ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The International Puppy Contest (IPC) returns to St. Louis, July 14-17, 2016 with the majority of events being held at JJ's Clubhouse north of the Grove. This year's fifth anniversary contest honors International Puppy 2016 Pup Incus, the first woman to capture the title.
IPC, which is loosely based on International Mr. Leather in format, was created in November 2011 to celebrate the puppy community and designed to show the best of the best of human pups from around the world. Contestants will compete (Saturday night) in four categories: Interview, Street Image (gear worn on the street), Puppy Play, and on delivering a two minute speech.
According to organizers, the fetish contest is more than a title, but an effort to bring the community together while promoting education, understanding, opportunity and friendship to pups new and old.
Produced by The International Puppy Club, IPC was previously held in St. Petersburg, Fla. in conjunction with Tampa Bay Fetish Pride and Florida Leather n Fetish Pride. In 2014 organizers brought the contest to St. Louis.
The weekend will be filled with events from seminars and pup crawls to the always popular puppy mosh pit and obstacle course. Puppy of the Year and Handler of the Year awards will also be presented.
International Puppy 2017 Judges are Pup Incus, International Puppy 2016; Sir Tug, International Leather Sir 2015; Pup Ash, International Leatherboy 2015; Pup Kona, IPTC's Puppy 2015; Dave Rhodes, The Leather Journal; BoyPup Max, American Leatherboy 2015; Ty Teachworth and American Leatherboy 2013.
IPC is co-produced by Pup Flip Gray, Sir Joseph Mastrapasqua and St. Louis' own Christopher Roth.
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