The Belgian Laekenois ("Lak-in-wah"), a strong, sturdy and protective breed in the Herding Group, was also eligible to compete in the National Dog Show for the first time but was not represented this year.More news: Director Tristram Shapeero Refuses to Apologize for Lukas Gage Zoom Call
Claire, the 3-year-old whose grandmother Hickory won Best in Show at the 2011 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, ascended from the 538 dogs entered in the competition, which occurred November 14-15 but was broadcast Thanksgiving afternoon on NBC. We're talking about the 19th annual "National Dog Show".
Centuries ago, the large, fast deerhounds were employed to hunt the giant red deer in the Scottish highlands. Only handlers, dog owners and staff were permitted to attend, no spectators.More news: Canada's 'glaring' vaccine production gaps took homemade vaccine candidates off the table
The event will start at noon EST and run until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26, airing directly after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC.
If you're desperately looking for a glimmer of normalcy this Thanksgiving, count on the National Dog Show. But this year, the pandemic meant protocol would be much different. However, the AKC recognizes 208 dog breeds, splitting the competition into seven different groups - though not every single recognized breed will be present on the day of the show. Sponsors, vendors and media were also barred from the event to limit the number of people at the show.More news: Utah to play at Washington on Saturday, November 28
Only 600 dogs were allowed to compete, instead of the usual 2,000. According to the news release from the National Dog Show, the Best in Show victory makes Claire one of the favorites for the titles at Westminster and the American Kennel Club National Championship next month. The Barbet, a French water dog, joined the Sporting Group. Personally, I think it's one of the funniest movies ever made and it's a hot, hilarious take on the National Dog Show.