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17th Annual Ugly Dog Contest At Home In Del Mar

Del Mar Community, News | 25th Feb 2012

For those canine lovers who live in Del Mar, you don’t want to miss a great opportunity for you and your dog. Whether your dog is ugly or not-so-ugly, we have a contest for you to enter that pooch in. On March 11, rain or shine, the Del Mar Kiwanis are hosting their 17th annual “Ugly Dog Contest”, guaranteed to be a hoot and a romping good time for all. Dogs may be entered to compete in any of these 14 categories: Ugliest Dog, Best St. Patty’s Day Costume, Adult’s Cutest Dog, Child’s Cutest Dog, Dog Who Looks Most Like its Owner, Best Trick, Cutest Puppy, Most Unusual Markings, Best Costume (adult), Best Costume (child), Best Mutt, Most Beautiful Female and Most Handsome Male, and People’s Choice.

This will be a party for all with face painting and balloons and a live clown for entertainment as well as live music from the Ugly Dog Band. Proceeds from this contest will benefit the Rancho Coastal Humane Society Safehouse Program, the Helen Woodward Therapeutic Riding Program and Friends of Del Mar Parks. The contest will take place on Paddock Green at the Del Mar Fairgrounds near your home in Del Mar on March 11 at from check in time at 10am to 3pm when the show ends. The cost of the show is $8 per adult and $2 for children, ages 12 and younger, $6 per category to enter your dog in the contest. Parking costs $9. For more information and to register, click here.

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