Dog show

How to Watch the National Thanksgiving Day Dog Show


Fall in love with the first year of this new breed at the National Dog Show​​

The Biewer terrier (pronounced “beaver”) is an elegant, long-haired tricolor toy terrier who, according to the American Kennel Club, has one purpose in life: “to love and be loved.” The AKC describes Biewers as having a “charming, whimsical demeanor into adulthood” and as “devoted, loyal, carefree and friendly to everyone they meet”. Although they are small, the AKC declares them “warm and athletic and able to keep up with the best of them on long walks, hikes or competitions in the agility ring”.​​

Which breed has won the national dog show the most times?

The only breed to win best in show more than once in the show’s history is the wired fox terrier, with back-to-back wins in 2011 and 2012. Two different dogs, same handlers.​​

How to Keep the Dog Fun After the National Dog Show Ends​​

The kids don’t want a football match? Good news: On Peacock, NBC’s streaming service, kids will be hosting their own dog show for the first time. The Junior National Dog Show will combine highlights from breed judging and the best of show with articles on dog science, junior handlers, dog agility training and what makes them great pets company.

John O’Hurley knows why we love the National Dog Show so much

National Dog Show host John O’Hurley, known for his appearance as J. Peterman on Seinfeld and also author of several books on dogs, says: “There is something for everyone. Whether you’re 4 or 94, everyone loves watching dogs and their faces. When they come in and do the close-ups, I challenge anyone to change the channel on the remote.​​

Is your dog a National Dog Show fan? ​​

Although non-competing dogs cannot come in person to watch the show, make sure that if you’re watching at home, yours is nearby. Over the years, dog owners have sent in videos of their beloved pets staring fervently at the competing dogs, and even running to the back of the television looking for that dog in the window that they hear barking. Just Google.