Westminster Dog Show “Meet The Breeds” Video Shows Dog Owners Dressed Up With Their Pets, And It's Amazing
The Westminster Dog Show may be over, but that doesn't mean we have to stop cooing over all the adorable pups who participated in it. Case in point: This “Meet the Breeds” video featuring a huge variety of Westminster Dog Show dogs and their owners all dressed up for the big event — and yes, the costumes are coordinating. It is glorious, and I suggest you watch it ASAP. You won't regret it.
Organized by the Westminster Club and the American Kennel Club, the Westminster Dog Show isn't just about the show itself; it also allows those who attend to meet around 100 different breeds. Basically, it's a dog love's paradise. As the video notes, though, there's one thing that sets this particular dog show apart from all the others: The amount of detail the dog owners put into their stalls. Many of them come up themes and dress both themselves and their pooches accordingly, and you guys? The results are magnificent. In fact, I would argue that they're more fun that the show itself. As one gentleman put it, “Anyone who knows dog show people knows we're all crazy” — but I think it's the good kind of crazy. You know: The type that involves super cute pets and their humans, all dolled up and having a terrific time.
Here are four of my favorite costumes; scroll down to watch the full video. It will make you squee (I promise) — and hey, if you're already looking forward to Halloween 2015, it might just give you some ideas for your costume!
If You Have a Corgi, Dress Up As...
Queen Elizabeth II. There is no other option.
If You Have a Dog That Does Tricks, Dress Up As…
A circus ringleader. You will delight the crowds.
If You Have a Newfoundland, Dress Up As…
A lighthouse keeper. Due to their size and strength, Newfoundlands are excellent at performing water rescues; as such, lighthouses often had one around in the event of disaster (or in the event of Peter Pan — Nana was a Newfoundland). Also, this costume pairing is adorable.
If You Have a Mastiff, Dress Up As…
A medieval castle and all its denizens. They're an old breed that traditionally have been keepers of the castle. Also, the American Kennel Club describes mastiffs as “a combination of grandeur and good nature as well as courage and docility,” which would probably make them the ideal courtier. If, y'know, they were human.
Watch the whole video here:
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