Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Snubbed again! For the 133rd year, a Dachshund has failed to win best of show at the Westminster Kennel Club Show in New York. I bring this up only because I'm a Dachshund lover, having had two of them in my life. Even though, both Noodles and Romer are no longer with us, I continue to be proud cheerleader for the breed.

Unfortunately, an aging Sussex Spaniel took the best of show award. At 10, Stump became the oldest best in show winner ever at the show at Madison Square Garden. That's quite the accomplishment indeed, but the judges couldn't even muster a top award for a Dachshund in "Best in Group." Instead, something called a Scottish Deerhound won the top group honor. In fact, a wired hair Dachshund managed to score just 4th place.

Despite the Sussex Spaniel's win, this might be a good thing for all of us Dachshund lovers. Like the Dachshund, up until now, a Sussex Spaniel has never won the top award at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Oh well, there's always next year.

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