Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Westminster Dog Show to Finally Allow Mutts: Why It’s Not Enough

My beautiful mutt
For the first time in the history of the prominent Westminster Dog Show, mutts will be allowed to participate in the competition. Up until now, only purebred pups were welcomed to this high status spectacle. (Interestingly the American Kennel Club has allowed mixed breeds to participate in agility, obedience, and other sports for years.) However, before you share the news with that sweet loving pup sitting next to you, let’s go over some of the specifics.
Yes, mutts, or mixed breeds will be allowed to enter the Westminster Dog Show, but only in a new agility category. For years, since the 1800s, in fact, only the purely purebred pups have been lucky enough to enter the competition. For many of those years, dog owners have claimed this was unfair because so many mutts are beautiful, stunning, loving creatures that surely deserved their day on the dais.
Read more at Babble Pets.
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