Who was the prettiest pooch at the AXA dog show?

By: Kyley Wilhite

Associate Producer

The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity had its seventh annual dog show on April 7 at Tarleton State University. 

The dogs had a walk-through, costume contest and best trick round. In total, 14 dogs came out to compete.

The Lambda Chi dog show is intended to help with their philanthropy, which is fighting hunger. They charged an entry fee of $25 a dog and sold shirts to support this event. 

“All of the proceeds go straight to Feeding America,” Lambda Chi President Will Heath said.

Founded in 1979, Feeding America is a United States non-profit organization that has a network of more than 200 food banks. These food banks work through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and more to help feed over 46 million people.

Feeding America states that “volunteers help where the need is greatest.” 

The winning golden retriever Arnie.
Photo by: Kyley Wilhite

This can be done by packing shelves, assisting in mobile pantries and delivering meals.

For this cause and dog show, the Lambda Chi fraternity gave out baskets to first, second and third place dogs. These baskets were composed of treats, stuffed animals and toys.

After three rounds, it was determined that a golden retriever named Arnie was the winner.

“He used to be a guide dog in training, but he failed for being scared of things. So now he just does really cool tricks,” Arnie’s owner Hartley Ettlemen said.

Many other dogs showed out as they walked down the red carpet. One duo wore a Mike Wazouski and Sully costume from Monsters Inc. Others wore Tarleton jerseys or duck camp gear.

The show brought laughs and cheers as many walked their dogs down the runway.

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