Wednesday, February 15, 2012
A Pekinese has won best in show at Westminster in 2012
So once again a pekinese - "Ch Palacegarden Malachy" a.k.a. "Malachy" - has won best in show at Westminster - which says to me that breed clubs really are just interested in looks and breed standards and the perfection of an animal as it's written in a standard and not necessarily anything that's got to do with dogs living in homes and having happy, healthy, lives.
I couldn't imagine having a dog who's eyeballs could pop out any any moment and could become overheated and had to sit on ice packs, and who's nose was positioned so far back into his skull that his face was inverted.
It's funny - because I don't think that dogs recognize pekinese dogs as dogs, just like I don't think they're real dogs.
Whenever a dog comes on the television - Bubby will run over and bark like crazy at the television - and I've watching the television show - "Dogs that Changed the World" and they had quite a long section on Pekinese dogs - and Bubby looked at the tv and didn't bat an eye - he did not recognize those things running around on the screen as being dogs and something worthy to be barked at. It really struck me that even dogs can tell when we humans have gone too far.