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Snoopy Would Be Proud

The Associated Press reports a beagle has won the Westminster Dog Show. Three-year-old K-Run’s Park Me in First [“Uno”] is the first beagle to be chosen best in show at one of, if not the, most prestigious dog shows.

Him, I could vote for.


1 hipparchia { 02.13.08 at 12:52 am }

our family pets when we were kids included a few beagles. we were fortunate that we lived in a time and a place that the pack could run alongside us as we rode our bicycles all over the countryside.

2 andante { 02.13.08 at 6:19 am }

A very fine specimen.

Once again this year, my Chihuahua herd feels disenfranchised.

I’m a middle-aged, middle-class, working woman with no health insurance. I feel their pain

3 Sorghum Crow { 02.13.08 at 7:25 am }

Forget about that woman/African-American presidential thing. A beagle winning Westminster, now, that’s historic. Beagles are the best.

4 fallenmonk { 02.13.08 at 7:57 am }

Since we are beagle people we just had to stay up and watch the show. One gorgeous beagle.

5 Bryan { 02.13.08 at 2:48 pm }

It’s not that I have anything against poodles, other than the fact that a large percentage of them would seem to be psychotic, but it’s nice that dog with an actual use other than being a “show dog”, was recognized.

I realize that standard poodles are retrievers and quite good at it [the “poodle cut” was actually designed for swimming], the smaller forms that tended to win are rather worthless.

6 Steve Bates { 02.13.08 at 7:42 pm }

Combining this post with the recent birthday post, as I recall, Darwin was fond of his Beagle…

7 Bryan { 02.13.08 at 9:46 pm }

Yes, but in the end it got him in a lot of trouble.

8 andante { 02.14.08 at 5:22 am }

“the smaller forms that tended to win are rather worthless.”

Not so, or so I have heard. Many retirees in the Gulf area have small, fuzzy things that some refer to as “Gator Bait”.

9 Bryan { 02.14.08 at 4:08 pm }

My Mother’s last dog was a miniature poodle whose main distinction was that he only bit good friends and family. Oh, he also would only choose to attack other dogs that outweighed him by at least 50 pounds.

They don’t shed, which was the main requirement with my Mother’s asthma, but his best canine friend, a long haired chihuahua, was a much nicer dog when it came to people. I think miniature poodles are just too inbred.

10 Cookie Jill { 02.17.08 at 1:51 pm }

Uno actually looked like a dog and not a big powder puff.
He actually was brave enough to “voice” his opinion in the ring, too.

He is one fine looking pup. I’m glad he won. I was rooting for him.

11 Bryan { 02.17.08 at 8:12 pm }

The thing with a beagle is that they are always ready to do something or nothing. They aren’t big enough to knock people down, but are big enough not to feel threatened by small children or cats. They can be alone or in a pack, allowing them to be a companion to one, or part of family.