Offbeat Two brothers and their dogs compete in the Super Bowl of canine competitions

07:16  14 february  2018
07:16  14 february  2018 Source:   washingtonpost.com

NFL includes Aaron Hernandez in pre-Super Bowl 'In Memoriam' video

  NFL includes Aaron Hernandez in pre-Super Bowl 'In Memoriam' video The NFL included deceased former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in an "In Memoriam" video that was shown on video boards at U.S. Bank Stadium in the hours leading up to Super Bowl LII Sunday, according to Eric Skelton of Complex. Hernandez committed suicide in his jail cell in April. He was serving a life-without-parole sentence for murder.The slide containing Hernadez also apparently displayed several other lesser known players: © CJ Gunther / REUTERS Other recent or well-known players were honored with photos or highlights on individual slides.

Fenric and Cortlund capped off their busy — and successful — season at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. The Super Bowl of canine competitions is held every February in New York City, and only about 100 kids qualify for the Junior Showmanship event.

Fact: We could look at photos of brothers Chris Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth with dogs all day long. Two brothers and their dogs compete in . The Super Bowl of canine competitions is held every February in New York City, and only about 100 kids qualify for the Junior Showmanship event.

Every Monday, Fenric Towell plucks the long hairs that sprout like weeds on his dog’s neck, ears and bottom. On Wednesdays, he pulls the hairs on her back and sides. Also during the week, he clips Missy’s toenails, bathes her and brushes the Lakeland terrier with coat polish, a conditioner for dogs.

Watch: Eagles Fan Climb Hydraulic Fluid-Soaked Poles To Celebrate Super Bowl Win

  Watch: Eagles Fan Climb Hydraulic Fluid-Soaked Poles To Celebrate Super Bowl Win To no surprise, Philadelphia Eagles fans are celebrating the franchise's first Super Bowl victory by climbing street poles. The Eagles won Super Bowl LII by defeating the New England Patriots 41–33 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The police department decided to stop using Crisco to grease up street poles and instead switched to hydraulic fluid to prevent fans from climbing poles. Fans were still able to climb street poles when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship. This time, hydraulic fluid would not stop fans either. @Eagles fan > hydraulic fluid. Yep, he scaled the light pole! Come on guys!!! Celebrate safely! Be responsible #SuperBowlLll@Eagles@6abcpic.twitter.com/V2dkMp8qYY— Christie Ileto (@Christie_Ileto) February 5, 2018 Thousands of fans are gathering at Philadelphia's Broad Street.

Two brothers and their dogs compete in the Super Bowl of canine competitions | News News Fenric Towell guides Lakeland terrier Missy in the ring at the

The New York event, a Super Bowl of the dog show world, promises hours of primped canines and various breed factoids. Inspired by interest in dog agility, cat fanciers began holding agility competitions in the early 2000s, largely with the goal of getting people to play more with their felines.

Older brother Cortlund washes his dog, too, and trims her whiskers. His English pointer is allergic to dust, and Icy will break out in hives if she is not thoroughly scrubbed. An itchy dog does not make for a happy pet — or show dog.

Fenric, who is 11, and Cortlund, who turned 18 on Tuesday, are junior dog handlers. The siblings live in Oklahoma City with one sister, five brothers and 10 dogs. When the boys are not grooming and exercising their four-legged pals at home, they are competing in dog shows across the country. Last year, they averaged 15 to 20 days a month on the road.

“I do my homework on the car ride there and back,” said Cortlund, who is home-schooled and started competing when he was 12. (Five of the Towell children show dogs; 9-year-old Gideon is the youngest.)

Super Bowl newborns: infants initiated into football traditions at WRH

  Super Bowl newborns: infants initiated into football traditions at WRH Super Bowl newborns: infants initiated into football traditions at WRHIt was the fourth year in a row for the cocoons, knitted by Fae Gillespie, president of the Metropolitan General Hospital Auxiliary. Families were invited to gather in the Family Birthing Centre’s waiting lounge for a group photograph.

Super Bowl . Eating from a raised dog food bowl can make your canine companion feel like royalty, and who doesn't want to treat her beloved pup like a king or queen? Should Cats Have Their Own Food Bowl ? Why Dogs Move Their Food Bowls Around.

Two brothers and their dogs compete in the Super Bowl of canine competitions . Westminster show dogs have some unusual food faves.

Fenric and Cortlund capped off their busy — and successful — season at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. The Super Bowl of canine competitions is held every February in New York City, and only about 100 kids qualify for the Junior Showmanship event.

“It’s a really big thing for me,” said Fenric.

To land a spot at Westminster, you have to be 9 to 18 years old and have won the title of best junior handler at least seven times at American Kennel Club shows over a 12-month period. The Towells exceeded that magic number. Fenric took home the ribbon nine times; Cortlund’s tally is a whopping 44.

“I make sure the dog is happy and calm,” Cortlund said of his strategy. “I try not to overthink it.”

Last year, Cortlund took fourth place at Westminster, an achievement he dedicated to his sister. In 2015, Annessa competed in New York but did not advance to the Junior Showmanship Finals.

“She didn’t reach the goal she wanted, and she deserved it,” he said. “I felt like I had to go and get something for her.”

Eagles-Patriots draws smallest Super Bowl TV audience in 9 years

  Eagles-Patriots draws smallest Super Bowl TV audience in 9 years The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots played the highest-scoring game in Super Bowl history, but the offensive clinic didn't translate into higher viewership. In fact, Sunday's contest drew the lowest television rating for a Super Bowl since the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals clashed nine years ago, according to Nielsen, via ESPN's Darren Rovell. The game was watched by an average of 103.4 million viewers, down from the 111.3 million who watched the Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons last year.

He and his wife have six dogs , two of which compete in Flyball; his personal dog , Cayenne, is a border The couple skipped a cousin’s wedding last October to attend the sport’s equivalent to the Super Bowl : the North American Flyball Association’s CanAm Classic, a yearly event in Indianapolis.

Two brothers and their dogs compete in the Super Bowl of canine competitions . Similar from the Web. ' Dogs can ' t vote ': Germany ' s SPD embarrassed by new canine - www.trtworld.com. What will the new German coalition government mean for Turkey?

At every dog show, Westminster included, the boys follow the same steps.

First, transform Missy and Icy into beauty queens. At this point in the pups’ careers, the 2-year-olds are used to the salon treatment, including a spritz of hair spray to tamp down flyaway fur.

Second, keep the dogs as still as statues while a judge checks their teeth, by peeling back their lips; muscles, by giving them a squeeze on the shoulder and back side; and coats, by running a hand over their fur like a dust cloth. And finally, take a lap around the ring, without dog or person tripping up.

“My mom gives me a list of things to remember,” Fenric said. “Keep eye contact with the judge and look at the dog to make sure she isn’t doing something bad.”

Fenric knows that Missy can get into mischief. She has confused a Pekingese dog and a women’s fur coat for her squeaky toy. Neither one was interested in playing along.

At Westminster, Fenric competed Monday morning but didn’t make the cut. Cortlund showed the next day and did not advance, either. However, instead of focusing on the loss, he bounced back fast. Within minutes, he was back in the ring for a different event, still trying for a win.

Bulldogs Compete for Titles Like 'Best Tail' and 'Best Smile' in Annual Beauty Contest .
The Bulldog Beauty Contest is held annually in Long Beach, Calif. After a strut down a grassy catwalk and red carpet, judges awarded titles based on charm, first impression, face, figure and personality.French and English bulldogs from all over the country competed for titles like best legs, best smile and best tail.The contest even has a special category for the best dog with a disability.Winston, a therapy dog, was just one of the many bulldogs in attendance.“We go into libraries and he lays with the child and he helps them learn how to read better,” Winston’s owner explained in an interview with KCBS.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!