I was sorting through some dog-related mail and email, and buried somewhere in there was the news that premiums for the 2011 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show had been mailed out earlier this month. This is the first time I’ve ever owned a dog that is eligible to enter. As an AKC Champion of Record who is eligible for Best of Breed competition, Axel could go and run with the big dogs.
“Eligible” and “competitive” are two very different things, of course. And I don’t think the money and time for a trip like this is going to fall out of the sky by the closing date. But it makes a nice daydream. I think the ultimate dream for many of us psycho dog people is winning Best in Show at Westminster handling a dog of our own breeding. My modified version for the moment would be my handler placing in the Working Group at Westminster with the first champion that I’ve owned (no Rottweiler has ever won at Westminster, and only one has ever won the Working Group, so that is the realist modifying the dream).
We won’t enter, of course. But it’s still a nice dream.
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