While one Charlie spends his Thanksgiving trying to kick a football, another will be celebrating a major victory.
Charlie the Skye terrier earned the title of Best in Show at this year’s National Dog Show Presented by Purina, which aired Thursday on NBC. The four-and-a-half-year-old pooch from Ocala, Florida, beat out 1,700 other dogs.
“A great winner!” National Dog Show host David Frei told People in an email. “Not only a great Skye terrier and a great show dog, but Charlie is fun for everyone. He makes us all smile as we look at those big ears, his beautiful coat, his long and low shape, and his happy personality.”
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“The moment he entered the ring, I turned to David and said, ‘Wow…!’ ‘Heads and tails’ above the competition,” added Frei’s co-host John O’Hurley.
Walking with handler Larry Cornelius, Charlie — whose formal name is GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie — was up against top dogs including an Ascob Cocker Spaniel, a Newfoundland, a bearded collie, a smooth coat Chihuahua, a Scottish deerhound, and a French bulldog owned by Patty Hearst. This is the 79th Best in Show title in Charlie’s career.