Best in Shaw 2018




$1500 in cash prizes, bags of doggy treats and admiration.

1st Place $750
2nd Place $500
3rd Place $250


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The Show

We are very excited to announce the Inaugural Best In Shaw Dog Show that will taking place in the Shaw neighborhood on Saturday, September 16th, 2017, 10am - 3pm. The New Bethany Baptist Church has kindly offered their wonderful parking lot (at Naylor Court and 10th Street, Shaw) to host this show. We have a great line up of Judges from the Shaw community to determine category and overall show winners! In addition to the great dog show, a number of local companies will be at the event to tantalize you with their offerings and support the show.

If you own a dog, know a dog, or simply enjoy community events please join us! We have nine great show categories to reflect all that we love about dogs!

  1. Best Puppy (<1yr)
  2. Best Senior Dog (7+yrs)
  3. Most Obedient
  4. Most Handsome Male
  5. Most Beautiful Female
  6. Best Rescue Dog (from animal shelter)
  7. Most Obsessed with Owner
  8. Best Trick/Talent
  9. Most Impressive Outfit!

You can enter a dog in as many categories as you wish! Category winners will automatically be entered to compete for 1st ($750), 2nd ($500), and 3rd ($250) place in the overall show.  Just click on the links in red above to purchase spectator tickets or register a winning dog!

We will be making donations from the sale of tickets and registration to PETS-DC.  This great charity is dedicated to improving the health and well being of people living with HIV/AIDS or other disabling conditions and their companion pets.

We are also proud to have sponsorship from some fabulous local Shaw companies including WagTime, Coates Development Team and CMT Design Build.

If you have any questions about the show, please contact our event administrator Matt Thompson using the details below.

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