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National Dog Show on Thanksgiving 2021

2021 Natl Show

As usual, the Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s National Dog Show will be telecast on NBC, Thanksgiving Day after the parade (noon – 2 pm in all time zones). Yours hosts will be John O’Hurley, David Frei, and Mary Carillo.

If you’re too busy stirring the gravy, check back here often, as I’ll be live-blogging the show.

Click here for more info about the big show.

PS – If you haven’t already done so, drop everything and take your turkey out of the freezer RIGHT NOW!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Calling All Hippies: Woofstock Dog Show

BigStock Photo
BigStock Photo

WHAT: AKC.tv is pleased to present live coverage of the Woofstock Dog Show. This annual event takes place at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo, CA this weekend. Entries have topped 2,600 in this 60’s themed dog show, with competitors decked out in their finest hippie apparel. This livestream will feature all seven groups as well as Best in Show. Continue reading Calling All Hippies: Woofstock Dog Show

Oooh! Look At All These Upcoming Dog Shows!

AKC.tv is pleased to announce its list of programs slated to air in Fall 2021. From Flyball to Agility to AKC National Championship events, AKC.tv has a variety of live events to entertain and educate dog lovers.

The action begins with the Morris & Essex Kennel Club Dog Show, a highly anticipated event that combines all the aspects of the dog show and social world. The Morris & Essex Kennel Club was founded by Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge in 1927 and is currently held every five years. The 2020 show was postponed to 2021 and over 4,000 dogs are entered this year to compete for Best in Show. Continue reading Oooh! Look At All These Upcoming Dog Shows!

Greeley Kennel Club Livestream

Photo:  AKC
Photo: AKC

I’ve been pretty focused on football restarting this weekend, but it turns out there’s also a dog show to watch!

WHAT: See some of the nation’s top dogs compete for the highest honor at this year’s 2021 Greeley Kennel Club Dog Show.

Live coverage of groups and Best in Show judging will be available on Saturday on AKC.tv.

WHEN: Saturday, August 21st, 2021: Greeley Kennel Club
Live streaming of the event will begin at 5:15pm ET

WHERE: Tune in to watch the live coverage of this event on AKC.tv through your browser or the app.

Happy watching!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Westminster 2021: Conformation Primer

From the good folks at the Westminster Kennel Club:

Each dog at a dog show is presented to a judge by either its owner, breeder, or a hired professional. This person is known as the exhibitor or the handler of the dog.

The purpose of conformation shows (also known as dog shows) is to evaluate breeding stock. Judges select winners based on their ability to contribute and improve the next generation of dogs. Dogs start out in the classes competing for points toward their AKC championship title. Dogs win points based on the number of dogs defeated. The more dogs entered, the more points per win. It takes fifteen points, including two majors (wins of three, four or five points), awarded by at least three different judges, to become an American Kennel Club champion. Continue reading Westminster 2021: Conformation Primer