(CBS) — “Claire” the Scottish deerhound has been crowned Best in Show at the 2020 National Dog Show, beating out hundreds of other pooches for … The competition, which aired Thanksgiving Day but took place earlier this month, was held without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a press release from the show. Biden's inauguration will be virtual. The show, which was first broadcast on NBC in 2002, has aired on Thanksgiving following the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for almost 20 years. "She saw a picture of the dog doing exactly what it was bred to do,", "It was built perfectly, has an active, easy gait, and is elegant in the way that Sir Walter Scott had in mind when he called the Deerhound the most perfect creature.". Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. The show featured just 600 dogs rather than the usual 2,000 -- but Claire's victory is no less significant. The release stressed that masks and hand sanitizer would be handed out and the use of masks and social distancing would be "strictly enforced." Earlier in the competition, the Scottish deerhound won the Hound Group, which consisted of 28 breeds, NBC Sports reports, including the Afghan hound and the dachshund. "She is as wonderful on the inside as she is on the outside.". Claire, whose full registered name is GCH Foxcliffe Claire Randall Fraser, beat … This year's competition was a pared-down spectacle from years past. Congrats Claire! Good news for Claires everywhere,” one fan gushed. The Scottish Deerhound has won Best in Show at the 2020 National Dog Show.. Claire the Scottish Deerhound beat out hundreds of dogs representing 168 breeds and … On Thanksgiving Day, Claire the Scottish Deerhound of Flint Hill, handled by Angela Lloyd of Amissville, won Best In Show at the 2020 National Dog Show. Masks and social distancing were also strictly enforced. Updated 1954 GMT (0354 HKT) November 26, 2020. The hound's mother and grandmother are accomplished show dogs, with wins from Westminster and the Purina-sponsored National Dog Show in prior years. After besting her group, "Claire" battled it out against the six other group winners to win the biggest prize of the day. "Claire's day is every day, to be quite honest," Lloyd told NBC. At the 2020 National Dog Show, Claire the Scottish Deerhound won Best In Show, with her handler Angela Lloyd. Following the win, her handler Angie Lloyd spoke about the "wonderful" pup. Claire the Scottish deerhound took home Best in Show honors at the 2020 National Dog Show on Thanksgiving. (CNN) -- Claire the Scottish Deerhound beat out hundreds of canines on Thursday to take home the top prize at the National Dog Show. A benched show requires the dogs to be on assigned benches when they are not being shown during competition, which allows people to meet all of the dogs and learn about the various breeds present at the show. Tracking Biden's Cabinet picks as administration takes shape, DACA faces biggest legal test ahead of Biden presidency, Biden taps Deb Haaland to be 1st Native American interior secretary, Biden plans to nominate Michael Regan as EPA chief, Biden announces Pete Buttigieg as pick to lead Transportation Department. Like other events in 2020, spectators were not allowed at the show this year because of the ongoing pandemic -- cardboard cutouts replaced a live audience. The National Dog Show, hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, was held over two days on November 14 and 15. “Claire” the Scottish deerhound has been crowned Best in Show at the 2020 National Dog Show, beating out hundreds of other pooches for the prestigious title. Additionally, it said nurses would be on-site to take the temperature of any participants. Claire The Scottish Deerhound takes Best In Show at the 2020 National Dog Show. (CNN) — Claire the Scottish Deerhound beat out hundreds of canines on Thursday to take home the top prize at the National Dog Show. This is the first time a Scottish Deerhound as won the National Pet dog show, though Claire’s mommy Chelsea won Reserve Best in Show in 2015. She defeated the standard poodle from the Non-Sporting Group, the Portuguese water dog from the Working Group, the miniature American shepherd from the Herding Group, the wire fox terrier from the Terrier Group, the English springer spaniel from the Sporting Group and the affenpinscher from the Toy Group, NBC Sports reports. Advertisement The dogs were judged Nov. 14-15 in Philadelphia, with very few people in … This year's champ is a very different pooch than last year's victor — "Thor" the bulldog. 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