On Saturday, November 15th, dog lovers throughout central Texas will convene and show off their canine’s coiffure. Please join Austin Facial Hair Club, and Austin Animal Center at Mohawk for the 1st Annual Dog Beard and Moustache Competition. Mohawk and Austin Facial Hair Club are teaming up with Austin Animal Center to help pets in need of forever homes. Austin Animal Center runs the largest animal shelter in central Texas, providing shelter to more than 18,000 animals each year, as well as animal protection services to Austin and Travis County. This open intake facility accepts lost and surrendered animals from all of Travis County regardless of age, health, species, or breed. Come strut with your mutt and help raise awareness for this amazing organization. Doors will open at 2pm. This family-friendly event will be free of charge with a $5 suggested donation upon admittance. Categories: Dog & Owner look-a-like contest- Pet and owner must be similar in appearance, style, and attitudeFreestyle category- Styled beard and moustache. Styling products permitted, any shape or color! Emphasis on creativity and complexity of design. No artificial hair.Best groomed- Neatest looking, well-kept dog beard. Emphasis on symmetry, clean lines, and a neatness of the canine beard.Gnarliest beard- Wild looking, gnarly dog beard! The wilder the better!Short groomed- Clean cut, “Business beard”. Neatest looking, well-kept dog beard. Emphasis on symmetry, clean lines, and a neatness of the canine beard.Sideburns/chops- Sideburns or hair on the sides of the dogs face. Emphasis on symmetry, style, and appearance.Best in show- Winners of each category will go head-to-head to see who is the overall Best in Show! Audience participation will be a big factor in this decision.Fantasy beard- Creative, artificial beard to be worn by the dog. Anything goes!Costume Contest- Dress your pet to impress. To enter your pet in one of the categories, please email: email@example.com with your name, phone number, pet’s name, and category(ies) that he or she will be interested in entering.