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Hound Howling Contest at the Northwest Pet Expo Hosted by Washington Basset Hound Rescue

Only Service Animals & adoptables with local rescues are permitted in the main event.

Registered pawticipants for the Howling Contest will receive one free admission to the event for their handler and will have a special entrance. Hounds will need to remain in the staging & competition areas (Volunteers will be available to Dog-sit, give belly rubs & treats while you wander). A full map and admission ticket will be sent to you a week before the event with full instructions.

Arrive / check-in 3:30pm to 4:15pm

Contest begins 4:30pm


Any type of Hound may register to compete (need not be a Basset) who is healthy, age 4 months+ and crowd-friendly.

Hounds need to be checked-in and present with their human to compete beginning 4:30pm or they may be disqualified.

Each pawticipant has up to 1 minute for their Hound to demonstrate their howling skills.

Only positive methods may be used to induce howling (ex: smells, sounds, sights, human encouragement, signals).

Use of electric shock or prong collars, canes/sticks, rough collar handling or other methods deemed harmful by our Judges are prohibited.

Judges will decide Winners and reserve the right to have a Howl off among the top contenders.

Decision of the Judges is final.

Maximum of 50 participants.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Honorable Mention.

Venue Information

Spokane County Fair & Expo Center
404 N. Havana Street, Suite 1
Spokane Valley, WA 99202-4663
(509) 477-1766
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Organizer Information

Northwest Pet Expo

500 W. Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99201

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