Dog Shows

westminster-show The Westminster Dog Show”

The Westminster Dog Show is perhaps the most famous dog show in the United States. Every year, the winner of the Westminster becomes famous, even if for just a brief time, on news stories and internet sites. If you’re interested, you read more about the Westminster here.

We’d like to find out your opinion about dog shows. Have you ever been, or would you like to go? Would you ever like to take a dog to the show? Are the shows interesting displays of the best dogs around, or are they ridiculous and vain?

Click on this video to watch a report of the final competition in 2012, and then leave us a comment answering the questions above. We look forward to hearing your views.

4 Responses to “Dog Shows”


Marta Kubicz says:

May 23rd, 2012 at 15:13

I’ve never been to a dog show and I don’t think I would ever go. Simply because I don’t find it interesting, not to say boring. In my opinion if some people are interested in taking part with their dogs in shows like that it’s their personal thing. I suppose that these people have nothing else to do and they probably have nothing else to spend money on. I am wondering what dogs would say if they could speak.



Tommy says:

May 25th, 2012 at 15:12

Hi Marta!

Thanks for your comment. I suppose I won’t ask you about cat shows . . . JK
I’m not sure what the dogs would say, but I think some of them really enjoy getting their hair cut :)



agnieszka says:

May 29th, 2012 at 20:38

I like animals specially dogs – but The Westminster Dog Show is too much even for me. If I would have a dog I’m sure that I would do my best to take good care of my pet. But that’s includes: long walks, regular vet visit, feeding properly etc. I wouldn’t be interested in any dog show and putting him on stage. For me it’s totally unnecessary, cost too much stress and meaningless work.



Tommy says:

June 1st, 2012 at 15:10

Hi Agnieszka!

So far you seem to have the majority opinion. Even though you like animals, you wouldn’t be interested in a dog show.

I wonder if there’s anyone who would take the opposite viewpoint, and say that they would love to be in a dog show?

Thanks for the comment!


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