I'm actually surprised at how disappointed I am. A Pekingese? I thought it was going to be between say, the German Shepherd and the Doberman. Despite my personal feelings that something is horribly wrong with American show German Shepherd's hindquarters, somebody clearly likes them. But no. It was the Peke.
Elka was sad too.When I told her, she had to go and get Gumby to share the burden.
I tried to tell her there were other shows. Crufts, in the UK, is coming up soon, I seem to remember Alfie mentioning. There are Dobermans in the UK, albeit natural (they banned cropping and docking there, I'm not sure when). This was a hard sell for Elka.
But, with some of my steak, and judicious application of the Monster Mouth, I think Elka will get over her disappointment. After all, there is next year. And the future of Doberkind!
Sorry, Fifi, you were robbed. But all us Doberfolks support you!
(GCh Ch Protocol's Veni Vidi Vici, from http://www.
westminsterkennelclub.org/ 2012/photos/breed/WS26576604. html)