No Wonder a Lab has Never Won at Westminster
The Westminster Dog Show just wrapped up the 2014 edition. Yet again, the Best in Show was won by a breed other than America’s favorite, the Labrador Retriever. Amazing as it sounds, the Lab has never won the Best in Show award at Westminster. There have been many reasons put forth as to why a Lab has never won the show including that they are not fancy enough or lack of elaborate grooming. Based on this year’s Labs, here is another one: the Labs who are chosen as Best in Breed are just too damn fat!
Best Labrador Retrievers of 2014
Take a look at the pictures of the top 2 Labs at Westminster (pictures from westminsterkennelclub.com). Both of these dogs are seriously overweight. You could see the Best in Breed Lab’s fat jiggling when she was running through the judging circles. Where is the tummy tuck? Where is the muscle tone and athleticism? Perhaps there was a mistake and these dogs are actually winners at the Coney Island Hot Dog Eating competition, not “Best of” competition winners?
Best in Breed, 2014 Labs, Westminster Dog Show
Best of Opposite Sex, 2014 Labs, Westminster Dog Show
That these dogs were showcased in this event is sad and embarrassing. Already, 60% of Labs in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Awarding Best in Breed and showcasing fat labs will only exacerbate this problem.
Slimdoggy Jack is pissed!
UPDATE: Our follow-up post on how overweight Labs have become the new normal is now available for reading.