David Frei on WGN Talking National Dog Show Presented by Purina


David Frei is HERE on WGN Radio, Steve Dale’s Pet Worldtalking about all his years as broadcaster for the National Dog Show Presented by Purina.

The National Dog Show is one of the few remaining benched dog shows, where people can meet and greet all the participants. The great thing about benched shows is that you can chat with owners and handlers about whatever dogs or breeds you like. And rescues often have space as well.

At benched dog shows, you can meet the participants.

Frei, who is Mr. Dog Show, offers the 101 on how dog shows work.

Enzo the Greyhound, last year’s Best in Show winner of the National Dog Show Presented by Purina.

It seems terriers win a lot of dog shows, but – actually, it was a Greyhound who earned Best in Show at the National Dog Show last year. Frei discusses why terriers do so well so often.

Last year, the National Dog Show was seen  by more than 25 million folks (and lots of dogs too!). The National Dog Show Presented by Purina is on at 12 p.m. on NBC (all time zones) Thanksgiving Day, and is repeated Saturday night, too!

Here’s a conversation I had John O’Hurley, Frei’s dog show broadcast partner.

I talk briefly about Feliscratch, which attracts and encourages cats to scratch on vertical posts. Next week on the show veterinary behaviorist Dr. Theresa DePorter will explain more about it.

Two phone calls:

  • Can you take in “feral” kittens?
  • What about a dog who goes after my hand, especially if we go to pet him around his mouth?