The National Dog Show Returns on Thanksgiving — with a Charitable Twist

People: Halloween has passed and turkey time is almost here, which means the National Dog Show is right around the corner, as well!

On Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 23), NBC will present The National Dog Show Presented by Purina following the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The beloved holiday show, now in its 16th year, will air from noon to 2 p.m. across all time zones.

John O’Hurley is back to host the furry event dedicated to all the amazing things man’s best friend can do. David Frei will also be ringside once more to offer expert commentary on all the bizarre and beautiful breeds competing for Best in Show. Mary Carillo is reporting benchside and Olympic favorites Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir will be backstage, rounding out the roster of animal-loving all-stars bringing this show to your living room on Turkey Day.

As part of the National Dog Show and Thanksgiving celebration, Purina wants to know what makes your dog the best. From Nov. 16 to 26, for every unique canine-centered post shared on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the @purina and #DogThanking tags, Purina will donate $1 (up to $50,000 total) to

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