DOG organization (pronounced "HOT") is a diverse and growing network of dog owners, lovers, educators, rescuers and supporters. Our common bond has resulted in a unique and lively community of folks who share some qualities of our favorite dogs: devotion, spirit and tenacity.
EDUCATE & INFLUENCE Through educational outreach and events, we hope to help inspire a better understanding and appreciation of dogs, dispel damaging myths, encourage responsible ownership practices, and offer practical adoption and rescue opportunities. Warm regards,
Community Action Team a 501c3 nonprofit & Haute Dogs
THE MAIN PURPOSE of the Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. As a 501c3 nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors, contributions to CAT are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events within our community that benefit children, animals and the environment.
Justin Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLAorganization that includes: 4Halloween Kids' Costume Contest
4July 4 Kids' Bike Parade
4Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
4$1,000 National Elementary School Spelling Bee
4National Adult Spelling Bee
4Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest 4Haute Dogs on the Beach events
4Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
4Operation Easter Basket
4Operation Santa Paws
45k/10k Long Beach Turkey Trot
4monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups
4Beds, Bikes, Bears & Blankets giveaway to those in need 4Clothing giveaways to the underserved 4Bulldog Beauty Contest 4Long Beach Losers - a 12-week weight-loss contest 42nd Street Walkers 4Long Beach Giving Project 4Chihuahua Beauty Contest & Small Dog Festival
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DEDICATION This Web site is dedicated to my English Bulldogs Rosie and Riley and to all dogs who continue to be brave and loving.
THE 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. 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.
Entry is just $10 per dog (early bird rate) and is good for all contests. 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 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9:40 a.m.: Best talent/trick, all breeds/mixes 10 a.m.: English Bulldog Beauty Contest 11:15 a.m.: Senior Dog Pageant, (all breeds/mixes, ages 10+) 11:25: Best Costume/Outfit on a dog (all breeds/mixes) 11:45 a.m.: Pit Bull Pageant 12 p.m.: Cute Dog Contest 12 p.m.: Ugly Dog Contest 12:15 p.m.: French Bulldog Pageant 12:35 p.m.: Pug Pageant 12:50 p.m.: Best Tail (all breeds/mixes) 1 p.m.: National Mutt Show (any mixed breed) 1:15 p.m.: Best Smile (all breeds/mixes) 1:30 p.m.: Best in Show, (all breeds/mixes) 1:50 p.m.: Best Legs (all breeds/mixes) 2 p.m.: Chihuahua Beauty Contest 2:15 p.m.: Small Dog Pageant (generally 20 lbs. or less and/or shorter than 16 inches; not puppies) 2:25 p.m.: Large Dog Pageant (generally 60+ lbs.) 2:35 p.m.: Poodle Pageant (all sizes) 2:45 p.m.: Dachshund Pageant
Contestants ranging in age from four months to 17 years are expected to again travel to Long Beach, from as far as northern California, Las Vegas, Utah, Montana, Oklahoma and Arizona, to compete for the coveted 2015 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 was 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.
NOTE: Each contest’s winners are announced right after each contest -- within about 5 minutes of the finish of each. Dogs can enter multiple contests.
HOW WILL DOGS BE JUDGED for the contests?
Each dog will walk down a 100’ red carpet runway flanked by hundreds of gawkers during judging. Bring a chair or rent one of ours for $5. Awards will immediately follow each contest. Dogs will be evaluated on personality, charm, face, figure, and first impression. This is a contest where gender is no limitation. Clothing is optional. We know that most dogs are so adorable that they shouldn't be covered up! Mixes are welcome, too. Real life beauty queens and others will select an overall male and female to reign supreme and win the BIG gift certificates to local pet shops. The Chihuahuas will be evaluated on personality, charm, face, figure, and first impression. This is a contest where gender is no limitation. Clothing is optional. We know that most Chihuahuas are so adorable that they shouldn't be covered up! The quadrupeds will parade down a 100-ft. red carpet runway, flanked by hundreds of gawkers.