Excitement was everywhere at the 2014 Westminster Dog Show. Dogs representing dozens of breeds strutted their stuff in the classic confirmation round and the best of the best rose to the top. Adding intrigue to the event was a brand new category: agility. Amazing canine athletes got to show off their ability to see-saw, jump and make their way through weave poles. Extra momentous was the fact that the agility contest gave mixed-breed dogs a chance to compete alongside purebred dogs for the first time ever.
The event was yet another triumph for dogs whose food of choice is Purina® Pro Plan®. The Best in Show winner, Sky, is a Purina Pro Plan-fed dog, as are 6 of the 7 group winners. Congrats to all!
Here were the dogs who came home champions:
Best In Show: Afterall Painting the Sky “Sky”—Wire Fox Terrier, handled by VIP Gabriel RangelPurina Pro Plan-fed
Hound Group: GCH Flessner’s International S’Cess—Bloodhound, handled by Heather HelmerPurina Pro Plan-fed
Working Group: GCH Claircreek Impression De Matisse—Portuguese Water Dog, 2013 #2 Dog Overall, #1 Working Dog, handled by VIP Michael ScottPurina Pro Plan-fed
Terrier Group: GCH Afterall Painting the Sky—Wire Fox Terrier, 2013 #1 Dog Overall, #1 Terrier, handled by VIP Gabriel Rangel/Purina Pro Plan-fed
Toy Group: GCH Marlex Classic Red Glare—Miniature Pinscher, 2013 #3 Dog Overall, #1 Toy 2013, handled by O-H Armando AngelbelloPurina Pro Plan-fed
Sporting: GCH Whistlestop's Riley On Fire —Spaniel (Irish Water), owned by Tom & Bethany Urban & Gregory M Siner
Non-Sporting Group: GCH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, Standard Poodle, 2013 #11 Dog Overall, #1 Non-Sporting, handled by VIP Tim BrazierPurina Pro Plan-fed
Herding Group: GCH RiversideTelltale Coco Posh, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, handled by VIP Lois DeMersPurina Pro Plan-fed
Reserve Best In Show: GCH Brighton Lakeridge Encore, Standard Poodle, handled by VIP Tim BrazierPurina Pro Plan-fed
Inspired to get your dog started with agility training? Check out Purina Pro Plan’s YouTube station and free P5 agility training app.
We hope everybody enjoyed the show!
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