For nearly two decades, the National Dog Show has been the TV holiday fare, as has Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
This year will be no different. The annual dog show puts different groups of dogs through their paces in front of judges and selects a Best in Show.
It will air from noon to 2 p.m. today on NBC. You can watch it on Fubo or Hulu
This year, three new American Kennel Club dog breeds will be seen competing for the first time.
These are the Belgian Laekenois, in the shepherd group; the barbet in the sports group; and dogo Argentino in the working group.
The National Dog Show airs immediately after today’s traditional Thanksgiving Parade.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the dog show will have no spectators and will be limited to approximately 600 dogs and their handlers, up from 2,000 in previous years.
Here’s what NBC Sports has to say about the event:
“John O’Hurley and David Frei will reprise their roles as hosts, having co-hosted together since the National Dog Show first aired. Mary Carillo will also be back for more commentary, analysis and behind-the-scenes looks from one of the oldest dog shows in the world.