Yes, that is what I'm going to tonight and tomorrow night. The dogs. The annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show takes up two nights and this just has to be better than all the cable news screaming.
Each year I hope against hope that the Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever or the Great Pyrenees or some such big furry dog will win and each year I'm disappointed. The crowd at Madison Square Garden always cheers loudly for these breeds but the judges really like small dogs or if they're big, they're an usual breed.
Am I right or is my prejudice showing? Well here is a list of past winners:
The Wire Fox Terrier has won the most times-14
English Springer Spaniel-6
If you look at the list of Best in Show winners from the beginning you'll see an whole lot of various terrier breeds who won. The odd man out was the Old English Sheep Dog in 1914.
My favorite year was 2004 when a Great Newfoundland won unexpectedly.