To emphasise community and family, we consider all contestants to be a part of The Pack for that year. What's The Pack? It's what we call it when we consider you as family!
Every contestant who steps forward to join each contest is special. Why do we say that? Because it takes courage, and commitment, and a genuine desire to offer something to the community to step forward and offer yourself for a contest such as ours.
Everyone who joins the contest each year becomes part of something greater: you're part of a large and growing community of pups and handlers who believe in being pup with a sense of joy and fun, and in encouraging and inspiring others.
Regardless of contest placement or prize distribution, everyone who joins the contest each year becomes a part of The Pack for that year – you're one of us, and we're happy to have you belong!
The contestants who joined our second contest spent an entire day showing us what they had, and we were very impressed! From a dog agility run with actual jumps to a series of performances ranging from juggling to bondage, all seven of you made us proud.
Though we had not yet launched The Pack as a family as of this contest, we nonetheless consider you to be part of the family, because you joined us and you all did very well.
Presenting The Pack of 2016, as assembled in Birmingham!