America's Next Top Bulldog

Wrinkly cuties compete for the crown in Drake University's 30th annual contest

01 of 06

WINNER TAKES ALL

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The appropriately-named Daisy Bear makes her grand entrance Monday, stunning the judges with her costume and sweet smile.

06 of 06

MIND READERS

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Winner Porterhouse (left) stands eye-to-eye with competitor Maxxis, who took the title of first runner-up.

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