2013 Westminster Dog Show - Feb. 11 & 12

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Sylvia, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Lacey

    Lacey Well-Known Member

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    Old English Sheepdog, a rookie, beat all the older champions this afternoon in preliminaries
    Puli
    Boceron, I have no idea how to spell
    Missed the 4th one
    It was one of these
    Bearded Collie
    Border Collie
    Canaan Dog
    German Shepherd
    Pembroke Welsh Corgi
     
  2. Garden Kitty

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    4th was the Canaan Dog
     
  3. my little pony

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    awww, swagger looks like my pouf with a head
     
  4. Aimless

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    Anybody but the poodle. Anybody.
     
  5. l'etoile

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    For me maltese and russell terriers! :swoon:
     
  6. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow dancing

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    I thought the maltese looked like some sort of evil witch queen. :shuffle: It was the one with that flat black thing in it's hair, on the front of it's head, right? I do think they are usually cute dogs, but this one was decorated poorly -- not as bad as that poor poodle, though. :lol:

    Glad to see the Treeing Walker Coonhound there for the first time. We think our dog is a Walker Coonhound/beagle mix.
     
  7. BlueRidge

    BlueRidge AYS's snark-sponge

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    I can't watch so have to settle for photos. Not to dis the Old English Sheepdog, but not my fav among the best group--the herding group. :drama: For that matter neither is the Bichon for its group. :drama: All hounds are good. :rollin:

    Hoping for better with the Sporting group, where the GSP is always best. And go Anatolian Shepard in the working group! :cheer:

    Not that my favorite dog appears in the show. That would be generic mutt. :)
     
  8. Garden Kitty

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    Of the 4 from the first night, the hound is definitely my fave.
     
  9. BlueRidge

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    Yay Jewel!

    wait, there were four? I missed someone...

    eta: oh yeah, affenpinscher I love those!
     
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  10. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

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    I love the Treeing Walkers (my "redneck" next-door neighbor has a kennel license and breeds working/hunting Walkers and they are just the SWEETEST big galoots! He only has about five at any given time if there's no new litter, and he didn't breed one this year, but they always SOUND like there's about four hundred!)

    Waiting to see who wins the Terrier group, but I'm kinda pulling for the Class dog Old English now! My Pembroke is of course heartbroken that no one appreciates Pems sufficiently.
     
  11. Garden Kitty

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    Rachael Flatt weighs in on twitter re Westminster dog show :

     
  12. Rob

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    I love Briards!
     
  13. KHenry14

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    After watching this show for over 20 years, one gets the sense that the judges know who's likely to win. While the results aren't fixed per se...:blocjudge it seems like they know who will win. For example after hearing the record of the Affenpinscher, I knew he'd win the toy group, and he did. It just seems like the group in the Best in Show group rarely has upsets....the Old English Sheepdog notwithstanding.
     
  14. Sassafras

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    I'm rooting for the Old English Sheepdog. He won't win I'm sure.
    I have two friends who were very much into showing dogs back in the 90s and they indicated the judging was all politics - just like figure skating.
    Both of these ladies were in the skating world - one is a coach.
     
  15. my little pony

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    the spinone looks like good company
     
  16. Lacey

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    Clumber Spaniel, Spinoni, some great names again tonight.
     
  17. Lacey

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    She pulled:
    Pointer
    German Wirehaired Pointer
    Golden Retriever
    English Setter
    Clumber Spaniel
    Black Cocker
    English Springer Spaniel

    German Wirehaired Pointer wins, Oakley, I hope he goes for the big win
    Black Cocker
    Springer
    Clumber
     
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  18. Lacey

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    Dogue de Bordeaux, ha ha, that strikes me funny, dogue
     
  19. Garden Kitty

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    Yay for the samoyed on behalf of Miffy!
     
  20. Lacey

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    Portugese Water Dog wins with a haircut
    Doberman
    Boxer
    Rottweiler
     
  21. Rob

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    I like Porties, but I was rooting for that Sammy. And the Bearnese.
     
  22. Garden Kitty

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    So far I like the hound and the herding group winners - not thrilled with the Portuguese Water Dog.
     
  23. Jem X

    Jem X Merry Christmas!

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    I didn't like that Lion cut on the Porti - they are prettier with a fuller cut.
     
  24. Jem X

    Jem X Merry Christmas!

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    Terriers now, I used to have an Airedale, so of course they are my favorite terrier.
     
  25. my little pony

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    i am so in love with this white bull terrier. he could be my buddy and go everywhere with me. my cat hates running errands.
     
  26. Garden Kitty

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    So glad she got the treat!!!!
     
  27. Lacey

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    The Breeder/Owner/Handler of the Colored Bull Terrier was Mary Remer, we did two Puppy Kindergarten classes with her with two of our Labs, who only wanted the treats, not the tricks.
     
  28. my little pony

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    omg they come in minis!
     
  29. Lacey

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    Border
    Smooth Fox, this was one that looked like Phantom half black/half white face
    Wire Fox
    Lakeland
    Russell
    Scottish
    Welsh
    Westie

    And the winners are Smooth Fox, Wire Fox, Border, Russell

    I think a big upset as the Wire Fox had won 2 previous National Dog Shows this year, one was outside of Philly at Thanksgiving and one perhaps in Cal.

    Russell was a newly registered breed this year, wow.
     
  30. Garden Kitty

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    That smooth fox was adorable. I know they're judged against the breed standard, but it deserved the win because of its adorable face mask.