In pictures: Who is the most beautiful bulldog of them all?
April 24, 2013
Addie, owned by Lisa Schnathorst of Overland Park, Kansas, walks across the stage in a yellow tutu.
Capone Sabotage, owned by Brad Knudson, of Center Point, Iowa, struts his stuff at the Beautiful Bulldog at Drake University in Des Moines.
Harley in its pink goggles waits to be judged.
Dustin Reese, of Des Moines, Iowa, gives a treat to Fat Amy for her efforts in the pageant.
And here is the winner - 4-year-old Huckleberry. Huckleberry competed for the title in 2010, only to walk away empty-pawed. That changed this year, dressed in a beige suit as the main character from the movie "Forrest Gump."
The contest is now in its 34th year and is held ahead of the annual Drake Relays track and field meet. The university's mascot is a bulldog, and each year's winner becomes the mascot for the relays event.
Laura Kares, of Omaha, Nebraska puts a flowery hat on her bulldog Molly.
Buster, owned by Tara Walter, of West Des Moines, Iowa, is a superdog, but is he the winner?
Jazmine Josephine dressed as an easy riding biker dog looks on at the competition.
Dave Larson, of Des Moines, Iowa, sits with his bulldog Ramone in pirate attire.