If it is not yet after 2pm in your time zone PLEASE click away from this page and turn your tv to your local NBC affiliate in order to watch the National Dog Show! The show airs Thanksgiving day from Noon until 2pm in your time zone! I have also heard a rumor that it will be shown again this Friday night on NBC so check your local listing for exact station and time.
Whether a family pet or a show dog all dogs really wants is to be with their humans, they want someone to love and care for them whether they are on the road 48 weeks a year or sitting on your couch with you as you watch tv and the feeling is mutual. That’s expressed in this video John O’Hurley shot with his son, Will, illustrating a poem O’Hurley wrote called “The Perfect Dog”:
Before we get to the Best in Show Winner National Dog Show 2012 I thought I would introduce you to each of the Group Winner’s with a video of that specific dog. Some dogs will be more engaging to watch go around the ring with big giant smiles across their face or a jump up in the air. Others might bark or talk in order to get the judges and crowds attention. Many of the dogs you see in the Group competition are around 2 years old and have been out on the show circuit so know what they need to do in order to win. Dogs will be dogs and not every day is their best day but for those at the very top they flip on the charm and charisma when it counts the most even if ten minutes before their ring time they were taking a nice nap and had to be woken up to go in the ring. Show dogs love the spotlight they enjoy being around other dogs and traveling from show to show. They get extra pampering attention at least one bath before a cluster of shows starts if not a bath with brushing and massaging their bodies on a daily basis during a 3 or 4 day event. They get special treats like steak or special made chicken while they are in the ring competing. At a show they get more attention from friends and strangers then many dogs get in their lifetime. They get time in the sun to help ensure their little (or big) noses stay black. A show dogs muscles need to be defined so they are exercised both inside and outside some going for daily runs with their owners or handlers other swimming in the pool and others get to hop on the doggy treadmill to ensure they are in peak condition.
Group 4 CH NIGHTHAWK’S LIVIN’ LA VIDA LOCA Rottweilers. Dog.
Group 3 GCH PYRLESS NO-BRAINER. Great Pyrenees. Dog.
Group 2 CH SNOWMIST’S QUICKSILVER SPEIGAS. Siberian Huskies. Dog.
Group 1 GCH LOBATO’S JITTERBUG MAN. Great Danes. Dog.
Since you will be seeing the Terrier Group Winner as the Best in Show Winner I thought I would showcase the Group 2 placer for this video instead.
Group 4 CH LAOCHRAGH’S CLANCY Irish Terriers. Dog.
Group 3 CH AN GARDA DEJA VU LOOKING AT YOU American Staffordshire Terriers. Dog.
Group 2 GCH LOMONDVIEW CLEMENTINA. Scottish Terriers. Bitch. Group 1 /Best in Show GCH AFTERALL PAINTING THE SKY Fox Terriers (Wire). Bitch.
Group 4 GCH INVOLO THE KING OF POP Papillons. Dog.
Group 3 GCH MARCOSA’S BACHELOR BUTTON Havanese. Dog.
Group 2 GCH FOXFIRE POCKET EDITION Shih Tzu. Bitch.
Group 1 GCH BANANA JOE V TANI KAZARI Affenpinschers. Dog.
Group 4 GCH MILLEDALS ALISA AT PEACE VALLEY. Dalmatians. Bitch.
Group 3 ULTIMATE CALEB. Bulldogs. Dog.
Group 2 GCH DE LAMER BLACK ICESchipperkes. Bitch.
Group 1 GCH KAN SING’S TENZIN. Tibetan Spaniels. Dog.
Group 4 GCH DEVINWOOD A PERFECT STRANGER. Collies (Rough). Dog.
Group 3 FAIRYTALE’S BALTHAZAR LE SAGE. Briards. Dog.
Group 2 GCH BROADCREEK’S MARCUS JUNIS BRUTUS. Belgian Malinois. Dog.
Group 1 GCH DUNHILL CELEBRATION. Bearded Collies. Bitch.
And the National Dog Show winner is…
In order to be named Best in Show Winner National Dog Show 2012 “Sky” had to beat 1184 dogs that were entered in the show.
Best in Breed Group 1 Best In Show GCH AFTERALL PAINTING THE SKY. Fox Terriers (Wire). Bitch.
GCh. AfterAll Painting The Sky
Call Name: Sky
World/French/American Champion 2011 World Show Terrier Group Winner Multiple Best In Show Winner
Owners: Victor Malzoni Jr. & Torie Steele Co-Owners: Mary & Scott Olund & Diane Ryan
Breeders: A. J. Pertuit Jr. & Betty Seaton
Handlers: Gabriel & Ivonne Rangel
Felissa Elfenbein is the author and creator of Two Little Cavaliers. She loves to travel and so do her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Davinia and Indiana. We have lived in NYC, Florida, Georgia, Berlin, Germany, & Hong Kong.
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