Purina® Pro Plan®-Powered Show Dogs Win Domestic and International Shows
Crufts Kennel Club Dog Show
March 5-8, 2015
On the eve of her retirement, a 5 ½-year-old Scottish Terrier called “Knopa” won Crufts, the largest all-breed dog show in the world. GCH McVan’s To Russia With Love, the No. 1 Scottie in 2013 and 2014, was bred by Vandra Huber and Michael Krolewski. Owned by Marina Khenkina and handled by Rebecca Cross, Knopa is fueled by Purina® Pro Plan® FOCUS Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula.
Country Music Cluster
March 5-8, 2015
A 3-year-old male Wirehaired Dachsund called “Ducati” kicked off the four-day cluster with a Best in Show from the Nashville Kennel Club. Handled by Adam Peterson, GCH Raydachs Ride My Ducati SW is owned by Shirley Ray, who co-bred the dog with Neal Glaser. Ducati is fueled by Purina® Pro Plan® SPORT Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula.
“Devlin,” a 2 ½-year-old Boxer bitch, captured two Bests in Show from the Tullahoma Kennel Club of Tennessee. GCH Mephisto’s Speak Of The Devil is handled by Diego Garcia. Co-bred by Michelle and Peter Yeadon with Monika Pinsker, Devlin is owned by Mrs. Jack Billhardt and Sergio Tenenbaum. She is fed Purina® Pro Plan® SPORT Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula.
The German Shepherd Dog named “Rumor” closed out the cluster by winning the second show held by the Nashville Kennel Club. A 3-year-old female, GCH Lockenhaus’ Rumor Has It V Kenlyn is breeder-owner-handled by Kent Boyles. The current No. 1 dog in the county was co-bred by Pamela McElheney, who co-owns her with Deborah Stern. Rumor is fed Purina® Pro Plan®FOCUS Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula.
Heart of America Cluster
March 12-15, 2015
Kansas City, Missouri
Kicking off the four-day cluster with two Bests in Show from the Leavenworth Kennel Club was “Adele,” an Irish Setter. GCH Militza’s My Cherie Amour is handled by owner Ken Wall, who co-bred the 4 ½-year-old female with Nancy Godbey and owners Tracy and Roger McNeal. Adele is fed Purina® Pro Plan® FOCUS Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula.
Next, a Pug called “Rumble” won the Heart of America Kennel Club Dog Show. GCH Hill Country’s Let’s Get Ready To Rumble is handled by Kristy Ratliff, who bred and owns the 1-year-old male with her husband, Kevin. Rumble is powered by Purina® Pro Plan® SAVOR Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula.
“Finch,” a Norwich Terrier, closed the event with a win at the second Heart of America Kennel Club Dog Show. His first Best in Show, GCH Roserock’s Atticus Finch is a 3-year-old male bred by Ellen Ford, owned by Alejandro Garza Gomez and Manual Edgar Lopez, and handled by Brenda Combs. Finch is fed Purina® Pro Plan® FOCUS Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula.
Fort Worth Kennel Club Dog Shows
March 21-22, 2015
Fort Worth, Texas
An Airedale Terrier named“Splenda” won the first of two shows held by the Fort Worth Kennel Club. Presented by professional handler Adam Bernardin, GCH Joval Sweet Time currently is the No. 1 Airedale Terrier and No. 9 Terrier in the country. The 3 ½-year-old female was bred by John Rickard and Valeria Rickard, who co-owns the dog with Lisa Bryan. Splenda is fed Purina® Pro Plan® SPORT Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula.
“Monkey,” a 2 ½-year-old male Basset Hound, won his first Best in Show at the second Fort Worth Kennel Club Dog Show. Handled by Nancy Pearson, GCH By-U-Cal’s Monkey On The Bayou was co-bred by owners Sharon and Steve Calhoun with Bette Williams. Monkey is powered by Purina® Pro Plan® FOCUS Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula.