Purina's National Dog Show Comes to Philly

The dog show will feature more than 150 different breeds competing for Best of Breed, First in Group and Best in Show.

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This Saturday and Sunday, The Kennel Club of Philadelphia hosts The National Dog Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks. At the two-day event, more than 2,000 of the top sanctioned dogs from across the country will compete for best of Breed, First in Group and Best in Show.

Saturday is The National Dog Show Presented by Purina, which is taped for its Thanksgiving Day television broadcast. Then Sunday’s show offers canine competitions, enhanced athletic dog exhibitions and family-friendly activities. Both days of the dog show are benched, which means dogs not being shown in the competition will displayed so spectators, breeders, handlers and attendees can meet all of the dogs, ask questions and share information about the breeds. 

If you can't make it to Philly, tune in to NBC at 12 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, for the broadcast of Saturday's dog show.

Carole Guererri December 01, 2011 at 05:22 PM
Does anyone know the poem that the announcer read about a dog? It was so touching. I have been trying to find something out about it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


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