Purina Pro Plan is DUX Presenting Sponsor for Second Consecutive Year

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – March 16, 2022 – Purina® Pro Plan®, the official performance dog food of Ducks Unlimited (DU), is the presenting sponsor of the second annual Ducks Unlimited Expo (DUX), April 8 – 10 at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

As the Presenting Sponsor, Pro Plan will bring a host of attractions to the Dog Village. “Attendees can expect to see world-class trainers conduct sporting dog demonstrations in addition to exciting daily performances by the Pro Plan Performance Team,” said Karl Gunzer, Sporting Dogs Director, Nestlé Purina North America. “The Pro Plan Performance Team is a collection of the world’s most athletic canines demonstrating amazing flying disc routines in a unique and entertaining ‘variety show’ of tricks and skills perfect for the whole family to enjoy.”

In addition to the Purina Pro Plan Performance Team, Pro Plan is bringing expert demos from some of the industry’s most trusted and respected sporting dog trainers to the Dog Village; including Border Collie herding demonstrations by Chad Collins and the Quack Pack U.S.A., demonstrations on how to train flushing dogs by Jordan Horak, creator of the “Cato Board”, and retriever demonstrations by Tom Dokken from Dokken’s Oak Ridge Kennels. Mike Stewart and Guy Billups from Wildrose Kennels and their Wildrose British Labradors will present their unique balanced training methodology, “The Wildrose Way.”

“Purina Pro Plan has been a proud partner and official performance dog food of DU since 2015, and we are excited that Pro Plan is once again the presenting sponsor of the DUX event,” said Amy Batson, DU Chief Fundraising Officer. “The support of great partners like Purina is one of the main reasons DU can achieve such incredible mission goals.”

The three-day, family-friendly DUX event is a hands-on consumer show featuring all things outdoors. The event will feature several villages where attendees can see, try and buy the latest outdoor products and talk with industry experts. DUX will also feature exhibitions, educational seminars and demonstrations.

Single-day tickets are available for $10 and multiday tickets are $25. For more information on the event, visit www.duckexpo.com.

For more information, visit www.ducks.org, and be sure to Follow DU’s Twitter feed – @DUNews1937 – to get the most up-to-date news from Ducks Unlimited.

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 15 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.

Purina Pro Plan is a leader in the advanced nutrition category, with more than 70 formulas in dry and wet pet food to help meet a variety of needs. Its science is backed by 500 Purina scientists globally, including nutritionists, veterinarians and behaviorists, who continuously rethink what nutrition can do. It is also the food of choice for more Sporting Dog Champions than any other brand*. For more information, visit www.proplan.com or follow @ProPlan on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. The brand is manufactured by Nestlé Purina PetCare, which promotes responsible pet care, 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 Nestlé 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.