www.BulldogBeauty.com | Public invited to Haute Dogs' Adoption Fair, Bulldog Beauty Contest & 18 other Haute Dog pageants and contests Sat., Feb. 7 2015, at Marine Stadium in Long Beach.
The 11th-annual BULLDOG BEAUTY CONTEST will again be the main event at this year's Haute Dog Pageants produced by beauty pageant and bulldog enthusiast Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team (C.A.T.). In addition to the Bulldog and French Bulldog contests, Rudd has included pageants for Pugs, Chihuahuas, Pit Bulls, Cute Dogs, Ugly Dogs, Senior Dogs (all breeds/mixes, ages 10 & older), Mutts, Small Dogs, Large Dogs, Poodles and Dachshunds. And, all dogs are welcome in the Best in Show contest. Other contests for all dogs include: best trick, best tail, best smile, best legs and best costume/outfit.
Rudd expects 500 dogs to participate in the day's activities, and he says the Bulldog event is the world's largest gathering of English bulldogs.
The adoption fair, vendor fair and contests take place at Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way, Long Beach, 90803.
There is no pre-registration. Entry at the event is just $10 per dog and is good for all contests. Entry forms are available at www.HauteDogs.org. All proceeds benefit local canine rescue, adoption and spay/neuter programs. It's free to spectate, and $5 to rent a front-row seat on the grassy runway. Rent seats at the event with cash. The dog adoption and vendor fairs are 9:30-3 p.m.
Contestants ranging in age from four months to 17 years are expected to again travel to Long Beach, from as far as northern California, Idaho, Las Vegas, Utah, Montana, Oklahoma and Arizona, to compete for the coveted 2014 titles.
The quadrupeds will parade down a grassy runway that includes a 100-ft. red carpet runway, flanked by hundreds of gawkers and a panel of real-life beauty queen judges. Judging is based on charm, first impression, face, figure and personality.
The Haute Dog Pageants are a fundraiser for Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (C.A.T.) of which "Haute Dogs" and "Operation Santa Paws" are a part. Each dog in the contest donates a fee and several thousand dollars will be raised from entry fees, $5 front-row seating rentals along the runway and vendors space rentals.
Leave plenty of time for parking - more than 1,000 spectators are expected again this year.
Entry forms and event details: www.HauteDogs.org