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6th Annual Dog Beard and Moustache Competition

  • The Little Darlin' 6507 Circle S Rd Austin TX 78745 usa (map)

On Saturday, October 19th, dog lovers throughout central Texas will convene and show off their canine’s coiffure. Please join us at The Little Darlin' for the 6th Annual Dog Beard and Moustache Competition!

The Austin Facial Hair Club, The Little Darlin', and Lone Star Beer are teaming up to raise funding and awareness for Bully Ranch, a 501c3 non-profit refuge for pit bull and pit bull type dogs where they can receive rehabilitation, training, and ultimately become valued members of a loving, forever family.

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Don't have a dog? Come join the party anyway! There will be an AMAZING raffle with tons of prizes. 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 doesn't have a beard? The AFHC has you covered. We'll have a craft table set up so you can create an awesome beard for your dog (and for you if you want).


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!


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 begins onsite at 2pm and the competition will begin at 3pm.

We will have several Austin area animal non-profits and groups set up to share information about what they do, and we will also have craft vendors and an phenomenal raffle!

Live Music will begin around 7 PM after the competition is over and the winners are announced! Bands will be announced soon!

Did we mention that we will have an AMAZING raffle and the raffle winners will be announced throughout the day?

Want to sell your wares, donate products for the raffle, donate items for the winner's gift bags, and/or be a sponsor? SWEET!

Contact Diane Blastic at

*Family Friendly - Our Emcee has been known to use barnyard language that is inoffensive to animals but may concern some parents of young children.

Event art by Taj Mihelich!

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