Following one Thanksgiving tradition in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, we ended up having the arrival of another on NBC: The National Dog Show. This is an opportunity to see some of the best dogs in the country, as well as at least a few breeds that you have probably never heard of before in your life. It drags sometimes around the middle of the show, but it’s one that is so subjective to many viewers that it’s easy to sit down and argue over which dog is your favorite. Who needs football? This is a competition that can get pretty much every dog lover in America involved.
Just in case you missed some of the show thanks to you cooking Thanksgiving Dinner, we’ve got you covered here. We’ll start by sharing all of the winners for the individual groups.
Hound Group – American Foxhound. This dog is basically what you see in that movie “The Fox and the Hound” and we immediately fell in love.
Working Group – Standard schnauzer. Apparently, this is the #1 of the breed in the country. We haven’t seen any of the others, but we like this one.
Toy group – Pekingese. This is otherwise known as the dog that really just looks like a walking wad of hair.
Sporting Group – Irish water spaniel. This is not the most well-known dog in the group, but it’s the sort that many active families would want to
Herding group – Bearded collie. To us, collies and the herding group go hand-in hand, and there was no better winning of this category.
Terrier group – The Norfolk terrier. We’re not that familiar with this breed, but it looks like the barkeep in a Western movie with giant mutton chops.
Non-sporting group – Bichon Frise. This is the group that is completely random, and to be honest, we always imagine this dog as more of a toy.
Now, we turn to the granddaddy of the all: Best in Show. This is where all of the dogs square off in the true clash of the canine titans, with only one of them emerging as a champion in the end. “Jewel” The foxhound had some tough competition, but it emerged as the victor in the end.
Do you think that the right animal was declared the champ this year? Be sure to share your thoughts below!