Is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show really a sporting event?
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Is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show really a sporting event?

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The Westminster Dog Show has come and gone, and despite the lack of jumps or strenuous running, it was shown on channels like NBC Sports and Fox Sports. A lot of people are wondering one thing—why? These dogs might be good at following commands and walking a special way, but that in no way makes it a sporting event. Still, with agility courses that test a dog's speed and the competition aspect, it does qualify as a sporting event. What do you think? 🐶

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The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show shouldn't be on a sports network. What is the sport exactly? Dogs prance around with immaculate fur and try not to make on the turf. 

Sure, they might have agility competitions, but it's just dogs going through an obstacle course. It's basically an exhibition. Dog shows are sporting events like ketchup is mustard. It should not be considered a sport.

There's a reason why the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is on a sports network. Have you seen these dogs go? Agility competitions are a timed event where tension is built with every competitor running their hardest to be the fastest dog. They run, jump and fly through the air with grace and power. These are the dogs that make this a sport.

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