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Westminster Dog Show 2018: All Good
Dogs, but Only One Can Be Best in Show

New York Times, by Maya Salam and Liam Stack

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 2/13/2018 7:12:31 PM

Who will win Best in Show? Stay here for live updates and photographs from the 142nd Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. ¦ The 2018 Westminster Dog Show group competitions (sporting, working and terrier breeds) begin at 8 p.m. Eastern at Madison Square Garden. The overall winner will be chosen around 11 p.m. ¦ How to watch: FS1 has the broadcast, but you can live-stream the dog show on Fox Sports Go with a TV provider login. Four dogs have already secured a shot at greatness. Lucy the regal borzoi, a silly pug named Biggie, Flynn the fluffy bichon

I always root for some big, old hound dog to win.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 2/13/2018 7:38:31 PM     (No. 11542878)

Can´t wait to watch tonight. I completely forgot about last evening´s presentation (ggrrr!!). I especially love the herding and working dogs, and the sporting dog category as well.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 2/13/2018 7:42:15 PM     (No. 11542881)

I´ll be watching, though with none of the poodles advancing last night, I no longer have a dog in this fight.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 2/13/2018 7:46:33 PM     (No. 11542886)

I love learning a little about every breed.

When we were little children, we had a Boxer. Later on we had a series of Great Danes, plus German Shepherds, and, as affectionately called, a Cape Cod Dog, a mutt who outlived all the purebreds.

We now have one German Shepherd, but love the Terrier Group, Working and Herding (of course). I end up wanting one of each... and always at least one Shepherd!

Fun diversion.

It´s wonderful to look into their eyes.

Noticed last night that when the Puli was on the floor, it was hard to tell which end was the head, which the tail. Hilarious.

What a glorious variety in Man´s Best Friend.

Watch "The Secret Life of Dogs", a little glimpse into the mind of these extraordinary gifts from God.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 2/13/2018 8:10:27 PM     (No. 11542918)

...add the Sporting Group to my list...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Italiano, 2/13/2018 8:21:21 PM     (No. 11542934)

"...a silly pug named Biggie,..."

Our three Pugs found that somewhat offensive.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/13/2018 9:09:55 PM     (No. 11542993)

A few years ago we fell in love with the Sussex Spaniel “Stumpy”, who eventually won Best in Show. There’s another adorable one tonight - “Bean” - who just won Best in Sporting Class…. So sweet.

My husband’s daughter and her in-laws are there, along with some cousins from Texas. What fun for them...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/13/2018 9:12:52 PM     (No. 11542996)

PS> DH tells me our favorite (in 2009 - couldn’t believe it was that long ago) was “Stump”. We called him “Stumpy”.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: annie xango, 2/13/2018 9:13:14 PM     (No. 11542997)

Our Maltese came in #2 at Westminster in 2005..I just lost her half sister several months ago..going to be watching with some tears tonite.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Steele81, 2/13/2018 9:38:01 PM     (No. 11543014)

We have a lovely black giant schnauzer whose only flaw is he likes to put your arm in his mouth. We watched a beautiful black giant schnauzer win his group in a show last year. He was magnificent. As his handler was patting him with congratulations he put her arm in his mouth just like our Pancho does. Best dogs ever!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: horacer, 2/13/2018 10:14:27 PM     (No. 11543038)

I´m sorry for your loss #8. Dogs become a loved member of the family. My parents raised boxers, some went to Westminster but never won best of breed. They later bought a standard poodle who was supposed to be a challenger for best of group but he kept eating his coat. He didn´t want to be a show dog. He wanted to be a swimmer. I always root for the Beagle, sweetest breed of all.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Italiano, 2/13/2018 11:12:02 PM     (No. 11543083)


I get it. We lost three Pugs in six years, one from a botched surgery.

You get past it, but you really never get over it. I don´t anyway.

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