Bringing Home Puppy

Westminster 2012!

Watching Westminster is just something we DO in our house.  Something about seeing all the neat, cute, gorgeous dog breeds and hearing about their origins and quirks is always totally entertaining.  Even our DOG is riveted!

Toy Manchester Terriers never seem to do incredibly well in these competitions, and has only ever one one Toy Group (let alone Best in Show!) and that was in 1969!  Discrimination, I say!   Best in Show 2012 was set to be quite stiff competition.   Wire Haired Dachshund, Pekingese, Dalmation, German Shepherd, Irish Setter, Doberman Pinscher and the Kerry Blue.  Of course, I was rooting for the Doberman.

Ugh. The Pekingese.  115 Best in Shows awards to that breed.  And sooooo lame!  Seems like an easy choice for the judges.  Won’t rock the boat.  LAME!  Am I wrong?!  Are they not the most useless dogs out there?  Maybe I’m wrong – I’d love to hear from a Peek owner who can tell me otherwise.  But why do all the over-groomed dogs win!  Why?!  WHY!?!?!


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Please, Pekingese. What does that say about humans? Boston Terriers have clearly lost favour – last win in Non-Sporting Group in 1970. But they were very popular in the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. Kinda like having a retro canine companion. And please, don’t tell Cadeau she’s considered non-sporting – it would break her heart.

Comment by Janet Walker

Ha! Cadeau is the definition of sporty!!! And you should be delighted you have such a hipster retro taste in dogs 🙂

Comment by Kelly O

Totally agreed on the Peke. Of course, I believe Frenchies are the best breed and should win absolutely every time. 🙂

Comment by avitania

Well yes, Frenchies ARE (one of the) best breeds ever! But they’ll never get Best in Show because of the Groomers of America conspiracy where only dogs with ridiculous haircuts get any love from the judges. CONSPIRACY I TELL YOU!!!

Comment by Kelly O

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