DockDogs Competitors Gear up for the 2009 National Championships With the Support of Royal Canin Canine Health Nutrition

As a 2009 DockDogs sponsor, Royal Canin has spent the past six months demonstrating how its line of Canine Heath Nutrition(TM) provides a customized nutritional solution for even the most athletic dogs in the nation. And on October 16-18, all of the fun, competition, and nutritional education will culminate at the 2009 DockDogs National Championships.

Oct 01, 2009, 13:51 ET from Royal Canin USA

ST. CHARLES, Mo., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- There have been nine competitions so far in Royal Canin's 2009 DockDogs sponsorship, all leading up to the final event where the 2009 National Champions will be crowned. With 400 of the most experienced teams traveling from all parts of the country to compete, this final event will be a true exhibition of the nation's most athletic canines. It will also represent the final event in Royal Canin's 2009 sponsorship with the dock jumping and dock diving performance sport association.

"As first-time sponsor of the DockDogs events, we couldn't have been happier with the way that the 2009 season has gone," said Ann Hudson, Retail Marketing Director at Royal Canin. "We've gotten a chance to be a part of a group that is truly passionate about the health and wellbeing of these phenomenal animals, and we've witnessed some spectacular displays of athleticism. It's great to know that Royal Canin® Canine Health Nutrition(TM) has helped some of these animals achieve and maintain such incredible health."

With Labradors composing more than 59% of the DockDogs competitors, Royal Canin's Labrador Retriever 30(TM) provides a customized diet for the majority of the DockDogs participants. The special diet is formulated to:

  • Keep a constantly wet dog's skin and coat protected
  • Help the Labs maintain a leaner, more muscular build for their strenuous activity
  • Protect their joints from stress
  • Slow cellular aging
  • Maintain cognitive function

In addition to Labrador Retriever 30(TM), Royal Canin provides a nutritional solution for 12 other purebred dogs, as well as diets tailored to specific ages, lifestyles, and special needs. "We know that great nutrition is the key to a great dog regardless of their activity level," said Hudson, "and seeing our diets contribute to the health of the incredible DockDogs competitors is a firsthand example of Royal Canin's mission."

The 2009 DockDogs National Championships will be held at Kings Island Resort & Conference Center in Mason, Ohio. For more information about the DockDogs organization or its partnership with Royal Canin, visit

Royal Canin USA

Royal Canin USA is a forerunner in nutritional and technological advancement in pet food. With more than 40 years of experience in the animal health and nutrition industry, the company prides itself on putting knowledge and respect for the animal first. Royal Canin collaborates with nutritionists, breeders and veterinarians from around the world on impartial and relevant research to ensure dogs and cats receive the best nutrition. For more information, contact Royal Canin at 1-800-592-6687 or visit

    Ann Hudson

SOURCE Royal Canin USA