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Westminster Dog Show Drinking Game (from a person who drinks coffee and ginger ale!) by canaveralgumby on 15 February 2006 7:38pm
 
Have a "shot" each time you hear...

* This breed was favored by the Royal Family...

* A big dog in a small body!

* There are two varieties, the smooth-coat and the rough-coat...

* This breed can be seen in art dating back to...

* Don't be fooled by this dog's appearance...

* Guardians of the Buddhist temples...

* The judges sure have their WORK CUT OUT FOR THEM!

...and for the HARD drinkers...

* This breed was raised to go after vermin...


Any additions?

 
Re: Westminster Dog Show Drinking Game (from a person who drinks coffee and ginger ale!) by sighthound on 15 February 2006 8:04pm
 
* Makes a great family dog...
(What I am always waiting to hear is "You'd be a damn fool if you get this breed")

* A very ancient breed...
(They said this about breeds which the canine genome project has recently proved as dating back only a couple of hundred years.)

Who wins Westminister is always extremely political and has very little to do with the quality of the dog. (A friend of mine who was a big-time professional handler had a 90% record of predicting who would win Westminister before the entries even opened.) The colored bull terrier is not all that great but I think everyone knew it was time for one of the bully breeds to win since they are being out-lawed so much all over the country. If you took that Westminster BOB winner to Denver, it would, by law, be confiscated and euthanized.
 
Re: Westminster Dog Show Drinking Game (from a person who drinks coffee and ginger ale!) by Helen on 15 February 2006 9:12pm
 
good ones Cori and sighthound! I think you got 'em all...

but, here's another:

*this breed was recently approved by the AKC, and is a relatively new breed that is catching on quickly because of its (check all that apply) talents for hunting, ability to sniff out cadavers and/or cocaine, and love of children.

*or, this breed is known to be whiny and yippy and piddles on very expensive oriental carpets. okay,maybe not...
 
Re: Westminster Dog Show Drinking Game (from a person who drinks coffee and ginger ale!) by canaveralgumby on 16 February 2006 3:20am
 
Usually, if there's a cadaver about, you don't need a dog to help you sniff it out!

The "Buddhist temple" thing caught my attention these past 2 nts. No dog from Asia did anything but guard temples! No herders, ratters, or plain ol' pets!

I can't help but think what all the victims of pit bull attacks felt about the winner. I know, technically, a bull terrier is not automatically a pit bull... I was never attacked, so it's easy for me to say: I have a neighbor with a Staffordshire and another down the street with a colored bull terrier. Thay are 2 of the sweetest dogs. They love everybody. Everybody loves them.

I dunno. Rufus showed REALLY WELL. :^)

SH, did I hear them correcty? I thought they said that in the history of the show, only 1 hearder and 3 hounds have ever won. THAT is strange. You'd think some German Shepherds had won.
 
Re: Westminster Dog Show Drinking Game (from a person who drinks coffee and ginger ale!) by sighthound on 16 February 2006 4:48am
 
I hope that Rufus' win will help all the people who are scared s***less of "pitbulls" to realize that it is never the breed that is the problem but that the problem is the sick people who buy dogs from these breeds because they want a Dangerous Dog and then they create a problem dog by raising them ineptly or cruelly.

BTW, there is no such breed as "pit bull" but I won't go into the complications of that history here but will instead recommend a wonderful book, "Bandit: Dossier of a Dangerous Dog" by Vicki Hearne for anyone who wants to learn more. An interesting historical note from Hearne's book is that all the breeds, in any given age, that are labeled as "vicious" are always ones owned mainly by the "lower classes". Right now it is pit bulls but in Victorian times it was "common knowledge" that the most dangerous dogs were collies. Albert Payson Terhune wrote his Lad and Lassie stories to disabuse people of this nonsense.

There is an epidemic of BSL (breed specific legislation) in my country. Right now in Denver, any dog looking remotely like Rufus will be confiscated and killed. And this campaign against "dangerous dogs" is becoming very personal to me as the "animal rights" crazies are now adding greyhounds to the list of dangerous dogs and are pushing for legislation to get them banned or restricted. This would include my salukis who sleep on my bed and work as therapy dogs at hospitals being labeled as "blood-thirsty killers".
 
Re: Westminster Dog Show Drinking Game (from a person who drinks coffee and ginger ale!) by sighthound on 16 February 2006 4:56am
 
Hounds and herders rarely win at Westminster because the wealthy Eastern elite aren't interested in them. (You thought that dog shows were fair???)
 
Re: Westminster Dog Show Drinking Game (from a person who drinks coffee and ginger ale!) by kazzzz on 16 February 2006 12:11pm
 
Is it true that dog owners look like their dogs? Or do the dogs look like their owners? I know someone with curly hair and she has a poodle.....hmmmmmm.
 
Re: Westminster Dog Show Drinking Game (from a person who drinks coffee and ginger ale!) by Spursfan on 16 February 2006 1:00pm
 
We have a 14 month old Staffordshire Bull Terrier and he has such a lovely nature! He is not vicious ONE BIT - in fact he sleeps snuggled between us at night and I wouldn't do that if he was!! He is full of life but also enjoys sleeping! Sometimes when he plays in the garden he BOUNCES not runs (or so it seems).

He loves cuddles and fuss, and is just so loveable. He is so good with kids, and wants to get to know all the dogs he meets - though somethimes the other dog will start yapping at him (especially Jack Russells it seems!). He has 2 'mates' - a Westie called Angus up the road, and a Bassett Hound called Howard at Agility Class.

I don't know if I have expressed enough how lovely he is - I just don't want you to think that Staffordshire Bull Terriers are nasty dogs - THEY ARE NOT!!! They are related - from years back - to Pit Bulls but are as different as chalk and cheese.

He is our little boy!!
 
Re: Westminster Dog Show Drinking Game (from a person who drinks coffee and ginger ale!) by suzulu on 16 February 2006 1:47pm
 
I agree, Anne, about Staffordshire Bull Terriers! Quite a few are patients at our animal clinic and I haven't seen a nasty one yet. They are softies and will lick you to death!
 
Re: Westminster Dog Show Drinking Game (from a person who drinks coffee and ginger ale!) by peripatetically on 16 February 2006 2:30pm
 
Kaz, do I have long ears and long nose and adorable disposition with lots of love? Are my legs shrt and my body long and lsim? If so, I'm just like Willy!!!!!! Aaaaw, what a cutie he is! Am I? (NOOOOOOOOOO!) hehehehehe.
 
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