Purina Pro Plan-Fed Champions Shine at 2nd Annual Beverly Hills Dog Show

Purina Pro Plan-Fed Champions Shine at 2nd Annual Beverly Hills Dog Show

Canine celebrities bedazzled all, as they strolled down the red carpet runway on their way to Best in Show judging at the second annual Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina. Featuring six of seven Group First winners fed Purina Pro Plan, the star-studded lineup shined with Top 100 dogs, many ranked No. 1 in their breed.

Casting his Best in Show decision, judge James G. Reynolds of Nepean, Ontario, Canada, chose a 6 ½-year-old Wire Fox Terrier, GCH Kingarthur Van Forliny Home, called “King.” Handled by professional handler Gabriel Rangel of Rialto, California, the Belgian-bred tricolor male is just starting out on the U.S. circuit after a successful career in Europe that included breed wins at Crufts in 2014 and 2015 and multiple Bests in Show at World Shows and European dog shows.

Over 1,200 dogs representing 175 breeds and varieties competed at the show hosted by the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills. Taped on March 3 for airing on Easter Sunday, April 1, the show pairs celebrity dog show co-hosts David Frei and John O’Hurley, who have worked together for 16 years as co-hosts of The National Dog Show Presented by Purina, which is seen by 30 million viewers on Thanksgiving Day.

NBC Sports Group and USA Network introduced the Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina in 2017 to add a West Coast event to the holiday tradition of dog shows. The second annual Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina can be seen on USA Network on Easter Sunday, April 1 at 5 p.m. Central time and on Monday, April 2 at 8 a.m. Central time. NBC will repeat the show on Sunday, April 8 at noon Central time.

Best in Show & Terrier Group First

  • Registered Name: GCH Kingarthur Van Forliny Home
  • Call Name: “King”
  • Breed: Wire Fox Terrier
  • Breeders: Rony and Dieny de Munter-Uiterwijk
  • Owners: Victor Malzoni Jr.
  • Handler: Gabriel Rangel
  • Formula Fed: Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20

Reserve Best in Show & Working Group First

  • Registered Name: GCH Oceano Darbydale’s Xecutive Decision
  • Call Name: “Xander”
  • Breed: Newfoundland
  • Breeders: Monica Perusquin and Gigi Griffith
  • Owners: Kathleen Wortham, Carol Bergmann and Mary W. Price
  • Handler: Kim Griffith
  • Formula Fed: Purina Pro Plan SPORT Active 26/16

Non-Sporting Group First

  • Registered Name: GCH Skyline Summerwind Order In The Court
  • Call Name: “Jango”
  • Breed: Keeshonden
  • Breeders: Susan Cullen and Dr. Kristen Cullen
  • Owners: Jean Gauchat Hargis, Joshua Hargis, Susan Cullen, and Dr. Kristen Cullen
  • Handler: Jean Gauchat Hargis
  • Formula Fed: Purina Pro Plan FOCUS Sensitive Skin & Stomach Salmon & Rice

Herding Group First

  • Registered Name: GCH Syringa-Akadia The Corsair
  • Call Name: “Conrad”
  • Breed: Shetland Sheepdog
  • Breeders: Deborah Sirdofsky and Shannale Waller-Michalsky
  • Owners: Deborah Sirodfsky and Tyler Crady
  • Handler: Tyler Crady
  • Formula Fed: Purina Pro Plan SAVOR Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice

Toy Group First

  • Registered Name: CH Oeste’s In The Name Of Love
  • Call Name: “Bono”
  • Breed: Havanese
  • Breeders: Mary King, Rafe Schindler, Julie Vogel, and Taffe McFadden
  • Owners: Mary King, Rafe Schindler, Julie Vogel, and Taffe McFadden
  • Handler: Taffe McFadden
  • Formula Fed: Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice

Hound Group First

  • Registered Name: GCH Quiet Creek’s Dance With Me
  • Call Name: “Piper”
  • Breed: Bloodhound
  • Breeder: Susan Lacroix Hamel
  • Owner: Susan Lacroix Hamel
  • Handler: Bruce Schultz
  • Formula Fed: Purina Pro Plan
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