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Geranium Shepherd

It's Crufts time again!
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For those who don't know, Crufts is the world's largest dog show, and is a truly bizarre event that celebrates all things canine.

I like to acknowledge Crufts with a new idea on each of its anniversaries. Last year I brought you "Every Dog has it's Duplex", which I liked (surprise, surprise) but not many other folk appreciated. For the year before, there was Pedigree Basalt, which fared better.

This year I present the Geranium Shepherd. This is a competition to see who can convert their Alsatian dog's head into the most realistic or imaginative flower.

Each competitor is given as a starting point one of those plastic conical collars, that are used to stop an injured animal from licking a recently treated wound. It's up to them to customise it in whatever way they choose.

"And this year's winner is Simon, the barking, snapping Venus Fly Trap, complete with orbiting, buzzing bluebottle"

xenzag, Mar 07 2008

Jack Russell Cone Head http://content.cont...obilevet_banner.jpg
would make a nice daisy [xenzag, Mar 07 2008]

I win http://img246.image.../dogflower02ga2.jpg
[skinflaps, Mar 07 2008]

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       + I love this, and would like to see a *pansy-pit bull*.
xandram, Mar 07 2008
  

       or a roseweiler.
rascalraidex, Mar 07 2008
  

       Lovely. [+]
moomintroll, Mar 07 2008
  

       Point-settier?
phoenix, Mar 07 2008
  

       Oh very good. With a whole pup brood (is that the right term?), you could have a collie border.
moomintroll, Mar 07 2008
  

       Ha   

       [moomintroll]: Litter.
phoenix, Mar 07 2008
  

       Litter in your borders? Youth of today, eh!
calum, Mar 07 2008
  

       And I thought the poodle haircuts were ridiculous... +
RayfordSteele, Mar 07 2008
  

       Wisterrier. Goldenrod retriever.   

       Oh bugger. I promised myself I'd stay off puns.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 07 2008
  

       Germanium shepherd. Dress half of him up in a black suit and tape a truncated baton to one paw, thereby making him a semiconductor.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 07 2008
  

       One of the alternative names of the Shih Tzu used in China was "Crysanthemum-faced dog" - this name arose from the technique of brushing and combing the dog's facial hair outwards from the nose, so that the head looks like the bloom of a Chrysanthemum.   

       It takes remarkably little effort to produce this effect, especially if the Shih Tzu in question has just awoken from a peaceful night's sleep and is suffering from the condition known as "morning face" (which can afflict humans, too).
8th of 7, Mar 07 2008
  

       By an odd coincidence, I went to a local animal exhibit near us, but was disappointed to find that their only exhibit was a single dog. I thought it was a Shih Tzu.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 07 2008
  

       I still really dislike Crufts.
theleopard, Mar 07 2008
  

       You were spotted at last year's show, and you can't change that.
xenzag, Mar 07 2008
  

       !
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 07 2008
  

       Oh, honey!, you shouldn't have!   

       Merci beaucoup for my basset round (bouquet)!   

       + (I shouldn't have).
Zimmy, Mar 08 2008
  
      
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