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.

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Our dogs are our working partners and beloved family companions on our remote cattle ranch in central WY. Our family has been ranching for over 100 yrs and have always had working dogs, namely Australian Cattle Dogs.
My husband and I started breeding Golden Retrievers in 1996. Our first litter was on October 9. Our female, Katie, had 10 puppies, one of which we kept. Her name is Becca. We started feeding Becca with Purina® Pro Plan® puppy. Then changed her over to Adult Brand, now she is on Adult 7+. She has eating Purina® Pro Plan® her whole life and, as of October 9, 2013, she is 17 years old. Thank you Purina for a great product! Cathy Urglavitch Stockton, NJ.

This past April at the Purina Event Center, I attended the American Belgian Malinois National Specialty. I had all 3 of my Belgians with me and they all did great! Morgan, 8yrs old, won Veteran Bitch and her 3rd Award of Merit, Anya (Morgan’s 2 yr old daughter) won Best of Opposite Sex and Vance (Morgan’s 10 month old son) won Best in Sweeps. Vances' littermates also did well, Lumi (sister) was Best Opposite in Sweeps to Vance and his brother Brodie was Reserve Winners Dog and Best Junior Handled! I have been in the breed for 22 years and have worked hard to create quality dogs.

A new therapy for canine lymphoma that was first used in human medicine offers promise in treating the one in four Boxers affected by the cancer. The therapy, bone marrow transplantation, uses a dog’s own stem cells to stimulate bone marrow function and immune system recovery following radiation to kill cancer cells.
Purina Pro Plan-fed dogs took top honors at the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, winning Best in Show and all the Group Firsts. More than 2,800 dogs competed at the prestigious dog show, which aired live to millions of viewers worldwide.
Animal digest is often considered a substandard pet food ingredient. In some cases, this is because the word “digest” is mistakenly thought to describe the contents of the digestive tract. 
A 2-year-old Pekingese, GCH Palacegarden Malachy, handled by owner David Fitzpatrick, stood out with his friendly, graceful ways to win the 2010 Pro Plan Champions Cup. The No. 2 all-breed dog and No. 1 Toy dog, "Malachy" finished the year more than 100 points ahead of the second-place finisher.
A spunky, full-of-himself attitude has given Multi-BIS Lotrando Sunshine Celebration a winning edge, says owner-handler Vanessa Skou of Mooresville, North Carolina. The No. 1 West Highland White Terrier all systems and No. 3 Terrier sent Skou halfway around the world to Slovakia to pick him up as a 9-month-old puppy.
A powerful 4-year-old black male Giant Schnauzer called “Ty” is the No. 1 dog in the country, having earned 56 Bests in Show.
A mischievous and endlessly energetic 4-year-old Siberian Husky called “Amaze” has set a record as the winningest bitch in breed history with 22 Bests in Show.
With clownish energy, Multi-BIS GCH Kamand Full Of Beans @ Erinhill has become the No. 1 Sussex Spaniel in all-breed competition.
The most versatile Saluki of all time, “Pepé,” a 7-year-old gold male, has proved to be extraordinary.