Above is Sadie, a Scottish Terrier and the Best In Show at the 134th Westminster Dog Show in New York City.
Before Sadie won the coveted title, two animal "rights" activists gave their two-cents on the whole spectacle. These animal "rights" fanatics have a problem with purebred dogs, breeding such dogs and dog shows in particular.
First, I support my local humane society and their efforts to place shelter dogs, and cats and all animals, in loving and safe homes. Mrs. Right View From The Left Coast, Scout the Wonder Dog and your humble blogger have participated in the annual Wiggle Waggle Walk to raise money for the shelter and all their efforts. BTW, as an aside, if you go to the Wiggle Waggle link, we helped raise $4,800 under the Paws On Parade team.
But, I also have no problem with the responsible and professional breeders. Many people want to have a certain dog and lets face it. Many humane societies do not have certain kinds of dogs. And the wrong people getting a shelter dog when they would have wanted a purebred will make for a bad situation.
There, off the soapbox.
For the winner, Sadie, the third time is the charm as she was denied two other times.
And, Sadie had to beat out 2,499 other dogs for the coveted title.
Congrats to Sadie! WOO HOO !! And WOOF!