Scottish Deerhound named top pooch at National Dog Show

Scottish Deerhound named top pooch at National Dog Show

Where is the National Dog Show being held this year?

It's been an uncertain, unusual year for everyone and as the holidays approach, a lot of traditions are being altered but one annual event that people all over the country look forward to is the National Dog Show that yes, is still taking place this year amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Usually, around 2,000 dogs participate in the show, but this year, that number saw a 70% decrease, stated NBC.

Claire the Scottish Deerhound beat out hundreds of dogs representing 168 breeds and varieties recognized by the American Kennel Club.

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The good news is that the dog show, hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, will carry on as usual following the virtual parade at 12 p.m. EST on NBC on Thursday, November 26.

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The show can also be streamed on or on the NBC Sports app which is available on mobile and connected devices, including Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

What breeds can people expect to see at the Dog Show? The two have co-hosted the dog show together since 2002. Regardless, lots of fur will be flying as judges decide who is the top dog.

The first round pits dogs of the same breed against each other seeking the "Best in Breed" title. Search for dogs from across the country, in over 200 breeds and breeds, competing for Best in Show Honors in seven groups. They're not exactly a household breed, ranking No. 149 on the American Kennel Club's 2019 list of most popular dog breeds.

The show was hosted by actor John O'Hurley along with David Frei. Mary Carillo will also be back for more commentary, analysis and behind-the-scenes looks at one of the oldest dog shows in the world.

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