The Champions and Winners of Our Hearts from the 15th Annual National Dog Show
The 15th Annual Dog Show Presented by Purina is complete, and this glorious event has only strengthened our devotion to canine-kind.
The belle of the ball this year was Gia the greyhound, who took home Best in Show and bragging rights at every dog park across America.
But this beautiful, statuesque hound wasn't the only winner of the day. Whether they took home ribbons or not, each of the thousands of woofers who competed won by bringing a smile to our faces.
Best In Booth
John O'Hurley and veteran dog analyst David Frei were back in the commentator booth to host the Thanksgiving tradition. This year, they were joined by a special guest and expert in his own right, Charlie the Skye terrier who took home last year's Best in Show title.
Best in Sporting Group
Timmy the English Springer Spaniel sashayed away with one of the top honors, winning the Sporting Group and competing for Best in Show.
Best in Toy Group
No, that's not a wig in the ring. That's Chuck the Pekingese, who won the Best in Group out of the Toy dogs.
Best in Herding Group
Slick the Border collie gathered up and herded all of our hearts, winning the Best in Group for Herding dogs.
Best in Terrier Group
Even under pressure, Rondo the West Highland terrier kept his cool and his glowing coat spotless, two things that helped him win the Terrier Group.
Best in Working Group
They are called giant Schnauzers for a reason. The towering Ty trotted off with the top prize in the Working Group.
Best in Non-Sporting Group
Get a Clue and you would have yourself a Best in Group prize. Clue the Tibetan terrier won the group ribbon for Non-Sporting dogs.
More Than a Show
The National Dog Show doesn't just celebrate show dogs, the event also hosted diving and agility competitions for the sportier pups out there.
Center of Attention
One of the great things about dogs is they don't understand the idea of "winning" or "losing." It was a winning day for every canine in the competition because it was a day filled with treats, petting and oodles of personal attention.
The National Dog Show is also a great time to catch up on self care. Almost all pups got their hair and nails done, so they could present their best self-image in the ring.
Does your dog make you happy? But of course! The National Dog Show Presented by Purina wants to celebrate dogs everywhere and help pups in need, and you can join them.
All you have to do is share why you are thankful for your pet on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #DogThanking and tag @Purina. For every original, grateful dog post shared through Nov. 27, Purina will donate one dollar to the Canine Health Foundation, to further the study of pet health research. Purina is hoping to donate $50,000 to this amazing cause, so get #DogThanking.