Thanksgiving Day in the United States is known for three holiday traditions—The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, turkey, and the National Dog Show.
This year the National Dog Show was broadcast from Philadelphia and sponsored by the Philadelphia Kennel Club. More than 193 breeds of dogs were divided up into seven groups for competition: Athletic Hounds, Herding Group, Working Group, Terrier Group, Toy Group, Sporting Group, and the Non Sporting Group. After the dogs are shown, one is chosen from each breed group and at the end of the show one dog will be named “Best in Show.”
Saluki— A strong, fearsome hunter
Pharaoh Hound— It’s said this breed of dog will blush, his nose turns red. This dog “Glows like a God.”
Whippet–Very greyhound like, athlete of the dog world
Rhodesian Ridgeback— The Ridgeback is a very serious dog distinguished by the ridge on his back.
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno— The Pequeno is a primitive breed known for its small size. It hunts by sight, scent and sound.
Treeing Walker Coonhound—Love getting out into the woods to hunt, great endurance, great desire to work
And the winner of the Athletic Hounds is…Whippet
And the winner is…Old English Sheepdog
Breeds featured in the working dog group include: Doberman, Black Russian, Rottlweiler, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Akita and the Boxer, just to name a few.
And the winner is: Portugese Water Dog
And the winner is: American Staffordshire Terrier
And the winner is: Brussels Griffon
And the winner is: English Springer Spaniel
And the winner is: French Bulldog
All of the information for this post was obtained while watching the National Dog Show on Thursday, November 23, 2017.
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