The Official Mutt Show Press Release!


Brooklyn Mutt Show

“The Fun Alternative to Westminster”


“The Brooklyn Lyceum is Going to the Dogs”


Do you think your dog might be a doppelganger for Mayor Mike?  Does your pup have police dog predilections?  Not! 


Have we got a Show for you!


The Brooklyn Mutt Show, “The Fun Alternative to Westminster,” will be at the Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215 on Saturday and Sunday, March 24th and 25th.


Enter your pooch in the Mutt Show contests and find out if he has the softest ears, most animated tail or give the sloppiest smooch.  Visit the vendor displays to see the latest and best products for dogs from glow leashes to human grade dog dinners to safe cleaning products for your pup’s environment.  Meet and mingle with our celebrity judges from the Doggie Moms to local politicians, local authors and comedians.


The “Best in Mutt Show” winners in every contest will receive medals from the Lyceum and Doggie Bags of goodies from Brooklyn Bark and will be treated to a photo shoot by Brooklyn Beasts Photography ( and gift certificates from One Love Vet, Les Pets en Voyage and Your Spoiled Pets.



Pet first aid / CPR classes will be held both days, taught by a representative of Brooklyn Bark Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Services and a veterinarian from Blue Pearl Emergency Veterinary Clinic.  Agility and obedience training will be available from Sarah Westcott CPDT-KSA (


Co-produced by the Brooklyn Lyceum and Brooklyn Bark, the Mutt Show is open to all dogs of any type, breed or lineage.  In the words of Rachel Bowers, founder and owner of Brooklyn Bark, “All dogs are created equal.”


However “borrowing” from the Westminster Dog Show, James Morrissey who does portrait photography in the Westminster Green Room will be set up for Mutt Show attendees to be professionally photographed at the Show.  James waves his sitting fee in return for a $25 donation.  View his work at


The Show will be a fundraiser for animal rehab in New York City with the monies raised to be divided between Sean Casey Animal Rescue and the Wild Bird Fund.  Sean Casey will have an adoption van on site with pups and kitties looking for homes.  The Wild Bird Fund will be exhibiting some of the magnificent fowl they have rescued but cannot be released, including a kestrel rescued after flying into a plate glass window.


Admission for people is by voluntary donation.  Dogs are admitted free – this is their show – but there is a fee to compete, $25 prepaid or $30 at the door. 


Last year there were over 1,200 human attendees at the Mutt Show.  To skip the lines, people are urged to “buy” their tickets with an online donation at


Student spaces for the Pet CPR/First Aid course may be secured online at


Questions about the Brooklyn Mutt Show will be answered by email to or