Marianne E wrote:
Dog & owner look-alike contest
Best kisser contest (dogs only!)
Bobbing for hot dogs (it doesn't sound like the dogs would love dunking their heads in water, but many dogs will do ANYthing for a hot dog)
Dogs bobbing for hot dogs is a hoot!
We did this at the 1st Pacific Northwest Looza several years ago.
My Louie dunked his entire muzzle in the water to get the hot dog pieces that sunk.
When the other dogs were dainty and hesitated to get wet, he tried to get in the action again and get their hot dog pieces.
Needless to say, Louie won the contest.
We all laughed so hard! Great fun!
OMG--this brings back memories from a long time ago
! Some time in the late 90s we attended a cocker spaniel get together (didn't know to call them pupalooza) in Southwest Wis. My husband was a member of a cocker discussion list (this was long before the internet as we know it). Our black cocker Joe won longest ears (measuring only the ear leather). Susie Q (our rescue) won best wiggly butt. I had my husband hid behind a car and then walk back to the party. Susie about wiggled out of her tail to see him.
But the absolute BEST was my heart dog, Sarah Lee, winning the bobbing for hot dogs. I don't know if this is common, but the hot dogs were cut into 1" pieces -- which means they drop to the bottom of the pan.
The male dogs (2 of them) drank the water so that they could get the hot dogs without getting water up their noses
None of the females, except Sarah, would put their faces in the water. Once the water was up their noses they were out of there. Sarah was incredible -- some place deep in her sporting dog DNA, she knew how to blow bubbles out of her nose as her head submerged. She would dive in, blowing bubbles, get hot dog pieces and come up for air
! Repeat, Repeat, Repeat! She won an Outward Hound Fanny back with people and pet water bottles. I still use that fanny pack to this day (you can see it many of Rosey's tracking photos.)
God I miss that girl!