The 2020 National Dog Show, how to watch, check out this year’s new dog breed competition


For nearly two decades, the National Dog Show has been a festive television fare, right there, with Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

This year will be no different. The annual dog show puts different groups of dogs before their judges through their steps and selects the Best in Show.

It airs on NBC today from noon to 2 p.m. You can check it out on Fubo or Hulu

A Chesapeake Bay Retriever will compete at the 2020 National Dog Show.Bill McCay | NBC

This year we see three new American Kennel Club dog breeds competing for the first time.

They are the Belgian Laekenois, in the pastoral group; the barbet in the sports group; and the Dogino Argentino in the working group.

The National Dog Show will be broadcast immediately after today’s traditional Thanksgiving Day parade.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the dog show will have no spectators and will be limited to about 600 dogs and their handlers, compared to 2,000 in recent years.

NBC Sports says the following about the event:

“John O’Hurley and David Frei are taking on the role of hosts again, who have co-hosted since the first show of the National Dog Show. Mary Carillo also returns for further commentary, analysis, and behind-the-scenes views at one of the world’s oldest dog shows. “