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Friday, July 23, 2010

Horse Show Dogs | Dog Costumes

The Santa Barbara National Horse Show is my favorite because I every year they hold dog contests. This year they had two categories: cutest dog and dog dress up. Our new furiend, Tanya, the miniature piebald dachshund, took part in the cutest dog contest and won third place. I think she should have gotten first, but that's how I am with my friends and loved ones. Obviously the Santa Barbara National Horse Show is an event that caters to horseback riders, but it's a known fact that horse people usually come with a dog or ten. They're all animal freaks, the kind we all like. Because the show goes on for five days and also because many great riders get to show, everyone's focus is on the horses and the dog show turns a bit . . . chaotic. Let me demonstrate.

The entrance to the dog show arena.
A bit of disarray, but fun to watch all those dog costumes together.

The dogs on the left look like italian greyhounds, but the purple doggie on the right is most likely one of those designer dogs--a new breed.

This is the closes this group came to being orderly.

But that didn't last long.

Ah-oh! Here comes the judge.
"Tanya! Turn around. Show the judge your cuteness."

Tanya had to be picked up to show her doxie cuteness, oh well, she still got THIRD place.
Congratulations, Tanya! What an honor for a miniature dachshund.

I did mention the contest was being held in Santa Barbara.
Our surfer dude here is practicing his trimming, but there's not much victory at sea.
Just don't wipe out, kook!

I don't really get this one, but I admit it's unique. Is that a hair net?

And my personal favorite dog dress up entrant.
Bam!

And the winner is . . . I'm just glad it wasn't a teacup chihuahua, look at the size of that wreath!

Crazy horse show people and their crazy dogs. We sure have a ball at these shows. Last year, after five days in Santa Barbara, I had had so much fun I went after five people!  Wha-at? They were in my face, plus this year, I got more respect. 

Twinkie

14 comments:

Frankie Furter said...

I liked the Purple Designer Dawg actually. hehehe

Amy and The House of Cats said...

How fun!! We think Tanya was robbed though - she should have won (but that wreath would have been WAY to big for her!)

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Life in KhaliFURnia!

'nuf said!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Minna Krebs said...

I just LOVE Tanya!!!!!!!!!!!!

Minna Krebs said...

I just LOVE Tanya!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sagira said...

Love all the costumes, they are so cute. Surfer pup is really cute to.

Why didn't you enter? You would have won first place for sure!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

We think they had to pick a doggie who would fit the wreath! We didn't quite get the goldendoodle with the hairnet - especially since we don't shed!

It looks like a good time though!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy

Peggy y Mhathy said...

Hi Twinky, I see that you had a lot of fun. Good for you girl. Bechitos Peggy

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Sometimes chaos makes for a lot of laughs:-) Now do tell why we didn't see Miss Twink entered too?

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lola said...

You wild and crazy pups. You really have yourselves quite the time. We don't have anything like that at our horsie shows, but then they're just small, local ones. I agree with your favorite, Twinkie. That was one cool cowpug.

lotsa licks, Lola

Life With Dogs said...

What's this nonsense about getting in your face? Who dares?!? :)

Lauren M. Davis Folk Art! said...

TOO CUTE!!!!! That looks like a lot of FUN!!!!!!

Lorenza said...

You are soooo right!
Tanya should have gotten first! She is adorable!
I can see everyone had a great time!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

El'bow and Hauwii said...

i (el'bow) think i would dress up sanne in a horse hahaha :D how funny would that be :D

Kissslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

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