Arts & Entertainment

Scotch Plains Bearded Collie Wins "First in Group" at "National Dog Show" on NBC Thanksgiving Day

Zack, a Bearded Collie from Scotch Plains, was recently named "First in Group" at NBC's "National Dog Show Presented by Purina" airing Thursday on immediately after the Macy's Thanksgiving Da Parade. Credits: See Spot Run Photos
Credits: See Spot Run Photos

New York, NY -- Zack, a Bearded Collie from Scotch Plains won "First in Group" for the Herding Group at "The National Dog Show Presented by Purina" airing on NBC on Thursday, immediately following the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Four year old Zack, whose registered name is CH Dunhill SteelerNation, is owned by Dr. Kathy and Ray Harrington and Scott and Valerie Shafer. Zack loves to show off his vertical jumping ability that allows him to jump onto the grooming table with ease.

As one of seven dogs competing in "Best of Show," Zack will be featured during "The National Dog Show"on NBC at noon on Thanksgiving Day. The event has become a holiday favorite generating a total audience of almost 20 million viewers each year.

Sign Up for E-News

Each of the 180 AKC registered breeds and varieties are assigned to one of seven groups (Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding) representing characteristics and functions for which all breeds were originally bred. By winning the "First in Group" competition that dog joins an elite group of winners of the seven group sompetitions that go on to compete for the ultimate "Best In Show" award, the coveted red, white and blue ribbon, and to become winner of "The National Dog Show Presented by Purina."


TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Westfield Family Continues ‘Summer of Kindness’ with Infant Clothing Drive

July 12, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield mom and teacher Sara Liptack is continuing her family’s “Summer of Kindess” with an infant clothing for Furniture Assist, an organization in Springfield that helps formerly homeless people, veterans, the elderly, fire victims, refugees and people fleeing domestic violence.

“I said, ‘What’s the one thing you really ...

It's Not What You Are Eating, It's What's Eating You


Emotional eating can be described as episodes of binge-eating, grazing and/or eating when not hungry to soothe feelings. Emotional eaters have a pattern of eating to cope with stress, emotional conflicts and problems of daily life.

Emotional eating is eating for reasons other than hunger. Instead of physical symptoms initiating the eating, ...

Send a Message to Nick Scutari and His Cronies: Corruption Has No Place in Union County

July 19, 2018

Dear Editor:

The Union County Freeholders’ decision to appoint State Senator and newly-elected Union County Democratic Chairman, Nick Scutari’s chief of staff, Ed Oatman as County Manager smelled of corruption from the start.

To place a political consultant like Oatman in the role of overseeing 2,800 employees and running the day-to-day operations of the $500 million County ...

When to Dial 911: Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Tip of the Month

July 10, 2018

There are many times you should call 911. If you or someone around you is in true medical distress, such as experiencing difficulty breathing, chest pains, bleeding, possible stroke, or any other serious health issues, then 911 should be called as soon as possible. If there are wires down, fire, a crime in progress, or other dangerous conditions to people or property, call 911 ...

Pizza and Trivia at Scotch Plains Public Library on Weds, Aug. 8

July 21, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- ​On Wednesday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m., join the teen staff for a night of trivia and pizza!

Teams of four will compete to figure out who has the best musical knowledge. Questions will range from “Name that Tune” to “Who Wrote that Musical?” The winning team will receive prizes. Registration is required and will begin on Monday, July 30 at 11:00 ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, July 23, 8:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

View the Night Sky at the Scotch Plains Public ...

Arts & Entertainment Education


Wed, July 25, 6:00 PM

JCC of Central NJ, Scotch Plains

The JCC’s Barracudas Swim Team Meet the Coaches ...



Wed, July 25, 7:00 PM


Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza