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Tuning in to watch the National Dog Show, with co-hosts David Frei and John O’Hurley, has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition for millions of American families. Photo by Dan Sayers.

The National Dog Show in Your Living Room

What once was called a “crazy idea” is now most likely a Thanksgiving Day tradition in your house. It’s called the National Dog Show Presented by Purina. But just 10 years ago, the brass at NBC barely thought it viable as a holiday broadcasting option. In fact, one executive said, “We’re not going to do… read more


The National Dog Show Is a Thanksgiving Day Tradition

Many of the nation’s top dogs will be spending this weekend at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., for the chance to be selected Best of Breed at the National Dog Show Presented by Purina. A breed win at Saturday’s show, hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, all but guarantees that the lucky… read more


My First Show Catalog

Thirty years of attending dog shows have helped me to amass a serious collection of show catalogs. Most are from all-breed conformation shows, but many are from specialty shows, including the National Specialties I’ve attended as both spectator and exhibitor. Many of these booklets have been all but forgotten, taking up valuable storage space and… read more