Group Winners at The National Dog Show Presented by Purina

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.

Which of These Dogs Will Win Best in Show?

Whippet Show Dog

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Hound Group

Joplin, Mo., native Chanel the Whippet took first place in the Hound Group.

Australian Shepherd show dog

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Herding Group

Winner of the Herding Group was Reckon, an Australian Shepherd from Kensington, N.H.

Dalmatian show dog

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Non-Sporting Group

This year's Non-Sporting Group winner was Ian, a Dalmatian from Laguna Beach, Calif.

English Springer Spaniel show dog

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Sporting Group

Zelda, an English Springer Spaniel from Sherman, Conn., won the Sporting Group.

Wire Fox Terrier show dog

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Terrier Group

Eira, a Wire Fox Terrier from Rialto, Calif., won the Terrier Group.

Affenpinscher show dog

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Toy Group

Joey, an Affenpinscher from Seekonk, Mass., won the Toy Group for the second straight year.

Bernese Mountain Dog show dog

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Working Group

Tanner, a Bernese Mountain Dog from Hanover, Penn., took Working Group honors.

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