Monday, January 28, 2019

Glass ceiling for dogs? Males win Westminster almost twice as often

Stephanie Kelly February 9, 2018

After the German shepherd Rumor won the top prize at last year’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, she had her first litter of puppies and retired from competition, like many female show dogs.

By contrast, most top male show dogs can keep competing for years, and it is no coincidence that they also win “Best in Show” in the prestigious annual competition far more often than females, breeders and handlers said as they prepared for this year’s show, which opens Monday, Feb. 12 in New York.

“Now she won’t show again, she’s done,” said Gail Miller Bisher, a spokeswoman for the Westminster Kennel Club, referring to Rumor. “But males can keep going. They can be used as stud and continue showing and keep their coat and keep their shape of body and all that.”

Female dogs, known in pure-bred circles as “bitches,” have snared Best in Show at Westminster 39 times since the award was first given in 1907. Males, known simply as “dogs,” have been victorious 71 times, almost twice as often. ............To Read More...

My Take -  Okay, this has to stop.  From now on the male dogs will have to start having puppies also.

Years ago I had a country club as an account where the ladies were complaining the men were peeing out on the golf course.  So after some discussion it was decided that wasn't right, and voted to allow the women to pee on the golf course also.  Biology is what it is and the latest philosophical flavor of the day isn't going to change that. 

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