TODAY   |  November 27, 2013

John O’ Hurley previews the National Dog Show

Find out who the top dog is! John O’ Hurley, host of the National Dog Show Thursday and familiar face from “Seinfeld,” says on TODAY that this year’s competition will feature more top breeds than ever.

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>> hello to john l. hurly. he is hosting the dog show on thanksgiving day .

>> it's been a dozen years now. this is one of the three new breeds this year. it's wild. he is the newest member of the hound group . this is a little hunter. he'll be one of the 16 hunter dogs we'll have on the show tomorrow.

>> how does a new breed make it into the show?

>> it has to have a following around the country and enough of the dogs as well. the akc is recognizing it has to have a historical significance as well too. this dog is back from the 18 hundreds, actually.

>> and a wonderful little hound. if you're chasing rabbits, this is the one you want.

>> cool.

>> you've got so many front runners. number one dogs. it's going to be hard to figure out who is going to win it.

>> this is an unusual year. we have more number one dogs of their breeds in this show this year than ever before. any anybody's game.

>> all right. thank you so much. you can catch the national dog show on nbc presented by purina tomorrow at noon right after the parade.