The Contest

Here you'll find more information about the contest which will be held this October to elect the fourth Mr Puppy UK.

Please note that the Photos and Results pages on this site refer to last year's contest. You'll know which page refers to which contest by the banner at the top.

Like to know about last year's contest, the Wruff Stuff Mr Puppy UK 2018 Contest, held on 2 December 2017 in Manchester? Check out the Photos and find out the Results here, and learn more about the Pack of 2017 – the awesome pups who competed last year and joined the family!

The Wruff Stuff Mr Puppy UK 2019 Contest

The election for the fourth Mr Puppy UK will be held during the Wruff Stuff Mr Puppy UK 2019 Contest, on Saturday 6 October 2018 in Manchester.

The contest will be held at BarPop, where we'll join our friends at the Kennel Klub for some puppy fun, and where you'll find yourself amongst lots of pups and friends.

There will be a welcome reception on Friday night, the details of which we'll announce closer to the contest date. Stay tuned!

The contest will take place over a full day on Saturday 6 October 2018, with additional welcome activities on Friday evening, and closing activities on Sunday morning. Contestants will be interviewed by our panel of judges outside of the contest hours, so that this year's interviews won't take place during the contest itself.

Any pups who are interested to join the contest should make themselves available for the full weekend, including a welcome reception on Friday and a village tour on Sunday. There will be lots to do, and we aim to fill the programme with as much fun and activity as we can!

It's a big deal to join the contest and offer yourself. Every pup who competes is special, and every pup who competes encourages others. We support all of you!

So What's It Like?

The Wruff Stuff Mr Puppy UK 2019 Contest (that's its full name!) is a big experience. And we do mean big.

It's held across different venues in Manchester's Canal Street area, including a welcome reception, and an after-party. That way, as many people and organisations as possible get to be a part of it. We're electing the representative for the UK's pup scene, and it's a community effort!

We'll invite you to present yourself in the manner of your choosing to all the pups who've come to watch and support.

We'll invite you to show us how you play and interact with other pups, in human mode and in puppy mode.

We'll invite you to sit down with a panel of judges and let them get to know you through an in-depth yet laid-back interview.

We'll invite you to show your stuff with a performance of something puppy – whatever that means to you – in front of everyone.

And we'll invite you to show how well you play as a puppy, or how well you handle other puppies, in a structured environment.

Don't worry – we keep the whole contest lively and fun, and we're all there to support you. We believe in you, and we want to give you a fantastic weekend!

So What Do I Need?

The Wruff Stuff Mr Puppy UK 2019 Contest is not a gear or fashion contest, nor is it about how you look. Wear what you feel comfortable and pup in! Each pup is different, and each of you might gear up differently as a pup, and that's ok with us. There are a few items you'll need, and the rest is up to what works for you.

Required Gear

You'll need suitable protective gear. This includes boots or sturdy footwear, and knee pads or knee protectors for when you're on all fours.

You'll need to wear at least a jockstrap or shorts: we do not permit frontal nudity at any time. You'll also need to comply with venue requirements on coverage.

We recommend paws or mitts to protect your hands when you're on all fours. If you wish to retain the use of your fingers, we recommend training or MMA type gloves.

We recommend a pup or dog collar as well. They're fun and simple ways to express your personality, as well as letting others know your pup name. You can get your own name tag as well!

And though you don't need a hood or mask, we really do recommend them. They're great for getting into pup headspace. If you don't have a hood or mask yet but would like one, why not take a look at some playful and fun options for a custom hood?

Some pups may choose to wear a plug tail. That's fine with us: tails are welcome but aren't required.

Some pups join the contest fully geared-up, and some pups join in minimal gear. That's all fine. Gear up according to how you see yourself, and in what you're comfortable with.

So How Do I Win?

You don't, actually. Nobody wins this contest: we don't declare a winner.

One pup will be given the title of Mr Puppy UK 2019, which will be his to direct throughout the 2019 calendar year. This will be decided by a panel of judges, carefully selected from across the Leather, Rubber, and Pups communities, as well as by the support and the votes of everyone who comes to attend the contest. Neither the Mr Puppy Team nor the sponsors play any role in choosing the incoming title holder.

Several pups will be recognised with a variety of cool and fun prizes from our sponsors, including a particularly special prize from Wruff Stuff. There's lots of neat stuff on offer.

Everyone who competes will be given something fun in recognition of their contribution. Everyone in the contest goes home with something!

But it's not about who wins. Everyone wins – really. It's about having fun, giving of yourself as much as you're able, and creating a wonderful experience for yourself, for the other contestants, and for all of the pups and friends and every else who've come to watch and support.

How About Coming To Watch Or Support?

Interested to come and support your fellow pups, or to come and watch and join in the fun of being there? Come along! All pups are welcome.

Whether you'd like to participate in the contest, come along to support your friends, play with the pups, or just have a great time, we'd love to welcome you to come and watch, support, cheer, play along, and have fun with the team and the pups at the Wruff Stuff Mr Puppy UK 2019 Contest.

If you'd like more information about Kennel Klub, you'll find it on their webpage.

There are plenty of opportunities for everyone to take part, including contest components that involve everybody attending, whether or not you're in the contest! You'll also have the opportunity to cast a vote for the pup of your choice during our audience participation segment.

The goal is fun for everybody in attendance, and we'll be working hard to give you as much of that as we can!

Find out more about attending or joining the contest.