Another Thanksgiving Day tradition! The 2016 National Dog Show is today, and we're beyond ready to see some adorable puppies. The ever-popular telecast, which is hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, airs on NBC Thursday, November 24, at 12 p.m. ET. It will also be live-streamed on NBC Sports' website.
As per usual, the 15th annual canine special airs immediately after Santa Claus kicks off the holiday season at the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year's competition was filmed earlier in the week at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, November 19, and Sunday, November 20.
The 2016 National Dog Show will be hosted by actor John O'Hurley, who has hosted the special since its inauguration in 2002.
"For 15 years, the National Dog Show Presented by Purina has been at the forefront of the purebred dog world," O'Hurley said in a press release. "I'm proud to be a part of a legacy that celebrates such a rich history. I look forward to seeing all the dogs and families, who come out to join us on my favorite day of the year."
This year, the competition will introduce three new American Kennel Club–sanctioned breeds: the Pumi, Sloughi and American Hairless Terrier. The new additions bring the total number of breeds to 202.
Last year, a 4-and-a-half-year-old Skye terrier named Good Time Charlie won the coveted Best in Show title.
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