Applications for the 2019 North Star Puppy and Handler Contest will open on the contest website,, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. This date also marks the start of weekly announcements of the emcee, judges, and other details of the contest leading up to the contest weekend, March 8-10, 2019.

Visit to learn more about the North Star Puppy and Handler Weekend, including:

  • the contest schedule
  • contest details (rules, scoring guidelines, and titleholder expectations)
  • information on the weekend’s host hotel
  • information on the contest’s emcee, judges, and production team

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