5 Dogs to Watch at the National Dog ShowBefore you tune-in on Turkey Day – at 12 pm on NBC – meet five unforgettable pooches that could run off with the top prize

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Updated: Wednesday Nov 27, 2013 | 06:00 AM EST By: Amy Jamieson


Formal Name: Gch. Whistlestop's Riley on Fire
Group: Sporting
According to the American Kennel Club, the Irish water spaniel is a hunting dog that possesses the natural instinct to please. Turns out this 4-year-old female has pleased quite a few judges recently: she's the number one dog in the sporting category this year.

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