CKC Top Dogs has a New Presenting Sponsor!

The Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) is thrilled to welcome Purina® Pro Plan® as the presenting sponsor of CKC’s Top Dogs Program.  As an engaged sponsor with a proven commitment to the Canadian dog fancy, a strong desire to support CKC members and a genuine dedication to the health and wellbeing of dogs in Canada, Purina® Pro Plan® is an ideal fit with CKC.
 
“Purina® Pro Plan® has been an active supporter of the Canadian dog fancy for years. They already support many of our Top Dogs competitors and take an active role in celebrating their successes. We see this sponsorship as a natural extension of Pro Plan’s® current involvement in the Top Dogs program,” says Lance Novak, CKC’s Executive Director. “By starting from a place of shared values between CKC and Purina® Pro Plan®, we are setting the foundation for the long-term growth and stability of this program,” he adds.
 
At its core, Top Dogs is designed to recognize the achievements of competitors and their dogs who participate in performance dog sports. The annual release of the official Top Dogs Results has transformed into a multi-week celebration of the exceptional skill found in Canadian show, obedience, agility and other rings, as well as the field and other venues. With rankings released by breed, group and all breeds, Top Dogs results highlight both Canada’s top performers as well as more novice competitors who are just beginning their journey up the ranks.
 
“We want to be there for that journey,” says Sal Polito, Vice President Nutrition at Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada. “Purina® Pro Plan® is built on a commitment to helping dog owners bring out the very best in their dogs. We want to be there every step of the way, to encourage, to support and to celebrate with each Top Dog human and canine team on their journey to success. We are very proud to be welcomed as the presenting sponsor of CKC’s Top Dogs and look forward to a strong partnership with CKC.”
 
CKC and Purina® Pro Plan® wish all competitors the best of luck for the remainder of the 2017 competition season! 
 
About Top Dogs
The Top Dogs Program was established in 1963. Beginning with Top Show Dogs, the program grew over time to include Top Obedience, Agility and Rally Dogs. The Top Field Dogs results are currently gathered independently by enthusiastic CKC-member volunteers and confirmed as official by CKC. In 2016, CKC introduced the newest category, Multi-Discipline Top Dogs, to recognize and celebrate cross-discipline training and participation.  
 
About Purina Pro Plan®:
Pro Plan® stands for advanced nutrition. Everything Purina Pro Plan does has a singular focus - creating nutrition that helps bring out the very best in dogs. Purina Pro Plan’s formulas are backed by science and research from a team of more than 500 Purina scientists, including pet nutrition experts and veterinarians. Every high-quality ingredient is carefully chosen for a specific purpose.
 
Nutrition that Performs® 
Year after year exceptional dogs are fueled by our food

10 of the last 11 Westminster Best in Show Champions were fed Pro Plan®

In 2016, all 10 of the top 10 conformation dogs were fed Pro Plan®

†Handlers or owners of these champions may have received Pro Plan®  food as Purina ambassadors.

 
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