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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    There is probably a kinder way of wording that, but was surprised to be told that the dog show circuit has more than its share of lesbians.
    You never saw the movie "Best in Show"? "Rhapsody has two mommies!"
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    I was happy to see the Dobe and Boxer finish 1, 2 in the working group. That Boxer knew how to strike the pose on command.
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    An old coworker of mine participated in dog shows with his pugs. He decorated his office with award ribbons. He was a flamer too.
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    Yea, my favorite breeds rarely do well but I still enjoy the show.

    This year was especially disappointing. The Toy Group is the only group that I don't watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post
    An old coworker of mine participated in dog shows with his pugs. He decorated his office with award ribbons. He was a flamer too.
    SR's EX dentist showed standard poodles. The waiting room walls were crowded with pics of the dogs and their professional handlers being awarded ribbons. Her treatment plans were very creative---geared to maximum revenue for unnecessary work. Our dentist in St Louis confirmed it.

    Hey, that showing is an expensive hobby---gotta get the money somewhere. Why not from the patients?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    In some ways, dog shows seem a lot like drag queen beauty contests and with a lot of the same people. Petty, capricious, and corrupt.
    I was about to ask "when is a dog show not chock-full of snobbishness?"

    There have been a number of comparisons here. The comparison I make is the kiddie beauty pageant circuit. One has to wonder if those parents actually love their children to do that to them. I feel pretty much the same way about the dog pageant circuit.
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    They have a right to be snobs. They work very hard at breeding and caring for those animals.


    I like to watch the dogs themselves. Their little personalities. Some are extremely proud of themselves and show off at every opportunity. Some are just there to have fun. I get a lot out of the way those dogs enjoy themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipsycatlover View Post
    They have a right to be snobs. They work very hard at breeding and caring for those animals.
    And those that don't make it in the show ring are sold and over bred by the "common folk" where the offspring work very hard at staying alive and out of shelters, rescues and pounds.
    Also, don't look too hard at all the damage done to the various breeds by the breeding and caring snobs. It is too bad that in almost every case they have bred the usefulness out of the breed for the vanity of the looks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
    And those that don't make it in the show ring are sold and over bred by the "common folk" where the offspring work very hard at staying alive and out of shelters, rescues and pounds.
    Also, don't look too hard at all the damage done to the various breeds by the breeding and caring snobs. It is too bad that in almost every case they have bred the usefulness out of the breed for the vanity of the looks.
    So seeing the German Shepherds make you sad too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    So seeing the German Shepherds make you sad too?
    What the parent club has done (with ACK sponsorship and complicity) to the German Shepherds should be grounds for animal cruelty charges.

    Herding breeds that can no longer herd, working breeds that can no longer work, sporting breeds that can do nothing.
    But they shure are good lookin' dawgs, aren't they, even if they all look the same, which is the point of the so called "breed standard".

    Yet ACK will still spew their "purebred are the best bred crap" and a gullible public will plop down hundreds or thousands to buy this years champion clone.
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