The National Dog Show

Upper Providence

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In a Nutshell

Breeds ranging from pugs to retrievers contend for the title Best in Show and meet their fans in the downtime between competitions

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 18, 2012. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 11/18 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which Groupon will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together for VIP seating. Discount reflects The National Dog Show's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The National Dog Show - Upper Providence: The National Dog Show for Two or Four on November 18 at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks (Up to 50% Off)

A dog may be man's best friend, but before he can be best man at a wedding, he must learn to stop slobbering on children and giving toasts that are nothing but barks. Marvel at canine manners with this GrouponLive deal to The National Dog Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks on Sunday, November 18. Doors open at 8 a.m. Choose between the following options:

  • For $50, you get a Best Family in Show package (a $96 total value). This package includes:

    • Two adult tickets (a $28 value)
    • Two children's tickets (a $14 value)
    • Reserved parking (a $10 value)
    • Two official posters (a $20 value)
    • Two souvenir programs (a $14 value)
    • One official judging catalog (a $10 value)

  • For $110, you get a VIP package for two (a $222 total value). This package includes:

    • Lunch for two (a $40 value)
    • Two adult tickets (a $28 value)
    • Behind-the-scenes tour (a $50 value)
    • Reserved parking (a $10 value)
    • Reserved seating at Group and Best in Show judging (a $50 value)
    • Two official posters (a $20 value)
    • Two souvenir programs (a $14 value)
    • One official judging catalog (a $10 value)

Accompanied by their human companions, thousands of pedigreed canine contenders flock to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center for a day of friendly, furry competition. In the first round, kicking off at 8:30 a.m., dogs of more than 150 breeds contend against their fellow representatives for a chance to move on to the next level, which is divided into seven groups. Fans might see a chipper Pomeranian put up against a squat pug in the toy division, or spot nonsporting dogs such as the lion-maned Löwchen and the curl-tailed shiba inu squaring off in a verbal debate. Finally, around 5 p.m., the seven winners in their respective categories take to the floor to vie for the highest honor of all: Best in Show.

Alongside the main event, canine aficionados can catch exhibitions of stunt dogs, diving dogs, and therapeutic companion pups. The National Dog Show is a benched show, meaning that all of the competitors wait ringside on assigned benches, where they meet fans and might, with their owner’s permission, accept a pat or two.

See a schedule of VIP events here.

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