This Year’s National Dog Show Winner Looks Like A Very Special Star Wars Character

Meet Newton who took home Best in Show

By Catalina Barrios

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Do you get excited by every dog you see? I love seeing dogs in magazines, on TV, on the Internet and also having fun at a park or even walking down the street. Their energy is contagious and after seeing them your day seems to continue on a positive note.

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Here’s another way to make your day – looking at the adorable dogs who participated in the 2017 National Dog Show. For the past 16 years, this has been a yearly tradition for NBC who airs the show after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This spectacle earns around 20 millions viewers each year. The competition is hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, which also raises money for a variety of canine-related causes.

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How is the winner selected? Dogs don’t have it easy for this competition as they have to spend a full day preparing for different levels of competition. The first round is breed, where dogs are evaluated based on their breed standard, shape, bone structure, movement and temperament.

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There are seven groups in the second round—sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting, and herding. A dog is chosen from each one of these groups and the top seven dogs compete in Best in Show, where the Grand Champion is chosen.

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