I got several messages asking if I was watching the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. To be honest I didn’t even know it was on. I don’t get super excited about it or the AKC show either. I mean, I love seeing all the various breeds…they are beautiful. But…something just rubs me the wrong way and I can’t quite put a finger on it.
Maybe it’s because I know that a lot of breeders are involved with showing dogs and sometimes I think, “can’t we just stop breeding dogs until we can make sure that all dogs have homes?” Or it could be that show dogs have to be intact and I’m such an advocate for spaying and neutering. Maybe it’s because I resent the idea that a dog has to be a purebred in order to be deemed great. For whatever reason, I have a sort of love/hate relationship with these dog shows.
I do appreciate that they run a lot of commercials promoting helping shelter dogs…mostly through Pedigree, who sponsors the show. I just wish something else would change. Ideas?
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