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Record Number of Applicants for Drake University’s Beautiful Bulldog Contest

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DES MOINES, Iowa  --  Drake University has an important decision to make on Monday evening: which dogs should be included in its 38th Annual Beautiful Bulldog contest.

The school has a lot to go through, having received 120 applicants--a record number--with entries spanning 13 states.

There are also fewer available spots in this year's contest; organizers dropped the bulldog field from 50 down to 40 in order to allow the dogs to interact longer with the judges.

The lottery will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, and the Beautiful Bulldog contest will be held on Sunday, April 23rd at the Knapp Center.