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Canine Thanksgiving tradition: The National Dog Show

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One of the contestants at the show One of the contestants at the show
PHILADELPHIA, PA - More than 2000 dogs and their owners participated at the National Dog Show Thursday in Philadelphia, NBC reported.

Airing right after Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC the show has become a part of the holiday tradition. The show is sanctioned by the American Kennel Club and is one of the six benched shows remaining in the country, according to the show's webpage.

A benched show is a type of event where the dogs and owners stay st the show location all day and visitors get to meet the dogs, according to the show's page.

This year the most coveted title of the "Best in Show" came with a $20,000 prize. American foxhound Jewel took the title. The previous two years the title went to Wire Fox Terriers Ira and Sky.

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