For those of you not interested in watching the Detroit Lions battle the Green Bay Packers—and I’m sure there are a lot of Orvis Dogs readers who fit that description—the annual broadcast of the National Dog Show will be shown on NBC right after the Macy’s Parade, from noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow. (Showtime is 12 o’clock in all time zones.) The event itself was actually held on Saturday, November 16th, but the broadcast was held for the holiday.
The show features more than 2,000 dogs vying for Best of Breed and Best of show. There is loads of information about groups, breeds, and more on the National Dog Show website, for those who want to read up on the top contenders. For the past two years, the top prize went to a Wire Fox Terrier; can they make it three in a row?
Hosted by John O’Hurley, former Seinfeld star, and Mary Carillo, the broadcast will feature three new breeds: the Chinook, Rat Terrier, and Portuguese Podengo Pequeno. You can learn more about these breeds by clicking here.
Those of you who aren’t near a television can stream the event via NBC Live Extra. This technology will also allow you to surreptitiously watch it under the table on your smartphone if the event conflicts with dinner time.