Every Thanksgiving, the National Dog Show is a tradition that is a little more low-key on NBC. There is nothing that is necessarily revolutionary about the broadcast every year, but it’s fine. You spend some time with your family while you wait for the turkey to be done, and you watch some of your favorite breeds compete for the title. Meanwhile, you have Mr. Peterman from “Seinfeld” in John O’Hurley guiding you along the path.
Most of the show was entertaining, in particular the one dog that managed to temporarily run away. When this is the most shocking moment of the entire show, you know that things follow a pretty traditional path.
Personally, we admit to rooting for the Gordon setter, mostly because of the fact that we have always loved the breed. We’re not a dog-show expert, so we go based mostly on feel and our own familiarity with the breed. With that being said, we also totally loved the bloodhound that made it really far in the competition, as well.
In the end, the judges chose … the bloodhound Nathan! While there were many other great dogs that we have not even mentioned here (the sheepdog, for example), it is very easy to love this dog as a choice. It’s not the typical one you associate with a Best in Show winner for one, given that the majority of time you’re talking about something like a poodle or a member of the toy group.
Also, this may be the happiest bloodhound who has ever existed in the history of mankind. Did you see the way that guy was wagging his tail?
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