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Justin Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (C.A.T.) Haute Dogs Contests

Justin Rudd's Haute Dogs, Long Beach, Calif.  THE HAUTE
organization (pronounced "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.

This Web site is dedicated to my English Bulldogs Rosie and Riley and to all dogs who continue to be brave and loving.

With warm regards,

Justin Rudd!
Exec. Director
Community Action Team (C.A.T.) a 501c3 nonprofit
& Haute Dogs

Justin Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLA organization that includes:
4Halloween Kids' Costume Contest
4July 4 Kids' Bike Parade
Haute Dog Poetry Contest
4Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
National Elementary School Spelling Bee
National Adult Spelling Bee
4Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art
4Haute Dogs on the Beach events
4Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
4Operation Easter Basket
4Operation Santa Paws
45k/10k Long Beach Turkey Trot
4monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups
Beds, Bikes, Bears & Blankets giveaway to those in need
Clothing giveaways to the underserved
4Bulldog Beauty Contest

4Long Beach Losers - a 12-week weight-loss contest
42nd Street Walkers
4Long Beach Giving Project
4Chihuahua Beauty Contest & Small Dog Festival

g Justin's Free e-Newsletters

DOG e-News
Weekly; Long Beach/LA/OC area dog news & events; 12,900+ subscribers;
Weekly; Long Beach/LA/OC area gay & lesbian news & events; 3,500+ subscribers;

I AM A FIRM believer in the collective power of individuals joined in a spirit of goodwill and generous giving to bring about the success of a community.

-Justin Rudd!

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Chihuahua Beauty Contest, Long Beach, Calif.
The Chihuahua Beauty Contest will be at 2 p.m. on Sun., Feb. 7, 2015, under the shade trees at the 1932 Olympic rowing site -- Marine Stadium, 5225 E. Paoli Way, Long Beach, 90803. MAP

More than 500 Hairy-Legged Beauties Expected

11th Annual
Bulldog Beauty Contest & Haute Dog Pageants
Sun., Feb. 7, 2015
Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way, Long Beach, 90803
MAP | event details
Front-row seats, $5 cash
Haute Dogs' Best in Show pageant

PAGEANTS for Poodles, Dachshunds, mutts, bulldogs, and many more. 19 contests inall. All dogs are welcome in these new contests: best legs, best smile, best tail, best trick, best costume/outfit.

Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way, Long Beach, 90803

THE BULLDOG BEAUTY CONTEST will again be the main event at this year's Haute Dog Pageants produced by beauty pageant and bulldog enthusiast Justin Rudd.  In addition to the Bulldog and French Bulldog contests, Rudd has included pageants for Pugs, Chihuahuas, Pit Bulls, Cute Dogs, Ugly Dogs, Senior Dogs (all breeds/mixes, ages 10 & older), Mutts, Small Dogs, Large Dogs, Poodles and Dachshunds.  And, all dogs are welcome in the Best in Show contest.

Entry is just $10 per dog (advance) and is good for all contests. All proceeds benefit local canine rescue, adoption and spay/neuter programs. It's free to spectate, and $5 to rent a front-row seat on the grassy runway. Rent seats at the event with cash. The dog adoption and vendor fairs are 9:30-3 p.m.

Haute Dogs Pageants; Long Beach, Calif.9:40 a.m.: Best talent/trick, all breeds/mixes
10 a.m.: English Bulldog Beauty Contest
11:15 a.m.: Senior Dog Pageant, (all breeds/mixes, ages 10+)
11:25: Best Costume/Outfit on a dog (all breeds/mixes)
11:45 a.m.: Pit Bull Pageant
12 p.m.: Cute Dog Contest
12 p.m.: Ugly Dog Contest
12:15 p.m.:  French Bulldog Pageant
12:35 p.m.: Pug Pageant
12:50 p.m.: Best Tail (all breeds/mixes)
1 p.m.: National Mutt Show (any mixed breed)
1:15 p.m.: Best Smile (all breeds/mixes)
1:30 p.m.: Best in Show, (all breeds/mixes)
1:50 p.m.: Best Legs (all breeds/mixes)
2 p.m.: Chihuahua Beauty Contest
2:15 p.m.: Small Dog Pageant (generally 20 lbs. or less and/or shorter than 16 inches; not puppies)
2:25 p.m.: Large Dog Pageant (generally 60+ lbs.)
2:35 p.m.: Poodle Pageant (all sizes)
2:45 p.m.: Dachshund Pageant

Haute Dogs Pageants | Long Beach, Calif.Contestants ranging in age from four months to 17 years are expected to again travel to Long Beach, from as far as northern California, Las Vegas, Utah, Montana, Oklahoma and Arizona, to compete for the coveted titles.

The quadrupeds will parade down a grassy runway that includes a 100-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.

The 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. 

Haute Dogs Pageants | Long Beach, Calif.Leave plenty of time for parking - more than 1,000 spectators are expected again this year.

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The fair is from 10 – 3.  Vendor still being accepted.   Contact  

HOW WILL DOGS BE JUDGED for the contests?
blue ribbonEach dog will walk down a 100’ red carpet runway flanked by hundreds of gawkers during judging. Bring a chair or rent one of ours for $5. Awards will immediately follow each contest.  Dogs will be evaluated on personality, charm, face, figure, and first impression. This is a contest where gender is no limitation.  Clothing is optional. We know that most dogs are so adorable that they shouldn't be covered up!

Entrants should sign-in at the orange-colored registration tent at least 10 minutes before each contest to get entry number. Bring a sack lunch. Free parking. Free to spectate. Separate entry form for each dog.  A dog can enter more than one contest (we encourage it).

INCLUDE: 1st and 2nd Place ribbons, Best in Show ribbons, gift packs.

Haute Dogs' "National Mutt Show" at 1 p.m.
National Mutt ShowNational Mutt Show entrants will walk down a 100’ red carpet runway during judging. Judges are looking for style, charm, confidence and will consider face, legs, and smile. Costumes are optional, not necessary. Bring a chair or rent one for $5. Awards will immediately follow each contest.

Do you have a Beverly Hills Chihuahua? A Long Beach Chihuahua? A Newport Beach Chihuahua? Or, some other city, county, neighborhood to represent? All ages and types of Chihuahuas are welcome to enter.

chihuahua beauty contest Mixes are welcome, too.
Real life beauty queens and others will select an overall male and female to reign supreme and win the BIG gift certificates to local pet shops.  The Chihuahuas will be evaluated on personality, charm, face, figure, and first impression. This is a contest where gender is no limitation.  Clothing is optional. We know that most Chihuahuas are so adorable that they shouldn't be covered up! The quadrupeds will parade down a 100-ft. red carpet runway, flanked by hundreds of gawkers.

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Dreaming of Beaches
A poem by Justin Rudd! on behalf of his dog Rosie
April 9, 2006

Is my most favorite word.
I shake and I wiggle
Whenever it's heard.

On the beach, is where I like to play
On the sand, in the surf, of every day.

From morning til night I dream of the time
Where I can run free
off the leash -- it's sublime.

With the crash of the waves, and yips of the pups
I like all the dogs, from the pounds or from Krupps.

Sniffing and chasing is what I like to do.The beach is my playground and you'll like it, too.

I like to get wet,
but you know I can't swim.
I don't stray from Dad,
My eyes are on him.

My favorite part
is stealing a toy
From a dog who's not watching.
It brings me great joy.

Tennis balls or Frisbees.
They all taste the same.
Just give me a chance
In the waves with my game.

The Dog Zone's my favorite
It's here in The Shore.
This 3-acre heaven
There is nothing more.

The sun on my back.
The breeze on my nose.
The salt on my tongue.
The sand in my toes.

I can't wait
to do it again.
I'll whoop and I'll holler.
My head's in a spin.

Off to the beach
It's like the Grand Prix
There's fast ones and young ones
And, then there is me.

My short legs are older
My face is more grey
But, that's quite alright,
I still love to play.

When beach fun is over
Oh, Boy! The wrath.
It's off to the house
And, into the bath.

B-A-T-H is my least favorite part.
But, Dad says I must
And, I think Dad's smart.

After I'm clean
and dry in my bed,
It's off to the Shore
With more dreams in my head.