February 11, 2008

Go Beagles!!

Westminster's Crowd Favorite
A charmer named Uno may end the dog show's century-long snub of beagles

Here he is--Uno the beagle!

When we lived in Germany there was no end to the admiration and praise that Scout received from complete strangers. Beagles are very uncommon there, but very recognizable. And luckily for me, the German word for beagle is "beagle." When Kevin was out one day, he had a conversation with a guy who said gruffly--"Beagles--best damned dog in the world!"

Well the beag's time may have come. Uno the beagle took best in breed at the Westminster kennel club. His next step will be the hound group competition, and then best in show! It sounds like Uno is 100% beagle-behaved too.

While best in show will be presented Tuesday night, the playful 15-inch beagle certainly earned one title at Madison Square Garden: noisiest in show.

Uno sounded off every chance he got and clearly became the early crowd favorite, wagging his white-tipped tail and taking a flying leap at one of Wilkerson's cooked pork loin treats.

Apparently in the 100-year history of the Westminster Kennel Club, a beagle has never won best in show. And no beagle has won the hound group since 1939!

Let's go Uno!!

Posted by Shelby at February 11, 2008 07:01 PM

That's what you and Kevin need for Dig...a treadmill. He can burn off some of that distructive energy.

Posted by: Katrina Rosiak at February 11, 2008 08:46 PM
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