It took them 100 years, but they finally got it right. Last night the Westminster dog show confirmed what all rational people have known all along.
I was cheering for him last night! So cute! And I loved his ahrooooo echoing in the Garden. It's about time a good ole hound dog won.
Beagles are the greatest!!!
I'm still ticked off that either the Irish Terrier didn't win its group.
One of my co-workers had to put down her beagle on Sunday, and my boys' best friend was a beagle who had to be put down last year. I like to think that those two were side by side pullin' some big strings for Uno. He sure is adorable.
As an (irrelevant) aside, Margery Good, the owner/handler of the Sealyham Terrier (Charmin) in the best of show portion of the show also handled my airedale and brought him to his championship.
this seems like a good thread to pose my question:
I would like to get a dog in the next year or so. I will be living in an apartment, so I am not sure that a big dog is ideal. However, I also run a lot and would like a dog that is playful, can go on a job with me, and will chase a ball around the park.
I would also like a dog that will keep shedding to a minimum . . .
A number of the terriers have HAIR not fur, so not only don't they shed, but they also are good for those with allergies (little dander).
They a spunky and playful. BUT...the personality is sometimes overwhelming, and some are really "bounce off wall" types, e.g., the Parson (formerly Jack Russell) Terrier.
Best is to go to the AKC website and research the breeds and their characteristics. Visit a benching dog show and talk to the breeders as well. All are gernerally happy to discuss their "children.".
Also, you didn;t mention if you have kid(s). If so, that;s obviously a consideration.
Good luck. Dogs rule (oops, stole that one!)
Poodles, shih tzus, and Bichons Frises also don't shed. I'm not particularly crazy about any of these breeds in purebred form, but each makes for half of numerous mixes, ranging in size from Pekapoo (Pekingese/Poodle) to Labradoodle (Labrador/poodle).
What level did your Airedale win at?As an (irrelevant) aside, Margery Good, the owner/handler of the Sealyham Terrier (Charmin) in the best of show portion of the show also handled my airedale and brought him to his championship.
[/QUOTE]What level did your Airedale win at?[/QUOTE]
Regional shows. Never went past because frankly I missed him being around. Did the Florida and Cherry Blossom circuit, for example. First win, in fact, was Columbia Terrier Assoc of MD (major, of all things - 5 pts!)
See that your location is Ontario. His father was Canadian I believe. if you know Airedales, his name was Harley.