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The competition was fierce, as always, but these seven dogs had what it took to win each of their groups and go on to compete for Best in Show at the 2011 National Dog Show. Watch the competition when the show airs on Thanksgiving Day on NBC from noon until 2 p.m. to see who wins the big prize.
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Joplin, Mo., native Chanel the Whippet took first place in the Hound Group.
Winner of the Herding Group was Reckon, an Australian Shepherd from Kensington, N.H.
This year's Non-Sporting Group winner was Ian, a Dalmatian from Laguna Beach, Calif.
Zelda, an English Springer Spaniel from Sherman, Conn., won the Sporting Group.
Eira, a Wire Fox Terrier from Rialto, Calif., won the Terrier Group.
Joey, an Affenpinscher from Seekonk, Mass., won the Toy Group for the second straight year.
Tanner, a Bernese Mountain Dog from Hanover, Penn., took Working Group honors.
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