On Sunday morning, I walked into my parents room to find Mom watching the dog show with her puppy Roxy. She was educating Roxy about one of her ancestoral breeds that was competing. After a while, Mother decided that the competition could only depress Roxy as she would never be able to compete with these high breed dogs. I mentioned that the whole thing was a little discriminatory against mixed breeds. Mother agreed that it was indeed a Nazi dog competition.
Think about it. Only pure breeds can compete. Not only pure breeds, but certain pure breeds. It's Nazi Germany all over again. I'm pretty sure the German Shepherds were behind it in the beginning. In fact, if I were to research any of this, I'm pretty positive that I would find that the origins date back to World War II. I now understand how painful it must of been for our mutt Fritz (or Fritzy to those who knew him best) to have a German name with such a history as this. Also for the time that Rachel decided to trim the fluffy Lopso Opso/Poodle mix so that he could see. Unfortunately, she got carried away, resulting in a choppy close shaven head and fluffy body. We called him the tick. And apologized for his appearance to visitors.
So yes, it is about time we fight for the equal rights of all dogs to win Best of Show. I'm sure this will be an up hill battle. Mother consoled Roxy by explaining that she would get best of show in the high class mutt category if it existed. I'm sure it will little consolation in the long run.