62nd Annual Purina® Pro Plan® Show Dogs of the Year Awards Event Presented by Dogs In Review To Recognize Top Canines in the Country

Exclusive, Invite-Only Event Honors Top Dogs, Owners, Breeders and
Handlers

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 PlanPurina 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.

Contacts

Lumina Media
Cameron Triebwasser
949.679.1619
ctriebwasser@luminamedia.com