Show Dogs.

dogEvery year the Westminster Dog Show brings together upwards of nine dog breeds in a major international competition. Here are some of the breeds to look for this year:

Finnish Spitz

German Shepherd

French Bulldog

Italian Dressing

Roman Hands

Swedish Meatball

Baked Alaska

Spanish Olive

Euclidean Geometry

Grandfather Clock

Heimlich Maneuver

David Niven

Mississippi Mud

And if you’re wondering what your dog–or for that matter any dog is–check out where you can upload pictures of your dog and the site will identify the breed.

It’s not always accurate, though. He looks more like a Great Dane to me.

Photo of Victor Borge from Wikipedia

Photo of Victor Borge from Wikipedia


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  1. Ann Koplow

    What happened to the Boston Bean? just told me that Michael is a Labrador Retriever, I’m a dachshund, Aaron was a Schipperke at age 14 and is a Border Collie at age 17, Emo Phillips is a Brussels Griffon, Oscar is an Italian Greyhound, and Harley is a Basenji (which is meticulously clean and doesn’t bark). Many thanks for all of this, Chris.

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      The Boston Bean was disqualified after the drug tests revealed it was baked.

      The only one of your results that surprises me is Emo Phillips. With his hangdog look I would have thought he’d be a Bluetick Coonhound. My favorite joke of his is the time a guy who was hammering called him a paranoid little weirdo…in Morse code. Now I think perhaps Paranoid Little Weirdo should be an officially recognized breed.

  2. Spoken Like A True Nut

    Pretty sure Victor Borge was his own special breed. I’ve owned some awfully smart dogs, but nonetheless all my attempts to teach them phonetic punctuation have been miserable failures.

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      He was indeed one of a kind and I should give credit where credit is due: Victor Borge said when he met Lyndon Johnson the president “picked me up by my ears and pronounced me a Great Dane”. Apparently it’s what Johnson liked to do with dogs.
      Anyway thank you for the reminder–as a kid I had no clue who Victor Borge was but I absolutely loved this video.

  3. Gina W

    I wanted to upload a photo of Chewbacca dressed at Elvis and What is Your Dog named him as a Yorkshire Terrier. I posted it on Twitter. It made me laugh. I’m tempted to post my own photo but I’m afraid it will say something like, “Error. Beluga Whale”. 🙁

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      That was hilarious–the Chewbacca picture, I mean. Now I’m wondering how many Yorkies have ever torn someone’s arm off. I’m sure it’s happened. They’re feisty little dogs.
      If you ever want to share a picture in a comment here–and please do!–just enter the URL or upload it to a site like postimage. Voila:

  4. Beth Argyropoulos

    so much love for this piece- and you included my favorite guy- Bruce McCulloch! personally, i’m still sad when I see bandannas in dogs…

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Isn’t Bruce McCulloch everybody’s favorite? At least he’s the favorite of all intelligent people. Anyway bandannas on dogs are a sad thing, but one of our Dalmatians used to enjoy wearing a coat when it was cold. I don’t think she just liked being kept warm. The way she strutted around it was clear she felt very fashionable.


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