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WHAT TIME DOES THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW START ON THANKSGIVING 2022?

The National Dog Show 2022 is one of Thanksgiving Day’s most iconic events. Created by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia in 1879, the show aired on NBC since 2002 and is presented by Purina.

The NDS airs following Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 24th. The National Dog Show is a benched conformation show, where each dog is evaluated on how well each purebred conforms to its breed standard – a set of characteristics specific to each breed. 

WHAT TIME DOES THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW START ON THANKSGIVING?

The show will air from noon to 2 pm ET on NBC. Other options for streaming are fuboTV (regional restrictions apply), DirecTV stream, SlingHulu + Live TV, and YouTubeTV. The show can also be streamed on Peacock and NBC.com subscribers can stream the episode online. Seinfeld’s John O’Hurley and dog show specialist David Frei are back to host this year’s event.

WHAT NEW BREEDS HAVE BEEN ENTERED INTO THIS YEAR’S EVENT? 

Three new breeds have been approved to feature in the competition: the Bracco Italiano, the Russian toy and the mudi.

The Bracco Italiano (‘The Italian Pointing Dog’) has been called the oldest European pointer, with its history dating back to the fourth/fifth century BC, reaching the height of its prevalence during the Renaissance amongst Italian aristocracy. Towards the end of the 19th century, the Bracco Italiano faced extinction until diligent breeding in the 1920s brought the pointer back into popularity. 

The Russian Toy breed was developed in 18th century Russia and was also popular with aristocracy. One of the smallest dog breeds in the world, the Russian Toy was almost wiped out by the Russian Revolution of 1917. After the death of Stalin, a concentrated effort was made in several regions of the Soviet Union to restore the Russian Toy to prominence. 

The Mudi (pronounced “moodie”) is a medium-sized herding dog from Hungary which has been in existence since the 19th century. The Mudi excels at agility, obedience, and flyball, as well as other dog sports. He is a true working breed and shines when herding both cattle and sheep, and is featured on a Hungarian postage stamp, introduced in 2004, to honor the Hungarian dog breeds which are seen as national treasures. 

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