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

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An athletic 3-year-old white-and-orange male Pointer named “Mike” ruled the open all-age circuit to win the Purina Top Field Trial Bird Dog Award. Handled by pro Mark McLean of Moultrie, Georgia, Touch’s Mega Mike is owned by Eddie Sholar of Leesburg, Georgia, and Ted Dennard of Haddock, Georgia.
Beautiful and fast-moving, sight-hounds also are at risk for inheriting gene mutations that can cause a life-threatening, slow recovery from anesthetic drugs. Learn more.
Travel is not rest for dogs. Taking steps to ensure dogs’ comfort and reduce travel stress can help make a road trip to a dog show more manageable. Learn more.
See how three Labrador Retrievers achieved status as a National Retriever Champions by winning their respective Derby, Amateur and Open championship stakes in 2018.
Beameups' Scottish Terrier kennel in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is known for world-class show Scotties. Learn about Rebecca and Doreen’s kennel and their winning ways.
Learn about the highly contagious canine reproductive disease brucellosis that can cause significant economic losses for a kennel.

Rusty Boone never dreamt that a walk around the block with his dog would lead to “Nanuk” (MACH5 Boone’s Nanuk Of The North MXB2 MJS2 NJP XF T2B CGCA CGCU) becoming the No. 1 Master Agility Champion (MACH) Siberian Husky.

When choosing the best dog food, it's best to determine a dog's energy needs. Read about 3 Purina Pro Plan formulas that deliver nutrition to performance dogs.
Learn the differences between heat stress and heatstroke in dogs, how to prevent overheating and why hydration is essential in the summer heat.
Placing puppies with families isn’t an exact science. Two breeders share their tips for making the best match possible between puppy and buyer. See them here.
Proper puppy nutrition is crucial to healthy growth and development, and it all starts with the dam. Learn more about puppy nutrition here.
Socializing puppies should start early and happen consistently throughout a dog’s life. Find out more about puppy socialization here.