Wednesday, February 15, 2012

136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Is In The Books!

Mom and Grandma finished watching the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last night. The first group up on the second night of group judging was the Sporting Group. These dogs are the hunters' friends, the gun dogs. The emblem of the WKC is a Pointer, like Josh from Colorado. The group also contains the ever-popular Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever. There is another breed that is a favorite of Mom's, the Clumber Spaniel. She says that if Grandpa was a dog he'd be the Clumber Spaniel! Mom's pick to win the group was Max the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and Grandma went with the Spinone Italiano, Atticus. The winner was the Irish Setter, Emily. She had 15 puppies last May and still had a killer figure! MOL!

The next group was the Working Group. This group includes the Portuguese Water Dog, which is what Bo Obama is. The Tibetan Mastiff in the group, Major, served in his owners' wedding party earlier in the day-he gave away the bride! Imagine that, a wedding on Valentine's Day at Westminster. How fun! Mom chose the Doberman Pinscher, Fifi. She has her own Facebook page, The Fifinator. Grandma chose the Great Pyrenees, Raleigh who actually works as a livestock guardian for free-range chickens. Guess what? Mom finally picked a winner! Fifi went to the Best In Show judging!

The last group of the night was the Terrier Group. A new breed was part of this group this year: the Cesky Terrier represented by 7-year-old Brubeck. It also includes the Scottish Terrier that they described as "openly feels superior to its owner." I wonder if they're part cat! Mom almost picked the Colored Bull Terrier to win, but decided to go with the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Daphne. Mom thought she had a great smile and liked the fact that Daphne loved to spend her time playing fetch with a special needs child. Grandma picked the Airedale Terrier, Dane. The winner was the Kerry Blue Terrier, Chelsey.

Best In Show judging is always exciting. Competing for the ribbon was the Wirehaired Dachshund, Pekingese, Dalmatian, German Shepherd Dog, Irish Setter, Doberman Pinscher and Kerry Blue Terrier. Mom was rooting for Fifi, the Dobie and Grandma thought Emily the Irish Setter was going to win. The winner turned out to be Malachy the Pekingese. Mom was shocked! She really thought Fifi had it in the bag.

Next year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be held February 11 & 12, 2013. I'll be watching, will you?


  1. M and I love watching the doggie show on TV. So many sharp looking doggies. Of course M really drools when a schnauzer is there - that's her favorite cuz she used to have one.

  2. A dog named Fifi doesn't deserve to win unless her staff schanges her name. HAH! Have you ever heard that old song "Fifi Goes Pop"?

  3. Allie thought the "15 puppies/killer figure" was MOL-worthy, too! We boyz tooootally did not get that. *sigh*

  4. I'm purraying for you, furrend. i know you lost a lot but I know you have faith and that will pull you through. xoxo

  5. I am so sorry for your loss, but happy you all made it out OK. Sending you lots of good wishes and prayers.

    Your pal, Pip

  6. So glad you all made it out of the apt and are safe. Very sorry for the humans who lost a pet in the fire. Pawhugs!

    Oh, dang, we might not be able to leave a comment here. You have word verification turned on and we are among the many who can not read it and have to take a half a dozen tries. Please consider turning it off!

  7. We're noo here. Just heard that your appartment burnt down. So glad you all made it out OK.

    Purrrrrrring that things get better for you all soonest. Purrrrayers to the bean neighbor Kathi who lost her kitteh.

  8. Oh gosh, we heard about the terrible fire, and we came over to let you know we are purring and praying for you all. We're glad you are safe.

  9. Fank Cod u r all safe, Iz purrayin fur u all.
    @Isagold xox

  10. Paws crossed and sending love
    Dachshund Nola