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The (4-legged) stars come out

Lots of 2-legged stars join the celebration

In NBC’s 4th annual Beverly Hills Dog Show

on Sunday, April 5, 2020

December 5, 2019

Come along with us and answer the Beverly Hills Dog Show question: who are the real stars here?

NBC is set to air the fourth annual “Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina” on Sunday, April 5, 2020 (12:30pm-2pm ET / 9:30am-11:30am PT).

The answer to the question is that the dogs are the stars for this one, but they happily share the excitement with a number of dog-loving Hollywood stars, who also don’t mind sharing the red carpet and the glamour of this great family event.

When it comes to star power and impact, if previous results are any indication, the Beverly Hills Dog Show winner will go on to be a superstar in the other top dog shows in the country.

Best In Show winners at Beverly Hills don’t stop there. King, a Wire Fox Terrier, won Best In Show in 2018 and went on to duplicate that win at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club in 2019. The 2019 BIS winner at Beverly Hills, Bono, a Havanese, also won Reserve Best in Show at that same 2019 Westminster show to give Beverly Hills Dog Show winners a 1-2 finish in New York. In 2017, the Bichon Frise, Flynn, won the Non-Sporting Group at Beverly Hills and then captured Best In Show at Westminster in 2018.

In celebration of man’s best friend and in a setting only Beverly Hills can provide, the star-studded competition will be co-hosted by award-winning TV personality, author and Broadway actor John O’Hurley with expert analyst and longtime AKC judge-breeder-handler David Frei. NBC Sports correspondent Mary Carillo reports from backstage.

Last year’s dog-loving celebrity guests included Mario Lopez, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Ashley Tisdale, Shaun White, Bo Derek, Parveen Kaur, Michaela McManus, J.R. Ramirez, Melissa Roxburgh and Triple Crown-winning jockeys Victor Espinoza and Mike Smith. Many of them will return this year – depending on their celebrity schedules of course – and they will be joined by more two-legged Hollywood stars this year to enjoy the day with the four-legged stars of the dog show world.

Hosted by the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills and produced by NBC Sports, “The Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina” expects an entry of some 2,000 dogs representing 205 eligible breeds and varieties.

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