Monday, February 9, 2009

Toy and Sporty Dog Competition Results

To view and vote for the Hounds click here.

Without further ado...

The Toy Group Reader's Choice Award

We have a tie for winner in the Reader's Choice category (how exciting)!
And Bae Bae (who was a bit unprepared for her award photo).

Toy Group Final Judging

I really think the stress of having to choose just three doggies from such a fine list of Count Test Ants kind of got to Eduardo. He must have flagged me down about 47 times during the contest all wanting to just give out awards to everybody, but I made him select just three (and remember, all comments are in the words of the judges).

2nd Runner Up

Bae Bae!

This Hamsterrier really had my wheels turning, what a cutie patootie! Look at those beady eyes, & wee little paws! She makes me go SQUEE!

Mango: Bae Bae was pretty hungry after the competition. I think she had to go almost 15 minutes without eating. She could have wasted away to nothing!

1st Runner Up


Check this dude's wrinkles out! I love the wrinkles & BooBoo looks like he really enjoys a good snuggle & that's very important!

Mango: Boo Boo seemed unimpressed with this great honor.



It's really the laid back look that won me over, I mean look at this chick! She is so relaxed that her hair & tongue is just flowing with the wind!

Mango: Could we have a little static guard backstage please?

Thank you, Judge Eduardo

The Sporty Group Reader's Choice Award

Big win in the Sporty group!
Gus swept the competition. And isn't he pleased?

Sporty Group Final Judging

Judge Dennis brought along his whole camera crew and judging pals. He has thoughtfully provided these behind the scenes of the action. You might need to click on the images and bigify to see Dennis's wise words.

2nd Runner Up


Mango: Trophy was so nervous during the competition that he hid under the couch, but you did it! Second runner up! Way to go Trophy!

1st Runner Up


Mango: I think Gus must have known he would place because he started the party early. Hope he can make it to the podium OK.

Charlie wins! Best of the Sporty group is the Sport Pug!
See you at the Best in Show...

Thank you Judge Dennis


Sophie Brador said...

I can't believe a pug won the sporty group and you wouldn't let me enter the non-sporty group. harumph some more.


Moose said...

Labradors just can't win a Minster! I told Moose he won just so he would not be crushed! Moose wants Dexter to call him about hosting a Labraminster but figures a poodle would probably win anyway (plus it looks like way too much work!)
Nice job Mango, you must have dedicated all of your meditation time to this endeavor.

Lexi said...

Trophy is so excited to be 2nd runner up!! Well, he WILL be excited when he wakes up from his post-dinner nap and crawls out from under the bed. :) Love the commentary Dennis!!

Lindsay said...

Wrooo, congratulations to all the doggies who won!

Eduardo and Dennis, pawsome judging!

Mango, you are doing a great job with all this work! Make sure you meditate a little, just to keep the Mango-mind sharp!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Congratulations to all the winners, Readers Choice and official choices - Woo Hoo for all!!! Great presentation, Mango - can't wait to see the next edition.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Emily and Ike said...

OMD! When are you sleeping?

Sophie Brador said...

And Mango, man, dude, why did I get disqualified all together? Dennis didn't even include me in the judging. I think this contest might be rigged.


P.S. I might try to date Gus. He's cute.

Bae Bae said...

Hee that is a pawsome contest and it's so interesting to see how the doggies judge.

Congrates to everyone who won. ;)

~ Bae

Joe Stains said...

Poor Sophie :( I could see if she was on steroids or something...

Unknown said...

We are so confused looking at all the pictures that our heads are spinning, although Madison's seems to be spinning a lot lately, anyway, what with all the preening and mirror-checking. This is all great fun, we just have to figure out what is going on, lol ... and WHAT IS SIMON'S problem anyway? Does he own dogs? Does anyone know?

Sophie Brador said...

Mango! I'm not being grouchy anymore, especially since I saw that you added my judging pics to the pack, but I am so happy that I got to win Sporty Dog and Best in Show over at my bloggy that I may have to relish in that for a while.


P.S. Seriously, do you know if Gus is seeing anyone?

Samantha: said...

This is the most fun, most pawsome thing anyone in dog blogdom has deigned to do (alot of "d's, eh?). The narrator (you, Mango) is/are incredibly funny and keep us on our funny bones at all times, waiting to see what will happen next. And well... I can't wait, so... I am going over to the hounds... or... to the dogs... or? You are awesome - all you at Mangodom.!
A Zillion Love and Licks,

Amber and Nala said...

Congrats to all of the winners....hope Gus doesn't get too wild and crazy! ;)


Moco said...

That was wonderful. Congrats to the winners. loved the comments from Dennis and the panel.

Stella said...

Great going, Mango! Excitement reigns!

Congrats to the Winners!


Heather and Pumpkin said...

OMD I'm so excited! What an honor to be in a category with so many cuties. I'd like to thank my mommy, my cat brother Menace, and all my stuffies.


Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

How did we miss this blog? It's adorable! Mango you are one large dude! Smooches from pooches,BabyRocketDog & Hootie

Stanley said...

Congratulations to all the dogs! I'm with Dennis, I think you're ALL weiners!

Especially to Charlie, the Sporty Pug! Way to GO, man!

Goober love,

Molly the Airedale said...

Congratulations to the winners! We think you deserve a meditation break now, Mango! You're one hard-working boy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Biggie-Z said...

Mango, you have really outdone yourself! And your judges are really excellent - even Dexter had no home team advantage! Tell your Momma she is something else!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Haha, this is great.....Eduardo, we love your thinking face! And Dennis...what a legend, we enjoyed reading about the complexities of judging at such a prestigious event!
Well done to the deserving winners! Mother is still 'trying to catch up' so we didn't make it here in time to vote.....arrrgh, sorry Marvin!
Slobbers xx

The Army of Four said...

How exciting! It's like I was right there!
Congratulations to everypuppy!

Nibbles Treats said...

Congrats to everyone. This is so much fun. Love the humor from everyone involved. We have been looking forward to the new posts every day! :-)

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Amber-Mae said...

OH NO!!! I am too late. I'm getting slow these days... Well, congrats to those who made it! Mango, I had no idea you were starting so soon. Maybe I didn't see the deadline. Whoops!

Eduardo said...

Congrats to the winners!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I know it was hard to choose, but the judges did a great job!

Rusty & Riley

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