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This Weekend Just Got Wheezier

Dozens of Bulldogs, Frenchies and Pugs, on parade.



    This Weekend Just Got Wheezier
    Justin Rudd
    The 2010 Bulldog Beauty Contest happens on Sunday, February 28th.

    Justin Rudd. In a megalopolis like ours, it is rare to keep coming across a particular name again and again.

    But then, Mr. Rudd is a rare fellow. He is famous for his dog-loving events -- think the Haute Dog Easter Parade -- and for all of the community projects that raise money and do good for Long Beach organizations and beyond.

    And. AND he is full-on batty for the Bulldog, so much so he throws a Bulldog Beauty Contest every year. Heard of it? We know why -- it is billed as "the world's largest bulldog celebration." 

    The 2010 snarfle-fest is happening on Sunday, February 28th at 10AM at the Long Beach Marketplace; Bulldogs, Pugs, French Bulldogs, and senior pooches are all invited to participate.

    Don't stress if you haven't registered; walk-ups are welcome.

    The organizers are expecting over 400 dogs, many in costume (note that fancy outfits are allowed but not recommended). There will be prizes, like a year's supply of treats and food. There will be news cameras. There will be "beauty queen judges" watching the four-footed strutting.

    There will be glory. And likely plenty of loud napping by day's end. A fine Sunday indeed.