Nathan the Bloodhound wins the 2014 National Dog Show

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THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Nathan, 4 year-old male Bloodhound, winner of the 2014 'National Dog Show Presented by Purina' -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: (l-r) John O'Hurley, David Frei -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Wirehaired Vizsla -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Nathan, 4 year-old male Bloodhound, winner of the 2014 'National Dog Show Presented by Purina', and his owner, Heather Helmer -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Coton de Tulear -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Nathan, 4 year-old male Bloodhound, winner of the 2014 'National Dog Show Presented by Purina', and his owner, Heather Helmer -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: A dog competes at The 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: A dog competes at The 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- 'The 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina' in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- Pictured: A Chow Chow competes -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs wait to compete at the 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: A child plays with a dog at the 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: A dog competes at The 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: A dog and her owner at the 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs preparing to compete at the 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs preparing to compete at the 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: A dog competes at The 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: A dog competes at The 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: A dog competes at The 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: A child plays with a dog at the 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: A dog competes at The 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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By TIERNEY MCAFEE at Hollywood Life

We know what we're most thankful for this year - adorable bloodhound Nathan! The lovable pup blew his competition out of the water during the National Dog Show on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27!

One of our favorite things to do as we recover from our turkey dinners is cozy up on the couch and watch the top dogs from around the country face off in the cutest competition of the year! This time, a four-year-old bloodhound named Nathan took home Best in Show - he sure is handsome, isn't he?

The Bloodhound Gang must be so proud right now. Nathan the Bloodhound and his close rivals Freda the French bulldog and Bogey the samoyed made it extremely difficult for us to pick a favorite pooch, but it's not hard to see why the judges ended up going with Nathan!

This dog is the total package - he looks noble and strong, but is also cute and playful. Nathan is also extremely well-trained by his owner, Heather Helmer, which likely gave him the edge he needed to beat out his fellow canine competitors.

Congratulations, Nathan!

Nathan The Bloodhound's Owner Says He 'Kisses Everybody He Meets'

In case you didn't notice, Nathan is also a total sweetheart! Owner Heather says it's a struggle to walk down the street sometimes because Nathan is just so gosh darn friendly!

"He is an absolute joy to live with," she told The Baltimore Sun. "He kisses everybody he meets and doesn't know a stranger – he'd go home with anybody. He makes me smile every day." Aww, so sweet!

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