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    May 14, 2020

    22 Dogs That Stole My Heart At The 2020 Beverly Hills Dog Show

    ♬ Ooooo heaven is a place on earth. ♬

    A week before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the whole country, I had the pleasure of attending the 2020 Beverly Hills Dog Show presented by Purina.

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    Better times.

    I can't tell you who won (you're gonna have to tune into the show on NBC this Sunday, May 17 from 8–10 p.m. ET to find out), but I CAN show you some of the marvelous angels I met on that fine day:

    1. Let's start with a celebridog...Doug the Pug! I snapped this shot while he was answering some questions on the red carpet.

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    And you best believe I got a selfie (kinda)!

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    2. Oh wait, another celebridog!!! This time it's Gidget the Pug!

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    Gidget is another Instagram star known for her surfing skills. Look at this California girl go!

    3. Alright, now we're onto the lesser known legends. This is Dobis. He's a 250-pound mastiff who eats 12 cups of dog food a day.

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    4. This is McConaughey. He's an English springer spaniel who had his ears wrapped to make sure they didn't get dirty before showtime. Fancy boy!

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    5. And here's another English springer spaniel whose ears were protected by a very fashionable doggy bonnet!

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    6. This is Maisy and Jane! They are American cocker spaniels who are retired from show business but decided to come and show their support.

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    7. This is Coco Chanel. She's a black Russian terrier who got the pampering she deserved.

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    8. This is Miss Granger and Tonks (yes, named after the Harry Potter characters). They are Irish wolfhounds and the gentlest giants I've ever met.

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    9. I couldn't resist getting a pic with Miss Granger. Who's walking whom?

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    10. This is Sloan. He's a vizsla who I locked eyes with from across the room. They're still burned into my soul.

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    11. This is Creepy. He's an American hairless terrier — a brand-new dog breed that's only been around for four years!

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    12. This is a bichon frise whose name I didn't catch, but she's an absolute vision.

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    13. This is Audrey. She's a standard poodle. I want what she has.

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    14. This is Spike. He's a mutt, and a well-known dog show mascot! It's impossible not to feel the spirit with this little guy around.

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    15. This is Willow. She's a greyhound, i.e. skinny legend.

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    16. This is Mister. He's a soft-coated wheaten terrier and I only want the best for him.

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    17. This is a beautiful Samoyed who was delighted to be the star of a photo shoot.

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    18. This is Dusty. He's a schipperke. I didn't know I needed a schipperke until I met him!

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    19. This is Hella. She's a Xolo and wears her devilishly cool name very well.

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    20. This is a long-haired dachshund who loved all the little kids as much as they loved her!

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    21. These are two Australian shepherds who honestly should do some modeling on the side if they don't already.

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    22. And this is a dalmatian who said "Mom, look how tall I am. Now, treat please!"

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    Remember to tune into NBC at 8 p.m. ET this Sunday, or stream it on NBC Sports! Kevin from The Office and Doug the Pug thoroughly enjoyed the show, and I know you will too!

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