O’Hurley and Frei on National Dog Show Presented by Purina


For me the best thing every year about Thanksgiving is the National Dog Show, presented by Purina – and that I get an opportunity to speak with announcers David Frei, dog show expert and his longtime broadcast partner actor John O’Hurley. Listen HERE to Steve Dale’s Pet World, WG N radio and my most recent conversation on everything from a potential Seinfeld reunion with O’Hurley (who played J.Peterman on the classic TV sitcom) to asking Frei who he believes will win the greatest of dog shows.

Frei answers why he thinks there are today more dogs than ever before.

O’Hurley explains how he uses his voice and how when he acts he uses his voice. He also discusses his love for dogs, and why he accepted the gig of a dog show broadcast and keeps coming back to do more for 22 years.

O’Hurley explains why he thinks the National Dog Show has been and continues to be a huge ratings success.

This year, Purina is hosting Thanksgiving’s Top Dog – a social contest where viewers can submit photos and videos of their dogs, as well as vote on their favorite submissions.

For the first time EVER, dog owners can enter for an opportunity to have their dog featured during the National Dog Show on NBC.

  • Just share a photo or video of your dog on TikTok, Instagram, or X (formerly Twitter) and use #ThanksgivingsTopDogContest between October 30 and November 13.
  • Visit www.ThanksgivingsTopDog.com for full contest rules and details.
  • Fans can vote for Thanksgiving’s Top Dog during the National Dog Show from 12 PM ET – 4:59:58 PM ET on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Visit www.ThanksgivingsTopDog.com for final rules and to view the five finalists, select your favorite and hit submit.

The dog show is Thanksgiving Day at noon (all time zones) on NBC.