The World Cup of Dogs is almost over! The winner of the Spain-Germany matchup today will face the Netherlands in the finals. Let's learn a bit more about one more German dog and tackle the pretty Weimaraner next. Get started to see what you know and then take the Ibizan Hound quiz if you haven't already!Take the Quiz
Poor Sylvie. This beautiful Weimaraner's problem isn't that she can't open the door, she just can't keep it open to get to the other — no doubt more wonderful — side. I don't blame her for whining and looking at the camera person like, put that thing down and help me do this thing! But, like Sisyphus rolling the rock up that mountain only to have it slide down again once he gets to the top, Sylvie repeats this futile act until she eventually gives up. This is life in a nutshell, my friends!
Although some dogs don't like to share their toys, it's essential to share a window to the outside world when you're traveling by car. All those new smells are important to take in! It's a science really, kinda like wine tasting. Just ask Banjo and Blue, who can smell home from five miles away.
Congrats to Banjo, Blue, and tngirly for being chosen as our Pet Pic of the Day! Don't forget to post your favorite piccys to our Pet Pics group. You may see your snapshot on the pages of PetSugar!
See? I told you they would be funny.
Congrats to Blue and tngirly for being chosen as our Pet Pic of the Day! Don't forget to post your favorite pet photos to our Pet Pics group, and you may see your four-legged pal on the pages of PetSugar!
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I'm still monitoring the pups as the Best in Breed competitions wrap up at the Garden! Remember how three of the four group finalists from the AKC/Eukanuba show made it to Best in Group yesterday? Well, all of the final three have made it again today. That means competing along with the others in the Sporting, Toy, and Working groups tonight will be Marge (the Weimaraner), Vikki (the Toy Poodle), and Macey (the Akita) respectively.
For those of you with other faves in these groups we've yet to see, don't worry about biased judges here. Even though other pups were big finishers in the past, the rules do not allow judges that have presided over a competition in the past six months to be present at Westminster. The pups are competing against the breed ideal, so it only makes sense that pooches who measured up before, will once again do so. However, that being said, I'm still pulling for one of those pups who captured the Hound group at the AKC show and here at Westminster last night — in case you missed my not-so-subtle hints, I'm really hoping that big Beagle, Uno, takes the big title tonight, too!
While you may know him for his iconic Weimaraner photos, William Wegman: Funney/Strange is 40-year retrospective of much of his painting, collage, video, and, of course, that amusing dog photography! With stops in New York, DC, Florida, and Massachusetts, it has been in Columbus since late September and will conclude its national tour here in the Midwest. This exhibition is located at the Wexner Center for the Arts and features a special project by this "inveterate jokester" in the lobby. If you're in the area (or traveling here for the holidays), catch it before it leaves on Dec. 30.