Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Sports coverage

I was alarmed to see that a bull terrier, the only dog breed that goes beyond not-cute and into ugly, won Westminster. But more disturbing still is the fact that a dachshund has never, ever, been best in show. How could this be? If I were the judge, a dachshund would win every year. People might cry "bias" but then again, people would also be able to bask in the warm glow of longhaired dachshund wonderfulness. This is the closest I've ever come to caring about the results of a sporting event in which I did not know any of the athletes personally.


BlogFighter said...

Dachshund? are you serious?

Anonymous said...

I agree that Rufus isn't cute. I watched the dog show and the long-haired dachshund, Saluki, golden retrievers, were beter looking. The value of a "egg-shaped head" is lost on me. Poplular breeds (dachshund is #6 in U.S.) tend not to win the WKC. Tip from WKC vet to future dachshund owners: since their backs are so long, they need to be protected, by installing ramps and not having them jump up too high, etc. JM