Honors College to Host 'Best in Show' Dog Competition

Enter your canine companion in our Honors College Best in Show!

Enter your canine companion in our Honors College Best in Show!

Dog lovers, we've got a treat for you — and treats for your dog. On Thursday, April 22, from 3-5 p.m., the Honors College will host "Best in Show," a golden opportunity to show off your pooch and indulge in all things canine.  

You may enter your dog in the following categories:

  • Best Costume
  • Best Obstacle Course Run
  • Best Trick
  • Best Dog Toy Destroyer
  • Best Tug-of-War
  • Best "Dishwasher"

There will be popsicles, water, a photo booth, dog treats and excellent prizes for the winning dogs. All on campus and in the community are invited to attend. Please note that masks will be required, and all will be encouraged to practice social distancing. If you plan to bring your dog or enter your dog into competition, you must register in advance; submissions will be accepted on the day of the event only if you have the correct dog vaccination paperwork. Please note that you are required to show proof of current canine vaccination records at the time of registration, per university policy. Only one dog per person, please. If you do not have a uark email address to register, please email hcevents@uark.edu

Proud pet parents may also upload a photo of their dog (or cat, or gecko, or …) when registering to enter the "Cutest Pet" competition, currently underway on the Honors College Facebook page. There you can find adorable photos of prime contenders like Max, Sancha, Alfred, Goya, Greco and Goku — with contestants like these, there will certainly be some stiff competition come showtime!

Campus canine enthusiasts are eager to enter their dogs in competition.

"I'm introducing Myshkin to the competition this year, and she has been training for months to ferociously and efficiently clean her plate," said Katie Powell, associate director for student success at the Honors College. She plans to enter Myshkin, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix, aged 2.5 years and weighing in at 40 pounds, in the Best "Dishwasher" and Best Dog Toy Destroyer categories.

Questions? Email hcevents@uark.edu.


Katie Powell,
Honors College
479-575-4884, klw038@uark.edu

Kendall Curlee, director of communications
Honors College
479-575-2024, kcurlee@uark.edu


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