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5th Annual Dog Beard and Moustache Competition

  • Little Darlings 6507 Circle S Rd Austin TX 78745 (map)

On Saturday, October 20th, dog lovers throughout central Texas will convene and show off their canine’s coiffure. Please join the Austin Facial Hair Club and Bully Ranch at the Little Darlin' for the 5th Annual Dog Beard and Moustache Competition. 

The Austin Facial Hair Club and The Little Darlin' are teaming up to raise funding and awareness for Bully Ranch, a refuge for pit bull and pit bull type dogs where they receive rehabilitation, training, and ultimately become valued members of a loving, forever family. More info at

Don't have a dog? Come join the party anyway! Doors open at noon. This family-friendly event is Free to watch (donations also accepted) and $5 entry fee per category entered. You can enter your dog into as many categories as you like. 

Dog & Owner Look-A-Like: Pet and owner must be similar in appearance, style, and attitude

Freestyle: Styled beard and moustache. Styling products permitted, any shape or color! Emphasis on creativity and complexity of design. Anything goes, and costumes are welcome.

Best Groomed: Neatest-looking, well-kept dog beard. Emphasis on symmetry, clean lines, and a neatness of the canine beard.

Gnarliest Beard: Wild-looking, gnarly dog beard! The wilder the better!

Sweetest Stache: The title says it all!

Old Timer: Has your dog become a curmudgeon, full of grey hair and living on a prayer? Give them one last hurrah by entering them here! 

The Finale!
Best in Show: Winners of each category will go head-to-head to see who is the overall Best in Show! Audience participation will be a big factor in this decision.

To enter your pet in one of the categories, please complete the form that can be found at this link:

We will also be registering walk up competitors before 3pm on the day of the event!

Registration will begin onsite at 2pm and the competition will begin at 3pm.
We will have several Austin area animal charities and groups set up to share information about what they do, and we will also have craft vendors and an amazing raffle!

Live Music will begin around 7pm after the competition is over and the winners are announced!

Stay Tuned for more details!

Earlier Event: September 29
Calvello Cup Rhinestones v Putas
Later Event: November 4
Bazaar Brunch