Purina® Pro Plan®-Fed Dogs Sweep “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina

National Dog Show

Millions of people watched as “Nathan” the Bloodhound (GCH Flessner’s International S’Cess) proudly displayed his fun personality and childlike antics during “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina” Thanksgiving Day on NBC. After taking his daily stretch in front of judge Edd Bivin, Nathan’s sense of humor paid off as he captured Best in Show under breeder-owner-handler Heather Helmer.

“Nathan’s swinging gait, entertaining personality and nicely wrinkled skin are true to breed type, and that’s what it’s all about,” said Bivin.

Of the 4-year-old male’s Best in Show-worthy performance, Helmer said, “Nathan gets pumped by the crowd’s cheering and clapping. His goofiness always keeps me laughing. Nathan is such a cool dog.”

Fueled by Purina® Pro Plan® SPORT Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula, Nathan, currently the No. 1 Hound and No. 10 dog in the country, is one of seven Pro Plan-fed dogs to win the seven Groups at The National Dog Show. Read on for more information about the other Group winners.


BEST IN SHOW

Registered Name: GCH Flessner’s International S’Cess
Call Name: “Nathan”
Breed: Bloodhound
Breeder: Ryan & Chris Flessner, Heather Helmer
Owner: Susan Carter, Shirley Van Camp, Heather Helmer
Handler: Heather Helmer
Formula Fed: Purina® Pro Plan® SPORT® All Life Stages Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula


RESERVE BEST IN SHOW

Registered Name: GCH Pebblesrun Play It Again Ham
Call Name: “Bogie”
Breed: Samoyed
Breeder: Amy Kiell Green
Owner: Amy Kiell Green, Andrew Green, Barbara Bruns, Wolfgang Stamp
Handler: Andrew Green
Formula Fed: Purina® Pro Plan® SPORT® All Life Stages Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula and Purina® Pro Plan® SELECT™ Adult Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula


SPORTING GROUP

Registered Name: GCH Sandpiper’s Shore Why Knot!
Call Name: “Sadie”
Breed: Gordon Setter
Breeder: Janice Beattie, Paul Reilly, Donna Grant
Owner: Donna Grant, Paul Reilly
Handler: Suzie Schafer
Formula Fed: Purina® Pro Plan® SPORT® All Life Stages Performance 30/20 Chicken & Rice Formula


HOUND GROUP

Registered Name: GCH Flessner’s International S’Cess
Call Name: “Nathan”
Breed: Bloodhound
Breeder: Ryan & Chris Flessner, Heather Helmer
Owner: Susan Carter, Shirley Van Camp, Heather Helmer
Handler: Heather Helmer
Formula Fed: Purina® Pro Plan® SPORT® All Life Stages Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula 


WORKING GROUP

Registered Name: GCH Pebblesrun Play It Again Ham
Call Name: “Bogie”
Breed: Samoyed
Breeder: Amy Kiell Green
Owner: Amy Kiell Green, Andrew Green, Barbara Bruns, Wolfgang Stamp
Handler: Andrew Green
Formula Fed: Purina® Pro Plan® SPORT® All Life Stages Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula and Purina® Pro Plan® SELECT™ Adult Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula


TERRIER GROUP

Registered Name: GCH Absolutely Signature
Call Name: “Bradley”
Breed: Smooth Fox Terrier
Breeder: JW Smith, Dana Schumacher Gabel
Owner: JW Smith, Dana Schumacher Gabel
Handler: Dana Schumacher Gabel
Formula Fed: Purina® Pro Plan® SELECT™ Adult Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula       


TOY GROUP

Registered Name: GCH Yarrow’s Hi-Tech Ben There Done That
Call Name: “Ben”
Breed: Affenpinscher
Breeder: Dr. & Mrs. William Truesdale, Beth Sweigart, Letisha Wubbell
Owner: Dr. & Mrs. William Truesdale, Letisha Wubbell
Handler: Carlos De La Torre
Formula Fed: Purina® Pro Plan® FOCUS All Life Stages Small Bites Lamb & Rice Formula


NON-SPORTING GROUP

Registered Name: GCH Diva’s Bastille My Heart
Call Name: “Freda”
Breed: French Bulldog
Breeder: Patricia Hearst-Shaw
Owner: Patricia Hearst-Shaw
Handler: Jodi Longmire
Formula Fed: Purina® Pro Plan® SELECT™ Adult Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula


HERDING GROUP

Registered Name: GCH Dunhill Steeler Nation
Call Name: “Zack”
Breed: Bearded Collie
Breeder: Ray & Kathy Harrington
Owner: Ray & Kathy Harrington, Scott & Valerie Shafer
Handler: Katie Shepard 
Formula Fed: Purina® Pro Plan® SPORT® All Life Stages Performance 30/20 Chicken & Rice Formula

 

 

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