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Westminster Kennel Club Host: Portuguese Water Dogs Require Owners Of "Equal Intelligence"
RealClearPolitics ^ | February 11, 2014 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 02/11/2014 8:57:49 PM PST by i88schwartz

WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW ANNOUNCER: The Portuguese Water Dog is an intelligent, athletic breed. They're excellent swimming and driving abilities made them well suited for their early role working with Portuguese fishermen. Spirited dogs, they are always ready for a full day's activity in or out of the water, and require owners of equal stamina and intelligence.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; portuguesewaterdog; westminsterkennel

1 posted on 02/11/2014 8:57:50 PM PST by i88schwartz
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2 posted on 02/11/2014 8:59:49 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: i88schwartz

When I heard that the first thing I said was someone needs to rescue Bo from the White House...


3 posted on 02/11/2014 9:01:23 PM PST by Smittie (Just like an alien, I'm a stranger in a strange land)
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To: i88schwartz

If true how come Bo and Sunny live with the Obama’s..those two pooches are obviously smarter than those two Commies they live with
Also, congrats to the Wire Fox Terrier Sky who won Best In Show


4 posted on 02/11/2014 9:02:51 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Smittie

I watched the show tonight. They also described this dog as “demanding of attention and manipulative”. I heard that and it got my attention alright.


5 posted on 02/11/2014 9:04:54 PM PST by virgil
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To: Smittie
When I heard that the first thing I said was someone needs to rescue Bo from the White House...

The thing to keep in mind is the nobamas are owners only on paper, I'm sure the actual day to day owners are the trainer/handlers.

6 posted on 02/11/2014 9:06:29 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: virgil

they always pick those little dogs.....the big hound was the crowd favorite all along....it’s gotten to be so predictable...


7 posted on 02/11/2014 9:06:55 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: cherry

The blood hound was very nice and deserved to be the winner. I liked the Corgi too.


8 posted on 02/11/2014 9:09:01 PM PST by virgil
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To: virgil
The blood hound was very nice and deserved to be the winner.

I agree. I thought the boxer should have won the working dog category. It had a lot of spirit.

9 posted on 02/11/2014 9:12:56 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: i88schwartz
Bo Faery photo obama_pixie1.jpg
10 posted on 02/11/2014 9:15:06 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: cherry

It is predictable. That poodle is always in the final cut and the celebrity Obama dog. That little Dandie certainly should have won the terrier group. I liked the Corgi for best in show and the hound.


11 posted on 02/11/2014 9:18:33 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: virgil

The Corgi was a cutie and so was the Pin Pin..all deserving dogs, of course Im biased since I have a Pomeranian/Maltese mix and a Shih Tzu


12 posted on 02/11/2014 9:21:00 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Our dog had puppies a few months ago. Pit bull and Chihuahua. You wouldn’t think it, but they’re adorable. They look like Pits, but they act like Chihuahuas. They whine, bark, jump and dance around, and burrow under the blankets just like a Chihuahua. They won’t get as big as a Pit, though. Probably small to medium sized.


13 posted on 02/11/2014 9:47:50 PM PST by virgil
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To: i88schwartz

Studies are showing dogs to be vastly more intelligent than we have previously given them credit for.

They pick up on subtle cues from humans (and other dogs) that not even Pan Troglodytes has a clue about.

I’m waiting for them to simply put a TV monitor underwater with a long dictionary type narrative playing in the background and some recording instruments. Along with dolphins.

We could be talking to them in three or four years easy if there was an effort.


14 posted on 02/11/2014 9:57:19 PM PST by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: Smittie

Yeah, looks like Bo drew the short straw on that one!


15 posted on 02/11/2014 10:07:40 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: virgil

That’s actually a pretty darn cute combo..Do they look more like Pit Bulls or Chihuahua’s? I know our Nemo is Pomeranian and Maltese but he has the Pomeranian body, Pomeranian ears, tail, and personality, but he has some Maltese in him too, just not sure where LOL. Maxie is a full bred Shih Tzu, got him from our neighbor down the street who could no longer take care of him(But a few months ago they ended up getting a new dog, wait a few years they will give him up too) he’s a good boy, a miniature shih tzu, doesn’t look like the ones you see in the dog shows, I dont think we could keep their coats looking that long


16 posted on 02/11/2014 10:45:36 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: djf
We could be talking to them in three or four years easy if there was an effort.

We're talking to them now. The problem is their intelligence is limited, so they're not talking back.

17 posted on 02/11/2014 11:43:03 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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Basset hounds are the best dogs in every category. End of discussion. ;p


18 posted on 02/12/2014 1:32:08 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: virgil

The bloodhound and the corgi were my 2 favorites. But the wire haired fox terrier did nail it in the informal stack. I really thought the bloodhound was going to get the prize until that little terrier stopped dead in his tracks and raised his chin and fixed the judge in his gaze.

I think that poodle as reserve was just a throw away because it was retiring.


19 posted on 02/12/2014 2:01:54 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: i88schwartz

“They’re excellent swimming and driving abilities...”, eh?

I’d like a dog that could spell me at the wheel on long trips. Just hope that their grammar is better than that of some bloggers (and it probably is).


20 posted on 02/12/2014 3:05:52 AM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: HartleyMBaldwin

We adopted a Portie before the breed became fashionable—Lost him to spleen cancer last year.

They are intelligent, but we never let him drive.


21 posted on 02/12/2014 3:47:03 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: HartleyMBaldwin

What makes that sentence really funny is that Kennedy had a Water Dog.


22 posted on 02/12/2014 5:28:43 AM PST by surrey
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Pomeranians are so cute. They say the Chihuahua is the smallest dog, but I think Poms have to be a close second. These puppies look like pits, they are in different shapes and sizes. One is small, has a ginger coat with a black muzzle, looks like she'll have ears like a Chihuahua - just adorable. One is big, has long legs, buff colored. One is short, tubby, buff colored. One is brown with a black ribbon down it's back, long droopy ears, long muzzle, short, fat legs...looks like I don't know what...basset hound-dauchund(sp?) - he's the funniest looking of them. They have Pit faces with big sad Chihuahua puppy eyes.
23 posted on 02/12/2014 7:03:41 AM PST by virgil
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To: virgil
The Bloodhound and the Corgi were our favorites too. I figured that would pick the waterdog because of sucking up to Bo obama.
24 posted on 02/12/2014 7:04:42 AM PST by Ditter
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To: djf

You are right dogs do pick up on subtle clues. The minute I shut my laptop my dogs know it is time to “go to bed”. Even before I get up out of my chair,they have started to the bedroom.


25 posted on 02/12/2014 7:09:27 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter

I was watching the show with a couple of girlfriends and when the waterdog won one said “That judge is a Democrat!” :) I loved the Bloodhound but am happy with the winner that they chose... lots of personality in that little body. I’m just glad that it wasn’t the Poodle.


26 posted on 02/12/2014 7:23:56 AM PST by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: SoKatt

I was glad it wasn’t the poodle too. I know poodles are good dogs but the people who think that poodle haircut is cool have got to be insane. I always feel sorry for the poodle who has to run around looking like that.


27 posted on 02/12/2014 7:26:33 AM PST by Ditter
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To: i88schwartz

I watched the working dogs this morning, which is the only group I really like to see. It made me furious that I can’t even tune into a dog show without seeing the Obama name on my screen.


28 posted on 02/12/2014 7:32:15 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: virgil

awwwwwwwwwwwwwww so adorable, you should post the photos I would love to see the cuties. I’ll post photos of our pups if I knew how to post photos here(Ive done it before but I keep on forgetting) Nemo is 9 pounds and Maxie is 13 pounds, both always hungry begging for food..Some Pomeranian’s have a personality like they want to bite but not Nemo, he is super friendly, but if you get in his way he will give you a growl(Especially if your messing with his food :-)


29 posted on 02/12/2014 10:45:17 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: surrey

Maybe he should have let it drive that night.


30 posted on 02/12/2014 11:34:27 AM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: i88schwartz

Oops! Poor Bo.


31 posted on 02/12/2014 11:36:09 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Ditter

Dogs Decoded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN96Gid6Kjo


32 posted on 02/12/2014 1:25:56 PM PST by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: djf

That is a great video. I watched part of it but it is long.


33 posted on 02/12/2014 7:06:28 PM PST by Ditter
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