Congratulations to Portland's Next TopDog Models!
Dogs of all ages, shapes, sizes and personalities competed on June 19, 2014 for the coveted title of Portland's Next TopDog Model in a fun annual event benefiting the Oregon Humane Society. The competition was "fierce" and adorable, and the judges had a difficult task choosing the TopDog Models.
And the Winners Are
In the large dogs (30 pounds or more) category, Ross, a 12-year old English Springer spaniel was chosen as the TopDog Model. The Fan Favorite of the same category was awarded to Huck, a Tibetan mastiff pup. For the small dogs, Smoochie, an eight-year-old Pomeranian, won TopDog Model honors. Lola, a terrier mix, was the Fan Favorite small dog. View photos in the slideshow below, and many more online HERE.
About the Event
Doggie contestants are divided into two categories: small dogs (under 30 pounds) and large dogs (30 pounds and over). Note: dogs over six months of age must be spayed or neutered to participate.
Judges select 12 small dog finalists and 12 large dog finalists from the entries received. The finalists are invited to attend a special event at the Hotel Monaco to compete for the title TopDog Model.
All finalists receive gift bags valued at over $100. The two dogs named "Portland's Next Top Dog Model" win prize packages with goodies valued at over $1,000 and a stay at Hotel Monaco. Two Fan Favorites selected by the audience from the participants also receive prize baskets.
Meet the Finalists!
The judges had the difficult task of narrowing the field of over 100 entrants to 12 finalists each in the Small Dog and Large Dog categories. After much deliberation over the creative entries, we are pleased to present the 24 finalists who will compete in Portland's Next TopDog Model 2014:
Finale Gala Details
The public was invited to attend the judging finale and cheer on their favorite contestants. The gala event included cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and plenty of fun.
Meet the Judges
OHS is pleased to announce the panel of celebrity judges for the 2014 finale gala:
Dates and Deadlines
March 2: Online applications available
June 1: Final application deadline
All TopDog Model applications due by this date.
June 19: Portland's Next TopDog Model Gala, 6-9 pm
The main event! Cheer on your favorite contestants and watch them work the runway. A cocktail hour will begin at 5 pm to allow guests to mingle before the event.
Photo Galleries and Past Winners
See photos of the 2013 TopDog Model finale here.
Learn about the 2012 TopDog Model winners here.