For the first time, I visited, the Stockholm dog show today. For an outsider (who has never owned a dog) it was fascinating. I obviously enjoyed seeing all the cute dogs, but I was also intrigued by the special culture among the dog owners. These people sure took their hobby seriously. The competition part of the show was a strange event where the canines (styled in to finest detail by their ambitious owners) where led around in a circle in front of a group of judges. The judges compared the dogs to a breed standard and gave points.
Most of the dogs, the actuals stars of the entire event, seemed to enjoyed their time in the limelight. Some were tired, some were totally knackered, but the majority just seemed to take the opportunity to meet dog friends and get petted by kids (and keen amateur photographers).