PHOTOS: Adorable Dogs Are Better Than Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Unlike Black Friday, the increasingly popular NBC-televised National Dog Show (brought to you by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia) is a Thanksgiving tradition you can get behind without waking up at 4 a.m. and punching people. (Bonus: You can be a fan and still drink out of the toilet.) The event takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving and then airs after the Macy’s parade. Here, pics from the winners in each group along with the Best in Show.
Best in Toy Group: Joe (Affenpinscher)

Best in Non-Sporting Group: Tenzin (Tibetan spaniel)

Best in Sporting Group: Ginger (Field spaniel)

Best in Working Group: James (Great dane). James is from Bensalem!

Best in Hound Group: Jewel (American foxhound)

Best in Herding Group: Ms. Olivia (Bearded collie)

Best in Show: Sky (Wire fox terrier)

[Photos: Betsy Dallas]