John O’Hurley Hosts Spotlight Therapy Dogs Fundraiser


While many dog devotees will gather around their television sets on Thanksgiving Day to watch as John O’Hurley, David Frei and Mary Castillo spotlight the search for the Best in Show at the 12th annual airing of the National Dog Show, on November 15th the announcers gave thanks for canines who are doggedly devoted to […]

Thanksgiving Means The National Dog Show!


Thanksgiving means the annual broadcast of the NBC Thanksgiving Day special, “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®.” Now in its 11th year, this broadcast airs from noon to 2pm in all time zones, immediately after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC. Watched annually by a total of almost 20 million viewers, the show […]

Former Bait Dog to Shine at National Dog Show as Therapy Dog Ambassador

Peyton as Santa

Only time will tell which purebred pooch will win a top title at the National Dog Show in Philadelphia on November 17th and 18th, but there will be one tail-wagger in attendance who is guaranteed to win the collective heart of the audience. A 22-month-old Staffordshire Terrier/Boston Terrier named Vivian Peyton will be one of […]

John O’Hurley, David Frei Celebrate 10 Years of The National Dog Show


On Thanksgiving Day, about 20 million viewers will be turning in to NBC to watch The National Dog Show Presented by Purina immediately following the Macy’s Parade, from noon to 2pm in all time zones. Through the years, we’ve interviewed both O’Hurley and Frei about this very special show, and we look forward to watching […]

The National Dog Show Launches Free App

Want to learn more about all the aspects of “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®” airing on NBC Thursday? A new app has just been released for Android, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices that includes  exclusive video content, The National Dog Show Twitter feed, polls, video and in-depth descriptions of the 170-plus breeds […]

Dog Show Beauty Tips with Q-tips #tipsters


On Thursday, the National Dog Show Presented by Purina airs right after the Thanksgiving Day Macy’s Parade. Over 20 million viewers will be watching as 2000 dogs and handlers vie for Best In Show. The television broadcast marks the start of the “triple crown” of dog shows, followed by December’s AKC/Eukanuba National Championship and February’s […]

National Dog Show Introduces Six Breeds


Watching the National Dog Show is a Thanksgiving tradition at our house–and we’re definitely not alone. On average, 20 million viewers watch this dog show on NBC broadcast immediately following the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade™”. This year, the National Dog Show will feature six new breeds sanctioned by the American Kennel Club (AKC). This show […]

Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Airs


If you’re like us and looking for some cool indoor fun in these dog days of summer, this week’s TV schedule brings four nights of canine excitement. Monday through Thursday watch for the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge 2010 Finals and 2011 regional competitions on Versus. The Purina Incredible Dog Challenge is a little like canine […]

Recognizing Mixed Breed Dogs

Frei and O'Hurley

Next week, the eyes of the country will turn to The National Dog Show Presented by Purina, televised on NBC right after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. An expected 20 million viewers will admire some of the world’s most spectacular dogs during the two-hour broadcast, which this year will feature the introduction of six breeds […]

John O’Hurley Promotes Petcentric Dog Show Photo Contest


Purebred pooches proudly promenading on the blue carpet at The National Dog Show Presented by Purina has become a much-anticipated annual sight, but this year Nestle Purina PetCare is also shining a spotlight on the everyday dog through the first online “Petcentric Dog Show Photo Contest.” “It’s time for the everyday dog to get the […]

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