Dozens of dogs will strut their stuff in The 2022 National Dog Show, which will be broadcast right after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday (Nov. 24). Hosts David Frei and John O’Hurley will be back to offer commentary, and they’re joined by correspondent Mary Carillo.
(How to watch: The 2021 National Dog Show will air at noon in all time zones on NBC, on Thursday, Nov. 24. You can live stream the program on fubo TV, which offers a free trial. The show will also stream on Peacock.)
Hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, The National Dog Show has been held each year since 1933. The show features breeds who are separated into seven categories, including sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting and herding. The canines will be judged by how well they represent their breed, with the top dog ultimately earning the Best in Show grand prize.
As the Oregon-raised Frei recently told The Oregonian/OregonLive, this year’s show represents a return to form following two years in which the format of the competition was affected by the pandemic.
“We’re back to life as usual for the dog show world,” Frei, who lives in Seattle, said. This year’s event is expected to feature close to 200 of the breeds and variety of dogs recognized by the American Kennel Club.
“It’ll look like a regular dog show,” Frei said. “I think that’s part of the recovery from the pandemic, to show people that life goes on.”
Frei said the National Dog Show remains popular because of the fuzzy competitors. “The dogs are the stars,” Frei told The Oregonian. “It’s not John, it’s not me, no matter what we like to think. Who doesn’t smile when they see a dog? The show is all about the great things our dogs bring, the spontaneity and the unconditional love. If you’re watching at home, your dog doesn’t need to be a show dog. It can remind you of all the fun things you can do with your own dog.”
The 2022 National Dog Show airs after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, beginning at noon, Thursday, Nov. 24, on NBC. The show can also be streamed on Peacock.
More of our coverage:
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2022: How to watch online for free, time, TV channel (11/24/22)
— Kristi Turnquist
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