Breaking news: A very good boy just earned some extra turkey in his Thanksgiving bowl.
John O’Hurley and David Frei returned to host National Dog Show 2022 Thursday, televised on NBC from the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. Mary Carillo was also back to provide commentary, analysis and a behind-the-scenes look at the competition.
Three new breeds made their debut in this year’s competition – Bracco Italiano (sporting group), Mudi (herding group) and Russian Toy (toy group) – with more than 1,500 dogs representing nearly 200 breeds competing for the title of Best in Show.
The National Dog Show made history in 2021 when Scottish deerhound Claire (full name GCH Foxcliffe Claire Randall Fraser for all of you Outlander fans!) won the title of Best in Show for the second year in a row. Unfortunately, a three-peat was completely out of the question as Claire withdrew from the competition after her back-to-back wins.
So which hairy hopeful was named Best in Show this year? Here’s how the results shook out:
As always, the competition was fierce and only one competitor could come out on top. The winner of the 2022 National Dog Show’s Best in Show is… Winston, that French bulldog!
How did your favorite dog do in this year’s competition? Leave a comment with your thoughts on the Best in Show winner below.