By Sara Tan
Feb 05, 2013
5. PUP-TICIPANTS PILING UP
Since its start, there have been a total of 303,756 dogs entered in Westminster's 136 shows through 2012. In addition, there have been a total of 1,713 judges who have officiated at least once at Westminster.
I agree with Hooksette; its just the biggest in America. The European shows don't recognize some of our breeds and many of the dogs there are different. They all are fun and a great way to learn about our best friends...but, "The world's most renowned?.." that is from the thoughts of a sixth grader.
The judges examine EVERY part of the dog's body???? LOL How many of the dogs win or lose by a testicle??? Wonder if the breed's standard mentions anything about the size or shape of a female vagina??? I don't remember seeing a judge examining these parts.
Is Westminster really the worlds most renowned dog show, really? Westminster is limited to 2500 total dogs. The European world championship has over 20,000 dogs annually from as many as 50 countries. Crufts is almost as big with total entries running from 18,000 to 25, ooo. So how is Westminster the worlds most renowned dog show.