Dog Show USA, NBC Universal's holiday on-line competition open to mutts and purebreds alike, logged its 10,000th entry last week as America's dog lovers continued to send photos, videos and descriptions through the website.
The 10,000 entries make it by far the biggest dog show in American history. The free competition, sponsored by Purina, is open to all canine owners.It continues through Monday, Jan. 3 with entries available in specialty categories -- Best Trick, Owner Look-Alike and Cutest Dog -- along with the traditional groups -- Herding, Hound, Sporting, Non-Sporting, Terrier, Toy, Working plus Mixed/Other for the not so sure. Winners will be determined in all the categories and one dog will be chosen "Best In Show."
The judging panel will include Westminster Kennel Club's David Frei, one of America's foremost authorities on all things canine, and Canine Health Foundation president Wayne Ferguson.
The winners will be announced online on Tuesday, Jan. 31 and featured on-air during an NBC Sports broadcast on Saturday, Feb. 4.
A complete set of the "Dog Show USA" official rules is available at http://www.dogshowusa.com.