National Shiba Club of America

Purina Offers Parent Club Partnership Program

In September, 2003, the National Shiba Club of America joined over 100 other AKC Parent Clubs by signing into the Purina Parent Club Participation Program (PPCP). Through a diversity of programs, sponsorships and events, Purina supports the activities and interests of breeders, enthusiasts and dog owners. Funding for canine health studies, award programs for competitions and sponsorship of show and sporting events are just some of the ways Purina extends support. The NSCA’s participation in the PPCP Program is NOT an official endorsement of Purina or any of their products. This program is strictly VOLUNTARY on the part of the breeder/exhibitor/owner. Also, NSCA membership is not required to participate.


Funding Distribution
One half of each club’s individual annual earnings is issued directly to the Canine Health Foundation to support research grants aimed at a better understanding of genetics and other conditions impacting our dogs’ health. The other half is issued to the individual national parent breed club for use in the support of canine health research, education and/or rescue efforts.


The PPCP Program has raised in excess of $3.5 million for canine health research, education and rescue efforts since 2002. In addition to helping fund canine health research projects, the funding returned to the individual clubs has been used to help support educational outreach programs such as scholarships, library support, youth programs and conservation education programs. It has also been used to support judges’ education seminars, to produce breed specific educational materials and to produce responsible dog ownership materials. Rescue programs have benefited with funds being used for the direct care of dogs in need, the development of fund raising tools and the support of adoption events.


The NSCA uses 75% of each year’s PPCP earnings to support member education programs offered at the National Specialty.


How to Participate in the PPCP Program:
You must be a Purina® Pro Club® Member to participate. Pro Club® members must individually declare their participation in the program and identify the national parent breed club that will receive their Purina Points. Members may declare for their national parent breed club by calling the Purina® Pro Club® toll-free number at 1-877-PRO-CLUB (1-877-776-2582) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or by registering on this site. Pro Club members can only earn funds for their national parent breed club if the national parent breed club is enrolled in the PPCP Program.


How to Become a Pro Club® Member:


To be eligible for Purina® Pro Club®, you must be a Dog Breeder and/or Enthusiast and/or personally care for 5 or more dogs. It's free and easy to sign up. Just complete the application located here to start taking advantage of Purina Pro Club's many benefits:


Becoming a member of Purina® Pro Club® gives you access to Puppy & Kitten Starter Kits, the Weight Circle Redemption program, subscription to the Purina Pro Club newsletter and Purina research highlights on health, genetics and nutrition. Please note: Institutional organizations, such as rescue groups, humane societies or animal shelters do not qualify for the Purina Pro Club program.
Should you have any questions about
Purina® Pro Club® Membership, the Purina® Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program, or the Purina® line of products, please visit the website at or contact the NSCA at