If additional stimulation is needed to get you all in the proper Dog Show state of mind, I offer you this challenge:
Identify as many dog breeds (1-12) represented in this year’s WKC poster as you can without looking them up.
Just for reference, I was pretty confident that I could correctly identify 10 of the 12, until @WKCDOGS informed me otherwise! But I think I have some excellent guesses in any case. By way of contrast, Stephen identified four of them (one of whom he trips on every morning – but color me impressed: 4 is 2 more than I thought he would be able to identify).
By the way, sheepdog will only earn you a half-point provided it’s attached to the right dog(s), Mop and Mop’s Brother, though perhaps clever, will not earn you any points, and finally, while Aikido is a type of Japanese martial arts, and CBGB was a punk club in New York City, neither is a breed of dog (and neither the Akita, nor the PBGV are on this poster).
Let the games begin.
Real Dog Show Fluffing