Purina Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of The National Dog Show On NBC And Expanded ‘National Dog Show Jr’ Show On Peacock

The National Dog Show is a fun and family-friendly way to start the holiday season. More than 1,500 dogs representing nearly 200 breeds will compete for the Best in Show award, including a new breed in the Toy Group – the Biewer Terrier, the newly recognized Tricolor Longhair breed by the American Kennel Club.

Purina’s National Dog Show was first broadcast in 2002 on NBC to celebrate all dogs and has since become a Thanksgiving tradition. Each year, millions of families across the United States watch some of America’s best dogs compete for the most prestigious award with the best dogs by their side at home to celebrate the holiday.

Busy Philipps, actress, author, and podcast host for “Busy Philipps Is Doing Her Best” and her gold doodle, Gina Linetti, joins Purina at kickoff of the 20thNS Remembrance of the Thanksgiving tradition.

“Since Jenna joined our family last year, she has brought us so much joy, love and comfort, especially during this challenging year,” Phillips said. “That’s why she’s the ‘Best of the Show’ in our hearts. We can’t wait to tune in to this year’s National Dog Show and join Purina in learning about how all of our pets win in their own amazing way.”

famous TV personality John O’Herley, known as “J Peterman” on Seinfeld, returns as co-host of the show, along with veteran dog show analyst David Frie. NBC Sports Commentator Marie Carrillo He will also join as a reporter on the National Dog Show.

This year, the dog show doesn’t stop at noon. Running on the peacock, starting from 2 p.m. Eastern time On Thanksgiving Day and available upon request afterwards, Purina and NBC are pleased to present “The National Dog Show Junior.” sponsored by American ninja warrior‘s Matt IcemanOlympic medalist, Laurie Hernandez And Sports Illustrated Children Reporter Anna Label, this kid-focused content will bring together the best of the show from show breed judging, profiles for novice dog trainers, dog agility training, and dog science with Purina’s pet behavior scientist, Dr. Annie Waluska, who will share the science behind dog-centric behaviors like Zoom.

To learn more about the show and 20 years of celebrating pets and people, visit www.Purina.com.

About Purina
Nestlé Purina PetCare provides a richer life for pets and the people who love them. Founded in 1894, Purina has helped dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives by offering scientifically-based nutritional innovations. Purina manufactures some of the world’s most popular and well-known pet grooming products, including Purina ONE, Pro Plan, Fancy Feast and Tidy Cats. More than 8,700 employees in the United States are proud of our trusted brands of pet food, treat and litter that feed 51 million dogs and 65 million cats each year. More than 500 Purina scientists, veterinarians and pet care experts ensure our commitment to unsurpassed quality and nutrition.

Purina promotes responsible pet care through our scientific research, products, and support for pet-related organizations. Over the past five years, Purina has contributed more than $150 million to organizations that bring and keep people and pets together, as well as those that help our communities and environment thrive.

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