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Saturday Survey: Best Major Dog Show

Group judging is now underway at the National Dog Show presented by the Philadelphia Kennel Club, although the show won’t be telecast until Thanksgiving Day at noon. So far, no results are available on-line, but I’ll keep checking. It did set us up for today’s poll, though. Inquiring minds want to know: what’s your favorite major dog show?

What's your favorite major dog show?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Today Show Hosts at Westminster Dog Show

Since I’ve been home recovering from surgery for the past few days, I’ve gotten to watch NBC’s Today Show for more than the first five minutes or so.   They are running a series on the hosts trying out new things.  For example, today, they took art lessons and “learned” how to paint a nude!  Monday and Tuesday, the feature was the hosts showing dogs at Westminster.  If you’re not a handler, you may have never imagined how hard it is to run a dog around the ring!  I had always thought that conformance showing was pretty easy, especially compared to something like agility training, where the handler has to be nearly as agile as the dog.  I was pretty surprised to learn that there is a definite technique to handling a show dog, too.

Anyways, you can see the clip here.  Monday’s show (the 2nd clip on the list) is about the preparations they had to go through, while Tuesday’s show (the one that pops up when you open the link) shows the actual competition, which is pretty funny, in and of itself!

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

Survey Saturday: You Be the Westminster Best in Show Judge

blue-ribbonObviously, the biggest thing in the dog world this week has been the 133rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Show.  We all know by now that the Sussex Spaniel won, but is that the dog you would have picked? 

Listed below are the 7 Best in Group winners – which one would you have picked?

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