Canine Couture returns to Scottsdale Polo Championships

The Canine Couture returns for its second year to The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, allowing Arizona’s most pampered paws to strut their fashionable stuff in front of thousands of attendees.

Canine Couture

Canine Couture returns for to the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships Oct. 24 at Westworld.

Presented by Applewood Pet Resort and Bark Avenue, The Canine Couture will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at the WestWorld of Scottsdale Polo Field.

The posh pooches will be judged on overall appearance and fashionable presence. Contestants are encouraged to be creative, fashionable and fabulous.

First Place wins $300 cash and a free three-night stay for your furry friend at your choice of Applewood Pet Resort or Bark Avenue Pet Resort.

Second Place prize is $200 cash and a free two-night stay at either resort and third place wins $100 cash and a one-night stay.

The pet resorts will also provide gift baskets for the Top 5 placers.

This year’s judges are top model Michelle Davis and her canine companion, Teddy; decorated dog and horse show competitor Lori Lewis, and KUSI-TV pet correspondent Sandie Lampe.

Last year, Westminster’s “Best in Show” even made an appearance.

The Arizona Animal Welfare League, the Valley’s oldest and largest non-kill shelter, joins the event and will feature two dogs in the fashion show.

Following the show, attendees can meet the judges and The Canine Couture winner at the Applewood Pet Resort and AAWL booths on the Main Promenade.

All dogs, regardless of size or age, are welcome to participate. Participants must purchase a ticket to the polo event at

Contact for more information, and complete the online registration form at

Participants are asked to register by Oct. 20.

With the backdrop of McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona the polo event started in 2011. In 2014, more than 11,969 people turned out for what has transformed into the country’s most attended polo event.

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