The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks went to the dogs Saturday.
Terriers. English Setters. Alaskan Malamutes. French Bulldogs. Giant Schnauzers, too.
In all, purebred dogs from 170 breeds are participating in the National Dog Show presented by Purina and competing for honors including the coveted "Best in Show" award.
The show is presented by Purina and will be broadcast by NBC on Thanksgiving from noon to 2 p.m.
As dog lovers crowded into the seats surrounding the Best-in-Show Ring, Wayne Ferguson, president of the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, welcomed them to one of the oldest shows in nation. The premier event dates to 1879.