IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lumina Media™, a leading media company that connects brands with passionate audiences of enthusiasts by providing iconic content across all platforms, and Dogs in Review magazine, today announced that they will honor the top canines in the country at the 62nd Annual Purina® Pro Plan® Show Dogs of the Year Awards event taking place tomorrow, Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Gotham Hall in New York City.
For 62 years, the Show Dogs of the Year black-tie, invite-only event has been recognizing the best canine competitors in the country. During the event, awards will be presented to the highest achievers in show dog categories, top professionals and organizations in the canine sport, as well as the Dogs in Review annual achievement awards, also known as the Winkies.
“We are proud to be continuing this historic tradition with this year’s Show Dogs of the Year event,” said Jennifer Black-Glover, chief digital and events officer for Lumina Media. “We are looking forward to another amazing event celebrating the best of the best in the sport of show dogs. We also wanted to take this opportunity to thank Purina for their invaluable support and dedication year after year.”
The awards and event are presented by Dogs In Review magazine and sponsored by presenting sponsor, Purina® Pro Plan®. In addition, Purina® Pro Plan® Veterinary Diets is sponsoring and presenting the Veterinarian of the Year award.
“We are honored to once again be the presenting sponsor for the Show Dogs of the Year event,” said Ann Viklund, Director of Conformation, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company. “Every year this prestigious evening has proven to be one of the most talked about events during Westminster week. We are excited to be able to recognize the best and brightest in the dog show world and beyond.”
About Show Dogs of the Year Awards
The Show Dogs of the Year Awards have been celebrating the excellence of the top group winning show dogs, along with their owners, handlers and breeders for 62 years. The awards are presented at a black-tie banquet held in New York City immediately prior to the Westminster Kennel Club show annually. Honored dogs must achieve the most group wins during a single calendar year at American Kennel Club-sanctioned conformation shows. Other awards are presented during the event to top professionals within the show dogs industry, as well as the Dogs in Review Annual Achievement Awards, affectionately known as the Winkies. The awards and event are sponsored by presenting sponsor, Purina® Pro Plan® and presented by Dogs in Review. For more information, visit: http://www.showdogsoftheyear.com.
About Purina Pro Plan – Purina Pro Plan is the food of choice for the past 10 Westminster Best in Show winners.* Our goal is to give your dog the nutrition to be his absolute best, helping him or her to be energetic and resilient and to 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 and snacks, 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, or Google+. The brand is manufactured by Nestlé Purina PetCare, which promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement, and the positive bond between people and their pets. A premiere global manufacturer of pet products, Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestle S.A., a global leader in nutrition, health and wellness.
*The handler or owners of these champions may have received Purina Pro Plan dog food as Purina ambassadors.
About Lumina Media
Lumina Media is a leading media company that connects brands with passionate audiences of enthusiasts by providing iconic content across all platforms. With extensive reach and experience, the company’s media engages, informs and inspires, while its platforms ensure the right media is delivered whenever, however and wherever audiences want it. Founded in 2013, Lumina Media is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, visit www.luminamedia.com.