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

View
Some people are born into it, some marry into it, and then there are those of us that start from scratch. I remember being a little girl, and begging my mom to let me stay up late two nights a year.
Tess is the first bully bred dog I ever owned. She is always happy and always willing to please. I read about the Citizen Good Citizen program, and knew I had to get her tested. Tess passed the CGC test on March 20, 2010. One of the first things we did was visit my work place. I work at a home for the Mentally Ill. Tess took right to it, and enjoyed every bit of petting. The Residents were thrilled. Later a Girl Scout Camp, contacted me, and Tess and I got to go to the Camp to teach the girls about bully breeds, mainly American Pit Bull Terriers.
Hello my name is Heather. I have 3 beautiful bloodhounds that are part of my family. My youngest bloodhound Juno is currently in training for search and recovery. At 10 months old she went on her first call out and was actually very close to finding her victim when they called us off. We will be serving several surrounding counties in our area and we are completely volunteers. We pay for all our training and gear. This is our way of supporting our community and giving her the opportunity to work and she loves it!!!
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.