Whoever is elected to the Mr Puppy UK title is also invited to compete in Mr Puppy Europe, the European-wide regional Pups & Handlers title held annually in February at Leatherpride Belgium in Antwerp.
Mr Puppy Europe is a regional title for pups from across continental Europe, and welcomes contestants from many different countries. His mission is to advocate for and support the Pups & Handlers community across Europe, and additionally to support Mr Puppy title holders in different countries to help their own local communities.
It is a key feature of the Mr Puppy Europe contest that pups from different nations work together towards a common goal, and in a common spirit of fraternity. Dutch and British pups have been working closely together from the very beginning, since the first contest, joined every year by more and more pups from more and more countries. We all believe that we are one family, and one community.
British pups have been involved with Mr Puppy Europe since its very beginnings, and the UK is proud to be a strong supporter of Mr Puppy Europe and its mission to advocate and support for Pups & Handlers across continental Europe.
The UK sent its largest delegation to date to Antwerp in 2018 for the fourth edition of Mr Puppy Europe, led by Buumi as Mr Puppy UK 2018 and Nox Arcanine, both from the Pack of 2017. 2018 was also the largest contest to date, with eight contestants from seven countries, six of whom were national Mr Puppy title holders. Three new countries were represented for the first time at this year’s contest.
Buumi did us all very proud with a bronze medal as Second Runner-Up, bringing home the UK’s third bronze and fourth medal overall!
As of the 2018 contest cycle, the UK is the only country to achieve placement every year at Mr Puppy Europe since the contest first began.
Mr Puppy Europe 2018
Representing France, Matt
Representing Austria, Teck
Representing the United Kingdom, Buumi
The UK sent a delegation to Antwerp in 2017 for the third edition of Mr Puppy Europe, led by Piglet as Mr Puppy UK 2017. This was the first time that more than one national Mr Puppy title holder joined the contest.
Piglet did us all very proud with a bronze medal as Second Runner-Up, bringing home the UK's second bronze and third medal overall!
Mr Puppy Europe 2017
Representing Belgium, Farex
Representing the Netherlands, Bentley
Representing the United Kingdom, Piglet
The UK sent a delegation to Antwerp in 2016 for the second edition of Mr Puppy Europe, led by Zentai Spot as Mr Puppy UK 2015. This was the first year that the UK sent a title holder in this official capacity to the contest, and Spot was the first national Mr Puppy title holder from any country to compete at Mr Puppy Europe.
Spot did us all very proud with a bronze medal as Second Runner-Up, bringing home the UK's first bronze and second medal overall!
Spot's journey to Mr Puppy Europe was chronicled in the documentary Secret Life of the Human Pups.
Mr Puppy Europe 2016
Representing the Netherlands, Bjoyd
Prize and title were subsequently returned
Representing the Netherlands, Yuki
Representing the United Kingdom, Zentai Spot
Launching the inaugural Mr Puppy Europe was a team of British pups which would later become the Mr Puppy Team. The UK sent its largest number of contestants to date to this edition of the contest: three British pups joined the contest this year.
Earning the country's first placement with a silver medal as Runner-Up was Brock, bringing home the country's first silver – the first, we hope, of many to come!
To date, 2015 was the year in which the UK scored its highest placement, with a silver medal.
Mr Puppy Europe 2015
Representing the Netherlands, Kriszly
Representing the United Kingdom, Brock
Representing Belgium, Wimpel