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136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (2012) - 2nd night
WestminsterKennelClub ^ | Feb. 14, 2012

Posted on 02/14/2012 5:07:09 PM PST by nuconvert

This is the 2nd & final night, culminating in Best in Show.

Tuesday, February 14 - 8-11 p.m. (ET) live on USA Network

Groups:

Sporting, Working and Terrier Groups

Best In Show


TOPICS: Hobbies; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bestinshow; dogs; dogshow; westminster
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1 posted on 02/14/2012 5:07:22 PM PST by nuconvert
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Thread for the 1st night is here...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2846136/posts


2 posted on 02/14/2012 5:08:51 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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The new dog breed this evening will be the CESKY TERRIER (Terrier Group)


3 posted on 02/14/2012 5:13:16 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
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4 posted on 02/14/2012 5:13:39 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...

Ooooops....lol


5 posted on 02/14/2012 5:16:27 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: nuconvert

Found you....Although I love my Border COllies this is my favorite group of dogs.

My two girls are watching (actually sleeping) next to me.


6 posted on 02/14/2012 5:17:51 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: nuconvert

These dog shows make even less sense than watching a soccer game for 90 minutes with the score 1-0 (nil) and the crowd roars and sings.

So poochie-pie becomes best in show this week and not best in show next week. Is this a sport? Do these people ever see tapes of themselves running along poochie? And they’re still not embarrassed?


7 posted on 02/14/2012 5:18:11 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Joe 6-pack

Thanks for the ping. We are in our camper in Arizona, but will try to find it on our Satellite dish.

I really enjoy watching the best of the best in the doggie world. My pups fall way short of those standards, but we love them anyway.


8 posted on 02/14/2012 5:20:36 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Joe 6-pack

Aaaaahhhhh, we’ve been exposed!


9 posted on 02/14/2012 5:21:48 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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The 2nd dog, the Pointer, was beautiful


10 posted on 02/14/2012 5:22:16 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: laweeks

Dogs on display. Some people just think that is cool and cute, like my mom.


11 posted on 02/14/2012 5:22:33 PM PST by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

oh noes!!!!

don’t bother contacting me, I’ll contact you.

I gotta go now...


12 posted on 02/14/2012 5:23:59 PM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: nerdwithagun

Such beautiful happy atheletes. Can just pictures them out in the wild.


13 posted on 02/14/2012 5:26:35 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: laweeks
"Do these people ever see tapes of themselves running along poochie?"

If you're watching the people, the concept of Dog show has escaped your grasp.

14 posted on 02/14/2012 5:27:13 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: hoosiermama
"Can just pictures them out in the wild."

LOL. If my Terv found himself "out in the wild," his nose would be in the air straining for any sign of human civilization :-)

15 posted on 02/14/2012 5:29:32 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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Looks like a very nice Sporting group tonight.
Dogs are kind of feisty, too


16 posted on 02/14/2012 5:30:25 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Is there any money at steak for these owners?

I have no idea how they can afford this.

17 posted on 02/14/2012 5:30:33 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: nuconvert

I like the Irish. Beautiful lines.


18 posted on 02/14/2012 5:32:25 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: AGreatPer

If they are an owner breeder, the sell of pups probably helps.


19 posted on 02/14/2012 5:35:41 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

We have lots of hunters in the area. Dogs who actually do hunt. They are beautiful to watch in the field.


20 posted on 02/14/2012 5:37:33 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: AGreatPer
Some of these people are professional breeders and/or trainers. While I have no doubt that they love their dogs, this is as much a trade show as it is a competition. Much like with racing horses, placing well or winning enhances the marketability of their stud fees or pups.

Some others are just hobbyists, so going to Westminster is no different than a scuba aficionado who saves up for an annual trip to the barrier reef or the carribean, or an aviation enthusiast who puts money away every year to go to Oshkosh.

21 posted on 02/14/2012 5:40:41 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: hoosiermama

Black Cocker was pretty


22 posted on 02/14/2012 5:41:47 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: hoosiermama

Black Cocker was pretty


23 posted on 02/14/2012 5:41:56 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Being somewhat envious of Barry Soetorobama winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Michelle Robinsobama will win best in show.


24 posted on 02/14/2012 5:44:11 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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English Springer is very pretty


25 posted on 02/14/2012 5:44:11 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Beautiful...Always partial to the Cockers. My first dog, parents bought it for me when I was a toddler, was a caramel. My grandma had a chocolate. Cocoa....She sang with grandma. Loved those dogs.


26 posted on 02/14/2012 5:45:36 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: hoosiermama
I'm also inclined a bit more to function over form, and given my druthers, would personally rather watch a schutzhund trial rather than a more typical dog show.

Having said that, I still enjoy watching the parade of breeds, and have a lot of respect for the conformation breeders.

27 posted on 02/14/2012 5:48:36 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: All

It is very interesting how judging works. The dog that won Eukanuba Championship (2nd after Westminister in the USA in prestige), a Black Standard Poodle nicknamed London (Ch Jasset’s Satisfaction) was only BOS in the Standard Poodle competition. In the Non-Sporting group, where Standard Poodles compete, the winning Standard Poodle (a female) wasn’t a group finalist. Non-Sporting was won by a Dalmatian, which I am sure pleases most fire departments around the country... But disappoints us Standard Poodle fans


28 posted on 02/14/2012 5:48:55 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: nuconvert

I stopped watching when I figured out that Llasas were never going to win.


29 posted on 02/14/2012 5:49:21 PM PST by Terry Mross (Is it racist if it's true.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
If you're watching the people, the concept of Dog show has escaped your grasp.

Some people don't understand that there is an AKC standard that documents in meticulous detail the ideal of how each breed looks, moves, and behaves. Some people don't understand that each champion we see at Westminster is the product of a rigorous breeding program taking place over sometimes dozens of generations, genetically documented back sometimes many decades, undertaken by dedicated breeders who study (and understand!) genetics. Some people don't understand that each judge we see presiding over the breed evaluations and determining the winners and losers has extensive, usually multi-generational, knowledge of all the breeds which he/she is licensed by the AKC to judge, and has the history, certifications and test results to prove their competence.

Yes, as with any sport, there are politics involved. Still, it's the best method we have to evaluate and judge the success of the breeding programs that produced these dogs, and whether or not each breeding program is on-track to continue producing even better, more sound examples of the individual breeds.

Besides that, the dogs are cute. Every single one of them. And anyone who doesn't think so is a doody head. Beyond that, anyone who thinks watching this is stupid, and takes the time out of their day to come onto this thread and insult dozens of total strangers about something of which he/she is totally ignorant is a moron.

30 posted on 02/14/2012 5:50:41 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: BigEdLB; All

Who do you think will be in the final group?


31 posted on 02/14/2012 5:52:11 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: hoosiermama

yes the Irish...WOO HOO


32 posted on 02/14/2012 5:55:06 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: hoosiermama

She’s a beautiful Setter


33 posted on 02/14/2012 5:56:22 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: hoosiermama

I like the ProPlan, “I could be great” ads


34 posted on 02/14/2012 6:00:15 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

well shown.. He got out of the way so her beautiful red coat contrasted against the green carpet. The person who showed the GS did the same thing last night.

Funny how the criteria for judging other animals: pigs, dairy cows are all about the same.


35 posted on 02/14/2012 6:00:20 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
If you're watching the people, the concept of Dog show has escaped your grasp.

Oh, I agree, but if I watch the dog, I can pretty well imagine what a running dog looks like. Looking at an usually overweight owner wearing a tux or a evening gown, trying to look good running next to a dog completely escapes me. Maybe they should judge the person and not the dog.

36 posted on 02/14/2012 6:00:32 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Joe 6-pack; nuconvert

Or...just what you said, only much more politely than I just did.

Apologies for unnecessary ranting on such a pleasant and enjoyable thread.


37 posted on 02/14/2012 6:03:26 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: BigEdLB

“Eukanuba Championship (2nd after Westminister in the USA in prestige)”

Are you really serious? This show didn’t exist 20 years ago, when I was more into dogs. Now they call it a “National Champ.” which doesn’t even make any sense in the AKC - there is no such thing as a single show which confers “National Champion” on any dog. That always struck me as weird. Seems to me they created this thing just for TV - no? If so, it seems to me that’s the main reason it would have any prestige.


38 posted on 02/14/2012 6:03:55 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: hoosiermama

Haven’t been following that closely...


39 posted on 02/14/2012 6:06:10 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Good advertisement for dog food company. Good information for potential dog owners. My sis and her kids who own at least six different breeds have a family reunion at each of the televised events...Good family fun.


40 posted on 02/14/2012 6:09:14 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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Working group now out


41 posted on 02/14/2012 6:09:31 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: laweeks
"Looking at an usually overweight owner wearing a tux or a evening gown, trying to look good running next to a dog completely escapes me."

I can still admire a Ferrari even if it's driven by some fat, bald middle-aged guy with glasses and bad teeth.

42 posted on 02/14/2012 6:10:00 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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Alaskan Malmute is pretty


43 posted on 02/14/2012 6:13:18 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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Alaskan Malmute is pretty


44 posted on 02/14/2012 6:13:18 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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Alaskan Malmute is pretty


45 posted on 02/14/2012 6:13:33 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Joe 6-pack

LOL

Nice boxer

My son has a mistiff....wonderful dog.


46 posted on 02/14/2012 6:17:34 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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pretty Boxer


47 posted on 02/14/2012 6:17:59 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: hoosiermama

Is the mistiff related to the mastiff?


48 posted on 02/14/2012 6:20:28 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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what a pretty Dobie


49 posted on 02/14/2012 6:21:00 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Sis had a couple of AM when they lived in country. One ol gal still curls up by the fire at night.

Doberman looks good.


50 posted on 02/14/2012 6:21:00 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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