The Purebred Performance of the Pandemic

History and Details About the National Dog Show Held on Thanksgiving

The Purebred Performance of the Pandemic

  The National Dog show has been an ongoing event held every Thanksgiving since 1879, started by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia. This two-day national competition features every pure dog breed, as well as a plethora of criteria to decide which pup has dominated their specific group of dogs.

   This national competition has faced some rebranding; in 2002 NBC Sports altered the show’s name and date. In order to bring in a bigger audience nationwide it’s title was changed to the National Dog Show instead of The Kennel Club of Philadelphia Dog Show. The date was also changed from the first week of November to Thanksgiving Day.

   Despite costing up to $5,400 dollars annually, the winners of this dog show don’t make any money from the show directly, instead they make massive sums of money by selling the offspring of champion dogs to wealthy people looking for best in show pets.

   Now, of course, you’re wondering about the actual winners of this prestigious event, and to say they vary in breed would be an understatement. In the past twenty years, nineteen of the winners have been different breeds, the Wire fox terrier broke this chain in 2011-2012 where it won two years in a row.

   Personally, I’m hoping the Border Collie, one of my favorite breeds, takes the competition by storm this Thanksgiving Day.

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