Meet Siba, the glamorous bitch who pranced her way to victory at last night’s Westminster Dog Show finals. Siba, a 3-year-old Standard Poodle, is the Joan Collins of dogs. No one’s gonna sit here and tell me Siba’s never casually thought about tossing the contents of her water bowl into some deserving bitch’s snout and was only stopped from doing so by her lack of opposable thumbs. Siba’s a winner dahling, and don’t ever forget it.
Here’s the glorious Siba basking in the glow of her perfection.
BEST IN SHOW: Siba, Standard Poodle (3 y/o), Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, NYC • “I knew she was going to be a champion from a young age. This is her 57th Best in Show title and she’s retiring this year. She sleeps in our bed and she stole my husband's leather recliner.” pic.twitter.com/Oxn5xUfgLg
— The Dogist (@thedogist) February 12, 2020
But sadly, in #thesetryingtimes, even a competition where good dogs get all dolled up and compete for snacks and praise, has led to controversy and strife. According to Mashable, a plucky upstart who comes to the name Daniel, with flaxen fur and a twinkle in his eye, has people all up in their feelings. Crowd favorite, Daniel the Golden Retriever, had the audience eating out of the palm of his paw. His loss to Siba was a hard pill to swallow as it was not coated in peanut butter or hidden in a delicious piece of cheese. Now the cries of #DanielWasRobbed are the bur in Siba’s elegantly coiffed little arm poofs.
The internet has exploded with vocal support for Daniel the golden retriever, winner of the Sporting category. (All dogs at the Westminster Dog Show compete in one of seven categories — Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding — with Best in Show picked from one of the winners.)
Daniel instantly charmed everyone with his joyful smile, sweet demeanour, and undeniable fluffiness. Carrying his bright blue Sporting ribbon off in his mouth, it seemed impossible to conceive there could be a gooder dog in the competition.
What can I say, its a dog beat dog world. But I can understand why Daniel was the beloved favorite. For one thing, he gives hugs.
— CDP (@XTinaMcAwesome) February 12, 2020
— R C (@rc_BOS) February 12, 2020
In true retriever style, Daniel even carried his own ribbon and probably didn’t crease it, not even a little bit. That’s how soft his mouth is. Your ducks and dirty underwear are safe with Daniel.
Love watching the WKC but come on, that Poodle best in show was weak, especially over a stacked class of Golden, Sheltie, Whippet, and Havanese #WestminsterDogShow #WKCDogShow #WestminsterDogShow2020 pic.twitter.com/UGBQZSyro6
— Mike Mason (@mikemasonx) February 12, 2020
Thankfully, while the internet probably still holds a grudge against Siba (who quite frankly did exactly what she was supposed to do– stunt on these hos without a care in the world), I think Daniel’s going to be just fine. Meanwhile, Siba’s got a busy schedule with parties to attend and butts to sniff. (via Gothamist)
Siba, who will be retired, has a big day to follow up her victory: she has appeared on morning talk shows, and will head to the Empire State Building and Beetlejuice The Musical.
Pfft. And they dared to put her in the “non-sporting” group. Siba’s a working girl if I ever saw one.
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A special thanks to @vancityreynolds and @aviationgin for the Sensation cocktail at the #WKCDogShow. Congrats to all the owners, breeders, handlers and dogs for putting forth a true maximum effort.🏆🐾🍸WKC President Chat Reynders, Siba the Best in Show winner and Westminster’s @gailmillerbisher. #QueenSiba