Westminster Dog Show: Best Dog Names
The Westminster Kennel Club's annual dog show finishes up tonight with the coveted Best of Show. Here's a look at some fo the best-named pups to come out of the 2016 show.
Fun Fact: Don't Stop Believing was born 58-68 days following a Journey concert that its parents, Winterholme Journey and Hollywood Trivia attended. Don't Stop is a Shih Tzu and according to tradition, the Shih Tzu was developed in China's Imperial courts by the crossing of ancient Chinese and Tibetan breeds.
Fun Fact: Hamitup is a 4-year-old female Bulldog. Today's Bulldogs are fun-loving, affectionate and well-rounded, but they were originally bred for the brutal sport of bull baiting (don't make my mistake and google this).
Fun Fact: Rumor is a 5-year-old female German Shepherd and is favored to win Best in Show at the 2016 Westminster Dog Show. German Shepherds are highly intelligent (see K-9 officers), an exceptional family dog. It was bred to be a sheep herding and protection dog in Germany.
Fun Fact: Barack O'Beagle is a 4-year-old, 15-inch, male beagle. Beagles eat everything. No chapstick, pen, or pair of underwear is safe around the beagle. This is less of a fun fact and more of one from experience. In America, the Beagle dates back to colonial days, when they were imported for hunting rabbits....and yoga pants. Beagles come in two varieties: 13 inches and 15 inches.
Fun Fact: Sassy Girl is a 4-year-old Borzoi. Those dogs originated in Russia and were used by the Russian aristocracy to go after and catch wolf, fox and hare. They have a gentle temperament though they are still mainly used for hunting. Males can weigh up to 100lbs.