February 15th, 2012
Round Two at Westminster
Posted by Ghenghis Khan
I must say that competing in The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has been quite an honor and I am especially proud of my big win for Best of Breed. After a really long day, I joined other Best of Breed winners to see which dog would win Best of Group. I’ll tell you right now, it wasn’t me!
1 It's time everyone! After my big win of Best of Breed, it's now time to compete for Best of Group, which is the Non-Sporting Group. The winners of each group will then go on to compete for Best in Show!
2 Jan, I'm a bit nervous, aren't you? This ring is bigger than the one I competed in this morning!
3 Nevermind my nerves, here we go!
4 Jan, please give my fur a little spritzing - I need to look my best. Winning Best of Breed is one thing, but Best of Group is another story!
5 It all happens so quickly and wouldn't you know it, it's my turn!
6 This round of judging is even more challenging, because now, the competition is against dogs, like myself, who have all won the best of their breed.
7 Luckily, this judge is very nice and not at all intimidating!
8 After checking out our physical traits, we were asked to walk down and back half the length of the ring.
9 Then we were required to run around the rest of the ring before returning to our station.
10 I tried to stay focused but a cute French Bulldog caught my eye. Oh, how I miss my Frenchies!
11 This year, there were six new breeds welcomed at Westminster, including Mexico’s amazing hairless Xoloitzcuintli.
12 Do you know why standard poodles have those funny haircuts? It's because they were bred as hunting dogs and when swimming to retrieve the kills, the cut made swimming easier, while still keeping important body parts warm.
13 Ian, this beautiful Dalmatian, was the victor of the Non-Sporting Group and will go on to compete for Best In Show!
14 Congratulations, Ian! Oh Jan, while I am a little disappointed we didn't win, I'm still so proud of what we've accomplished so far! And to think, I'm just two years old!
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