No need to have USA Network (or for you Canadians, Animal Planet), anyone with access to the internet can watch the entire proceedings of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show online from the breed competitions to the Best in Show finale.
USA Network is not just letting the whole wired world watch. It’s also offering “social viewing experiences including community chatting, interviews, FB and Twitter integrations and real-time behind the scenes moments from the floor. USA is partnering with UStream for the video coverage, which will be accessible worldwide via online and mobile phones. The show will be telecast on USA Network from Madison Square Garden on Monday, Feb. 13 and Tues., Feb. 14, 2012, starting at 8/7c.”
Talk about two cuties. Unfortunately, these photos are pretty low resolution so we don’t get to really ogle either the Scottish Terrier or Cesar Millan close up. The shots were taken two weeks ago when Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot (Sadie) won best in show at the Bexar County Kennel Club competition in San Antonio, Texas. Here’s more about Sadie, a real top dog.
Update: Okay, I just reread this post and realized that everyone else in the photo will probably read this and think, “Hey what am I chopped liver?” No, folks, absolutely not, you’re just with the Brangelina of the dog world. Please, don’t take it badly.
It’s the ‘Look’ and Attitude That Make Mussers’ Sadie Top Dog
“She was absolutely born to be a show dog. She’s just like a dream dog.” – Gabriel Rangel, handler
By Karen Gould
A little black Scottish terrier named Sadie is stealing attention across the country. Her trainer thinks she is the perfect Scotty, and her owners are proud that she did everything right at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in February, where she was named the top dog in the terrier group.
Despite making a hot couple, it’s doubtful that these two show dogs will ever have an unchaperoned moment alone and be able to consummate their love and produce a litter of ScotChis or Taco Terriers. Think of them Charles and Camilla back in those pre-Diana days, who, despite their love, were destined to remain apart.
It turns out the wealthy owners of Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot used to live in Circleville. Although this boosterish local newspaper provides some interesting background information on the champion Scottish Terrier, wefeel compelled to point out that it skips over the incident. What kind of reporting is that?
That “accident” put an end to her chances but we’re not complaining. We’re happy that the elderly gentleman, Stump the 10-year-old Sussex Spaniel, won. He’s officially known as Ch Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee.
Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot is still a young thing with many shows ahead of her, but she’s going to have to learn to do her business outside or they’ll never let her in those fancy Musser family homes. Oy vey!
Update: Catch the Scottish Terrier peepee incident here starting at 18:35. (It’s a countdown so it’s not far into the tape, during the introductions, in fact.) Sorry folks, it looks like the Westminster site has replaced the video with something else more recent.
It was a good day for the Scots. First came the Scottish Deerhound and then the Scottish Terrier. “Maybe I should have a Scotch,” handler Gabriel Rangel joked after Sadie, the Scottish Terrier, won the ultra-competitive Terrier Group on Monday.
Rangel doesn’t mind trafficking in stereotypes when he talks about his favorite girl. “If someone wants experience living with a female, she would be it,” he says. “You can’t do anything. She’s very sensitive, wants love, can get in a bad mood.” Rangel is smiling as he says this, adding, “She’s a princess.”
Sadie, who’s two and was the No. 2 Terrier in the country last year, won the ultra-competitive Terrier Group on Monday. Sadie’s best friend is a Chihuahua named Tad who will be competing today.
“She loves him. He’s her husband,” Rangel says. “She’s sensitive to his size.” Sadie’s 22 pounds, Tad is five pounds. “There’s a love affair between them,” he says.
The Scottish Terrier and Dog News is actively looking for pictures of this rather odd couple.