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On February 15th and 16th, more than 2,800 dogs competed for top honors at the 2016 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Over the course of two days, these elite dogs were narrowed down to 7 group winners and finally, one Best In Show Champion.

This year that champion was the German Shorthaired Pointer by the name of Gch Vjk-Myst Garbonita's California Journey. In addition to taking home top honors at Westminster, Gch Vjk-Myst Garbonita's California Journey, or CJ, has also carried on the Purina® Pro Plan® tradition of winning. We’re pleased to announce that he is the 10th Westminster Best In Show Champion* in a row to be fueled by Purina® Pro Plan®. We congratulate him on becoming one of the most outstanding dogs in the world and are proud to include him in our winner’s circle.

CJ is a 3-year-old male that caught the attention of the Best In Show judge with his alertness and extreme focus. Described as an old soul by his handler, CJ takes competition in the ring very seriously. But at home he has a silly side and behaves like a normal dog – he even gets to sleep in the bed. His natural instincts and showmanship helped set him apart from the competition, while Purina® Pro Plan® Sport Performance 30/20 kept him fueled every step of the way.

And CJ wasn’t the only dog to be fueled by Purina® Pro Plan® in the Westminster ring this year. In fact, all seven of the group champions relied on the specialized nutrition of Purina® Pro Plan®, as well as 96 of the the top 100 AKC All-Breed Champions. With its exceptional nutrition and outstanding taste, it’s not hard to see why Purina® Pro Plan® is the choice of these champion dogs. Plus, it’s backed by over 400 scientists, including nutritionists, veterinarians and behaviorists.

But this winning nutrition is for champions in the ring and the champion in your dog, which is why we offer more than 80 formulas that deliver advanced nutrition and outstanding taste.

Want to find specialized nutrition that’s right for your champion? Answer a few questions and get our expert recommendation with myPLAN

AKC Top Dogs™ All Breed Competition through December 31st, 2015. 

*The handlers or owners of these champions may receive Purina® Pro Plan® Dog food as Purina ambassadors.