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    Default"One Beagle's Win a Loss for Others"

    I thought this NPR story by Ketzel Levine this morning about Beagles -- the effect of the recent top dog win at Westminster, the expected increase in Beagles at shelters as a result, and the importance of matching the unique characteristics of each breed of dog with the needs and tolerances of the owners was particularly well done.

    I enjoyed the observation that 'a Beagle gets deaf as soon as it gets interested in a scent' was a clever, true way of putting it. Lab owners can relate to unique characteristics, can't we?

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    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...oryId=18974691



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    DefaultRe: "One Beagle's Win a Loss for Others"

    I caught the story this morning, too, Bob. It was a very good piece.

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    DefaultRe: "One Beagle's Win a Loss for Others"

    Yep. I always feel sorry for the breed that ends up BIS at Westminster. Everyone sees it and wants it without doing their homework first.



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    DefaultRe: "One Beagle's Win a Loss for Others"

    How do you explain the labs popularity, just out of curiousity...? I mean, besides old yeller (who doesn't even look that lab-ish to me) I can't think of any other character that would make people rush out and get one, and we know they don't tend to do well at westminster.....?

    I've always wondered about that.
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    DefaultRe: "One Beagle's Win a Loss for Others"

    Look at all the yellow Labs being used in advertisements. Labs are basically easy keepers. You don't need to bathe them, they require minimal grooming.....



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    DefaultRe: "One Beagle's Win a Loss for Others"

    What Laura said... look at any sport catalogue, especially the LL Bean or Land's End catalogues. And TV ads.

    When Bill Clinton (as prez) got his lab, Buddy, he was TOLD not to get a yellow: a yellow would steal the photo ops; don't get a black... too hard to photograph; what's left? Ummmmmmm... silvers weren't introduced yet, so that left his chocolate boy.

    (Silent nod to Buddy... RIP)

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