The 2019 National Dog Show, presented by Purina, will air from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in all time zones on NBC this Thanksgiving (November 28). The annual show will premiere directly following the broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which airs at 9 a.m. until noon.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the dog show on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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NBC (live in select markets) is one of the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of the National Dog Show on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which will allow you to watch the show on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include NBC (live in select markets).
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of the National Dog Show on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
NBC (live in select markets) is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies.
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of the National Dog Show on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
The Show Features Over 200 Dog Breeds Competing for ‘Best of Show’ & Has Been a Longstanding NBC Thanksgiving Tradition Since 2002
The National Dog Show is held by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia and takes place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania. It has been ongoing since 1879, and was first broadcast by NBC in 2002, according to the Tennessean.
The dog show features over 2,000 dogs from all over the country that compete in the two-day long event, with one dog winning “Best In Show.” The event is actually pre-taped, as the competition was held earlier this month on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday November 18; the results are already up, if you aren’t able to catch the Thanksgiving showing.
The show amasses nearly 20 million viewers each year and features over 200 different breeds, according to the National Dog Show website. The annual event has become a longstanding NBC Thanksgiving Day tradition for that last two decades, although the Kennel Club of Philadelphia has presented dog shows for more than 125 years.
“See over 2,000 of the top American Kennel Club sanctioned dogs from across the country,” the website reads. “205 breeds and varieties are eligible to compete for best of Breed, First in Group and the coveted title of Best in Show. Each day brings different competitions and attractions.”
The show is hosted by former Seinfeld star John O’Hurley and Mary Carillo, while David Frei provides commentary. Whiskey the Whippet won Best in Show in 2018, beating out the Irupé the Doberman Pinscher, according to the Tennessean.
Tune in Thursday, November 28 at 12 p.m. ET/PT to catch the National Dog Show on NBC.
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