2017 Beautiful Bulldog Contest

38th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest

Congratulations to this year’s Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Drake University winner, Prudence! She is owned by Tom and Angela Miller of Des Moines and will be the official mascot of the Drake Relays. 

Prudence is an energetic but sweet bulldog who greets everyone with a gentle enthusiasm. Her favorite things—besides mom and dad and her 10-year-old French

Bulldog sister, Ringo—are cookies, cuddling in the chair, and playing and watching basketball. She was accompanied by a boisterous cheering section, a running club known as Fleet Feet Des Moines.  She’s no stranger to the running trails, her favorite being the path around Grey’s Lake in Des Moines, where she loves to meet other animals while riding in her stroller. Read the entire press release here.

Judges issued eight other awards during the contest, including:
Family Theme: Beef, owned by Emily Mettenburg of Ames, Iowa
Drake Spirit and Porterhouse People’s Choice:  Sweet Sassy Molassey, owned by Janalyn Phillips of Waukee
IowaRescue Dog Recognition: Max, owned by Katrina Shain of Sullivan, Ill.
Mr. Congeniality: Clyde, owned by Stephanie Prescott of Ankeny, Iowa
Best Dressed: Maude, owned by Mike Poll of Algonquin, Ill.
Second Runner Up: Brutus, owned by Joe Fields of Grimes, Iowa
First Runner Up:  Lola, owned by Katie Mooney of Mercer Island, Wash.

Drake’s official live mascot, Griff, hosted a “Griff Gives Back” pet food drive in conjunction with the contest. Contest spectators and supporters of the university donated more than 5,100 pounds of adult dog and cat food, all of which supports The Pet Project Midwest, a nonprofit organization that raises works to keep animals in their homes and out of shelters. 

Stay connected with everything Beautiful Bulldog throughout the year by liking our Facebook Page, Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Drake University#BeautifulBulldog

Registration opens February 5 for the 2018 contest




If you have any questions about the Beautiful Bulldog Contest, please contact Niki Smith at 515-271-2179 or niki.smith@drake.edu