Poochapalooza welcomes special guest David Frei; ‘America’s Dog Guy,’ voice and analyst for NBC’s National Dog Show

  • Tuesday, July 3, 2018 3:36pm
  • News

MARYSVILLE – As the co-host of NBC’s National Dog Show Presented by Purina since 2002, David Frei has been seen in homes each Thanksgiving Day by the largest TV audience for any dog show.

New York Magazine once called Frei “probably the most famous human in the world of canines.”

Marysville Dog Owners Group is thrilled to welcome “America’s Dog Guy” as our special guest at this year’s Poochapalooza on Saturday, July 7 at Asbery Field.

“We couldn’t be happier to be welcoming David,” M-DOG President Doug Buell said. “He loved the reasons behind our event to showcase pooches at their best and brightest, and he will also be adding his masterful emcee – and a touch of class – to some of our contests and races at The Pooch.”

Frei said, “I’m really looking forward to being a part of this event, and happy to emcee some portions of it. It will be fun for the participants and the audiences.”

Frei has not only been the longtime voice and analyst of the National Dog Show with co-host John O’Hurley, he was also the longtime co-host of USA Network’s Westiminster Kennel Club Dog Show and now added his duties as co-host of the Beverly Hills Dog Show that debuted on Easter in 2017.

The breeder-owner-handler and author of the book, “Angel On A Leash,” will be signing copies at the event, with book sale proceeds going to M-DOG. The book that is named after his charity shares his view of the world of therapy dogs and his life in dogs. It’s his second book, with a third in progress.

He has also been a judge in the world of purebred dogs for more than 40 year, officiating shows in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Denmark and China.

A native of Eugene, Ore., he lived in Seattle for 20 year years, then moved to New York City in 2002, working for the Westminster Kennel Club before moving to Cannon Beach, Ore. in 2016. His wife, Cherilyn, a certified Catholic chaplain, is the Director of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care at Providence Seaside Hospital.

More in News

Marysville schools ‘interim’ now to be superintendent

MARYSVILLE – Interim Superintendent Jason Thompson was expected to be named simply… Continue reading

Final election results

State Turnout statewide was 70 percent 1631: Add a pollution tax, 61… Continue reading

Pilot Travel Center at Island Crossing to open in mid-December

ARLINGTON - Travelers and truckers along Interstate 5 near Arlington will have… Continue reading

Grave of Civil War soldier re-dedicated in Arlington Pioneer Cemetery (video)

ARLINGTON – Descendants and local genealogists gathered on Veterans Day for the… Continue reading

Marysville waiting on grants for Mother Nature’s Window

MARYSVILLE – Crime around the 35-acre Mother Nature’s Window was a topic… Continue reading

Tax rates go down in Marysville

MARYSVILLE – If the proposed biennial budget is approved by the City… Continue reading

Arlington pays tribute to armed forces during Veterans Day Parade (video)

ARLINGTON – For longtime resident Barbara Hemmann, this year’s Veterans Day parade… Continue reading

Globe-Times hires new sales reps

Angela Neal and Steve Campbell have been hired to sell advertising for… Continue reading

School district’s Transition Program moves into support house

ARLINGTON- Arlington Public Schools’ Transition Program moved from Arlington High School to… Continue reading

Most Read