A four year old Pekingese, called Malachy, won the hearts of the judges at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York according to USA Today. The small Pekingese, who looks “like a (regal) cross between a slow-moving hair ball and an overgrown hamster”, beat some stiff competition with more than 2000 dogs around. Malachy is currently No. 2 dog in the USA and can look forward to a life of chasing squirels in the yard after winning 115 best in shows in his career according to his owner and handler David Fitzpatrick.
People, who are new to dog shows, are often surprised about the subjectivity of the judging. But according to David Frei, long time announcer of the Westminster show, “It’s the nature of the show”. Three of the top six dogs didn’t even make it out of breed judging, including the No. 1 dog, which is unusal.
Malachy was clearly the star of the show and was also one of the few who could celebrate his succes sitting in the trophy he won.
Participants of the Dubai Pet show trying to keep their dogs disciplined.
The Dubai Dog Show – Dubai Pet Show to be precise since cats are also allowed – has been running for 24 years now. As the number of pet owners grows in the area, the event attracts more and more people. After all, who wouldn’t like to show their four legged child to the world and collect a Best in Show title?
Fame and glory
If you have an aspiration to get your dog some fame and glory, you should mark February 3rd in your calendar and register your dog as soon as possible since there is only a bit more than a week to go. You can enter your dog in the following competitions:
All dogs eligible to enter
Now, if you don’t think that your dog has what it takes to be the winner of one of the above categories, do not despair! The organizers have been very considerate and thought of every dog, even those who may not have the most amazing hairdo, the finest conformation or discipline. They can still be part of the fun in one of the following competitions:
While it seems fairly easy to tell how happy a dog is, the “Dog most like owner” competition must be a tough one to judge, unless of course the similarity between dog and owner is striking.
If you are considering participation but are not sure about either your dog or yourself, let us give you a bit of encouragement. One of our dear customers showed his Cocker Spaniel, Clifford, in the 2010 Dubai Dog Show and won the Best Puppy in Show award!
Whether you enter your dog in a competition or just go along and watch, February 3rd promises to be an exciting day. We would love to hear back from your experience – regardless of whether your dog won anything.
Almost a thousand beautiful dogs and their proud owners got together just a few days ago in Hungary to compete for fame and glory. Among the many breeds, the American Staffordshire Terrier was represented by 42 dogs, but some rare breeds, such as the Bukovina Sheepdog or the Cimarron Uruguayo were also present.
We met many of the breeders we work with in the show. It was good to catch up with them and see their beautiful dogs do well in the competition. Here are a few photos we took.
Transylvanian Hounds competing.
Some well mannered Tosa Inus.
Many prizes awaited the winners.
An admirable representative of the traditional Hungarian Komondor breed.
This year, Budapest, Hungary will proudly host the annual European Dog Show! We hope to see hundreds of thousands of dog fanciers where the cream of the European Dog World will meet to compete.
After hearing good feedback about Euro Puppy and EPUSA, Denise contacted us a few months back looking for a show prospect Bolo male. Well it looks like she got what she wanted! We look forward to your inquiries and assisting your specific needs too.
Thank you Denise, Cole and Dallas. Keep up the good work!