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The excitement was palpable in New York City, as more than 2,800 dogs competed for top honors at the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Held at Madison Square Garden on February 13th and 14th, this prestigious event showcased stand-out representatives from more than 200 breeds. By the second day, 7 group winners were declared top dogs. And by midnight, the coveted title of Best In Show Champion was claimed.

This year, the Best In Show winner was a German Shepherd Dog named GCH CH Lockenhaus' Rumor Has It V Kenlyn, aka “Rumor.” Congratulations, Rumor!

We’re also proud to congratulate the champions fueled by Purina® Pro Plan® who broke through to victory and won their group competitions*. These top dogs include:

  • Hound Group – GCH CH Vin-Melca's Daggarwood Delight, Norwegian Elkhound
  • Toy Group – GCHB CH Pequest Pickwick, Pekingese
  • Non-Sporting Group – GCHB CH Danfour Avalon As If, Poodle (Miniature)
  • Sporting Group – GCH CH Vermilion's Sea Breeze, Irish Setter
  • Working Group – GCH CH Mephisto's Speak Of The Devil, Boxer
  • Terrier Group – GCHS CH Taliesin Twice As Nice, Norwich Terrier

Congratulations again, group winners, and welcome to our winner’s circle!

With its outstanding nutrition and exceptional taste, it’s not hard to see why Purina® Pro Plan® is the choice of champion dogs. After all, the specialized nutrition of Purina® Pro Plan® has not only powered Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show champions, it’s also fueled 98 of the top 100 AKC All-Breed Champions†*.  And because it’s backed by over 400 scientists, including nutritionists, veterinarians and behaviorists, it’s the brand dog lovers can trust.

Discover why Purina® Pro Plan® is an ideal brand for the champions in the ring and the champion in your dog. Simply answer a few questions on our easy and fun tool, myPLAN, and get our expert recommendation on the best formula for your dog. Try it now and save $5 on your next Purina® Pro Plan® purchase.

AKC Top Dogs All Breed Competition through December 31st, 2016. 

*The handlers or owners of these champions may have received Pro Plan® dog food as Purina ambassadors.