Monday, February 13, 2012

COME ON IN & JOIN THE PARTY!


Welcome to Our Garden Party. Tune your TV to USA Network and join us for the dogdom's ultimate armchair quarterbacking. Please say hello to your host when you come in and then feel free to mingle. It's like any other open house.

There are very few rules. Feel free to cheer for your favorites and make fun of the spectators. Just please, this is a PG 13 room. We all appreciate humor, just keep it clean and don't be too cruel (a little teasing is OK). To participate just log in (you can be anonymous) & leave a comment and then refresh your screen frequently to view the latest comments. This is our house warming, so expect a few mishaps, but we hope everyone has fun.

213 comments:

  1. Too bad I'm in the five mile way nosebleed seats. Oh well at least my tv is good.

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  2. Hi everyone! Welcome to the Bwest In Show Daily/Dog Show Poop Garden Party. We have lots of surprises to share with you tonight

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  3. I just love tonight!Watching from MO.

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  4. We are in the Press Box, high above the Garden Floor. It's very dramatic

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  5. We had three of our Top Ten from last year eliminated today.

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  6. We're being joined by Pilar Kuh, on of my Best In Show Daily partners

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  7. VERY high in the press box! Great view, eh Billy?

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  8. You got into the press box? Lucky....

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  9. Pilarpicked up an AOM today with her Bouvier, Garrison

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  10. Does anyone if there is a live feed online anywhere? Unfortunately, work eliminated our cable and I am stuck here until 9!

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  11. And the first commercial showed....

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  12. I've been looking forward to this! Had so much fun chatting last year, and I know it'll be the same this year. Watching from Michigan, by the way.

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  13. Living liker an eagle or a bat in the belfry, I'm not sure which

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  14. Her come the Hounds, The big surprise in Hounds today was the winningest Pharaoh Hound in history, GCH cH Northgates aS You Like It, was beaten in the breed.

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  15. And the Hounds have entered :D

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  16. Pier 94/95 next year? Really?

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  17. Yes, that's the second year in a row Qing lost the breed.

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  18. crazy stuff happening today!

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  19. This is GCH CH Kiarry's Pandora's Box. This youngster has already won two BIS this year

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  20. Online feed... anyone?!? Westminster's keeps taking me to Ridgeback breed judging :(

    Kelly, IL

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    1. I feel your pain, I think they may stream the groups from today, tomorrow... If memory serves me right.

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  21. Handler Erin Roberts had three breed wins today, including this Basenji

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  22. Hi everyone, good luck to your favorites :)

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  23. Lovely Basenji. I know she won tons of group placements last year. I'm surprised she hasn't won any Bests yet.

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  24. besides the schip and gigi, what else did erin have?

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  25. I don't think there's an online feed of the groups. Just the breed judging highlights.

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  26. i love the american english coonhound!

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  27. Sure beats the other televised dog shows

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  28. Very unfortunate that the only option is to have cable to watch the groups. Guess I'll live vicariously through here and Facebook.

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  29. Mr. D, the other televised dog shows have been filmed earlier, edited, and then televised after the fact. Westminster is the only "live" televised broadcast. Isn't it great seeing all the breeds?

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  30. Has everyone herd about the changes in store for nest year?

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  31. Once again Westmisnter will allow entries for class dogs, provided they have at least one major.

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  32. The Wirehaired Dachshund had such a lovely free stack after her down and back.

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  33. They will also increase the entry to 3200 dogs. This year's entry was limited to 2000 because of the construction here at the GFarden.

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  34. They will also split the venue. Breed judign wioll be done at the west side piers and only the Group and BIS judging will be done here at the Garden.

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  35. Fantastic group so far, but I think the best is still to come!

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  36. It will allow for a lot more room for exhibitors & spectators alike

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  37. dont know how they think everyone will have time to get to the garden in time for groups

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  38. Yes, I heard of the changes, and I did hear that Westminster used to allow class dogs. I've never been to the show, so the only opinion I have really is the one when you know there is change..that it will feel odd lol

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  39. Good Evening, I am here from SC, dont have cable to have to live through hearing from all of you

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  40. 14 inch blizzard, enough said.

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  41. Isn't Chet the same Harrier that won Group 1st at Eukanuba?

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  42. Gorgeous Harrier. I'm gonna take a wild guess and say that he takes the group.

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  43. Hey Billy... know anything about this Wolfhound and why he's getting so much applause around the entire arena?

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    1. I was wondering the same thing.

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    2. The Irish is a breeder/owner/handler dog.

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    3. The Irish Wolfhound, GCH Pinehurst Garret, was No. 1 all breed/breed last year and we're all proud of his owner/breeder/handler

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  44. Pat Trotter has won the Hound Group ten times with her home bred Norwedians

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  45. Those wolfhounds are large....

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  46. Chet, the harrier, is the same dog that took the group in Orlando.

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  47. go pat trotter!!!!!

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  48. My friend owns the greyhound, I hate that I cant see him.
    Kris

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  49. The PBGV is another huge crowd favorite! Massive applause!!!

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    1. Texas has that jolly PBGV personality to spare.

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  50. This Pharaoh Hound won the Breed here last year.

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  51. That is a successful breeding program by the sounds of it

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  52. The PBGV looked real nice on TV!

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  53. curt willis rocks!

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  54. Well, I think it will be interesting to see how this turns out because this judge gave the whippet the group last year!!!!!!!!!!!

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  55. This was the #1 Saluki last year with four BIS

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  56. here goes your group winner

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  57. Chanel is the top winning Whippet of all tiome with 69 BIS

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  58. If I had my way, the american foxhound would be first, the wire hair would be second, the whippet would be third and the harrier fourth

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    1. Yay for Jewel, cobred by my Texas friends at Brazos American Foxhounds

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  59. Recently saw ChaCha the Whippet in person at the show here in Atlanta and I must say, she is gorgeous in person. And I just LOVE what they did with her leash! She has a Coco Chanel charm on it..too cute! :D

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  60. But lets see, who has predictions

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  61. Chanel won the Hound group here in 2010.

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  62. I think Chanel has it in the bag at this point. But I love both the Dachshunds she pulled out.

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  63. 13" Beagle, LOnghaired Doxie, Wirehiared Dachshund, Elkhound, PBGV Rhodesian., & Whippet

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  64. Wow! Wirehaired Dachshund!

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  65. YAY CHEESE (Longhair Dachshund)!!!

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  66. Wow that bitch is breathtaking

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  67. Anyone else over this dig show?

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    1. Don't let one unexpected group win ruin the entire show. Each breed winner has the potential to earn a rightful spot as the group winner.

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  68. Well you got your shelter ad.

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  69. chanel didn't show as good as she can!

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  70. Definitely a bit surprising, but not disappointing by any means! She was gorgeous, and had the personality to match!

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  71. The Wirehaired Dachshund, GCH CH Raydachs Playing With Fire V Gleishorbach SW wind the Hound Group

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  72. The PBGV, Texas, is second, the Whippet, Chanel, is third, & the Elkhound, Erik is fourth.

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  73. We've watched upsets all day today, in Pharaoh HOuds, Cardigan & Welsh Corgis, & the biggest surprise, the Standard Poodles.

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  74. Yes, the poodle contest was surprising. What domyou know about the breed winner?

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  75. The big face off to watch ehre is between the Pekingese, Malachy, & the Affenpinscher, Joey.

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  76. go monkey go!!!!!

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  77. Pug all the way!!

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  78. Tina Fey came out of a very tough line up today

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  79. This Cavalier is breeder/owner handled by Pat Kelly

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  80. Lovely expression on the Cavalier.

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  81. The Smooth coat Chihuahua, Dee Dee, is also breeder/owner handled. She won the br3eed here last year.

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  82. I love the gait on this Long Coat Chihuahua.

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  83. I am using a netbook with a little keyboard tonight. I'm a lousy typist, but not usually this lousy.

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  84. This Havanese beat a multi BIS winning Havanese to take the breed today.

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  85. I posted a pic of Dee Dee and Gloria Johnson on our Facebook page yesterday after they won the specialty at the Hotel Pennsylvania!

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  86. I think this is really the toughest group of the night

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  87. that havanese was nice

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  88. This Miniature Pinscher is the Number One Toy Dog in the US currently

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  89. Classie is certainly giving Joey and Malachy a run for their money.

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  90. i'm sorry but that papillons front is incorrect

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  91. Is that a dog or a dust bunny.

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  92. If I ever own a Peke, I think I'll name it "Roomba" because that's what they remind me of!

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  93. Diego has done a lot winning with this Pug

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  94. Love that pug head!

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  95. The toy poodle was pretty stunning moving and groomed to perfection. Like her for a piece of the group.

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  96. In Europe the Silky Terrier is shown in the Terrier Group

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  97. i can't believe the poodle had never been in BOB compeition before today

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  98. That's got to be one of the most beautiful coats I've ever seen on a Silky Terrier.

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  99. Pug-Affenpinscher-Peke-Min pin

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  100. Peke aff min pin griff

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  101. Affenpinscher, MinPin, Englis Toy Spaniel, Griff, Maltese, Toy Manchester, & Silky

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  102. Damn. Pug was robbed!

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    1. The Pug, frankly, is not that good. He is in fantastic condition and handled to perfection - but that doesn't change the underlying structure.

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  103. This will by far be the toughest group in my opinion.

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  104. Peke, Affenpinscher, Min-Pin, Silky.

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  105. Peke, Affenpinscher, MinPin, & Silky

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  106. GCH CH PalaceGarden Malachy repeats his Toy group win from last year

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  107. Up comes the Non-Sporting Group, where I had expected one of the two Top Standard Poodles might win BIS, but it's a whole new game.

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  108. There was a Smooth Collie placard on the floor by the Lhasa Apso sign, but someone removed it before we're hitting the air. Tee hee!

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  109. Looking forward to seeing that Standard Poodle that won today!

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  110. The Bichon is handled by Scott Sommer who has one BIS twice here once with a Bichon and once with a Sussex Spaniel

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  111. It'll be interestng to see if the Chinese Shar-Pei repeats her win.

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  112. The French Bulldog was one of the largest entries here

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  113. Looks great for 9 years old.

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  114. Kelli Denton looked really good w/her keeshond. kelli is one of the top junior handlers in the Midwest.

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  115. One of our new breeds the Norwegian Lundehund is on the table... read all about them. http://www.bestinshowdaily.com/blog/2012/02/norwegian-lundehund-means-puffin-dog-2/

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  116. Sugar Baby is the Number One Miniature Poodle and has already won three BIS this year

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  117. That Schip looks unbelievable for 10 years old.

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  118. Did you know that the Chow Chow is co-owned by Martha Stewart, yeah that Martha Stewart.

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  119. I think the Xolo has a decent chance at placing in the group. He's a multi-BIS winner, and he's not even two years old.

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  120. This Xolo is named Georgio Armani. At least the owners have a sense of humor.

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  121. Well that explains that..The Standard Poodle popped up out of nowhere from Canada as an accomplished show dog there. Fair enough haha

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  122. Armani is a wonderful dog and such a great one too. I hope he places

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  123. Armani, the Xolo, has great muscle definition and development.

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  124. The cut, the Bichon, the Shar-Pei, the Dal, the Low Chen, the Miniature Poodle, and the Xolo.

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  125. I just got goosebumps watching the Xolo!

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  126. It's the Dal, Ian, followed by the Shar-Pei, the Low Chen, and the Miniature Poodle.

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  127. That judge looks like T.R with a ponyatil.

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  128. You should look into the eyes of that Xolo, he has a look like he sees into your soul. HE is one awesome

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  129. Fantastic short list. Every single one of them would have been deserving of that group win.

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  130. It is too bad there is so much politics involved in dogs shows. The dogs deserve better!

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  131. I agree that was a nice N/S group.

    Now I predict the GSD, Capi will have this group.

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    1. Jimy, the most successful handler of alltime with more than 1000 BIS, is rumored to be retiring after this show.

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  132. Capi has been my pick for this group since I saw him in his first U.S. show last year.

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  133. I recently saw Aster win the Group in Atlanta, beating out Capi, and she's just beautiful..I'm going for Aster. But I'm not counting out Capi's good chances of winning.

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  134. that is probably the best i've ever seen the border collie show

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  135. This is the first Briard I have seen with drop ears

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  136. that might be the best front i've ever seen on a cardigan corgi

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  137. Striking facial markings on the Corgi. He also seems to have quite the personality!

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    1. Out of the dogs that have gone so far, I think the Bouvier has a bit of an edge.

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  139. Both Capi & Jimmy get a rousing reception

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  140. jimmy should have started over!

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  141. jackie's suti is crazy!

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  142. I Like the GSD, the Puli, The Bouvier, & the Cattle.

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  143. The tone of this year's comments has been so much better than last year's. i really appreciate y'all. It was a downer last year, especially all the snide remarks during the terrier group Thanks.

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  144. He pulls, the Aussie, the Bouvier, the rough Collie, the GSD, the Old English, the Pulis, & the Sheltie.

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  145. It'sd the GSD, GCH CH Babheim's Captain Crunch,followed by the Bouvier, OES, & the Sheltie

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  146. Join us again tomorrow at 8:00 PM EST for the Terrier Group, the Sporting Group, the Working Group, & BIS! Goodnight everyone.

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  147. Yes, Thanks for doing this! Looking forward to tomorrow night.

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  148. Looking forward to tomorrow! So excited to see what happens with the poodles Breed), if the cocker can get through. Don't forget the fox terrier battle between the smooth and wire. so much to look forward tooI

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  149. When are standard poodles? That is a breed worth tuning in for? Do we know if Timmy or Taffee will be showing?

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  150. Poodles were already shown today. A Poodle from Canada won the breed.

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  151. Nice line up so far - surprised at some, not with others. Looking forward to seeing tomorrow's groups and BIS. Enjoyed this commentary - didn't post this year - fighting a head cold and watched from my couch corner! Definitely think Cappy looked great with Jim Moses so we will see what happens tomorrow - night all!

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  152. http://www.thestatecolumn.com/articles/2012/02/13/dog-lovers-to-protest-mitt-romney-at-westminster-dog-show/

    Now this has gone really political (rolls eyes).

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