Now that's a title to drool over: Huckleberry named winner of 34th annual bulldog



A pack of elegantly and lavishly dressed bulldogs walked across stage during the 34th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest in Des Moines, Iowa on Monday.


The pageant kicked off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot.


4-year-old pup named Huckleberry was crowned as this year's ‘Beautiful Bulldog.’


He beat 46 other bulldogs to don the crown and cape, though the competition was stiff.


See the amusing photos of Huckleberry and the other ‘beautiful’ contestants below.

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Slobbery winner: Huckleberry sits on the throne after being crowned the winner of the 34th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, April 22, 2013





Proud owners: Huckleberry is owned by Steven and Stephanie Hein of Norwalk, Iowa



Showing off: Addie, owned by Lisa Schnathorst of Overland Park, Kansas, walks across stage





Sore loser: Schnathorst rubs the belly of her bulldog Addie





Pooped pooch: Little Buddy Boo Boo, owned by Theresa Scherer, of Lincoln, Nebraska, looks on during judging at the annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest





Furry hat: Capone Sabotage, owned by Brad Knudson, of Center Point, Iowa, walks across stage





In a daze: Jazmine Josephine looks on during the 34th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest





Super dog: Buster, owned by Tara Walter, of West Des Moines, Iowa, flexes his muscles





Royal strut: Zeus, owned by Meghan Donnelly, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, walks in front of the judges during the annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest





Swash bucklers: Dave Larson, of Des Moines, Iowa, sits with his bulldog Ramone