From what I can tell from the two times I've had to cover dog shows, people who own show dogs may die early due to ridiculous amounts of stress.
I heard one woman whose standard poodle had just picked up a blue ribbon complaining in near hysterical tones that "He didn't look very good!" (which I'm pretty sure is always true, due to the fact that the poor creatures are given such preposterous haircuts). Meanwhile, another be-blazered dog owner was fit to be tied when she heard the distant sound of a ringing cel phone, which was apparently driving her dog insane. He had all the symptoms: sitting quietly, tongue lolling, tail waging. Just terrible.
Although, pets are supposed to make you live longer, so maybe it evens out.
Fortunately Sparta pointed out this oasis containing enough tiny adorability in the middle of it all to compensate for the crazy:
(I'm really jealous of that little girl's butterfly tights and pink headband)
Also, today I learned that small white dogs can fly.