Dog Eat Dog: A Very Human Book About Dogs and Dog Shows Jane Stern

ISBN: 9780684838922

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Dog Eat Dog: A Very Human Book About Dogs and Dog Shows  by  Jane Stern

Dog Eat Dog: A Very Human Book About Dogs and Dog Shows by Jane Stern
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Canine competition wasnt always a pretty affair. In the early nineteenth century, bull-baiting and ratting were the sports du jour. By the middle of that century, however, another form of dog combat was slowly emerging: the more genteel but noMoreCanine competition wasnt always a pretty affair.

In the early nineteenth century, bull-baiting and ratting were the sports du jour. By the middle of that century, however, another form of dog combat was slowly emerging: the more genteel but no less fiercely contested pedigree dog show. Today, the American Kennel Club sanctions over 11,000 of these shows each year.

Of the 20 million registered purebred dogs in America, some 2 million will compete in events around the country. In Dog Eat Dog, Jane and Michael Stern follow one kennels dogs -- Mimi Einsteins Allstar Bullmastiffs -- through a tumultuous year on the circuit, from the opening weekend show III Princeton, New Jersey, to the nerve-racking season finale ten months later at the Super Bowl of dog shows: the Westminster Kennel Club show at Madison Square Garden.Along the way they explore a wide world of dogs: tiny, hairless polka-dotted ones like Randall, a Chinese Crested- giant, hirsute ones like the leonine Leonberger, Koko von der Heckenrose- and an assortment of Poodles, Cocker Spaniels, Afghans, and more.

At all-breed shows in Providence, Rhode Island, and Greenwich. Connecticut, and a best-in-breed specialty event in Plano, Texas, they put the reader in the crossfire of competition and explain the politics, tonsorial tricks, and gritty ambition that can make a show dog a champion and its handler a star.Written with genuine affection for dogs and spirited enthusiasm for the equally entertaining people and rituals of the show world, Dog Eat Dog is a must-read for anyone who has ever owned a dog, showed a dog, or wondered what could possibly motivate those who do.



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