The Kennel Club has caved in regarding the use of cosmetic products on show dogs - after a breeder-protest (memorably dubbed "The Ellnet Revolution" by Dog World writer Kevin Colwill). Although, technically, the rules prohibiting the use of enhancing "product" on dogs are still in force, no one was taking a blind bit of notice on the Westie benches at Crufts today and no one was policing it.
Chalk, talc,Thick "n" Thicker, Ducky White, mousse and hairspray were all being used liberally.
'Cos nature doesn't make West Highland White Terriers white enough.
This in a dog breed that has a skin condition - Westie Itch - named after it.