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The Dog Show's John O'Hurley Describes The Perfect Dog

American actor, television personality and author John O'Hurley is interviewed on Animal Radio about a poem that he wrote for The Dog Show entitled "The Perfect Dog", which became a successful children's book and now a musical that tells an adorable story that answers the question: 'What is the perfect dog?'

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"Essentially the poem was written as an answer to my son's question 'Is the dog that's best in show, is that the perfect dog?', I said well that's an interesting question"

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So I understand that this book that you were working on last time we talked to you 'The Perfect Dog' is now a musical? - Isn't that funny? You know, it began really just as one of those little poems that I like to write, I write every year for The Dog Show, that's now became a very successful children's book and it's now a very successful children's musical called 'The Perfect Dog' and it is just adorable. - I don't want to give it all away but the story is just a great story about going out looking for that perfect dog. - It's about, well essentially the poem was written as an answer to my son's question 'Is the dog that's best in show, is that the perfect dog?', I said well that's an interesting question, so I wrote the book as an answer to the question and I talked about what the perfect dog would look like and the pages and pages of photos of all the things that the perfect dog would have, you know, this type of coat or this type of...so it end with him saying to me, 'Daddy, the dog that is perfect is the one next to you'. - Aww. - And it happened to be his little stuffed puppy. So it included everything and all breeds great and small, and that was the premise of it, that you know the dog that is next to you no matter what it is, stuffed or soft or mongrel or purebred, it doesn't matter, that is the perfect dog. - You said it was a poem that you used during the show, you do that every year? - I do! this year I've written one, 'Why does a dog need a tail?'.