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The 22nd annual National Dog Show Presented by Purina, and hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, is set to air on Thanksgiving Day. Once again, as folks feast on turkey, mashed potatoes, pie, and more, they can watch adorable dogs strut their stuff.
Read on to learn how to watch the 2023 National Dog Show and what to expect from the canine competition.
When Is the 2023 National Dog Show?
The 2023 National Dog will air on Thanksgiving, starting at noon local time and running until 2 p.m. The broadcast will cover the competition’s group judging rounds and the highly-anticipated Best in Show round.
How to Watch the National Dog Show?
Animal lovers can see every minute of the 2023 National Dog Show broadcast by tuning into NBC at noon local time. The airing will begin after NBC’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade coverage.
Dog adorers can also stream the 2023 National Dog Show on Peacock, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app starting at 12 p.m. EST on Thanksgiving.
Who Will Host the 2023 National Dog Show?
Seinfeld‘s John O’Hurley and expert dog show analyst David Frei are back to host the 2023 National Dog Show. They have hosted every National Dog Show since the competition began airing on television in 2002. Sports commentator Mary Carillo will provide analysis and behind-the-scenes looks at the show, and Steve Kornacki will offer viewers a peek at National Dog Show trends and history.
Who Won the 2022 National Dog Show?
Winston the French bulldog won the 2022 National Dog Show, making him the first of his breed to claim the National Dog Show’s Best in Show prize.
Winston’s handler, Perry Payson, tells PEOPLE the historic first was “so exciting” for him and the French bulldog community. The handler adds that he could see that Winston had the “electricity and charisma” of a winner since the pup was in “the whelping box.”
What’s New About the 2023 National Dog Show?
During the 2023 National Dog Show airing, pet parents will have a chance to help pick Thanksgiving’s Top Dog. Purina has been searching for an everyday pup to name Thanksgiving’s Top Dog and has found five finalists, which the brand will share during the 2023 National Dog Show broadcast.
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Fans can vote for their favorite finalist of the Thanksgiving’s Top Dog competition from 12 p.m. EST to 4:59:58 p.m. EST on Thanksgiving Day by visiting ThanksgivingsTopDog.com and voting during the 2023 National Dog Show’s airing.