Hey guys. Anyone else besides myself watching the westminster dog show opening night on USA? (kinda like the doggie olympics I guess:biggrin
Puk-anuba:biggrin: and you wonder why most people recommend these foods??? we should have had jon and natalie post a big Prey Model Raw logo up:biggrin:^^^^Yea, I like to watch dog shows. Not because of the Puk-anuba but I like to look at different breeds. :biggrin:
oh i think i've seen that! the one where the puppies play on the little elevated board or whatever designed like a sporting field?:biggrin:I watched it but missed the first 1/2 of it caught the end! Those dogs are just so darn cute! Love watching that stuff! What I really loved was the Puppy Bowl on super bowl day haha!:biggrin:
i agree somewhat. although i find it interesting to watch dog shows here and there to see different breeds and learn about them, it seems like they're too hung up on "breed standards". for example, the labradors must be very heavyset/stocky to be involved, which is NOT healthy. It's not healthy to be overweight, and to breed a dog and almost purposefully accentuate the overweight component in that give dog, is very ignorant on a healthy standpoint. why do you think labs are genetically prone to hip displacia??? Because they have been bred and accepted as stocky, (in my opinion) overweight dogs).I personally dislike the show world for the most part. I dislike that dogs can become grand champions with debilitating genetic diseases and there is no regulation about that. Just makes me sick to think about. Seems like a lot of show people don't have their priorities set straight. Shouldn't health be the first and foremost concern?! Nope. It's mostly about looks...beauty pageant for dogs.
I'm certainly not saying that everyone that shows falls into this disappointing show criteria for me, but there are a lot of them that do. Here's an interesting article that sheds some light for me and just reinforces my thoughts and opinions on the subject.
For the Westminster Dog Show, Lobbyists and Ad Campaigns - NYTimes.com
Ya! Its the football field with all those cute puppies that you can adopt! I watch it~ tape it ~rewatch~ then delete it haha! Its so fun to watch the pups! They have a kitty half/time show! Just adorable!:wink:oh i think i've seen that! the one where the puppies play on the little elevated board or whatever designed like a sporting field?:biggrin:
I love the kitty half time show!!!!! Too cute!!!! :biggrin:Ya! Its the football field with all those cute puppies that you can adopt! I watch it~ tape it ~rewatch~ then delete it haha! Its so fun to watch the pups! They have a kitty half/time show! Just adorable!:wink:
I have relationships with several breeders, some tht show and some that don't.I love looking at all the dogs, but sometimes I worry about the health of the dogs as there has to be a lot of "inbreeding" going on in order to preserve the purity of the breed.
Nothing against terriers or their owners. Just saying there seems to be a pro-terrier bias among judges in the dog show circuit.Leave us terrier owners alone! Terriers just have such a personality that really shines through, its very obvious if you just look at how happy Sadie is, you can see that smile on her face.
I think that could be said about a lot of the less common breeds, ones you don't see everyday, as well as breeds with very defining, unique characteristics. The BT definately falls comfortably in both of these categories.Nothing against terriers or their owners. Just saying there seems to be a pro-terrier bias among judges in the dog show circuit.