Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Forget Westminster, We're Nuts For Mutts!

In just a few short weeks, dozens of delightful mutts will converge on Woodland Hills, California for the 8th annual Nuts For Mutts dog show and pet fair. Ribbons will be awarded for "Most Ear-resistible Ears," "Best Kisser," "Longest Tail," "Mystery Mutt," "Fastest Eater," and of course, "Best In Show." Unlike other dog shows that prize pedigree, Nuts For Mutts is a competition devoted exclusively to mixed breeds.

In addition to celebrating the all American mutt, this event raises money for New Leash On Life - a rescue group with locations in Los Angeles and Chicago. All ticket sales and registration fees directly benefit homeless animals.

Best of all, Nuts For Mutts celebrates "imperfect" dogs of all shapes and sizes. The 2008 Best In Show winner was Kandu, a two-legged Jack Russell mix who wowed the celebrity judges with his irrepressible spirit. Kandu's story is definitely worth a look - check out this heartwarming video that shows him in action!


VickiT said...

The video of Kandu is AWESOME. He is a dog destined for greatness (actually, he's already there!)

Three Dogs Long said...

Oh, it sounds like a pawsome event!!!
((hugs)) your friends
Oskar, Schatzi & Xxena

Jerry G Dawg said...

Here! Here! We think that mutts have waaaaay more character and spunk than any ol' designer dog! Ok, we're a little biased, and we still love purebreds, but for us, we will always have a mutts-only family.