Johnny Weir talks to NewsChannel 3 about his role in the upcoming 14th Annual National Dog Show

Posted at 9:35 AM, Nov 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-06 10:53:17-05

Olympian and fashionable commentator Johnny Weir will appear alongside Tara Lipinski at this year’s National Dog Show presented by Purina.

The dog show airs on Thanksgiving Day and is watched annually by more than 20 million viewers.

Over 175 dog breeds are vying for the title of Best in Show. Last year, the distinction was awarded to Nathan the Bloodhound.

Which pups will Johnny be looking out for this year?  See what he told NewsChannel 3’s Blaine Stewart and Jessica Larche about his favorites:

Also, from now until Thanksgiving, Purina is inviting dog owners to log on to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tell the world why they're thankful for their dog. Just for tagging @Purina or using the hashtag #dogthanking, Purina will donate $1 to the AKC Canine Health Foundation -- up to $75,000 total -- to help keep pets healthy. The posts may be shown during the National Dog Show broadcast.