November 20, 2011 |
If Elton and Bruschi - pronounced "brewski" - were people, Elton would be the friendly oaf of a guy who likes to drink beer in the backyard and who could maybe do stand-up on Comedy Central, and Bruschi would read GQ (well maybe he wouldn't read) and dream of making People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive list. As it is, they are dogs - Elton, official name Rocket Man, is a bullmastiff; Bruschi, official name Greengate the Boss at Beaubriar, is an Irish setter - that found themselves on display with close to 2,000 other dogs Saturday at the National Dog Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks.
November 14, 2015 |
On Thanksgiving Day each year, more than 20 million people flip on the TV to catch the National Dog Show. That shouldn't be a surprise, given how many adorable dogs this entails - about 1,500. What better way to offset a hefty turkey dinner than with some light puppy love? It may come as a surprise, however, that the show is taped just outside Philadelphia, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, two weekends before NBC televises it - which means you can get up close and personal with the canines long before the rest of the country.
November 16, 2014 |
The patter of pads and paws came to Oaks on Saturday as the National Dog Show arrived. The annual event draws more than 1,500 of the nation's top dogs, representing more than 175 breeds, to compete under the lights of Montgomery County's Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Thousands of fans came to see man's best friend springing around in front of judges. Between performances, the dogs were prepped and groomed in the high-energy bench area. "Welcome to the craziness," said Lorena Clark, who traveled from Rhode Island with Josey Wales, a young English springer spaniel that earned a championship title in August.
November 17, 2012 |
The contestants are prepped and primped, sometimes for as much as $250,000, as if they were models getting ready to sashay down a prestigious runway. They are models of a sort - four-legged ones, anyhow (that's twice as much sashaying) - and the runway is one of the most prestigious in the United States, if you are a dog, or a human owner, breeder or handler of one. The Kennel Club of Philadelphia's annual National Dog Show Presented by Purina takes place this weekend at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks.
November 18, 2012 |
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.
November 18, 2013 |
Tango is great with kids, but he'll kill their pet guinea pig if you're not careful. He'll break a squirrel's neck and leave the dead animal on the porch for you, too. Low to the ground and boasting dexterous, horselike ears, Portuguese Podengo pequenos like Tango were bred centuries ago in Europe to catch rats on explorers' ships. They are born hunters with type A personalities, at least most of the time. "You move the furniture around and they're mad at you for a week," said Tango's owner, Stacy Faw, of Indiana.
November 19, 2012 |
There were 2,000 purebred dogs at the National Dog Show on Saturday, but one winner had to be honored in absentia. Instead of padding into the spotlight of the best-in-show ring at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks to claim the "Rally to the Rescue" honor for most compelling tale involving a rescue animal, Pudding sent his owner to collect the award because, well, Pudding is a cat. Representatives from Purina, which sponsors the...
October 26, 2012 |
The nation's most-viewed dog show, held yearly near Valley Forge, will add two breeds to the lineup of canine competitors this year. The Russell Terrier joins more than 30 other terriers, while the Treeing Walker Coonhound becomes the fifth coonhound to make the official American Kennel Club Registry. Nearly 2,000 dogs representing 160 breeds will strut their stuff at the National Dog Show, slated for Nov. 17 and 18 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, in Montgomery County.
November 15, 2013 |
Nick Foles is an Afghan hound, DeSean Jackson a whippet, LeSean McCoy a doberman, and Evan Mathis an Alaskan malamute. David Frei says it, so it must be true, because the man knows his football and he knows his dogs. Frei, the only sanctioned dog-show judge who also wears a Super Bowl ring, will be in town this weekend to serve as expert commentator for the National Dog Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, near Valley Forge. The show, hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, is broadcast annually at noon on Thanksgiving by NBC and draws monstrous ratings between the parades and the football games.
November 19, 2010 |
Friday Civil War politics A free lecture exploring Civil War political struggles is planned Friday at Holy Family University. Renowned history expert Randall M. Miller will be giving a multimedia presentation "We Must Not Be Enemies: Lincoln, the Election of 1860, and the Coming of the Civil War. " Miller will examine the 1860 presidential election involving Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, John C. Breckenridge, and John Bell. The lecture is sponsored by Holy Family University-Glen Foerd as part of the Delaware History Speaker Series.