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How to watch National Dog Show 2023 on Thanksgiving: Start time, TV channel, live stream, date

The National Dog Show is one of the most well-known dog shows in the world. Hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, the show was founded in 1879 and has been held annually since 1933. The NDS is sanctioned by the American Kennel Club, and only purebred dogs registered with the AKC can compete. The AKC recognizes 212 dog breeds and varieties, split into seven different groups. Click here to see who won the 2022 National Dog Show, watch video, highlights and more.

NBC has televised the event after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 2002. John O’Hurley and David Frei will reprise their roles as hosts, having co-hosted together since the National Dog Show first aired. Mary Carillo will also be back for more commentary, analysis and behind-the-scenes looks at one of the oldest dog shows in the world.

How can I watch the dog show on Thanksgiving Day?

Watch the 2023 National Dog Show today on NBC directly after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Coverage of the National Dog Show begins on Thursday, November 23 at 12 p.m. local time and runs until 2 p.m., covering group and Best in Show judging.

The National Dog Show can also be streamed here on Peacock, and on the NBC Sports app at 12 p.m. ET on Thanksgiving. The NBC Sports app is available on mobile and connected devices, including Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

Can I re-watch the National Dog Show from past years?

Select previous Dog Shows are available to watch On Demand on Peacock, and if you miss Thursday’s airing of the 2023 Dog Show, it will also be available after Thanksgiving on the streaming platform. Highlights from previous National Dog Shows, including Best in Show judging from 2022 and more, is also available on the NBC Sports YouTube channel.

2023 Thanksgiving Day schedule on NBC and Peacock

The National Dog Show is just part of a full day of favorite Thanksgiving Day programming on NBC and Peacock. Before the dog show, gigantic balloons and majestic floats make their way through New York City in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade starting at 8:30 am ET and going until noon on NBC and Peacock. In the evening, watch the San Francisco 49ers taking on the Seattle Seahawks in a holiday divisional clash at 8:20 pm ET on NBC and Peacock.

  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – 8:30 am ET
  • National Dog Show – 12 pm local (streaming at 12pm ET nationwide on Peacock)
  • NFL Thanksgiving Special – San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks – 8:20pm ET (coverage begins at 8 pm ET)