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The National Dog Show

The National Dog Show is a conformation show sanctioned by the American Kennel Club. The National Dog Show has been ongoing since 1879 with its only interruption being the Great Depression from 1928 through 1932. The show is held by The Kennel Club of Philadelphia, a founding club of AKC. It traditionally takes place on the third from last weekend in November over two days. The National Dog show is one of the three major dog shows in the United States, along with the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship and the Westminster Dog Show. Winners may be invited to compete at Crufts. As with all AKC conformation shows, mixed-breed dogs are not eligible to participate. The show is nationally televised (on tape delay) in the United States on NBC every Thanksgiving; the show immediately follows the network's coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and airs at noon in all time zones. Actor John O'Hurley is the program's host, and the show's presenting sponsor is Nestlé Purina PetCare.

Show Info

Network: United States NBC (2016 - now)
Schedule: Thursdays at 12:00 (120 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Reality

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21st Annual National Dog Show

Episode 2022-11-24; Nov 24, 2022

A bouncy, crowd-pleasing French Bulldog, Winston, was declared Best in Show at Philadelphia's prestigious National Dog Show Presented by Purina, emerging victorious before a raucous Thanksgiving Day crowd and national TV audience on NBC. The followin

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2022-11-24: 21st Annual National Dog ShowNov 24, 2022
2021-11-25: 20th Annual National Dog ShowNov 25, 2021
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