur Championship. Que represents...
A big-hearted, forward-running male Vizsla named "Guy" took charge and won the 2019 Big Sky Ope Shooting Dog Championship. With four finds on sharp-tailed grouse and pheasant, Guy prevailed over Pointers and English Setters at the 1-hour horseback...
A 6-year Chesapeake Bay Retriever named "Hank" is the first of his breed to win Best in Show and be recognized as a Master Hunter and Qualified All Age retriever. The talented male hunts waterfowl and pheasants in some of the toughest conditions,...
Standout bird dogs -- the kind that drives excitement with exceptional bird-finding ability, hard-charing stamina and their stylish stature, while remaining steady to wing and shot -- are the 2018-2019 Purina Award winners in all-age and shooting dog
Genetic testing for canine diseases, including new panel DNA testing and how these tests impact breed diversity and the health of dog breeds, was featured in one of the sessions at the AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health..
Learn how 'Ugg', an English Springer Spaniel became the 2019 Canadian National Spaniel Field Trial Champion with the help of handler, Gary Riddle of Mendon, Utah.
A black-masked red 20-month-old male Pekingese named "Wasabi," shown sparingly and just starting his Specials campaign, spiced up the 2019 AKC National Championship by winning Best in Show.

Adopting a catchphrase philosophy of “OBAAT” – one bird at a time – helped steady the focus of owner-handler Lauren Hays Curtis of Round Rock, Texas, and drive the intensity of her 5-year-old male, “Foxx” (NFC-FC-AFC Bayou Teche Swing For The Fence), to his