Is your pup the perfect royalty canine-date?

OHS, the Rose Festival and LexiDog Present the 2018 Portland Rose Festival Grand Marshal and Canine Court

Dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds are invited to put their best paw forward for the 2018 Portland Rose Festival Grand Marshal and Canine Court. Five dogs will be honored as the official Canine Court, including one lucky dog being crowned Canine Grand Marshal for the 2018 Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade.

An Oregon Humane Society, LexiDog, Rose Festival and Heathman Hotel panel will pick 20 Canine Finalists to participate in the Canine Coronation Ceremony at the Heathman Hotel on May 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. During this event, the Canine Court will be chosen!

Event Details

Date: May 23
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Heathman Hotel
Tickets: Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. VIP tickets are $25 and come with a goodie bag and reserved seating.


  • 20 finalists will receive a gift basket valued at approximately $100.
  • The 4 Prince/Princesses of the Court will receive a gift basket valued at approximately $500.
  • The Canine Grand Marshal will receive a gift basket valued at approximately $1,000, and of course, have bragging rights for being the only canine Grand Floral Parade Grand Marshal ever!
Important Dates

Being royalty means sticking to a strict social agenda. If your dog is chosen for Canine Court, you must be able to attend these events:

  • Friday, May 25 at 4:30 p.m. Rose Festival Opening Night
  • Saturday, June 9 at 9 a.m. Grand Floral Parade (Canine Marshal only)

Canine Court Finalists

  • B.B., Wirehair Dachshund, 3 years old
  • Bruno, Cockapoo, 6 years old
  • Burt Usher, Terrier Mix, 9 years old
  • Diesel, English Mastiff, 2.5 years old
  • Ezekiel James, Husky/Shepherd Mix, 10 years old
  • Filly, English Springer Spaniel, 9 years old
  • George, Pit Bull/Basset Hound Mix, 10 months old
  • Gucci, Black Labrador, 6 years old
  • Jackson, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, 12 years old
  • Mango, Siberian Husky, 3 years old
  • Matilda, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, 6 months old
  • Miles, French Bulldog, 9 years old
  • Mister Darcy, Airedale Terrier Mix, 2 years old
  • Molly, Golden Doodle, 2 years old
  • Ponyo, Pomeranian/Chihuahua Mix, 7 years old
  • Professor Schnitzel, Mini Dachshund, 13 years old
  • Rusty, Golden Retriever, 8.5 years old
  • Sebastian Grey, Chinese Crested, 10 years old
  • ShellBea, Newfoundland, 6 years old
  • Timmy, Cairn Terrier, 14 years old

 Meet the MC and Judges

During the Canine Coronation Ceremony a panel of judges will meet the 20 finalists and select the Canine Grand Marshal and Court. The judges include:

  • Andy Carson, “Good Day Oregon”, FOX 12, Our esteemed MC for the evening
  • Byron Beck, Oregon blogger and journalist
  • Carla Stenberg, Rose Festival Parade Chair
  • Corey Foley, Radio host on 101.9 KINK FM
  • Kimberly Maus, Co-anchor on “Good Day Oregon”, FOX 12
  • Mitch Elliott, Radio host on 101.9 KINK FM
  • Poison Waters, Portland personality
  • Sheryl Stewart, Radio host on 105.1 The Buzz

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