Dog Articles

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.

Dog Articles


Hello, My name is Annie Balotti and I am the Purina Event Center Area Manager.  I have the great pleasure to work at Nestle Purina’s state of the art facility dedicated to the world of dogs.  We host several All-Breed dog shows, numerous National Specialtie

Scott Smith, Managing Director of the Professional Engagement Team, has worked for Purina since 1999. In his current job, Scott meets show and sporting enthusiasts from across the country.

After earning her journalism degree from the University of Missouri, Melissa Miller spent 12 years working as a reporter, photographer and editor at various newspapers before coming to Purina in 2013.

Kayla Miller became part of the Purina team in 2012 after receiving her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.

As Brand Director of the Breeder Enthusiast Marketing Team, Gianna DeiSanti is responsible for leading marketing strategy and communications to breeders and enthusiasts.

Barb Fawver, Purina Manager of Pet Influential Communications, is the editor of Today’s Breeder magazine and the Purina Pro Club Update newsletters.

Patricia Thompson, Connemara DreamsPatricia Thompson, Connemara DreamsPatricia Thompson, Connemara DreamsAs soon as she saw an Animal Planet show about Irish Red and White Setters, Patricia Thompson of Grimesland, N.C., was hooked.

Pro Plan Performance truly is what fuels my champions.

6 years ago we imported our first Berger Picard from France. The Picard is a rare French herding breed; rough coated, hardy, and up for any challenge you can offer it.

I remember when I was young dad worked second shift and got home around 10 pm and a guy he worked with would bring his dogs to work with him so they could go hunting after work.

A Beagle lover at heart, Mary Cummings of Stone Meadow Kennel in Johnson City, N.Y., also adores German Shepherd Dogs, Australian Shepherds and Whippets.

It was love at first sight for Lisa Snyder of Richlands, N.C., who fell for the distinctive look and sound of Bluetick Coonhounds.