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DOGGIES!!!!! Er, Ahem, The AKC Dog Show is Today

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Getting fluffed for show.

I never thought I would be one of those people, but here I am:  I went to a dog show yesterday.  The 2009 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship started Saturday at the Long Beach Convention Center and finishes today, Sunday, with the Best in Show being crowned at some point tonight.  There also is a highly entertaining agility contest – disproportionately attended by lesbians (not that there is anything wrong with that; I was there too) – in which big and small dogs race their way through an obstacle course.  If you have no plans on a lazy (and hopefully dry) Sunday and have a spare Andrew Jackson in your wallet, tickets at the box office are $20 and free for kiddies.

I know what you’re thinking: Best in Show and one of Jane Lynch’s finest performances outside of Glee. And, really, it is hard not to mock the entire event, or any event in which a group of obsessed people congregate to out-obsess the other.  But, for dog lovers, it’s also a nice chance to see all sorts of different dogs like the Xoloitzcuintli, learn about different breeds, and see how they fluff the bichon frisee’s fur.  It’s electric.

If you can’t make it, no fear: a full recap will be up next week for those who live vicariously through their computers.  The pictures might be the best photos I have ever taken.

8th Annual Dog Show For Mutts Only

There’s still time to register your dog for the 8th Annual Nuts for Mutts Dog Show, which takes place on Sunday, May 17 at Pierce College in Woodland Hills.

The event raises money for New Leash On Life, a local non-profit organization that rescues and rehabilitates homeless pets. The funds raised during the event will help NLOL reach their goal of making Los Angeles a no-kill city. All vendor fees, ticket sales, show registrations and additional proceeds directly benefit homeless animals.

My ex and I entered his pit mix, Seamus into this competition back in 2007. He made it to the semi-finals, only to lose the title of “Best Pit Bull” to a three-legged scamp. He is still licking his wounds from that upset (by him I mean the dog, not the ex). This year might be his big come back (again, the dog, not the ex)!

Seamus After Winning The 2007 Nuts for Mutts Semi-Finals
Seamus After Winning The 2007 Nuts for Mutts Semi-Finals

Nuts for Mutts is an annual dog show and pet fair celebrating the best of the mutt – it’s like the Westminster Dog Show with a sense of humor. In this show, mixed breed dogs compete in categories such as “Best Kisser,” “Fastest Eater,” “Most Vocal,” “Mystery Mutt” and more. It’s a day of fun and a way for people to show off their mutts, so nothing is taken too seriously.

Spaces are filling fast, so don’t miss your chance to strut your mutt in the dog show this year.

Help support New Leash On Life Animal Rescue in their mission to rescue homeless animals and find them permanent, loving homes.

For additional show information, tickets or to register your dog for the show, please visit the official Nuts For Mutts website here.