People.com Lifestyle Pets America's Next Top Bulldog Wrinkly cuties compete for the crown in Drake University's 30th annual contest By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 22, 2009 09:19 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 06 WINNER TAKES ALL FAME Now that is a beautiful bulldog! Porterhouse, a 4-year-old pup from Des Moines, Iowa, beat out 49 others for the beautiful bulldog crown. After finishing as first runner-up twice and landing the title of Mr. Congeniality once, it seems his victory tastes quite sweet! 02 of 06 STREET SMARTS FAME James Pahl, of Omaha, Neb., holds onto his bulldog Klaus – who brought his own hydrant! – while waiting to enter the pageant. The event kicks off Drake University’s annual “Drake Relays” festivities; the school’s mascot is, appropriately, a bulldog. 03 of 06 BOTTLE BLONDE FAME We’re guessing that is not her natural color! Beautiful bulldog Bonnie awaits judging on Monday. Costumes helped pups’ causes: Judges reportedly wanted to see “drool, bloodshot eyes and bowed legs,” plus a costume or prop. 04 of 06 TUTU CUTE FAME So color-coordinated! Pooch Jezebel poses prettily for the judges Monday, donning a tutu and matching fringed collar. 05 of 06 FRESH AS A DAISY FAME The appropriately-named Daisy Bear makes her grand entrance Monday, stunning the judges with her costume and sweet smile. 06 of 06 MIND READERS FAME Winner Porterhouse (left) stands eye-to-eye with competitor Maxxis, who took the title of first runner-up. Want more cuteness?Check out our gallery of Sleeping Kitties!