It's Dog Show Time

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Since 1877, The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has been held in New York.  It is the second longest running sporting event, bested by the Kentucky Derby.  Although it's not my preferred dog activity (I'm partial to agility and hunting retriever field events), it's not the worst way to spend a couple nights in front of the tube. 

Television coverage is a little strange, as it has been for years.  USA Network has a commitment to WWE, and can't carry the second half of the first evening, so there is a channel change involved tonight.  According to the WKC Website, the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding group competition will be televised live Monday on USA Network from 8-9 PM ET and continuing on CNBC from 9-11 PM ET. The Sporting, Working, Terrier, and Best In Show competition will be televised live Tuesday on USA Network from 8-11 PM ET.

With bias to the retriever breeds, I watch annually with hopes that this is the year for a retriever to go best in show.  In 135 years, it has never happened.  I'm hoping for a Golden Retriever win, but it's probably going to be a terrier.  Last year's Scottish Deerhound won, and, in my opinion, it was a good choice.  Any predictions?

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I am only wondering, since there is the commitment to WWE, why not just start off by showing the Show on another channel? Wouldnt that be easier?

Feb 13, 2012 07:21 AM #1
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Good afternoon Mike. I have no predictions but enjoy the show. Thanks for the reminder. Enjoy the evening.

Feb 13, 2012 07:29 AM #2
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Im also hoping for a Golden Retriver win!

Feb 13, 2012 07:50 AM #3
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Good afternoon Mike! Thank you for sharing the excellent post and the link. I do enjoy the show! Thanks again for sharing!

Have a great evening and night!

Feb 13, 2012 09:53 AM #4
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Mike Carlier
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Well, I guessed wrong consistently in all groups yesterday.  Not only did I not guess the winner, but only one of the 2-4 places in one of the groups -- none in the others.  I do find it amusing that the announcer almost consistently describes each breed as excelling in obedience and agility, but almost none of the competing dogs have even the lowest level obedience or agility title in their registered name.  Tonight we can watch without having to change horses in midstream.

Feb 14, 2012 02:55 AM #5
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Mike,  I always watch Westminster.  I love the dogs!  I have papillons and am always hoping for another win, but I enjoy seeing all of them.  Maybe your retriever will make it next year!

Feb 16, 2012 02:55 PM #6
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Elyse, the year that the papillon won was one of the few that I guessed correctly.  The show is entertaining, but I doubt if I'll ever figure out how judges judge.  I don't know what it  is that prevents a retriever from winning.  Maybe there's too much competition in the sporting group to even get into the big dance. 

Feb 17, 2012 12:22 AM #7
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