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torquer
02-17-2012, 09:30 AM
I'm a shelter-dog guy, usually, but I enjoy the coverage the dog show gets every year. The winner gets to eat at Sardi's (sort of an upscale tourist trap, but with some real history to it), and I got a kick out of this photo of a past winner:
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/02/17/nyregion/17-cityroom-sardi-dogs-slide-7QEV/17-cityroom-sardi-dogs-slide-7QEV-blog480.jpg
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/16/for-champion-dogs-the-traditional-sardis-feast-will-continue/
I bet he doesn't need to look at the menu, and he's probably on a first-name basis with the bartender!

Fixed
02-17-2012, 09:33 AM
cheers :beer:

goonster
02-17-2012, 09:43 AM
I thought all civilized canines dine like this.

Ken Robb
02-17-2012, 09:59 AM
the lady who judged the finals is married to one of my wife's friends. I don't know much but I know I would have chosen a different winner. :)

alastair
02-17-2012, 10:03 AM
I'm a shelter-dog guy, usually, but I enjoy the coverage the dog show gets every year. The winner gets to eat at Sardi's (sort of an upscale tourist trap, but with some real history to it), and I got a kick out of this photo of a past winner:
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/02/17/nyregion/17-cityroom-sardi-dogs-slide-7QEV/17-cityroom-sardi-dogs-slide-7QEV-blog480.jpg
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/16/for-champion-dogs-the-traditional-sardis-feast-will-continue/
I bet he doesn't need to look at the menu, and he's probably on a first-name basis with the bartender!

That looks like Rufus! He's an English Bull Terrier (same breed I have) that I've met (he lives here in NJ).

Fixed
02-17-2012, 10:04 AM
. I don't know much but I know I would have chosen a different winner. :)

+1
cheers

1happygirl
02-17-2012, 10:04 AM
Awww on the photos.


the lady who judged the finals is married to one of my wife's friends. I don't know much but I know I would have chosen a different winner. :)

Ditto. Was pulling for the Daschund. Daschund was my first dog at 4 yrs old. :banana:

AngryScientist
02-17-2012, 10:05 AM
ha, awesome!

Stella approves.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-leqrx8AF6h4/TvM9Jl9yNzI/AAAAAAAAAl8/hoYAkSfjtUo/s320/2.JPG

torquer
02-17-2012, 10:41 AM
That looks like Rufus! He's an English Bull Terrier (same breed I have) that I've met (he lives here in NJ).
Rufus it is! (Totally appropriate name, ATMO.)
Photo caption: "Rufus, Bull Terrier, Best in Show, 2006."
One of the good things about pets is we can pull out all the stops when we name them, we should be so creative when it comes to kids.

PQJ
02-17-2012, 10:43 AM
I'm a shelter-dog guy, usually, but I enjoy the coverage the dog show gets every year. The winner gets to eat at Sardi's (sort of an upscale tourist trap, but with some real history to it), and I got a kick out of this photo of a past winner:
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/02/17/nyregion/17-cityroom-sardi-dogs-slide-7QEV/17-cityroom-sardi-dogs-slide-7QEV-blog480.jpg
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/16/for-champion-dogs-the-traditional-sardis-feast-will-continue/
I bet he doesn't need to look at the menu, and he's probably on a first-name basis with the bartender!

I can read dog. He's saying "this is f!^&#@&g ridiculous!" (cute pooch, btw).

1centaur
02-17-2012, 11:43 AM
the lady who judged the finals is married to one of my wife's friends. I don't know much but I know I would have chosen a different winner. :)

+2. I was watching that live (on TV) and my jaw dropped. Would have been the Doberman for me since I own 2 and that is a great one, but there were 3 or 4 I thought were very nice picks. While I always fear the politics of the sport, I just have to hope that whatever conformation the judge felt through all that fur was really amazing.

mtb_frk
02-17-2012, 11:49 AM
Did anyone else notice the people trying to get onto tv in the background as they were introducing the judge for best in show? I couldn't tell if the security guard tackled one of them but you could hear a scream. Looked to be at least one woman, and they had signs that they were holding as they were being escorted away.

sc53
02-17-2012, 02:40 PM
Why doesn't the beautiful, gentle, happy Golden Retriever ever win!! [disclaimer: I have one!]

torquer
02-17-2012, 02:57 PM
What makes judging best in show, and even best in group, so hard to understand is that the award is based on how close to "perfection" for that breed the competing dog gets.
So I may love Yorkshire terriers, say, and not care so much for standard poodles, but, if I'm an honest judge, I have to rate each dog against that breed's standard. How objective that standard is, of course, is subject to debate.

eippo1
02-17-2012, 03:04 PM
Awww on the photos.




Ditto. Was pulling for the Daschund. Daschund was my first dog at 4 yrs old. :banana:


I wanted the German Shepard to win. So darn cute. Of course, my shelter doggie has some of that in her:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c271/eippo1/sallieincar.jpg

dogdriver
02-17-2012, 06:05 PM
This guy will never win anything, but he's fuzzy and the kids dig him.

wc1934
02-17-2012, 07:31 PM
This guy will never win anything, but he's fuzzy and the kids dig him.

how long have you been his driver and where do you drive him to?

Louis
02-17-2012, 07:34 PM
This year's Best-in-Show winner, Malachy, is a dust mop.

I'll look for some pics. Here he is:

http://a.abcnews.com/images/Entertainment/ap_dog_show_mj_120214_ssh.jpg

godfrey1112000
02-17-2012, 07:43 PM
Ella And Sophie

dogdriver
02-17-2012, 08:43 PM
how long have you been his driver and where do you drive him to?

The handle doesn't have anything to do with actual dogs-- a job related moniker from a previous life. He is a good doggie, though...