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National Dog Show

National Dog Show

  • Premiered: 
    November 28, 2002
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  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Award
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Animal
  • Tags: dog show

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Plot Synopsis

Each year on Thanksgiving Day since 2002, NBC has broadcast the NATIONAL DOG SHOW, which is a dog show sponsored by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia held earlier in November. As one of only five remaining "benched" dog shows, all of the competing breeds are on display all day for the visiting public.
Actor John O'Hurley and expert analyst David Frei return to host the 18th Annual NATIONAL DOG SHOW, televised by NBC on Thanksgiving Day 2019 (Thursday, November 28) from Noon-2pm in all time zones. For the 2019 event, Mary Carillo reports from inside the show ring, and former U.S. Olympic figure skaters Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir offering behind-the-scenes access as backstage contributors.

A new American Kennel Club-sanctioned breed will be included in this year's competition, bringing the total recognized breeds to 193. The Azawakh (hound group) is a loyal, independent and deeply affectionate sighthound known for its short coat, long and lean appearance and excellent companionship and guardianship.

Continuing the family fun, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) presents a Thanksgiving Day marathon (beginning 5pm ET/2pm PT) of THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW, featuring all five Best in Show winners from 2014-18. On Friday, Nov. 29, NBC presents a primetime encore of this year's NATIONAL DOG SHOW (8-10pm ET/PT).


Other Titles

  • Also known as The National Dog Show Presented by Purina


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