David Frei


David Frei, one of the most authoritative voices in the dog show world, is the expert analyst for NBC's "The National Dog Show Presented by Purina."

An American Kennel Club (AKC)-licensed judge who has officiated dog shows all over the world, Frei has hosted USA Network's coverage of "The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show" from Madison Square Garden since 1990. He has co-hosted the National Dog Show since its inception in 2002.

In 2011, Frei published "Angel on a Leash," which tells of his years of experience and work with therapy dogs. His first book, "The Angel by My Side," published in 2002 with Mike Lingenfelter, tells the true story of the Delta Society Service Dog of the Year that helped save a man suffering from numerous heart complications. The book claimed two Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) awards in 2002.

Frei is the Director of Communications for the Westminster Kennel Club. He is the founder and chief executive of Angel on a Leash, a nonprofit foundation that facilitates therapy dog visits to patients in hospitals and healthcare facilities around the country.

He lives in New York City with his wife, Cherilyn.