I've always loved watching dog shows on tv and I've never been to one, even though there's a pretty darned big show about 15 minutes from home.

Wow! They have LOTS of dogs running around, in crates, being groomed, doing agility and rally and obedience and utility obedience (which looks like fun) doing conformation, etc.
I think the new breed I'm most entranced by are French Bulldogs because they have really wonderful ears. There was an Airedale promoting rescue and that's a breed I've always wanted to have. But Smooties and Aussies and Rough Collies, oh my! And for some readon, Belgians are very popular around here. They're also wonderful, but so many! And Pugs! on! Parade!
I got to meet Diddy & Tuck! I think she was disappointed that I don't have blue hair, but she still scored a bunch of food for me.

Tuck is GORGEOUS!
I'm sorry I missed their utility obedience!
It's a really good thing we have seven dogs right now. That makes temptation a lot easier to avoid. And I even really looked forward to getting home to the seven!
I'm exhausted, but puppies ARE fun.

I've always loved watching dog shows on tv and I've never been to one, even though there's a pretty darned ... And for some readon, Belgians are very popular around here. They're also wonderful, but so many! And Pugs! on! Parade!

WOW, sounds fun! I think I will go to the big show in Louisville this year. The closest I've gotten is being at the airport when all the dogs (and their people) are coming in. What a sight!

Lynne
WOW, sounds fun! I think I will go to the big show in Louisville this year.

It really was fun. Just watching the obedience was inspiring - and I've got to look up the hand signals everyone uses. It would be fun to take an advanced class (or more classes).
But even working on the little stuff, like dog sits the second the human stops moving or working on the finish looked like fun. And it reminded me that "look" or "watch" are SOO important and that you can do a lot of training in just a little bit of time.

We're not going to do any competitions or anything like that, but that little stuff is good for dogs and owners. And a ton of fun to watch.

One of my favorites was a Portugese Water Spaniel who was... being a bit creative... much to everyone's amusement. Thankfully, the look on the owner's face wasn't horror or anger. She was probably embarrassed, because the dog was trying to anticipate the next command.

But that curly-top is really cute and sort of makes the dog look ditzy.

I think the new breed I'm most entranced by are French Bulldogs because they have really wonderful ears.

That, they do. They're on my list of "little dogs for when I get old."
I'm exhausted, but puppies ARE fun.

It sounds like you had a most excellent time!

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I think the new breed I'm most entranced by are French Bulldogs because they have really wonderful ears.

That, they do. They're on my list of "little dogs for when I get old."

I too love the little French Batdogs, I mean Bulldogs.

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Max the Pomeranian
& Rosalie the calico cat
I too love the little French Batdogs, I mean Bulldogs.

No, you had it right the first time. I think Elegy will have to ID them as fruit or vampire, though, since she has expertise in that area.

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