As some folks may have seen, a week or so back I shot my first dog show and I had posted some of the better shots over in Critique Corner for review. As I was going thru the shots today, I decided to go ahead and process this shot because every time I look at it, it makes me giggle.
This was not only the first time I ever shot an event such as this, this was the first time I'd ever been to a dog show in person. I've watched a couple on TV from time to time but never having been to one in person, it never really occurred to me that what I've seen on TV was probably "edited" (Doh!). Of course there were certainly the "champions"...those amazing dogs that can run the obstacle courses at mind numbing speeds like real pros but what surprised me was that there were a few dogs there who weren't quite so professional and so I wanted to post this shot for as much what it's not as what it is...
This beautiful guy just really cracked me up. He ended up getting disqualified because instead of going over the jumps, he ran around most of them! LOL!!! "Hey...why should I jump them when I can just go around?". I don't know how he did in the other competitions, but boy did he blow the obstacle course!
There were actually a number of dogs like this...in fact one dog stopped have way thru the weaving poles and when his owner yelled at him, he made a "doo-doo" right in the middle of the field! LOL!!!!!!! Somehow ya just never see that stuff on ESPN .
I've come to the conclusion that actually watching a dog show is like watching a car race...you don't actually watch the race for the race itself but for the wrecks! Call me a tad bit evil but I just had so much more fun watching the dogs that lost!
Anyways...not really looking for critiques or anything on this shot (although you may feel free to do so) as I know it's got some issues...I just wanted to post it along with the story behind it and maybe give a few dog lovers a good smile. Not every dog was born to be a "champion" I guess, but this guy really won my heart.