Top Show Dogs to Take Manhattan at Purina(R) Pro Plan(R) 55th Annual Show Dogs of The Year(R) Awards Presented By Dogs In Review(R)

February 10, 2010

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ —

    WHAT:   The top show dogs of 2009 will be honored at Purina(R) Pro
            Plan(R)'s 55th Annual Show Dogs of the Year(R) Awards presented by
            Dogs In Review(R) during the weekend prior to the famous
            Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The awards recognize the
            dogs with the largest number of Group-Firsts in their
            respective categories. The "Best in Show" dog of the year, the
            dog that won the most Best-in-Shows in 2009, will also be
            honored, as well as the top obedience dog.

            The Winkies(R) for Annual Achievement sponsored by Cherrybrook(R)
            will pay tribute to the Dog Show of the Year, Judge of the
            Year, Outstanding Breeder, Best Professional Handler and Best
            Owner-Handler of 2009.

            Additionally, the following industry awards will also be
            presented that evening:
               -- Groomer of the Year Award presented by Cardinal Labs(R),
               -- Veterinarian of the Year presented by Summit VetPharm(R),
               -- Shelter of the Year presented by North Shore Animal League
                  America(R) and
               -- Trainer of the Year presented by Dog World(R) magazine.

            Show Dogs of the Year(R) Awards attendees include owners,
            breeders, handlers, judges, media and representatives of the
            American Kennel Club and numerous VIPs of the fancy. For more
            information, visit www.showdogawards.com, and for year-round
            news and information, read the current issue of Dogs In
            Review(R) magazine.

    WHERE:  Grand Hyatt New York, Park Avenue at Grand Central
    WHEN:   Saturday, February 13, 2010

About BowTie, Inc.

BowTie, Inc. is the leader in special interest pet magazines, trade magazines, books and websites dedicated to pet-loving consumers, pet-supply retailers, veterinarians, breeders, and pet professionals worldwide. Divisions of BowTie, Inc. include BowTie Magazines, BowTie Press, BowTie News, Thoroughbred Times Company, Global Distribution Services, and AnimalNetwork.Com.

About Nestle Purina®

Nestle Purina Pet Care Company is a leader in the pet products industry, dedicated to improving the lives of cats and dogs through quality nutrition care. Core philosophies include promoting responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets.

Nestle Purina PetCare Company is part of Nestle USA, which is part of Nestle S.A. of Vevey, Switzerland–the world’s largest food company.

About Purina® Pro Plan®

Purina Pro Plan® brand dog and cat foods are manufactured by Nestle Purina PetCare, which promotes responsible pet care, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. A premier global manufacturer of pet products, Nestle Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestle S.A., the world’s largest food company.

SOURCE BowTie, Inc.

Source: newswire

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