When you think of a dog show, you may think that these dogs come from very polished lives – having quite possibly their own upscale bedrooms and being treated to the most expensive meals. But the opposite is true according to David Frei, who will narrate the annual Westminster Kennel Club Show that airs on USA and CNBC.
Of the 2,500 purebred dogs that will be competing, they really aren’t much different from the 10 or 20 dogs the average New Yorker passes every day on the street and in the neighborhood.
“The public sees that dog so disciplined in the show ring,” says Frei. “What they don’t see is that same dog outside rolling in the mud, or drooling, or shedding on your black pants.”
“That’s the real point we try to make on the telecast — that these may be champion dogs, but they’re still dogs. They’re pets, they’re members of families.”
The competition will air 8-9 p.m. today (Feb. 12) on USA, 9-11 p.m. (Feb. 12) on CNBC, and 8-11 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 15) on USA.
Will you be watching the Westminster Dog Show?