Submited by Carol Blundell
- "To be or not to be, that is the question."
(Shall we breed this season?)
- "Double, double, toil and trouble,
Fire burn and cauldron bubble"
- "Methought I heard a voice cry, "Sleep no more ..."
(Bitch in season in same house with active stud)
- "What fools these mortals be"
(They just bought their third dog)
- "Out, out damned spot!"
(They are housebreaking the third dog)
- "What light through yonder window breaks?"
(Up all night whelping)
- "Much ado about nothing"
- "Assume a virtue if you have it not"
(Be a good loser)
- "Play such fantastic tricks before high heaven
as make the angels weep"
(On seeing some odd judging - or clever handling)
- "Small curs are not regarded when they grin"
(Unless they have a big-name handler)
- "Nor let the rain of heaven wet this place"
(The prayer of all outdoor show chairs)
- "He hath but a little wee face,
with a little yellow beard"
- "Like a fountain with an hundred spouts"
(Male dog going for walk)
- "A double blessing is a double grace"
(Best of Breed AND a group placement)
- "I love the sport well; but I shall as soon quarrel
at it as any man in England"
(Sentiments of the inveterate dog-show enthusiast)
- "Young gentlemen, your spirits are too bold for your years"
(class of terrier puppies)
- "Your father is at Westminster"
(But your mother wasn't show-quality)
- "And I do wish your honours may increase"
(Best-in-show next time!)
- "Obedience; for so work the honey-bees,
Creatures that by a rule in nature teach
the act of order"
(A good definition!)