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‘Sir Sluggo’ Wins Canine Beauty Contest

April 20, 1987

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ Sir Sluggo, an 85-pound bulldog from Ames, was selected from among 45 panting, drooling contestants Monday as Most Beautiful Bulldog 1987 and became the official mascot of the Drake Relays.

Drake sports teams are known as the Bulldogs.

Dogs from 23 communities in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Nebraska were entered in the contest, held as a lunch-hour crowd looked in downtown Des Moines.

Sir Sluggo, 6 1/2 , is owned by Greg Lagan of Ames.

George George, owned by Vera and Alex Jenkins of Des Moines, was first runner-up; and 8 1/2 -year-old Elizabeth, owned by Penelope Harkness of Des Moines won honors as Miss Congeniality and Oldest Senior Citizen.

The Farthest From The Doghouse award went to Maxwell, owned by Joyce Beauchane of Minneapolis.

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