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Nathan: Best in Show, National Dog Show, 2014

November 27, 2014

Wow! It’s been quite an autumn for Nathan. Not only did he win Best in Show at the National Dog Show in Philadelphia, he also became a daddy in October! He sired a litter to GCH. Flessner’s Pursuit of Perfection that includes 5 boys and 6 girls! All are black and tan and are pictured on the breeders’ puppy page.
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2014 National Dog Show: Best in Show

November 27, 2014

And Best in Show goes to… the Bloodhound!

and Reserve Best in Show is: the Samoyed!

After I finish cooking and eating way too much food, I’ll come back and give you a few details on the special dog who won.

Thanks for joining us today for our live coverage of the National Dog Show telecast. Now go eat your turkey!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

2014 National Dog Show: Best in Show Entries

November 27, 2014

Here’s the line-up for the Best in Show competition at the 2014 National Dog Show.

From the Working Group: Samoyed
From the Toy Group: Affenpinscher
From the Hound Group: Bloodhound
From the Herding Group: Bearded Collie
From the Sporting Group: Gordon Setter
From the Terrier Group: Smooth Fox Terrier
From the Non-Sporting Group: French Bulldog

Good luck to all!

Dear NBC:

November 27, 2014

An open letter to NBC and the people they hire to announce the National Dog Show:

I love watching the show every year on Thanksgiving. It’s become a great tradition at my house. But can I offer a suggestion?

Would it be too much to ask that the announcers NOT talk while the winners are being announced? As soon as the judge announces the best in group, the announcers start yammering so we can’t hear the rest of the results. You have 2 hours to fill. Surely, you can take a break for the eight minutes it takes to announce the full block of winners in each group and the Best in Show.

I’d also love to see more of the show. Cutting it to two hours just really isn’t doing the show justice!

Just my two cents worth,

Beth Philley
The Dog Lady

2014 National Dog Show: Non-Sporting Group

November 27, 2014

Winners in the non-sporting group:

1st: French Bulldog
2nd: Xolo (no, I’m not going to attempt to spell the rest of it!)
3rd: Dalmatian
4th: Shar Pei

Highlight: The Xolo named Giorgio Armani.

New breed: Coton de Tulear

Coming up next: Best in Show!

2014 National Dog Show: Terrier Group

November 27, 2014

Winners in the terrier group:

1st: Smooth Fox Terrier
2nd: Scottish Terrier
3rd: Norfolk Terrier
4th: American Staffordshire Terrier

Coming up next: The Non-Sporting Group (a/k/a the dogs who defy classification)

2014 National Dog Show: Herding Group

November 27, 2014

Winners in the herding group:

1st: Bearded Collie
2nd: Australian Shepherd
3rd: Shetland Sheepdog
4th: Bouvier des Flandres

Coming up next: The Terrier Group

2014 National Dog Show: Sporting Group

November 27, 2014

Winners in the sporting group:

1st: Gordon Setter
2nd: Field Spaniel
3rd: Golden Retriever
4th: Weimeraner

New Breed: Wire-haired Vizsla (I especially like that he is named Izzy – which is the name of my favorite character from Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters books – my favorite book series of all time.)

Coming up next: The Herding Group

2014 National Dog Show: Toy Group

November 27, 2014

Winners in the toy group:

1st: Affenpinscher
2nd: Pekingese
3rd: Pug
4th: Toy Fox Terrier

Highlight: The MinPin who escaped from the audience and ran onto the floor!

Coming up next: The Sporting Group

2014 National Dog Show: Working Group

November 27, 2014

Winners in the working group:

1st: Samoyed
2nd: Akita
3rd: Bernese Mountain Dog
4th Standard Schnauzer

Coming up next: The Toy Group

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