The 15th Annual ‘National Dog Show Presented By Purina’ To Air Thanksgiving Day on NBC

National Dog Show

“The National Dog Show Presented by Purina” will capture the attention of Purina® Pro Plan®brand dog food lovers and purebred dog enthusiasts eager to see if Pro Plan®-powered dogs sweep the Groups and take Best in Show for the third consecutive year.

In 2015, “Charlie,” the Skye Terrier, captured Best in Show, with “Chelsea,” the Scottish Deerhound; “Rubi,” the French Bulldog; “Winslow,” the Newfoundland; “Sonnito,” the Smooth Coat Chihuahua; “Zack,” the Bearded Collie; and “Matt,” the Cocker Spaniel, earning Group Firsts. All were fueled by Purina® Pro Plan® brand dog food.* Check out the 2015 National Dog Show recap to find out more about last year’s winners.

The National Dog Show Presented by Purina, hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, is one of three benched dog shows in the country. This year, more than 1,809 dogs representing over 189 breeds will compete for top honors. New breeds this year include the American Hairless Terrier and Pumi. 

Co-hosts are John O’Hurley of “Seinfeld” and “Dancing With the Stars” fame and David Frei, a veteran dog show analyst, who have teamed up to provide commentary for the show since 2002. Correspondent Mary Carillo, best known for her work on NBC’s coverage of the Olympics, joined them in 2010. Former Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir and former Olympic ice skater Tara Lipinski will also rejoin as correspondents.

As a fundraiser to support the AKC Canine Health Foundation, Purina continues its #DogThanking initiative by inviting dog owners to log on to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to post photos or videos showing how thankful they are for their four-legged friends. For every original post submitted from November 17 through November 27 using the hashtag and tagging @Purina, Purina will donate one dollar to the Foundation – up to $50,000 – to help advance pet health research. Submitted videos, photos and posts may be featured during The National Dog Show Presented by Purina on Thanksgiving Day.

The National Dog Show Presented by Purina will air at noon in all time zones on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, on NBC. Tune in to watch the show and best of luck to those competing!

* Owners or Handlers of these winners may have received Purina Pro Plan dog food as Purina ambassadors.