Every pet parent loves their dog, but is your dog cute and clever enough to win the Pawfect Pet Show dog beauty pageant? If you think the answer is yes, enter the contest for a chance to win cash prizes, dog food, supplies, and more!
The pageant was established in 2021 and is open to dog owners in the United States only. Rabbitgoo, Joyo, and Catromance sponsor the contest.
The online-only pageant allows pet parents to share photos and videos of their dogs for a chance to win prizes.
How it works
The Pawfect Pet Show will be divided into three rounds, each with a different theme. Qualified contestants will have time to take new pictures and create new videos for each round if they desire. They also can use the same photos and videos for all rounds.
Dog owners 18 and older can register for free. There are no restrictions for the dog’s age, gender, or breed.
Registration for the first round runs from July 1 to July 25. Contestants can submit an entry form and upload at least one photo and one video of their dog. Photos need to be in JPG format and between 2MB and 5MB in size. Videos can be in either MP4 or MOV format and run for less than one minute. The file size can be no larger than 200MB. Contestants must submit photos and videos taken within one year of the start of the event.
Each contestant will get an official link to share on social media to generate votes.
Round 1: Preliminary
The top 50 contestants with the most votes out of all registrants will advance to the semifinal.
Round 2: Semifinal
The top 20 contestants will move on to the final round. Scores will be based 60 percent on social media votes and 40 percent on judges’ scores.
The judges and sponsors also will select a Special Jury Award and name eight best-in-class winners: Most Energetic, Most Talented, Most Comedic, Best Dressed, Most Adorable, Most Naughty, Most Resemblance to Owner, and Most Beautiful Smile. Best-in-class winners receive $200 and three months of dog food.
Round 3: Final
The top 3 contestants will be determined by the highest scores, based on 60 percent social media votes and 40 percent judges’ scores.
The first-place winner receives $2,000 and 12 months of dog food. Second-place wins $1,000 and nine months of dog food. Third-place wins $500 and six months of dog food.
Frequently asked questions
Does my dog have to have a talent or skill to enter?
Competition is open to any dog. One of the Pawfect Pet Show’s goals is the help pet parents discover their dogs’ talents.
Can disabled dogs enter?
Yes! Dogs with disabilities are welcome to participate in the Pawfect Pet Show.
Can anyone enter?
The first Pawfect Pet Show is only open to competitors in the United States. Future events may be open to competitors in other countries.
Take care of your dog
The Pawfect Pet Show organizers want to encourage pet parents to be responsible and not compromise the health and safety of their dogs. To that end, they recommend pet parents:
- Don’t compromise their dog’s comfort.
- Don’t force them to wear clothes if the dog resists.
- Remember to undress dogs immediately after taking photos or videos to keep the dog comfortable.
- Don’t walk dogs while wearing elaborate or extravagant costumes.
- Choose clothing materials that are light, soft, and cool to wear.
- Avoid overfeeding dogs during photo or video sessions.
- Be patient with your dog if you’re teaching it a new trick. Learning tricks requires time and patience. Keep it fun for your dog.
- Any act of abuse, neglect, or cruelty toward your dog will not be allowed.
Pawfect Pet Show sponsors
Rabbitgoo, Joyo, and Catromance are committed to the philosophy of Love Pets Like Kids. The company produces high-quality products for dogs and cats, including harnesses, leashes, carriers, and training and travel equipment.
Get your dog ready to shine
If you don’t already have photos or videos ready to submit for the Pawfect Pet Show, now’s the perfect time to take some.
Be sure to take images from multiple angles so you can find your dog’s best features. Try different camera angles like shooting your dog from above or getting on the floor so you’re at the dog’s level.
Have fun and get ready to compete. Be sure to enter the contest between July 1 and July 25.
Good luck, and may the best dog win!