PHOTOS: All the Woofs, Wags and Winners from the 2018 National Dog Show

The 17th Annual National Dog Show Presented by Purina, which aired Thursday afternoon, was hosted once again by John O’Hurley and beloved dog show analyst David Frei.


More than 2,000 pooches participated in the show, held in Philadelphia, this year. That’s a lot of brushing, fluffing and blow-drying. 

Show dogs, much like beauty pageant contestants, have their own rituals and tricks that help them look their best at showtime. 

Not all the dogs who compete at the National Dog Show are there for breed competitions: the event features agility contests, as well. 

The National Dog Show’s top honor — Best in Show — went to Whiskey the Whippet, who won the event’s big ribbon. Before taking the grand prize, Whiskey won the Hound Group. 

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Bella won the Herding Group and was a finalist in the Best in Show round. 

King Charles Cavalier Spaniel Bogie, pictured here at the Best in Show round, won the Toy Group. 

The title of top sporting dog when to Ducky the Chesapeake Bay retriever. 

Hopefully Billy the Lhasa Apso won’t get blinded by the fame that comes with a Non-Sporting Group win. 

King the wire fox terrier, who won Best in Show at the 2018 Beverly Hills Dog Show, was crowned the best of the Terrier Group. 

Irupe the Doberman Pinscher must be a good employee, because he was the National Dog Show’s winner of the Working Group. 

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