Canine competitions get a new TV offering next month: "Beverly Hills Dog Show."
The two-hour program, presented by Purina, will air on USA Network on April 16, co-hosted by actor John O'Hurley and David Frei, a breeder, owner, handler, judge and author. The pair also hosts "The National Dog Show."
The judging was conducted March 4 in Pomona, Calif., at Fairplex, the sprawling county fairgrounds east of Los Angeles.
More than 1,350 dogs representing 166 breeds and varieties took part.
Handlers primped and posed their four-footed charges and strolled with them like models on a runway en route to the choice of best in show.