How to think like a winner (at the Westminster Dog Show)

It can be scary to put yourself up for judgment—whether that means applying for a job or giving a public speech. The stars of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, however, have no such compunctions.

Partly this is because they are dogs, and thus blessedly free from the tendency to psych themselves out. At the 145th Westminster show in Tarrytown, New York, this weekend, I watched a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Chester trot cheerfully around a ring with his handler, one of several dozen wide-eyed, tail-wagging lookalikes.


Chester the Cavalier at Westminster.

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