Barking with the stars: We recently attended the Beverly Hills Dog Show presented by Purina in California for exclusive coverage for Fidose of Reality with NBC Sports! One particular Cocker Spaniel caught our eye, and his very proud owner/handler sat down for an exclusive interview with us. Of course, we can’t just bring you this video without a dog show giveaway, so keep reading on how you can enter to win some very special paw-rizes!
What is the Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina?
USA Network’s second annual broadcast of the Beverly Hills Dog Show PRESENTED BY PURINA will air on Easter Sunday, April 1, at 6/5c. The competition, which is co-hosted by legendary dog show judge David Frei and actor John O’Hurley, will also include pet lover and Sirius XM host Maria Menounos as red carpet correspondent and Mary Carillo reporting from backstage. In addition to the Easter broadcast of the BEVERLY HILLS DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA, USA will present an encore on Monday, April 2 at 9 AM/8c, and NBC will air an encore on Sunday, April 8 at 1 PM/12c.
Go behind the scenes and check out our exclusive behind-the-velvet ropes coverage.
Cocker Spaniel Sets AKC Records
Fact: We go weak in the knees for Cocker Spaniels, so when online friend Dr. Colleen Keough indicated she would be competing in the 2018 Beverly Hills Dog Show, we set our sights on meeting for an interview. The result is an in-depth peek at one of the most decorated American Cocker Spaniels to take the show floor. Rather than tell you all about Gotham, here’s Dr. Keough in her own words PLUS some bonus footage of Gotham. You can find out how Gotham fared when the dog show airs on the dates and networks indicated above.
As I told Dr. Keough in person, Gotham is a man of all seasons and a jack of all trades. We’ve subcaptioned the video for you so that you can hear and see the interview due to the background noise of dogs preparing to show in the ring.
Facts About Gotham
Gotham is a nearly 3-year-old black American Cocker Spaniel. His formal show name is CH CT Samamari N April’s The Dark Knight TDU BN RN CGC. He is owned by Drs. Colleen Keough and Randal A. Lake and Mrs. Stephanie Kaul, of South Pasadena, California. He holds the American Kennel Club record for earning five tracking titles within the shortest span of time: 9 months and 1 day. Gotham did all of this before the ripe age of two. He did this incredible series of feats while being show in the dog show ring for conformation. He holds additional titles in obedience, rally, and agility.
For those wondering, Gotham is part of the super hero litter, and yes, there is a Wonder Woman in that adorable pack of Cocker pups.
Exclusive Giveaway and Interview with David Frei
We talked to David Frei, co-announcer of this year’s show, and here’s our interview in case you missed it PLUS a special giveaway:
We aren’t stopping just yet: In true dog lover of the highest order form, we interviewed David Frei!
GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED! THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED:
- An autographed personalized copy of David Frei’s book, Angel by My Side: Jackie Preas
- An autographed personalized copy of David Frei’s book, Angel on a Leash: Cindy Dove Simmons
- Two official Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina dog show 2018 programs, autographed by David Frei: Tenille Rehm and Erin Altman
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