Sunday, 30 January 2011

Milan Dog Show 2011

Last weekend,my humans attended a dog show in Milan. As usual, they went without me. Hmph! Anyway, Missus took a lot of photos and I thought I would share them with you. 

First let's take a look at some of the hopeful owners with their 'pride and joy'...

This booti-ful big boy kinda reminded me of Lucille.

Man, they are so in love!

A Rottie and its owner gladly posing for the camera.

And a group photo of the Tosas and their humans.

Next, let's see some of the contestants getting ready for the show...

Check out this Giant Poodle with its frou-frou clad legs!

This little chap is getting a last minute touch-up before presenting himself to the judges.

And this Old English Sheepdog is all groomed and ready to go.

Things were quite lively elsewhere in the arena...

"Look over there!"

"What are they up to?"

Don't worry, it was just the huskies arguing over who was the most gorgeous looking Sibe amongst them!

Some of the other dogs were just taking things in their stride...

"Right! I'm fresh and perky and I'm ready to go!"

"We are taking it easy!"

This Bernese Mountain puppy was too young to enter, but he had big dreams: "One day, I'll conquer the show ring. I'm going to be a star!"

It was thirsty work for Paris, the Great Dane...

...and for some it was all too much...

This Briard was falling asleep on the grooming table!

A Collie snoozing behind its owner.

This Old English Bulldog was trying its very best to stay awake!

But this poor Tosa just curled up and went into la-la-land!

All dogs of different breeds lined up and waiting for their turn to be judged.

Some were more boisterous than others.

Getting stacked...

...a few finishing touches...

...and off they go! Look at her soft flowy hair.

The dogs might have enjoyed their day out, but the humans certainly did...

Prosecco (Dad's favourite!)

Mama mia! These Italian dog owners certainly know how to lead a la dolce vita!

To finish off, here's a short video of the dogs performing in the agility ring. 



PS: The Missus was touched by all of the birthday wishes she received and she wanted me to send a big 'Thank You' to everyone on her behalf. 


Charlie said...

Homer, I think you're just as handsome as those show-ring divas!
- Charlie

KT and Lady said...

A terrific post. Great pictures of the bootiful K9s. We think you could give them a run for their money Homer. Maybe they will take you next time.

Lorenza said...

All of them are gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing the pictures!
Have a great sunday!
Kisses and hugs

Honey the Great Dane said...

wow, Homer - your Missus takes fantastic pictures!! You could almost put these together in a book! Loved seeing all the different types of doggies. Hsin-Yi used to go to a lot of dog shows back in the UK - especially the really big one, Crufts, every year - but over here, there aren't big shows like that.

yeah, I agree - you could certainly have given them all a run for their money! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

The Life of Riley said...

What a weird and wonderful collection of dogs. I'm sure if you had been allowed to go your humans would have left knowing that they were going home with the best dog in the show!


Tanuki Maxx said...

Pawsome post! Soo many kool looking doggies!!


Anonymous said...

oh crud! i missed a birthday! i'm so sorry! happy birthday Missus!

those were great shots of the doggies. how fun! did they speak Italian?

rottrover said...

There was a ROTTIE!! And a very handsome one at that!! Beautiful shots of big doggies. That golden doing agilities was SO entheusiastic! Fun post.

Happy Birthday, Misus!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Maggie and Mitch said...

Thank you so much for showing us the Afghan Hounds, Homer! Mom is so in love with them. What a fun day!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I really love dog shows and learning about all the different breeds--I just wish a Golden would win 'best in show' but they never do...But to me, they always have and will be the best! :-))

Thor said...

What a great post, Homer! Those dogs are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us.

Ben said...

Hoppy Barkday Missus - we is late.
Ben and the Fellas.

And the show looks PAWSOME -

Deborah said...

Beautiful dog pictures at the dog show.
Have a nice Monday!

Carol from Down Under said...

Thanks for all the beautiful dog photos. Isn't is wonderful how we all like different breeds. Belated Happy Birthday Homer's Mum. No worries, love Carol.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

The Rotti looks like Mom's passenger Jake!

As fur the Sibes, that is SOOOOOOOO a Sibe thing!

Thanks fur sharing all those pawesome khanines!


Anonymous said...

What a great vibe! Everybody so fresh and eager and ready to go. The dogs seemed as excited as the people, and that's really saying something...!
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dog beds and more

The Bumpass Hounds said...

OK Homer, catch up time for us.
We're still in shock at the sight of that giant Poodle with the haircut thingy going on - YIKES! Happy belated birthday to Missus, the nicest lady we know on the European continent with a dog named Homer. There is another lady in North America with a Homer that we're also fond of.
Homer, you were definitely the most handsome dog at the show.

Fiona said...

lovely photos!! I know how tiring a dog show can be to a pup, I love those cute photos of them passed out!! precious!

George the Lad said...

Some good looking dogd, but that poodle why does he have to have balls on his back !!!
Maybe you can stock up on foodables if you mom comes over for crufts.
See Yea George xxx