The 10 Best Photos From The 2017 National Dog Show

Cute and quirky snaps which capture why we love dogs

By Catalina Barrios

The National Dog Show

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I love dogs. I see myself retiring and living in a big house with a large backyard where I can have several dogs, I will say four, running around all over the place. The happiness dogs have brought to my life is indescribable.

For people who love dogs, the annual National Dog Show is an event to look forward to. It’s a showcase of breeds you may rarely see, breeds you love, and the best of the best.

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For the past 16 years, NBC’s yearly Thanksgiving tradition has been the National Dog Show. This competition which is hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, selects its winner after a full day of competition. It is like seeing a beauty pageant but for dogs. This year’s winner was Newton an adorable Brussels Griffon who looks like Star Wars character “Chewbacca”.

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Here are some of our favorite moments from the 2017 National Dog Show. Let us know which one is your favorite photo. I know it is hard to pick just one …

1. A Lick Before The Show Starts

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This is the face of a man who immediately regrets inhaling just as he was receiving a slobbery doggy kiss with a side of warm doggy breath! John O’Hurley’s face is priceless. He has been the host of the show since the beginning.

2. A Real Life Mop


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This is the first time I’ve seen a dog like this one. I love his smile. He is for sure having a blast! Fun Fact: Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg is a fan of  mop-like dogs and has a Puli named Beast (who even has a Facebook page).

3. Best Friends

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“I must keep this specific side of the tiny human’s face warm. I just must.”

There’s nothing like some snuggles before the show starts! Doesn’t this capture why we love dogs?

4. It’s Time To Break Out Into Song

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Even the best in show need to let loose sometimes! You can definitely tell who is the Beyonce of the group – no offence to Michelle and Kelly, we love you Destiny’s Child!

5. Wait For Me! I’m Vertically Challenged!


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This adorable pup is trying to catch up with his owner. “My legs are short! I can’t walk as fast as you can run!”

6. The 5 Star Treatment

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There’s always time for pampering before the runway. “Gentle, please”. It takes a lot of time and effort to get this fluff to look this effortless and mustache-y!

7. Hard To Resist

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I love his face, I love his eyes. It’s hard not to spoil him with treats and toys. Just look at that round face and big puppy eyes! Give him whatever he wants!

8. “I am … tired”

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Please do not disturb – after a long day of competition we all deserve a break. And some of us need a whole couch to ourselves! The girl on the floor had no trouble letting the long bodied talent take the whole seat!

9. That Awkward Moment When Your Human Is Smaller Than You


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Hopefully the proud dog owner is not in pain … This photo is incredible! Also who let this dinosaur posing as a dog in the show?

10. It’s Playtime

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Nothing like having fun with your favorite toy. Who cares how many people are watching! Whoever captured this shot nailed it.

Share with us the funniest, most memorable picture you have with your dog!