Sunday, August 8, 2010

Calling all Black Labradogs! A Contest!

Dexter here announcing a special contest for black labradogs only!

Why? Because every time I ask momma if I can have a big photoshop adventure like the Relentlessly Huge and invite all my labrapals she says, "Oh Dexter, I would spend so much time helping you with your photos and then nobody would be able to tell one labradog apart from the other."

Can you believe it? We are all different (in our own wonderful ways)! And to prove it, I am hosting a black labradog contest.

Here are the rules;

  1. You have to be a black labradog (duh).
  2. Send me a photo of your labraself to backupdog AT comcast DOT net
  3. Be sure to include your NAME and BLOG ADDRESS
  4. Get your entry in by midnight EST on Sunday, August 22nd
  5. BONUS! Write a post about what makes being a black labradog so great and let me know so I can include the link on MY bloggy
For every entry, I will donate $1 of my tennis ball money to New England Labrador Rescue.

After I get all the entries, there will be an EXCITING READER'S poll and I will post all your pictures and let my reader's try and match the labradog name to his or her photo.

The one with the most correct guesses will win a fabulous PRIZE!

What kind of photo should you send?

Well, it could be a close up like this.

But you must include your FACE, so no athletic bottom shots like this, no, no, no.

So you might send an extreme cuteness photo.

Or a labrasnooze photo.

A pleading for walkies photo.

Maybe smiling...

Or just being handsome (or beautiful for you gals).

Come on pals! Let's prove that not all labradogs are stamped out of a mold.

We are all unique, right?

Dexter done!

P.S. I don't want to hear any crying from you yellow or brown labs or lab wanna be's. This is my contest, so I make the rules. And I say that black labradogs are the best, so there.


Anonymous said...

Wow, this game could be very difficult. Labramemory. Must ask Mom to get those glasses sooner than later.

Lookin forward to the puzzle :)

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Dexter buddy this is GRRRREAT. I know you will enjoy your big LabraCelebration Day.
PeeS... Did you send your Wedding Pics. directly to Ruby and Penny? I didn't get them on my email.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Lilly is already whining - something about being a beautiful black dog and not being allowed to enter.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Unknown said...

The Soph is gonna get right on this one! She LURVES Dexter after all and she's had some misadvnetures lately... it's time for some fun!! Watch for the darlingest, thievingest (are those real words??) Sophie to send in her stuff SOON!!

Jen and the Black Dog Crew

Heather and Kelly said...

Because Ellie is off working I'll send in a picture for her. This is an excellent contest, can't wait to do the matching!!

River said...

This will be fun! We have a black lab specialist rescue here in Chattanooga--we foster some sometimes but have any black labs with us right now. And even we think they are hard to tell apart but everyone does have a unique personality! We think this is a great idea for a contest.

love & wags,

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Well, of course we're neither black nor labradogs, but I think it's a great idea. Blog Mom has had two black female labradudettes about 87 and 100 years ago and says they looked different and were different except that they were both sweet and totally reliable with children. She had a terrible time getting good photos of them, but that was with cheap old cameras and let's face it, Annie Leibovitz, she's not.

Looking very forward to that poll.

lotsa licks, Lola

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Dexter, this ought to be a lot of fun - we are going to have to study up on all your black lab furiends. Maybe the yellow and brown ones can get their humans to do a quickie Clairol job so they can enter too:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Unknown said...

Ahem... labradork contest.. at daycamp the goon squad made me an officio member. see I believe that qualifies me for your dork contest.

Infrequent Flyers said...

Waaah. We are both too yellow. But it sounds like a fun contest anyway!

tula monstah said...

OOKAY peewee if woo insist on having an all exclusive Black labradorkie contest than, we'll give woo one bloggie post. but that's it i tell ya.. i know where woo live:)

as if.

Heather and Pumpkin said...

Mango - are you really letting this labradork nonsense go on YOUR blog?


houndstooth said...

I hope you find a lot of labradogs!


WFT Nobby said...

Well really Dexter there is much to complain about here. I think I shall report this competition to the anti-discrimination folks. Not only is it 'breed-ist' but also 'colour-ist' and 'bodypart-ist' (must include a face indeed). I am currently trying to enlist Gail's help in painting me black all over and learning photoshop so that we can make some artful body shape adjustments and then we'll send in a picture and see which dog is the most handsome dork!
Toodle pip!

the teacher's pets said...

Woof! I looked in the mirror and found out I am in no way, shape, or form a labradog and I wish I could turn into one so I could join in on your fun contest! Hmmmm....maybe I should have a coonhound contest?! Anyway, I hope you have lots of fun and I will keep coming back to see who wins!

Ms. ~K said...


Us black doggies always get a bad rap...

I've got to decide which photo to send you...a difficult task indeed, since I have so many great ones to choose from...

You Rock, Dexter

Black and Beautiful,

Moose said...

Dexter Dude! Finally a contest just for us! I am so excited we can finally show the world how different we are, AND it will help Labradogs up in your part of the world, what could be better? I am gonna get momma to try to pick one of my bestst photos but that might take awhile since they are all bestest! She has been soooo busy lately I can hardly get help posting on my blog but I will give her one of the pleading for walkies looks like you demonstrate...
Oh and if any of those other dis-colored labs start whining then tell them that in rescue the black labradogs get adopterated much slower than the other colors so us black labbies deserve some time in the limelight!

Moose said...

Yay for Pee-wee! I am so glad you finally get your own contest! Please forgive Moose's implication that yellow or brown labs are some how dis-colored, all labbies are wonderful but he is right that black labbies suffer from black dog syndrome which means they spend more time in shelters and other sad things. I will definitely get a post together on the wonderfulness of my moose and send a picture in! It is so wonderful that you will help the labbie rescue up there too. Can't wait!!
Moose's Momma

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

You rock it Dexter labradog! This is a fabulous contest and wish we could be a part of it but will be anxiously awaiting the fun labraphotos!!!!!!!!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie JO & Bobo

Sue said...

Hmm... eight of us are black, but none of us are from Labrador, so I guess we just have to watch this contest and look at all the pretty pictures.

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Hello's Dexter!! It's yous favor little puggie Josie!!

What a fun contest yous having youself's!! Can only imagine what Mango is tinkings... hee hees...

Anakin can't even read 'da post right nows... he said he's on his way to find outs what's going on...
he wonders if yous got him tied up somewheres..SNORTS!

Pug Hugs Dex knows best!!
Josie..who else..whatcha tinks

Anonymous said...

Damn it, Juno was JUST about to complain about all this discrimination... but then you add in that no complainin' clause.

geesh... i still think ya'll look a like, cuteness or not.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Can you make exception, just for me?
I'm not a black labradog but I'm a white lapdog, besides those opposite features, I'm cute, handsome, blah blah blah!

rottrover said...

Dexter, you rock! We're all rottweilers here and everyone thinks we all look alike, butt we're sooo different from eachother! At last you are recognizing this problem people have with overgeneralization!! We don't have a blog butt we follow you guys regularly. Can't wait to follow along!!
-Gizmo, Bart & Ruby

rottrover said...

OMD!! I just left your blog and jumped over to see what Wlif was doing over there in France, and there's a picture of a labradog in his post!! It's a sign!! ;-)

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

No complaining, huh? That's what Abby does best! But, of course, we aren't labra-anythings so we will just watch from the sidelines and admire all the labradogs. We are most excited! (Except for your other clause about no labrabutts - c'mon, give us gals a thrill!)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello dexter its dennis the vizsla dog hay can i enter the contest??? i meet almost all the kriteerya ummmm eksept i am not blak i am red and ummmm i am not a labradog i am a vizsla dog and ummm hmmm wel i am a dog at leest!!! ha ha ok bye

Molly the Airedale said...

What? No Terriers allowed? I guess we can deal with this but only this one time, Dexter!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Hmmm... I am not a black lab but of course I am going to enjoy your contest!
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

OMD I totally agree with Bertie!

Are you nuts, oh wait, you are a lab, so maybe...

well....then I...well then...

Does Mango know that your pulling this stunt?

I'm Telling!!!

no woo woos for you peewee! I don't like you so much no more. I'm gona cry...

HoundDogMom said...

Even though we are hounds we will still enjoy seeing lots of great pictures of the black lab contest. Can't wait. And it is so good of you to donate some of your tennis ball money to rescue. :)
The Hounddogs

Kari in Alaska said...

My three say boo on your contest :-P How about a brindle dog contest?

don't forget, we've moved to

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! You guys always host a great contest. Can't wait to see ... Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Martine said...

Cool contest... I had to explain to Captain that he is not a labradog and thus does not qualify even though his ears are the same size as yours Dexter.

We cant' wait to see all the entries!

Kate said...

I am excited to be able to enter a contest with such a high level of competition, I better get fossicking and get my entry together! You might have a lot of trouble telling me an Moose apart, we look EXACTLY the same, part from I am small and he is ginormous...

Getting my entry together!

The Thuglets said...

Way to go Dexter..good contest!

Looking forward to the readers poll.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Hey 'deres Big Me's!!!
little yous!!!

yeah yeah!! .k. .k. I' get to it's...
we's got an awards on's our bloggy for yous and big adventure'rs!!

Later Big dude,
Little(r) dude,
Anakin Man

Peppy Sheppys said...

Oh we are most interested to see the results of THIS! We have some sympathy as we are often told that we black sheppys are not distinguishable while our smaller, weirder brudders (Wally and Otis) are UNIQUE. PHHHHHBT.

Sheps w/Pep and Otis T. Potus

Mack said...

What a cool contest!

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Oh boy, I am gonna tell my cuzins Herschel, Archie and Thatcher that they is not cool enough to be in your contest Dexter. They is gonna be sooo jealous that they is not black labs for sure!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie MAe

PeeS Thanks for the welcome back, I missed you guyz!

Maxmom said...

Hey there Dex'
What a fun idea!!!
I wonder if it would be okay to enter on behalf of my friend and her little Guide dog pup, "ASTA"? Would that be okay or must she have her own blog?
If it is okay, I will ask her first and then let you know. I so badly want her to start a blog of her own...but she's still shy. :)
Sending lotsaluv

Marjie said...

I had a black labradog when I was a kid. I rescued a yellow labradog from the middle of route 6 in Middletown, CT when I was 19. Then I got a mastiff. Both are great dogs. And since it's your contest, we must all agree that black labradogs are the best labradogs.

And your cute pictures are totally cute.

Anonymous said...

I'll get the shoe polish out and paint Duchess black and sneak her in!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

what a wonderful contest Dex.. We are sure you will get lots of green backs..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

I wonder if The Beastie will let me borrow her LabraDorkette outfit -

PeeEssWoo: Pawesome Khontest Dexer!

The Army of Four said...

Oh... I know JUST the Labrador for this contest...
Tail wags,

SeaThreePeeO said...

Hello Dexter!

My name is Shen and I am a black labrador, well mainly black, some parts are starting to go grey.

I share my blog with my feline siblings, but they kindly let me have a go when there's interesting doggie things going on.

Khyra told me about your black lab contest and it sounds very exciting to me, so I shall be joining in. Now to get my photo taken.

ocmist said...

Sounds like an interesting contest, Dexter. Mercy loves you tall, dark and handsome doggies, and is looking forward to this!

Tucker said...

Phfft... labradorks.

woof - Tucker

Stella said...

OK,PeeWee, you didn't mention mixed breed labras. Like I am half Border Collie and half labrador, I am the right color and am told I am quite pretty. I can't imagine you will be getting so many entries so keep mine or lose it, it won't matter to me.

Stella the Borador

Oskar said...

Being an all black miniature schnauzer I am partial to black doggies myself!

Kapitein Haakje said...

we found a lab :D
yeah but he like to fart
maby a lab thing?

El'bow & Hauwii

Scout and Freyja said...

How cool is that! We ♥ black doggies. Momma says that her next dog will be black in honor of Miss Savannah Leigh, our older sisfur who went to Heaven a few years ago. We miss her and momma cries about her sometimes but we do our best to make our momma smile right then!

KB said...

Hi Dexter. Somehow I haven't met you in the blogosphere before now even though I have had oodles of Labs in my life. I contemplated whether to enter - you see, I've had all three colors of labs, and I have to admit that I LOVED every single one of them: chocolate, yellow, and black. But, because of your offer to donate to New England Labrador Rescue for each entry, I'm going to enter my crazy young black lab.

A long time ago, with a broken heart, I donated $500 to that same organization after a judge ordered the man who murdered my labrador to pay me $500 so that I could "buy a new dog". I understood the judge's logic but money cannot fix such heinous loss nor can a dog be replaced... so I sent the money directly to the New England Labrador Rescue.

Sorry to digress so much but I'll be entering soon!

Minnie-Moo (Rescue Lab) said...

Dexter, we hope you have received my entry - I think Muzzle has had problems emailing you in the past but I want to take part :)