2022 National Dog Show returns to Oaks with no restrictions


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The 2022 National Dog Show returns to Montgomery County Nov. 19-20 with no viewership restrictions.

The Purina-sponsored National Dog Show returns November 19-20, 2022 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks. For the first time in two years, the public is welcome on site, without restrictions or limitations related to the pandemic.

The Kennel Club of Philadelphia (KCP), an event presenter since 1879, said it looked forward to welcoming crowds of canine-centric citizens who were naturally absent or during the pandemic.

The last all-public edition of the pageant was in 2019, when 15,000 fur-crazed fans wandered the aisles, seeing the sporting beauties for themselves.

From top to bottom: Muli, Russian Toy, Bracco Italiano

New Breeds

One of the ways the KCP maintains a continued interest in the annual National Dog Show is by qualifying additional breeds for competition.

For 2022, it sanctioned for the first time the broadcasting of:

  • The Mudi
    • Known as the “driver dog”, the Mudi is an extremely versatile, intelligent, alert, agile and versatile Hungarian farm dog. Its courage is useful for working even the most stubborn cattle. The breed is a loyal protector of property and family members, without being overly aggressive. The Mudi is a member of the breeding group.
  • The Russian Toy
    • A beloved companion dog of the Russian aristocracy, the Russian toy almost disappeared with the Russian Revolution. The breed reemerged in the 1990s and includes both a smooth-coated and long-coated variety. The Russian Toy is an elegant and lively little dog with long legs, fine bones and lean muscles. The Russian Toy is a member of the Toy Group.
  • italian bracco
    • The Bracco Italiano (“Italian Pointing Dog”) has a powerful appearance with lean limbs, well-developed muscles, a short coat, and a sculpted head. Robust and suitable for all types of hunting, the Bracco Italiano is reliable, intelligent, docile and easy to train. Its participants compete in the Sporting group.

Participation in the 2022 edition

The National Dog Show remains one of the few “established” dog judging editions in the country, which means that all dogs are on-site — and viewable by the public — for the duration of the judging.

A program given to participants will help fans of a particular breed find their favourites, allowing quick access for every Affenpinscher aficionado and Dalmatian devotee.

Crowd expectations for the 2022 edition are expected to match or exceed levels three years ago.

Tickets to the National Dog Show are $16 for adults, $7 for children 4 to 11, and free for children three and under; they can be bought on line.

The prices are yet another incentive for families to go.

The National Dog Show has proven to be more economical than comparable visits to the Philadelphia Flower Show, Franklin Institute, and Philadelphia Zoo.

KCP’s role as a public educator about dog breeds and ownership guides its leaders to keep admission prices as reasonable as possible. Even parking is free.

“As a non-profit organization with a mission to educate the public about dogs, we take the need to maintain family-friendly ticket prices very seriously,” said KCP President Wayne Ferguson.

“Our attraction is wonderfully unique, as the dogs are on hand all weekend on benches for people to meet and interact with their owners, handlers and breeders so they can learn what kind of dog might be. best suited for their families,” he concluded.

TV coverage

The Sat. edition is also the day of coverage for NBC, which airs on Thanksgiving Day (November 24), following Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Returning as hosts of the TV show are David Frei of the International Kennel Club of Chicago and John O’Hurley, actor, singer and avid dog owner.

Welcome from the VFTCB

“We are thrilled to bring the National Dog Show to Montgomery County,” said Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board CEO Mike Bowman.

“Research shows what we talk about all the time in the tourism industry, which is that the value proposition of free parking and more affordable accommodations at our 75 hotels drives visitors to come here rather than attend. at an event in town. “And with over 700 restaurants, the best shopping in the country, and tons of family attractions, we’re giving attendees even more reason to “Make It Montco” and plan their stay here.”


This NBC Sports video shows the final round of the 2019 National Dog Show, the event’s last all-public event until this year.


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