Along with eating turkey, watching the parade and enjoying a day filled with family and friends, the National Dog Show has become a bit of a Thanksgiving Day tradition.
The competition kicks off each year immediately following the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Judges choose the top dog breeds in seven different groupings including toy, hound, herding, working, terrier, sporting and non-sporting categories. Those seven choices then go on to compete for the top prize – Best in Show.
This year’s winner is an adorable and fluffy Brussels Griffon named Newton from the toy group and it’s easy to see why. Newton is a beautiful pup who did a great job displaying his perfect stance and showed the judges why he really is top dog!
Newton also bears a striking resemblance to one of the most beloved Star Wars characters of all time. Do you see it? This little guy looks like he could be Chewbacca’s cousin or, maybe he is even a direct descendant of the Ewoks from planet Endor.
One thing is for sure, his cuteness is out of this world!
Check out the moment when Newton the Brussels Griffon was named Best in Show during the 2017 National Dog Show below. Do you think that Newton looks like Chewbacca or maybe an Ewok? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!
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A karaoke obsessed, craft beer enthusiast and lover of all things pop culture, Denise enjoys all facets of entertainment from Broadway to box office blockbusters. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, concerts (lots and lots of concerts), volunteering, reading and playing with her rescue kitten, Samantha (who rescued who, right?).