Critter Alley

Critter Alley

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Best in Show

I have to admit it. I'm a Westminster groupie. All year long I look forward to watching the two-night extravaganza. Dogs, dogs, and more dogs. Who could ask for more?

Last night the toy group, hound group, and nonsporting group competed. I loved the jaunty way each dog pranced around the arena, looking like he/she knew the eyes of the world were watching. Fluffed, buffed, and manicured to the Nth degree, these critters were really putting on the dog. Many of them looked so different from their living room family dog counterparts, they might as well have been a separate species.

In case you haven't heard, here are last night's winners and their names:

Toy group-Affenpinscher (Banana Joe)
Hound group-American Foxhound (Jewel)
Herding group-Old English Sheepdog (Swagger)
Non sporting group-Bichon Frises (Honor)

Tonight we'll see the working group, terrier group, and sporting groups compete. Then (drumroll) the top dog in each group will compete for the title of Best in Show.

Personally I'm partial to the terrier group, which in fact has produced more Best in Show winners than any other group in AKC history. It would be cool if the Miniature Schnauzer could prevail. However, I have to admit as with the other breeds, that poofed up beautified show-dog Schnauzer doesn't look at all like Indy.

Hey, Mom! I don't compare you to those red carpet ladies or Sports Illustrated bathing suit...

Okay! I get it. Never mind any of those picture-perfect pooches, Indy. You'll always be my best in show.


GOOSE said...

It is fun to watch. And I agree with with Indy we should not compare ourselves with others. We all have beauty that is all our own. It is a great show to watch however. Love it. I am partial to the sporting group.

Unknown said...

Enjoy the show! Best in show, best in heart! Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Moth said...

Oh Indy you look just fine :-) Our 2 affenpinschers Aoife and Crybbe were rooting for Banana Joe - and he WON!! We are looking forward to Crufts now here in the UK. Have a great day - woofs and licks from Magic xx

Linda O'Connell said...

Those other dogs are artificial. Indy has personality-plus!

Two French Bulldogs said...

You should have been representing for sure!
Benny & Lily

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Indy has "adorable" working in his favor, certainly! :) I wish there was a contest for mutts. Some of the cutest furries aren't purebred at all.