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The animals had four legs, fur and canine teeth, but for the uninformed guests, the similarities with ordinary dogs ended there.
Questions such as “What is that?” were met with strangely familiar answers such as a St Bernard or a great Dane.
After the realisation settled in that all these creatures at the Theo Marais Sports Complex in Milnerton on Sunday were, in fact, dogs, so questions evolved to “What breed is that?”
Hundreds of dogs escorted their owners to the complex and together they contributed to a show of note. Adjectives such as “adorable” and “cute” were mostly replaced by “impressive” and “imposing”.
There were so many pure-breds during the day that the one or two familiar-looking mongrels had a unique look to them.
Dogs the size of small horses paraded beside giant four-legged mops. The day’s parade was really a sight to behold and cherish.
The outrageous shapes left dropped jaws in their wake and then once the price of a dog is revealed the jaw drops even further.
Imagine paying R40 000 for a dog with an average lifespan of 11 years!
The event was known as the Western Province Rottweiler Club’s Annual Championship Show, but there were 10 different dogs for every rottweiler.
The Breed Assessment and Breed Suitability Testing were held on Monday in Gordon’s Bay.

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