Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Beagle is best of show?

Don't get me wrong. I like beagles. Some of my best friends are beagles. But I was surprised that a beagle named Uno won the best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club this week.

I am glad because he, like us labs, is seen by some as more 'common' than some of the fancy breeds (over 169 breeds at the show) that often win these shows.

I also liked that Uno barked (a lot!) and jumped around with excitement when he won.

They said that while the beagle is consistently listed as one of the most popular breeds (thanks Snoopy!) this is the first beagle to win the big prize.

No beagle had even won the Hound Group since 1939!

Congratulations Uno and let's hope a (black) lab wins next year!