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The National Dog Show Is Probably A Cult

I can't help but have a suspicious feeling about "The National Dog Show." Is this a fun competition, or actually the next big cult?

Aaron Barnaby

Currently, I'm sitting down in the living room, home with family for Thanksgiving, and we have on this strange little competition between the worlds finest dogs. I can't help thinking, what the hell is going on?

I understand that this "National Dog Show" competition happens every year, and it's an extremely formal and prestigious event or whatever, but it's actually kinda weird, right? Granted I have no experience with dog shows or anything of the sort, but it honestly seems like a cult.

Stay with me here, you have a group of people who dress up super fancy, that are fully committed to this idea of having dogs act as tame as possible just to get a rating by these judges in hopes to move on and be the "best overall." From my experience, in a typical cult, you try and impress your cult leaders and become loyal to them by completing tasks or spending time with them to gain their trust. In this odd dog show, these followers breed these perfect dogs to impress old white men in hopes of winning (or gaining his trust?)

Look it's obviously a bold move to call a well-renowned event a bloodthirsty cult, but where there's smoke there's fire.

See the majority of people when seeing these dogs have the same type of reaction, "Oh look at all the cute pups! Good boys all around." But for whatever reason at The National Dog Show, all the involved parties see something completely different. These "judges" or "participants" look at things like the teeth, or the posture, or the size of these dogs feet. It's like their hand picking their private dog army.

Why have such strict regulations and requirements for these dogs to go through? Is it to reward the best-kept dogs and their owners for breeding excellence? Or is it simply the cult selecting top-notch dogs to eventually overthrow the government? What seems more likely folks, you tell me. I just feel in this weirdly structured event with trainers, groomers, breed judges, best in class, and a best in show judge, it's fair to question what's going on. Especially when the rest of us have no clue what's happening.

I'm just saying, cults often revolve around higher up people and their followers. Next time you watch the National Dog Show and look at the Best In Show Judge and ask yourself, is this a person who knows a lot about dogs? Or is it really the next Charles Manson?

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