Purina Pro Plan-Fed Dogs at the National Dog Show

Posted on: December 02, 2013

Purina® Pro Plan® believes that every dog has the potential to be great. That’s why we create industry-leading products that provide dogs and their owners with nutrition that performs. Each of our Purina Pro Plan formulas is very bioavailable – allowing for optimal nutrient absorption, resulting in benefits like sustained energy, resilience, a healthy coat and lean muscle mass.

It’s this emphasis on nutrition that delivers real benefits, as well as our support for the pet owners behind great pets, that has led to Purina Pro Plan’s strong relationship with show dog breeders, owners and handlers. In fact, 94 of the top 100 all-breed show dogs in the country are fed Purina Pro Plan. 

Here are just a few of this year’s top dogs at the National Dog Show, and what their owners have to say when it comes to making sure their dogs’ food delivers real results, year in and year out. 

Tim Terella & True 

The bond between Tim Terella and his dog True is airtight. According to Tim, “The bond with the handler is key. If the dog is willing to do anything for you and give everything in the ring, it brings the spotlight to you and the dog.”

Days spent training with True can be rigorous, requiring just the right balance of nutrition, and Tim is quick to credit Purina Pro Plan:

“It’s especially great for Siberian Huskies. They need lots of energy, and the protein that Purina Pro Plan has helps maintain her coat and muscle tone. It’s also really digestible. It is just fantastic. I've fed it my entire career and wouldn't feed anything else.”

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Kellie Fitzgerald & Rio

According to Kellie Fitzgerald, making sure all of her dogs, including her English Setter Rio, get proper nutrition is as important as anything else she does for them in or out of the ring. “We have dogs that can eat certain things and some that [have restrictions], and Purina happens to offer a lot of different kinds of food for all life stages.”

“There are other products out there, but they just don't work. We wouldn’t use it if it didn’t work. And Pro Plan works.” 

When asked what she likes about using Purina Pro Plan, she talks about the heavy emphasis Purina places on keeping current with what dogs need. “They’re always in tune with what helps dogs thrive.”

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Philip Boyce & Cody

When they’re not at dog shows, Philip Boyce and his dogs, including Cody, will settle back into a leisurely life on a three-acre property, where it’s the dogs’ turn to control the schedule. “They’re great companions,” Philip says. “They love to be outside and run with you all day and then come in the house and curl up with you and put their head in your lap.”

Philip easily cops to the plea that his dogs are spoiled rotten. Their every need is catered to, including their nutritional intake.

“I've tried a lot of foods, and it seems my dogs do the best on Pro Plan,” he says. “They get the best coats, the best body tone, and it just really works.”

Check out more dogs competing at this year's National Dog Show here.

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