Friday, February 7, 2014

Here Come The Westminster Dog Show 2014 …. MUTTS?!

That’s right, the Westminster Dog Show has finally opened it’s doors (a tiny crack) to “All American Dogs”, basically mixed breed dogs.   For the first time, the Agility competition part of the show is now open to mixed breed dogs as well as purebreds.  The traditional Westminster Dog Show begins this week February 10th and 11th, but on Saturday February 8th, the Show will host an Agility competition that is open to both purebred and mixed breed dogs.

Tune in to watch dogs every bit as beautiful and special as any purebred work through a timed obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, weave posts and other objects.  The Agility competition isn’t the pritzy part of the Westminster show, but I would argue that it’s the most exciting part.  You can bet I’ll be routing for a former shelter dog to rise up like Rocky Balboa and win this Agility competition!

I know there are a few folks with their noses up in the air over this, but personally I’m thrilled that Westminster has decided to include all dogs in Agility, the ultimate canine athlete’s test of skill, speed, determination and pure heart!  Any dog can be great, any dog can be a champion, if we give them the chance.

What do YOU think about The Westminster Dog Show opening up the Agility competition to all dogs that want to compete?  Let us know your thoughts by posting a comment.

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