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HAUTE DOG BEAUTY CONTESTS (featuring the National Bulldog Beauty Contest and the National Mutt Show).


THE HAUTE DOG organization (pro-nounced "HOT") is a diverse and growing network of dog owners, lovers, educators, rescuers and supporters. Our common bond has resulted in a unique and lively community of folks who share some qualities of our favorite dogs: devotion, spirit and tenacity.

Through educational outreach and events, we hope to help inspire a better understanding and appreciation of dogs, dispel damaging myths, encourage responsible ownership practices, and offer practical adoption and rescue opportunities.

Warm regards,

Justin Rudd!
Exec. Director
Community Action Team
a 501c3 nonprofit
& Haute Dogs

THE MAIN PURPOSE of the Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. As a 501c3 nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors, contributions to CAT are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events within our community that benefit children, animals and the environment.

C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLA organization that includes
4Halloween Kids' Costume Contest
4July 4 Kids' Bike Parade

4Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
National Kids Spelling Bee
$1,000 Nat'l Adult Spelling Bee
4Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art
4Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
4Operation Easter Basket
4Operation Santa Paws
45k/10k Long Beach Turkey Trot
4monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups
4Bulldog Beauty Contest

4Say, "Cheese" Long Beach 24-hr. digital photo contest

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2022 Bulldog Beauty Contest & Haute Dogs Contests photos
Click above to see Feb. 18, 2024 event photos

Haute Dog Contests | Long Beach, Calif.
Just $10/advance or $20/dog on event weekend gets your dog registered for all contests.

2022 Bulldog Beauty Contest, Long Beach, Calif.

Co-sponsored by Port of Long Beach.

9 a.m.: National (English) Bulldog Beauty Contest
blue ribbon9:40 a.m.: Best Senior Dog (all breeds/mixes, ages 7+)
9:50 a.m. Best Siblings (dogs in the same household or dogs from the same litter; all breeds/mixes; ages 4 months & older)
10 a.m.: National Mutt Show (any mixed breed)
10:20 a.m.:  Best Young Dog (16 weeks to 1 year; all breeds/mixes)
10:30 a.m.: Best French Bulldog
10:40 a.m.: Best in Show (all breeds/mixes) 
11 a.m.: Best Adopted/Rescued Dog (all dogs; all mixes/breeds)
11:10 a.m.: Most Handsome Dog (all male dogs; all mixes/breeds)
11:20 a.m.:  Prettiest Dog (all female dogs; all mixes/breeds)
11:40 a.m.: Best Small Dog (generally 20 lbs. or less and/or shorter than 16 inches; not puppies)
11:50 a.m. Best Large Dog (generally 60+ lbs.)

Main event is the Bulldog Beauty Contest

Bulldog Beauty Contest
& Haute Dog Pageants
1 Granada Ave. Boat Launch Ramp @ Rosie's Dog Beach
Long Beach, 90803

MAP | event details
Front-row seats, $5 cash
Bulldog Beauty Contest
Front-row seats, $5.

THE BULLDOG BEAUTY CONTEST will be the main event at this year's Haute Dog Contests produced by beauty pageant coach and bulldog enthusiast Justin Rudd. In addition to the Bulldog contest, Rudd is again including contests for Senior Dogs (all breeds/mixes, ages 7 & older), Best in Show (all dogs, breeds, mixes), the National Mutt Show, Small Dogs, and Large Dogs, and other contests. 

SPONSORS The event is produced by Justin Rudd/Haute Dogs and benefits Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (CAT), which includes Haute Dogs and Operation Santa Paws, as well as beach cleanups, spelling bees, art contests, photography events and more. Other sponsors include the Port of Long Beach.

Red BarnPRIZES are provided exclusively by Redbarn Premium Pet Products

The dogs will be evaluated on personality, charm, face, figure, and first impression. This is a contest where gender is no limitation and good looks is no advantage. Costumes are optional, and not encouraged. We know that most dogs are so adorable that they shouldn't be covered up!

The official on-site vet for the Bulldog Beauty Contest and Haute Dogs contests will again be Dr. Greg Perrault from Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital.

Contestants ranging in age from four months to 17 years are expected to again travel to Long Beach to compete for the coveted titles.

WE DON'T RECOMMEND costumes/clothes. Organizers realize that most dogs are so adorable that they shouldn't be covered up!

The dogs will parade down a concrete runway that includes a 60-ft. red carpet runway, flanked by hundreds of gawkers and a panel of real-life beauty queen judges.  Judging is based on charm, first impression, face, figure and personality.

Bulldog Beauty ContestNOTE: Each contest’s winners are announced right after each contest -- within about 5 minutes of the finish of each. Dogs encouraged to enter multiple contests at no additional charge.

You can also register at the event with cash. Be registered at least 5 minutes before the contest begins. Save time by filling out the entry form online. 

Entry is just $10/advance (before Friday) or $20 event weekend, per dog and is good for all contests. All proceeds benefit Community Action Team events/projects. It's free to spectate, and $5 (day-of-event) to rent a front-row seat on the runway. Rent seats at the event with cash.

Bulldog Beauty ContestThe Haute Dog Pageants are a fundraiser for Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (C.A.T.) of which "Haute Dogs" and "Operation Santa Paws" are a part. Each dog in the contest donates a fee and several thousand dollars was raised from entry fees, $5 front-row seating rentals along the runway and vendors space rentals. 

See very bottom of this page.

Approx. 100 front-row seats will be available for just $5/cash only at the event.


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Bulldog Beauty Contest, Long Beach, Calif.Last year, more than 100 English bulldogs and approx. 40 French bulldogs from at least four states and Canada left the crowd drooling for more.  Again this year, each quadruped will strut down a 60-ft. red carpet outdoor runway flanked by hundreds of seats, rentable for $5, for gawkers that will snake around the grassy park.  This is a competition where gender is no limitation and good looks are no advantage. The English bulldog competition lasts about an hour.

THE TOP English Bulldogs will be asked to join the judges on the red carpet in the center of the ring for the final judging. All dogs are evaluated by the judges as they pass by the judges.

Bulldog Beauty Contest, Long Beach, Calif.HOSTS
Long Beach resident Justin Rudd (a "real-life" pageant coach, judge and expert who has helped a few Miss Americas and Miss USAs to capture their titles (See and Rudd's bulldogs Riley and POTUS.

- Miss Teen Long Beach
- Miss Teen Southern California
- Miss Long Beach
- Miss Southern California
- Mrs. Long Beach
- Ms. Southern California
- Ms. Long Beach
- Mrs. Southern California
- Justin Rudd
- some members of the Community Action Team board of directors



for Feb. 18, 2024 RAIN OR SHINE event:
- Payment after Feb. 5 includes a $25 late fee.
- The vendor/adoption fair is 8:45-noon on event day.
- The event does not allow vendors to sell animals, breeding services, breeding supplies, etc.
- Food trucks/vendors are not allowed within our event as per our permit. Contact to inquire about food truck possibilities.
- Our insurance does not cover vendors. We don't require insurance. We encourage you to bring a copy of your general liability policy.
- We accept Paypal, check, or cash.
- CLICK LINK BELOW TO PAY ONLINE, or mail check to "Haute Dogs," 3040 E. First St., Long Beach, 90803.
- Please arrive ON EVENT DAY FROM 8-8:15 A.M. (not earlier), check in at the registration tent. You'll find your space assignment then.
- Set up is on the sand along the Granada Avenue Boat Launch Ramp. Vendors will have to get there supplies/tent/table to/from the parking lot.
- Make sure you bring your Long Beach business license or special event permit if you are selling anything (this is different from your seller's permit; details below).
- Each space is 10x10, no electricity available, VERY QUIET generators accepted.
- Vendor spaces do NOT include canopy, table, chairs. You can rent them from us (as supply lasts, and with reservation): tent for $100; 2 chairs for $10; 6' table for $10
- Rain or shine event.
- ABSOLUTELY no refunds or transfers.
- In addition, vendors that are selling anything will need a special event permit that costs approx. $61.03 from the city, or bring a copy of your Long Beach business license. Click HERE for the special event vendor application. Direct all licensing questions to 562/570-6211. NOTE: Nonprofits can apply for a free event vendor application from the business license office.
- We encourage vendors to have an "event special" that is a specially-priced item(s) just for shoppers that day.
Choose event/services | all space are 10x10
Vendor booth name: