National Dog Show, one of the most prestigious dogs shows in America,
is one of only six dog shows where the public can interact with
Dog Show on TV
over 3,000 dogs in 150 different breeds, the National Dog Show
has become a part of the Thanksgiving
Day tradition and this year 50 of the top contenders were
spotlighted on NBC-TV on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at noon in
all time zones following the Thanksgiving
Day parade broadcast.
Newton, the Brussels Griffon
wins Best in Show in 2017.
This year, all eyes and ears were on Newton, the 3-year-old Brussels Giffon and Chewbacca look alike, who took
the crown with the top honor of Best in Show at the National Dog Show.
Traditionally, dogs who are entered in the National Dog Show are judged
in groups beginning with the type of breed (such as Irish Setter, Golden Retriever, Poodle.)
Next, the winning dogs earn a place in the next round to compete with all other dogs within their specific group -- such as Toy, Herding, Non-Sporting, Terrier, Sporting,
Hound and Working) -- all leading up to picking the top dog as
"Best in Show."
Hosted by the Kennel
Club of Philadelphia, the National Dog Show is one of the
oldest benched dog shows in the U.S., held annually since 1933.
the National Dog Show around the Web:
On the Web,
find out more about the National Dog Show with facts and info
on the this year's competition, show background history, and a
bit of trivia behind choosing America's best dog...