Purina National Dog Show
Purina has proudly sponsored the National Dog Show for the past 13 years. The largest registry of purebred dogs, the American Kennel Club sanctions the event. The National Dog Show on newscenter.purina.com is one of three major dog shows in the United States. Mixed breed dogs cannot compete in the show.
The 2000 mockumentary “Best in Show” caught the attention of the spouse of the Vice President of NBC sports which led to the national televising of the National Dog Show. The event airs annually immediately following the Macy’s Day Parade.
The popular movie “Best in Show” pokes fun at the eccentricity of show dog owners. Spoofed in the movie, dog enthusiast David Frei announces at both Westminster and the National Dog Show. He also operates a non-profit therapy dog organization. His charity, Angel on a Leash administers successful therapy dog programs throughout the country. Patients both young and old forget their medical issues while playfully interacting with the dogs. Some of the therapy dogs also participate in dog shows.
There are 199 breeds of dogs, including the world’s biggest, smallest and most interesting represented in the National Dog Show. The seven new breeds listed below originate from various countries and will make their debut this year.
• Berger Picard, a medium-sized athletic herding dog: This French sheepdog grows to approximately 70lbs and possesses an independent streak.
• Boerboel, a large, strong and agile mastiff: A loyal companion and working dog originating from South Africa. This farm dog reaches a weight of almost 200lbs at maturity.
• Cirneco dell’Etna, a compact hound used to living in harsh conditions: It hunts small mammals and fowl. This hardy Italian hound will grow to about 26lbs.
• Lagotto Romagnol, a water dog with a dense woolly curly coat: It is known for its easy going personality. It weighs around 35lbs at maturity.
• Miniature Australian Shepherd, a small herding dog: This dog is highly intelligent, versatile and energetic. This talkative dog will grow to weigh 30lbs.
• Spanish Water Dog, a multipurpose dog for hunting, herding and water work: A good companion who works as a search and rescue dog. It weighs 49lbs at maturity.
• Bergamasco, a sheepdog with a coat containing dog and goat hair and wool: The coat forms felt-like mats which will reach the ground by age six. This breed originates from the Italian Alps, and will weigh as much as 84lbs at maturity.
These seven breeds will make their introduction to the public at the National Dog Show during the two-hour NBC television broadcast presented by Purina on NBC on Thanksgiving Day from noon-2pm in all time zones.
Man’s Best Friend Deserve The Best Including Beneful Dog Food
People love dogs because they tune into our feelings and emotions. Dog owners never doubt that dogs are truly “man’s best friend”. Dogs hear what humans can’t and guard our homes. They see what we can’t see and protect our space. Most important, dogs welcome us with joy and enthusiasm which makes us feel special and needed. Dog owners are conscious of their dog’s health. They want their dog to enjoy a long, fruitful, engaged life. Responsible dog owners show their love and commitment to their pets in many ways.
One commitment owners make is visiting the veterinarian more often. People take their pooches to the veterinarian more than they did 25 years ago. They get their teeth cleaned more often, and their nails and glossy coats are snipped and bathed on a regular basis. Dog parks are now a typical social event now along with water slide events for dogs. Many types of activities,and healthy lifestyle habits are helping dogs live fun, productive lives.
Included in this exciting healthy lifestyle is the food owners buy for their loyal pets. Beneful is part of the healthy regimen used by pet owners. At Beneful we give pet owners relief for their dedication to their companion knowing they are feeding them the best possible nutrition. At Beneful, the dog food has healthy, quality ingredients. Real, chunks of savory meats are filled with vegetables, which we know are loaded with vitamins.
Beneful has a variety of foods for your dog. There’s Beneful Wet Dog Food made with quality combinations. The meals include meats such as beef, chicken, lamb and pork with vegetables like barley, rice, carrots, and green beans. The meals include chopped Blends, Hearty Roasters, and Medleys.
Dry Foods include the same flavors only it’s dry food which also keeps your dog on a healthy schedule the doctor has recommended. Dry food includes salmon, chicken, beef and eggs with vegetables. Both wet and dry include antioxidants and omega rich ingredients.
Don’t forget the tasty, healthy treats filled with protective ingredients which help fight tartar and plaque. It helps strengthen bones while making breath fresh.
When you go on those weekend trips don’t forget those convenient sizes. Beneful makes 3 ounce multipacks and 10 ounce resealable tubs. These come in the variety of flavors your dog loves. It’s packaged to make your trip simple and smooth for travel.
Choose Beneful dog Food for your loyal companion. You’ll love the convenient prepared sizes. Your pet will enjoy the varieties in meals and the benefits of the healthy ingredients in the food. The varieties always make eating a delight for your pet and a joy for you to see your dog savor the food. Enjoy your lovely companion for many years when you feed them the best foods, take them to the veterinarian and show them all the fun and the love you can.