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