Well, if anyone watched the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club’s Dog Show last night, you would have witnessed Ch Palacegarden Malachy “Malachy”, the Pekingese, win Best In Show.
I must say, I’m quite disappointed. I was rooting for Ch Protocol’s Veni Vidi Vici “Fifi” the entire time as I am, of course, a bit bias. Fifi, of course, grabbed Best of Group in the Working group, although Scarlett the boxer was a very close second.
BOG in herding was snagged by GCH Babheim’s Captain Crunch “Cap”, a lovely looking German Shepherd dog; as long as he stayed still or was in a gait that is. He looked crippled to me. His back legs wobbled with every step and he looked as if his hips would give out any moment.
The Kerry Blue Terrier, GCH Perrisblu Kennislain’s Chelsey “Chelsey”, was BOG among the terriers. And GCH Shadagee Caught Red Handed “Emily” the Irish Setter won it among the sporting group. GCH Spotlights Ruffian “Ian” the Dalmatian and GCH Raydachs Playing With Fire V Gleishorbach SW “Cinders” won BOG in the Non-Spoting and Hound groups.
Malachy winning BOG among the Toys, well, let’s just say I really don’t get it. He moved horribly (which I hear is the perfect movement for the breed) and he panted and licked his nose the entire time, trying to catch his breath. Of course, all photos of the little guy managed to capture his mouth closed making him appear “normal” I suppose.
Out of curiosity, I had a look at his pedigree. I’m still new to the whole, Inbreeding Coefficient (COI) and Ancestor Loss Coefficient (AVK), but when I calculated Malachy’s COI for 5 generations, the results I got seemed pretty sad to me.
“Coefficient for PALACEGARDEN MALACHY
Inbreeding: 0.109375 (10.9375%)
AVK (ancestor loss coefficient): 56.451612903226%
The computation has been done for 5 generations”
That’s quite a bit of inbreeding for 5 generations in my own opinion. I’m now curious what that number would be if I researched more of his pedigree… What’s your take on his pedigree?