Whether or not your Thanksgiving Day included turkey, did it include a glimpse at the National Dog Show? I tuned in for most of the action since I love any excuse to see breeds I rarely glimpse out and about around town. While there were no favorites going into the event — unlike Sadie last year — there were plenty of pretty and deserving pooches. Coming out on top was Clooney, a three-year-old Irish Setter. Look at his coat!

If you missed the telecast, see the final run around the ring with the seven group finalists for Best in Show and

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Rounding out the semifinalists were:

  • Sporting: Irish Setter (Clooney)
  • Terrier: American Staffordshire Terrier (Maddy)
  • Hound: Scottish Deerhound (Hickory)
  • Working: Boxer (Scarlett)
  • Toy: Affenpinscher (Joe)
  • Non-sporting: Schipperke (Johnny Be Good)
  • Herding: Australian Shepherd (Beyonce)


Source: Steven Donahue / See Spot Run Photography