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 now for the dog show!.

2017 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!

12:50pm Best Trick—Dogs have 30 seconds to show off their best trick(s). Props encouraged.

1:10pm HALF TIME SHOW!—Special Performance by Cheer SF

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.

2017 Everyday Dog Show celebrity judges:

Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle columnist

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Neal Gottleib, Founder of Three Twins Ice Cream

Senator Scott Wiener, California Senate District 11

Supervisor London Breed, San Francisco District 5

Nick & Kristen & Freska, KOIT DJs

Molly Pope, Principal of McKinley Elementary School

Dolores Moore, Retired McKinley Elementary School teacher

Annie Bauccio, Dogfest Founder

Katie Wilcoxen, Dogfest Founder

2017 Dog Show Registration


By registering for this competition, I agree to the following rules:

  • I am aware that I am responsible for my dog, its behavior and any damage or injury it may cause to personal property of others including the city of San Francisco and any bodily injury it may cause to other dogs or people.
  • All dogs must be spayed or neutered and licensed. Dogs and guardians must not be aggressive towards people or other dogs
  • Competitors must be age 16 or older (youngsters may accompany adults.)
  • Focus on having a good time! This day is for fun…nothing to be taken too seriously. Our hope is that you enjoy the day and know that you are helping McKinley Elementary School.