/ Modified aug 6, 2012 3:46 p.m.

Ferrets: The Pursuit of Excellence

Ferret enthusiasts parade their pets in the largest and most popular ferret show in the country. Thursday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.

ferret_fairy-spot Ferret fanciers often dress their fuzzy friends in costume. Pictured here, a ferret dressed as a fairy. (PHOTO: PBS)

Ohio's annual Ferret Buckeye Bash is the largest and most popular ferret show in the country. Hundreds of top breeders, seasoned experts and ferret enthusiasts pamper and parade their pets in a quest for prizes and prestige. Though these mischievous and often quirky creatures are unlikely show animals, the competition is intense. Tension is high as judges cast critical eyes over the bone structure, muscle mass and temperament of each furry critter. The tiny competitors, however, don't understand what all the fuss is about: They're too busy creating mayhem when no one's watching.

Ferrets: The Pursuit of Excellence, Thursday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.

Facebook  Icon

By posting comments, you agree to our
AZPM encourages comments, but comments that contain profanity, unrelated information, threats, libel, defamatory statements, obscenities, pornography or that violate the law are not allowed. Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed. Comments in violation of this policy will be removed. Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site.

By submitting your comments, you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution.
Arizona Public Media broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents. Arizona Public Media and AZPM are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents.
The University of Arizona