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Tank named "Beautiful Bulldog" in Iowa contest

Tank named "Beautiful Bulldog" in Iowa contest

The pups came from as far away as New Jersey and Tennessee in hopes of landing a new nickname: "Beautiful Bulldog." They were all defeated by a native son who likes eating snow and watching turtles. A 2-year-old dog from Des Moines named Tank won the 36th annual Beautiful Bulldog contest Sunday at Drake University. The tongue-in-cheek beauty pageant, which featured 50 dogs, is the kickoff event for the Drake Relays track meet. "He's funny," said Tank's owner, Duane Smith. "He's a real good one." Pageant organizers narrowed a pool of over 100 hopeful pups by a lottery held last month. Judges weren't looking for beauty though. ...

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