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Interview with National Dog Show Host John O'Hurley

Millions of viewers will tune in to NBC on Thanksgiving Day not just to watch 2,000 beautiful dogs prance around at the National Dog Show presented by Purina, but also to enjoy the expert hosting of John O'Hurley. The talented actor has been the announcer for the celebrated canine competition since it launched in 2002 and…

Virginia Sherwood, NBC Watching the National Dog Show presented by Purina every Thanksgiving on NBC has become a holiday tradition for many. This year, what's new about the show is that TV won't be the only way to experience it. More to Do on the Web The show's official site at NBC Sports will be "super enhanced" with extensive video extras. All 160-plus Best of Breed winners will be featured, along with expert commentary from veteran announcer Wayne Ferguson, President of the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, which hosts the NDS. (Scroll down on the main NDS page to find the group or dog you'd like to watch.) You can get an idea of what goes on behind the scenes at the NDS with this great ga...

Vizion PR As officials across the nation enact breed bans in a misdirected attempt to crack down on bad owners, countless gentle, loving, and well-behaved dogs lose their privileges, and sometimes their ability to help others. One such case involves the most decorated show dog in bull-terrier history and veteran therapy dog, Rufus, who was honored at this year's National Dog Show presented by Purina (which took place last weekend but will air on NBC Thanksgiving Day). Five years after winning the triple crown of U.S. dog shows -- The National Dog Show, the Westminster Dog Show and the Morris & Essex Kennel Club Show -- Rufus is back in the ring to be honored and raise awareness about misgu...

Rose Martelli John O'Hurley has probably had as many different jobs as the National Dog Show has different breeds. This devoted dog lover is a co-host of the NDS, strut his stuff on Dancing with the Stars, authored the bestselling books "Before Your Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have to Do It" and "It's Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump," and is perhaps best known for playing the bombastic J. Peterman on "Seinfeld. Like Peterman, O'Hurley lives life to the fullest, and -- as we discovered when we caught him for a chat in Philadelphia -- that's a lesson he learned from the dogs. What's your dog situation at home? We have a Cavalier King Charles and a little Havanese. They're bot...