Westminster is the only beauty pageant I watch, and I know judging is based on some ideal standard for each breed, but the judges made some unexpected choices last night. The Scottish deerhound was the first surprise. Does anyone remember a Dick Van Dyke episode about "the ugliest dog in the world"? That was a deerhound. The Peke and the Shar Pei could have been cousins. Only the bearded collie fit traditional standards of canine beauty. Now, I'm not saying only cute little Yorkies or Bichons should win. In fact, I think this may be a good thing. Tonight should be interesting.