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Purina Pro Plan Celebrates 'Eight for Eight,' Fuels 2014 Westminster 'Best in Show' Winner, Sky

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the eighth year in a row, Purina Pro Plan is the dog food of choice for the Best in Show winner at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. "Afterall Painting the Sky," or Sky for short, a Wire Fox Terrier handled by Gabriel Rangel, took home the title last night, February 11, during the 138th anniversary of the prestigious competition.

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Purina Pro Plan has helped elevate some of the world's top dogs to great success through innovative products and nutrition that allow them to perform at their absolute best. In addition to Best in Show, 6 of the 7 group winners from the Westminster Dog Show, as well as the Reserve Best in Show, are also Purina Pro Plan fed dogs.

"At Purina Pro Plan, we believe that every dog has the ability to achieve his full potential with the right nutrition – and a lot of love," said Heather Gettys, brand director, Purina Pro Plan. "And as a brand with a rich history in the sport of purebred dogs, Purina Pro Plan is proud to play a role in helping dogs achieve their Westminster dreams. We're very proud to support Sky, Gabriel and their team in their Best in Show victory at the Westminster Dog Show, and we're delighted that Purina Pro Plan has been the dog food of choice for the last eight winners."

The brand served as presenting sponsor of the 2014 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show for the third consecutive year, and continues to build its legacy as a leader in canine performance nutrition.

Previous Best in Show winners who were fed Purina Pro Plan include:

  • 2013 – Banana Joe V Tani Kazari ("Banana Joe"), Affenpinscher
  • 2012 – Palacegarden Malachy ("Malachy"), Pekingese
  • 2011 – Foxcliffe Hickory Wind ("Hickory"), Scottish Deerhound
  • 2010 – Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot ("Sadie"), Scottish Terrier
  • 2009 – Clussex Three D Grinchy Glee ("Stump"), Sussex Spaniel
  • 2008 – K-Run's Park Me in First ("Uno"), Beagle
  • 2007 – Felicity's Diamond Jim ("James"), English Springer Spaniel

About Purina Pro Plan:

Purina Pro Plan is the food of choice for the past eight Westminster Best in Show winners. Our goal is to give your dog the nutrition to be his absolute best, helping him to be energetic and resilient, and maintain an ideal body condition, healthy skin and a stunning coat.  Because being the best he can be means something different for every dog, our wide range of dry and wet foods, snacks and supplement bars, sold exclusively at pet specialty stores, can be found in four specialized categories formulated for a dog's unique needs. For more information, visit www.proplan.com or follow @ProPlan on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Vine or Google+.

About Nestle Purina PetCare:

Nestle Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. The North American headquarters for Nestle Purina PetCare is located at Checkerboard Square in St. Louis, Missouri. Nestle Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestle S.A. -- the world's largest food company. For more, visit www.purina.com.

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