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.
An old coworker of mine participated in dog shows with his pugs. He decorated his office with award ribbons. He was a flamer too.
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.
Hey, that showing is an expensive hobby---gotta get the money somewhere. Why not from the patients?
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.
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.
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.
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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