Meet Portland's Next TopDog Models
See all photos from the 2013 Portland's Next TopDog Model event here.
Dog of all ages, shapes, sizes and personalities competed June 27 for the coveted title of Portland's Next TopDog Model. The finalists walked the runway to the cheers of their supporters, and the judges selected one Large Dog and one Small Dog TopDog Model.
Tail wags of congratulations to Barley, Portland's Next TopDog Model (Large Dog), and Sachi, Portland's Next TopDog Model (Small Dog)!
The audience also got to select their favorites. Congratulations to Noah, Fan Favorite (Large Dog), and Bobo, Fan Favorite (Small Dog)!
This fun annual event is a benefit for the Oregon Humane Society. Our thanks to everyone who entered the competition and attended the event.
Doggie contestants who applied for Portland's Next TopDog Model were divided into two categories: small dogs (under 30 lbs.) and large dogs (30 lbs. and over). Judges selected 12 small dog finalists and 12 large dog finalists from the entries received. During the finale judging event, one dog from each group was selected as the big winner and earned the coveted title.
Meet the Finalists
Meet the Judges
The panel of celebrity judges for the final competition included Betty Norrie, member of the OHS Board of Trustees; Helen Raptis, host of AMNW on KATU; Kimberly Maus, anchor for KPTV; and Mitch Elliot and Sheryl Stewart, hosts for 105.1 fm The Buzz. Andy Carson from KPTV provided plenty of laughs as emcee of the event.
Prizes, Titles, and More for the Winners
All finalists received gift bags valued at over $100, and the two dogs named "Portland's Next Top Dog Model" won prize packages with goodies valued at over $1,000 and will be invited to special events and TV appearances. Two Fan Favorites were also selected from the participants, and these competitors also received prize baskets.
Learn about the 2012 TopDog Model winners here.