(Closed) Who is going to watch Westminster dog show?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Westminster Dog Show
    Herding : (3 votes)
    14 %
    Hound : (2 votes)
    9 %
    Non-sporting : (3 votes)
    14 %
    Sporting : (0 votes)
    Terrier : (2 votes)
    9 %
    Toy : (2 votes)
    9 %
    Working : (2 votes)
    9 %
    Love them all! : (8 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I watch it! I basically love it all! I have a soft spot for the working dogs as I am just in love with Huskies. Just so beautiful. 

    Edit: Although after walking that Rottweiler I’d really like one. Such a nice dog.

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I love watching dog shows! Favorite group probably Working Group. Favorite Breed Japanese Akita and Samoyed. Papillons are cute little dogs though.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I usually catch part of it but I always miss the herding group which makes me sad. I love Shelties and never get a chance to see their representative. My family has had Shelties pretty much since we got to the states.

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I used to watch Westminster all the time. Not sure if I’ll have time this weekend to catch it. I believe they usually play it quite a few times, though? I love all the dogs! Love seeing the Cockers, since that is what I have. They look so cute with their skirts. I hope your friend and her adorable Papillion make it! Michael is a cutie!

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee

    I don’t have cable so I won’t be watching it, but otherwise I would. I went to Westminster last year actually. It was fun! I was only able to go the first day though so I missed my favorite group, Working, and didn’t get to watch them compete for Best in Show. This year I have classes both days so I won’t be going at all, but maybe next year! It was a long tiring day and I was just a spectator! lol

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’m torn between herding and non-working. I’m obviously partial the corgi… but the non-working dogs are more consistently cute lol

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    omg when is it on?  I love dog shows

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I like dogs 🙂 but have never heard of this show before – what do the different poll options mean?

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @ddw: In the AKC and WKC dog breeds are grouped into categories by their function. For instance, Shetland Sheepdogs are grouped in “Herding” because that is what their work is, to herd sheep/goats/etc around. Sometimes dogs are grouped by their body type as opposed to their job.

    The Westminster is kind of like the National Championship for those showing in  affiliated shows. You have to earn a certain number of points/accrediations to be eligible to show at Westminster. Their website gives a lot better information http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/aboutwkc/amshow.html

    Someone please step in if I made a whoops somewhere in the description 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    @Knubbsy-Wubbsy: Oh that’s fun, so there are different competitions to cater to different dogs’ strengths. That’s a smart/fair way to do it!

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    As the mom of a standard poodle I have to vote non sporting. I do want to add though, they were bred for hunting and are excellent agility dogs. I don’t get their placement in non sporting….

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would definitely be watching if I had tv! I pretty well enjoy all of it, but especially agility!

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @ddw: In this competition it’s merely on judging against the breed standard so it’s still fair but doesn’t really play to strengths. I find agility much more interesting to watch but it’s still nice to see all the “best” dogs in one ring. The best way to look at the structure is that each dog is compared to their breed standard against others of their breed, then how much they match their standard to others in their category and then overall.

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I love watching Non-Sporting and Hounds.  I always root for the Schipperke but they never win!

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