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In photos: The best of the Beautiful Bulldog Contest

Owners walked their bulldogs down the runway wearing a variety of outfits and costumes at the 34th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest

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Buster, owned by Tara Walter, of West Des Moines, Iowa, walks on stage during the 34th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot.

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Capone Sabotage, owned by Brad Knudson, of Center Point, Iowa, walks across stage during the 34th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot.

Charlie Neibergall/AP

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Jazmine Josephine looks on during the 34th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot.

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Addie, owned by Lisa Schnathorst of Overland Park, Kansas, walks across stage during the 34th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot.

Charlie Neibergall/AP

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Little Buddy Boo Boo, owned by Theresa Scherer, of Lincoln, Neb., looks on during judging at the 34th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot.

Charlie Neibergall/AP

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Zeus, owned by Meghan Donnelly, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, walks in front of the judges during the 34th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot.

Charlie Neibergall/AP

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Huckleberry walks across stage before being crowned the winner of the 34th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest in Des Moines, Iowa. The 4-year-old pup bulldog is owned by Steven and Stephanie Hein of Norwalk, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot.

Charlie Neibergall/AP

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Huckleberry sits on the throne after being crowned the winner of the 34th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest in Des Moines, Iowa. The 4-year-old bulldog pup is owned by Steven and Stephanie Hein of Norwalk, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot.

Charlie Neibergall/AP

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