Toronto’s Top Dog – The Search Has Started

Here comes some exciting news for the dog owners in Toronto. It is that time of year where we are conducting a citywide search to find Toronto’s Top Dog. There is place for every dog of any category, any age and any size. All you have to do is submit the picture of your dog and let us know what Toronto means to your pup! This contest is all about celebrating dogs and our great city of Toronto, this is our 2nd Annual Contest and is sure to be full of awesome fun for everyone involved!

Contest Categories*

Dogs are entered into their own category according to size!

  • Tiny – up to 11 pounds
  • Small – 12 to 22 pounds
  • Medium – 23 to 44 pounds
  • Large – 45 to 88 pounds
  • Extra Large – 89 + pounds
  • Senior Dogs – Over 10 years of age
  • Puppies – Under 12 months

– The Public Voting Opens November 8th to November 21st –

During this period your the public have the opportunity to vote for Toronto’s Top Dog. You have the ability to campaign on your dogs behalf. This voting period will decide on the top 4 dogs from each of the 7 categories; the top 4 from each category will make up the top 28 dogs!

How the voting works!

The public & judging panel will vote to decide the top dogs from each category. The public vote accounts for 50% of the overall vote. The Panel of Judges will then review entries and will account for the remaining 50% of the vote. The judges will take into account the quality & creativity of your dogs picture and your pups story about what makes them so special. We ensure you a fair decision will be taken considering all the factors genuinely.

A Howling Halloween Contest

To celebrate the launch of Toronto’s Top Dog we will be running a howling contest that will find some of the cities scariest and cutest pups around town. Winners will be drawn at random on Halloween, to enter your pup post their picture on Instagram using the hashtag #TorontoTopDogHowlingHalloween. Winners will receive some delicious treats and dog walking gift cards!

Finalist Funday!

The top 28 dogs will receive an invitation to the Finalist Funday on Sunday 26th November where they will partake in some fun games, receive their finalist bandanna and pose for their official finalist photo taken by our professional photographer and this photo will be used for the final voting to crown the winner of Toronto’s Top Dog 2017.

The Grand Finale


The finale of Toronto’s Top Dog is live for public voting from November 30th until December 10th. The top 28 dogs will go head to head for the title of Toronto’s Top Dog. The public will decide on the overall winner of Toronto’s Top Dog Contest in the individual categories mentioned earlier. We do have the runner up prizes for the top dog in each category in the contest.

Toronto’s Top Dog will be announced LIVE at the FINALE DINNER on Tuesday December 12th!

The Top 28 Dogs will be invited to a black tie finalist dinner to find out who will be crowned Toronto’s Top Dog along with each category winner. This will be an exclusive red carpet event for all of the finalists and their hoomans to attend to celebrate all their hard work in becoming a finalist and a winner will be crowned.


We invite you to come and submit your entries and participate in Toronto’s Top Dog’s contest which will be a memorable experience not only for your dog but for you as well.

*You will need your up to date veterinary record for proof of weight and age.

View Competition Rules


My Dog is Toronto's Top Dog

Does your dog have what it takes to be crowned the 2017 Toronto’s Top Dog? Get started and send us your pups application.