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Anyone else watching the Westminster Dog Show?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by telleutelleme, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. telleutelleme

    telleutelleme Doctor of Teleocity

    Jan 15, 2010
    Houston
    I enjoy hearing about all the different breeds. This year our Welsh Terrier female's littermate is competing. She will be judged tomorrow, first in the Welsh group and then hopefully in the Terrier group tomorrow night. We know the breeder so we're hoping she does well. Ours only made it as far as Best in Kitchen.
     
  2. mickeydean

    mickeydean Friend of Leo's

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    May 29, 2008
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    I watch it with my dogs every year . My springer spaniel.thinks they are a bunch of pussies and the puggle thinks they are FABULOUS and hums show tunes as they prance in circles.
     
  3. tazzboy

    tazzboy Former Member

    May 5, 2005
    Oregon
    My mom watching yearly.
     
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  5. sacizob

    sacizob Friend of Leo's

    My wife and daughter are along with the cat.
     
  6. 8upSS

    8upSS Tele-Holic

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    My sister has a poodle entered, Angel. She won her breed, but not group.
     
  7. Brian L

    Brian L Tele-Meister

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    My dog just took a dump on the patio,
     
  8. Warm Gums

    Warm Gums Friend of Leo's

    Mar 29, 2009
    not here
    Yep, like the hounds , had a Beagle when I was kid...;)
     
  9. jefsut

    jefsut Tele-Meister

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    I'm not watching currently, but it's a pretty fascinating scene, people trotting around the ring in suits and skirts and stuffing treats into their dog's mouths. Gotta say though, I'm in the camp that thinks breeding dogs for show rather than for work isn't a good thing for the breeds.
     
  10. dented

    dented Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 17, 2006
    Back at the Beach
    In past years I have watched. I just do not approve anymore. Pets they are.
     
  11. telleutelleme

    telleutelleme Doctor of Teleocity

    Jan 15, 2010
    Houston
    I really don't disagree, but they probably keep many breeds as desirable breeds.

    If they were only bred for work, we'd lose a lot of breeds. Society hasn't required as many ratters, herders or specialized hunting dogs as they did a century ago. Lot of breeds are out of work except as pets. Many of those dogs also compete in agility and trials; which is still just a show. Probably a lot are bred just to catch frisbies now.

    To keep breeds pure and still capable requires dedicated breeders who rely on shows to produce sales. Its difficult to easily pick a side for me. Sort of like zoos. I'd rather they were free but not at the expense of watching them disappear.

    Seems everything has a negative side. I just like the dogs.
     
  12. dburns

    dburns Friend of Leo's

    Lol. I have a puggle too, cool mix, great dogs.
     
  13. jefsut

    jefsut Tele-Meister

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    Fair point, there's always two sides. Peace!
     
  14. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 8, 2010
    Up North
    I like it.
    But I have to admit, the prices people pay for an Animal that wants nothing more than to eat from the Garbage and drink from the Toilet is a little hard for me to believe.
     
  15. telestratosonic

    telestratosonic Tele-Afflicted

    Yes, watched the first two parts. Me, my wife and our yorkiepoo.
     
  16. Bulldog87

    Bulldog87 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 2, 2008
    Louisiana, USA
    I didn't watch it this year. My Bulldog always gets bummed that the Bulldog never gets any respect on those shows! lol.
     
  17. RCinMempho

    RCinMempho Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 8, 2003
    Maryville, TN
    Watching it now. Wish I could own one of each.
     
  18. hekawi

    hekawi Poster Extraordinaire

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    Apr 29, 2003
    greenville, sc
    always fun to watch. i also like the arena announcer who introduces and describes the dogs...great voice.
     
  19. telleutelleme

    telleutelleme Doctor of Teleocity

    Jan 15, 2010
    Houston
    I kinda miss Joe Garagiola doing the color commentary and coming up with baseball analogies.
     
  20. musicalmartin

    musicalmartin Poster Extraordinaire

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    Norfolk UK
    Our resident Milady ,Tilly the Countess von Tuppence, and her consort Olly ,both sort of Tibetan/Cairn /Lhasa or something similar would watch it if they knew what it was .Tilly loves all dogs and humans but Olly had deep psychological damage before being rescued and prefers to watch both dogs and humans on telly .
     
  21. jwsamuel

    jwsamuel Friend of Leo's

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    May 8, 2004
    Upper Holland, PA
    Yep....a friend of ours will be on tonight showing the Best in Breed Skye Terrier. The winning dog's mother is my dog's sister.

    Jim
     
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