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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.





Ross, a 12-year-old English Springer spaniel, won TopDog Model - Large Dog



Smoochie, an eight-year-old Pomeranian, was named TopDog Model - Small Dog




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.


The eighth annual Portland's Next TopDog Model contest is sponsored by LexiDog Boutique and Social Club and the Hotel Monaco to benefit OHS.


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:


Large Dog Group (30 pounds or more) Small Dog Group (under 30 pounds)
Ross – English Springer Spaniel Sebastian Grey – Chinese Crested
Ragnar – Belgian Malinois

Riley – Puggle

Blaze – Golden Retriever Lola – Terrier Mix
Trinity Kwazulu Natal Malarkey Malloy – Bernese Mountain Dog Milo – Mini Australian Shepherd
Josie – Rottweiler Mix Rocky – Manchester Terrier Mix
Cooper – Basset Hound Rex – Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Huck – Tibetan Mastiff

Earl – Wire-Haired Dachshund/Corgi Mix
Monkee – American Staffordshire/
American Bulldog Mix
Beckham – Pomeranian Mix
Oliver – Border Collie Mix Dodge – Boston Terrier/French Bulldog Mix
Chloe McKenzie – Blue Heeler/
Black Lab Mix
Ziggy – Chihuahua/Terrier Mix
Milli – American Bulldog/Rat Terrier Mix Cupcake – Terrier Mix
Oggie – Mastiff Smoochie – Pomeranian



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.


  • Where: Hotel Monaco, 506 SW Washington at Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
    (503) 222-0001
  • When: June 19, 6-9 pm (cocktail hour at 5 pm)
  • Refreshments: Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails available
  • Who Benefits: All proceeds from the contest and event to go help the animals at OHS
  • Facebook: Put it on your calendar! Facebook users, join the event here.
  • Share: We want to see your enthusiasm for your favorite contestants! Share your messages and pics to social media using the tag #PNTDM and your posts could be featured on our social hub!


Meet the Judges


OHS is pleased to announce the panel of celebrity judges for the 2014 finale gala:

  • Byron Beck – celebrity journalist
  • Helen Raptis – co-host of KATU's AM Northwest
  • Kimberly Maus – co-anchor of FOX 12's Good Day Oregon
  • Mitch Elliott – co-host of 105.1 The Buzz's Daria, Mitch, and Ted: The Afternoon Show
  • Poison Waters – entertainer and co-host at Darcelle XV Showplace
  • Sheryl Stewart – music director and host for The Sheryl Stewart Show at 105.1 The Buzz


Dates and Deadlines


March 2: Online applications available

The application period is now closed. Thank you to all entrants.


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.