Ugly Dog (and More) Contests


The good, the beautiful, and the ugly… The Ugly Dog Contest is not just for Ugly Dogs!  Pups of all shapes, sizes, talents and appearances compete to be top dog in their own special way.

This is the original Ugly Dog Contest – as you can see from the poster from 1977!

Ugly Dog Contest on Poster from 1977

Ugly Dog Contest on Poster from 1977

IMG_8582IMG_8487Special Sponsors include Fort Bragg Feed and Pet, Oh Baby! and the Mendocino Coast Recreation and Park District.

Anyway… more than 100  dogs will be on-hand for the annual event.  Dogs vie for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place ribbons for Smallest, Largest, Prettiest (big and small), Best Dressed, Smartest, Best Frisbee, Owner-Look-Alike, and finally, selected from 1st place winners – Best In Show.

The event is Saturday of Labor Day Weekend, at the CV Starr Community Center, 300 S. Lincoln.  (click here for map)

IMG_8561Registration starts at 2 an ends at 2:45 so the show can begin promptly at 3. There’s no entry fee and the most important rule is have a good time!