Gia, a Greyhound, was named Best in Show at the 15th annual National Dog Show. (Bill McCay/NBC)
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off a day of annual traditions, but if you’re a dog lover, the real show began at noon. We’re talking about the National Dog Show.
Gia won Best in Show out of six other finalists including Ty, a giant schnauzer; Slick, a border collie; Timmy, an English springer spaniel; Chuck, a Pekingese; Rondo, a West Highland white terrier; and Clue, a Tibetan terrier (who, fun fact, is not actually a terrier). The seven finalists competed among a lineup of 2,000 dogs spanning more than 200 breeds and varieties. This was the statuesque Greyhound’s 44th brush with victory on the dog show circuit. Last year’s top prize was given to a Skye terrier named Good Time Charlie.
The National Dog Show is not quite as prestigious as the Westminster Dog Show, but people getreally excited about it for obvious reasons.