Monday, February 14, 2011

Westminster Starts Today: Disappointing Dachshund Lovers For 135 Years

One Hundred Thirty Five Years on, not a single Dachshund Best in Show.  Oh, Westminster, so much to answer for.  Will this be our year?  Don't hold your breath.  According to NBC Sports, a terrier is expected to take the crown this year, as they have done 46 times:  According to Johnny Avello, the famous Las Vegas wizard of odds who has correctly predicted the winning breed for the past five years, a Smooth Fox Terrier is likely to take the top title in dogdom.
However, this year, there will be a further battle within that breed, as Smooth Fox Terrier contender Dodger will go leash-to-leash against a fellow Smooth Fox Terrier named Adam to take the breed title before the battle to win the terrier group even begins.
Avello has a Smooth Fox Terrier ranked at 6-1 to win, a Pekingese named Malachy listed at 7-1 and a Boxer named Scarlett ranked 8-1.

Sigh.  But we're still rooting Dachshund!  We haven't even taken the Hound group since 1998 - and there's always hope.  Keep up with all things Westminster at the official site. 

Catch the Hounds live tonight:

Monday, February 14
Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Groups
8-9 p.m. (ET) live on USA Network
9-11 p.m. (ET) live on CNBC

Tuesday, February 15
Sporting, Working and Terrier Groups, Best In Show
8-11 p.m. (ET) live on USA Network


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Anonymous said...

Come on Judges vote for a Dachshund! They're great dogs and they're as cute as all get out! What's not to love about a doxie?

Whit said...

I love Westminster and my heart is broken every year when a dachshund doesn't make it to best of class or best in show---sometimes only a teaser as one of the top 4 of the class. I'm about tired of poodles or other terriers getting all of the glory!
I'll still root for my low-down underdogs anyway!

Anonymous said...

Our son has never seen a Triple Crown winner in his lifetime.

Will I ever see a Doxie win Best in Show???

I feel at 58 the odds are against that happening.


Keren Hening said...

People, people, people!! Have faith, keep hope in your hearts! How many Cubs fans have gone to their graves never giving up on their dream? O.K., that was a bad example. Look at Secretariat! Look at the Boston Red Sox! Look at Sally Field! "You like me! You really like me!"

I rest my case. One day dachshunds WILL rule! I know, 'cause Guinness already rules MY heart.

Anonymous said...

I agree Keren Hening, One day dachshunds will rule, my 4 don't only rule my heart, but the whole house. LOB

Haley said...

I watch those dog shows a lot, and judges never like the doxies! They're the cutest dogs ever! You get a judge that likes a certain breed and they're gonna pick that breed. I'd pick a dachshund, no doubt.

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