Dog Show

2016 Dog Show

We are thrilled to welcome back to DogFest emcee Daniel Handler (author and official representative of Lemony Snicket). Mr. Handler again has the honor and privilege of guiding our amazing team of celebrity judges through DogFest obedience school! Register for the dog show at the bottom of this page by Thursday, April 14th.

2016 Everyday Dog Show Categories

12:00pm Best Costume—Judges vote on dog with best costume; extra points for originality.

12:20pm Best Tail—Long, short, skinny or wide, let’s see who’s tail comes out on top!

12:40pm Best Trick—Dogs have 30 seconds to show off their best trick(s). Props encouraged.

1:10pm HALF TIME SHOW!—Special Performances by Tess Veiga and SF Cheer

1:40pm Best Coat—Whose coast is the most luxurious?

2:00pm Best Mutt—A little of this and a little of that, sugar and spice makes everything nice. Whose best friend is made up of the best mix?

2:20pm Best Ears—Big or little, crooked or straight, hear hear for best ears!

2:40pm Best Lap Dog—Judges are looking for dogs that are great on your lap and the velvet throne.

3:00pm Most Openly Corrupt Best-In-Show**

**Brace yourself – it really is corrupt, but it’s all in good fun with the goal of raising the most money possible for the school. The winners of each of the main categories (ears, bark, trick, etc.) and anyone who wants to buy their way in for $50 will be entered in this final contest of the day. The audience bribes the judges (by throwing lots of money in buckets being passed around) to keep working and decide which dog will be crowned Best-In-Show.

2016 Everyday Dog Show celebrity judges:

Charly Kayle, KOIT 96.5 morning DJ

Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle columnist

Scott Wiener, District 8 Supervisor

London Breed, District 5 Supervisor

Cameron Moberg, Winner of Oxygen Channel’s “Street Art Showdown”

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Edith Jordan-McCormick, Principal of McKinley Elementary School

Dolores Moore, Retired McKinley Elementary School teacher

“Irish Greg” McQuaid, KFOG morning DJ

Register for the dog show now!

2016 Dog Show Registration

Pre-registration is now closed. Please register onsite at the event.

To help you get your dog ready for the Dog Show events, registrants will receive a 20% discount on services at Little Ark Dog Grooming the week of the event (April 14th through 18th). Just bring in the email confirmation of your DogFest registration and the discount is yours!