Okay, it’s not the Puppy Bowl — endless hours of big paw adorableness — but the National Dog Show, now in its 14th year, is firmly entrenched as the cutest counter programming to the traditional Thanksgiving football game.
This year’s Best in Show? A Skye Terrier named Good Time Charlie, who looks suspiciously like your drunk uncle: Big ears, long whiskers, and a sweet, goofy smile. Although a veteran in the show ring, Charlie was the underdog to the other six finalists which included a Newfoundland, a Scottish Deerhound, a Bearded Collie, a Cocker Spaniel, a French Bulldog and a Smooth Chihuahua. Charlie won $4,000, a big trophy and an audience of 20 million who watched the two-hour broadcast on NBC while someone else cooked.