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Expect to find all the AnimalStereotypes (especially DogStereotype and CatStereotype) that can possibly be fit in. Bonus points if there's a SapientPet involved giving commentary from their perspective.


* ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' has a puzzle involving one of these. However, it takes place in a BadFuture ruled by anthropomorphic tentacles and the entrees are humans.

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* ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' has a puzzle involving one of these. However, it takes place in a BadFuture ruled by anthropomorphic tentacles and the entrees entries are humans.

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** First prize is naturally claimed by our glorious lord and master, TheHypnoToad.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' episode "Tween Wolf" [[ButtMonkey Irwin]] gets turned into a werewolf and Billy, [[TheDitz the idiot that he is]], enters him in the local dog show.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil'' episode Evilest in Show the league enter Doomageddon in a pet show, and since their villains they try sabotaging the other pets to make should their Doomhound win.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' episode "Tween Wolf" Wolf", [[ButtMonkey Irwin]] gets turned into a werewolf and Billy, [[TheDitz the idiot that he is]], enters him in the local dog show.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil'' episode Evilest "Evilest in Show Show", the league enter Doomageddon in a pet show, and since their villains they try sabotaging the other pets to make should their Doomhound win.win.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' episode "[[Recap/LiloAndStitchTheSeriesS1E8Yapper Yapper]]", Lilo enters Stitch (who is an alien adopted as her "dog") in a dog show in Honolulu in hopes of winning against Mertle and her new dog Gigi (who is actually [[AlienAnimals one of Stitch's experiment "cousins" who happens to look like a Shih Tzu]]).



* In the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' short "Dog Show", when Pluto gets injured and is unable to compete in a dog show, Mickey decides to have Goofy take his place since [[FurryReminder he is, in fact, a dog.]]

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013'' short "Dog Show", when Pluto WesternAnimation/{{Pluto|ThePup}} gets injured and is unable to compete in a dog show, Mickey WesternAnimation/{{Mickey|Mouse}} decides to have Goofy WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} take his place since [[FurryReminder he is, in fact, a dog.]]


Of course, it's hardly guaranteed that the protagonist's pet will actually win first place. Just as common is the payoff to be SecondPlaceIsForWinners, become a VictoriousLoser, or earn a ConsolationPrize. Then again, UnderdogsNeverLose and TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin.

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Of course, it's hardly guaranteed that the protagonist's protagonist and their pet will actually win first place. Just as common is the payoff to be SecondPlaceIsForWinners, become a VictoriousLoser, or earn a ConsolationPrize. Then again, UnderdogsNeverLose and TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin.

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Bonus points if there's a SapientPet involved giving commentary from their perspective.


A character has a loving pet and they think they are the best pet anyone could ever have. What is the best way to prove it? By having them compete against other pets in a competition.
In most common cases, pet shows are usually ways for people to show off their pets (most commonly dogs) as purebreds and they would compete in different forms of competition such as style and talent before a group of judges. The show would end with one being awarded first prize and being given the title "Best In Show".

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[[ABoyAndHisX A character has a loving pet pet]] and they think they are the best pet anyone could ever have. What is the best way to prove it? By having them compete against other pets in a competition.
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In most common cases, pet shows are usually ways for people to show off their pets (most commonly dogs) as purebreds and they would compete in different forms of competition such as style and talent before a group of judges. The show would end with one being awarded first prize and being given the title "Best In Show".
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The contest often includes a SlobsVsSnobs subtext, with snooty purebred animals (and owners) looking down on scrappy but lovable mutts.

Of course, it's hardly guaranteed that the protagonist's pet will actually win first place. Just as common is the payoff to be SecondPlaceIsForWinners, become a VictoriousLoser, or earn a ConsolationPrize. Then again, UnderdogsNeverLose and TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin.


* The 1966 Disney film ''The Ugly Dachshund'' concludes with the title dog (actually a Great Dane) being entered in a dog show, where he meets a female Great Dane and learns to BeYourself.

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* The 1966 Disney film ''The Ugly Dachshund'' ''Film/TheUglyDachshund'' concludes with the title dog (actually a Great Dane) being entered in a dog show, where he meets a female Great Dane and learns to BeYourself.



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* The 1966 Disney film ''The Ugly Dachshund'' concludes with the title dog (actually a Great Dane) being entered in a dog show, where he meets a female Great Dane and learns to BeYourself.


In fiction, it doesn't always work that way. Fictional pet competitions will often be much broader in scope than real ones, covering many different kinds of animals. They also will often lack the sophistication of real ones, instead being a straightforward judgment of which animal is "better" (how this is decided when comparing, say, a cat and a hamster is quite unlikely to be discussed). They're quite likely to end in a DarkHorseVictory--sometimes literally, depending on the animal in question.



* Inevitably, ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' did this several times. There were literally dozens of episodes in the Hoenn, Battle Frontier, and Sinnoh arcs dealing with Pokémon Contests (see the Video Games section for more), which [[GoKartingWithBowser May, Dawn, and Jessie]] would usually partake in. The idea of a Pokémon beauty contest, however, is much older-- the early Kanto episode "Pokémon Fashion Flash" revolved around one such contest.

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* Inevitably, ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' did this several times. There were literally dozens of episodes in the Hoenn, Battle Frontier, and Sinnoh arcs dealing with Pokémon Contests (see the Video Games section for more), which [[GoKartingWithBowser May, Dawn, and Jessie]] would usually partake in. The idea of a Pokémon beauty contest, however, is much older-- the early Kanto episode "Pokémon Fashion Flash" revolved around one such contest.



* In the ''Series/MrBean'' episode "Hair by Mr. Bean of London", Bean enters his beloved teddy bear into a dog show. Teddy ends up winning since, being an inanimate object, he is incapable of making mistakes unlike the dogs.



* ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' and their immediate successors ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' included the concept of "Pokémon Contests", a non-violent, beauty-oriented alternative to battles. In these, you would compete with a number of other Trainers for Contest Ribbons, with your Pokémon being judged on the quality of their moves and their overall appeal.

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' and their immediate successors ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' included the concept of "Pokémon Contests", a non-violent, beauty-oriented alternative to battles. In these, you would compete with a number of other Trainers for Contest Ribbons, with your Pokémon being judged on the quality of their moves and their overall appeal.



** In another episode, Brian falls in love with a female veteran show dog called Ellie and enters a dog show to impress her [[spoiler: he wins and finds out that he'll be made to breed with Ellie.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has an interesting variation in the episode "May The Best Pet Win". Rainbow Dash wants a pet, but can't decide between all the animals Fluttershy shows her, so they stage a competition to determine which pet is worthy of being Rainbow Dash's pet.

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In fiction, it doesn't always work that way. Fictional pet competitions will often be much broader in scope than real ones, covering many different kinds of animals. They also will often lack the sophistication of real ones, instead being a straightforward judgment of which animal is "better" (how this is decided when comparing, say, a cat and a hamster is quite unlikely to be discussed). They're quite likely to end in a DarkHorseVictory--sometimes literally, depending on the animal in question.



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* Inevitably, ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' did this several times. There were literally dozens of episodes in the Hoenn, Battle Frontier, and Sinnoh arcs dealing with Pokémon Contests (see the Video Games section for more), which [[GoKartingWithBowser May, Dawn, and Jessie]] would usually partake in. The idea of a Pokémon beauty contest, however, is much older-- the early Kanto episode "Pokémon Fashion Flash" revolved around one such contest.



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* ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' and their immediate successors ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' included the concept of "Pokémon Contests", a non-violent, beauty-oriented alternative to battles. In these, you would compete with a number of other Trainers for Contest Ribbons, with your Pokémon being judged on the quality of their moves and their overall appeal.

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* In the ''Series/MrBean'' episode "Hair by Mr. Bean of London", Bean enters his beloved teddy bear into a dog show. Teddy ends up winning since, being an inanimate object, he is incapable of making mistakes unlike the dogs.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has an interesting variation in the episode "May The Best Pet Win". Rainbow Dash wants a pet, but can't decide between all the animals Fluttershy shows her, so they stage a competition to determine which pet is worthy of being Rainbow Dash's pet.

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