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Show us your favorite farm dog

Holly Spangler 2020 farm dog winner
2020 WINNER: Last year’s winner was Bailey, a 3-year-old black Labrador from Bunker Hill, Ill.
Prairie Farmer is rounding up the best farm dogs in Illinois, and we need your entries!

As farm magazine editors, we know when we step onto a farm, there’s bound to be a farm dog there. They come in all shapes and sizes, from purebreds to mutts. And no matter what they look like, they’re always beloved members of the farm crew.

That’s why we launched the Prairie Farmer Favorite Farm Dog Contest back in 2000, and why we’ve continued to celebrate winning dogs every year since — like Bailey in 2020, Stella in 2019, Moxie in 2018 and Colby in 2017. We love reading your stories and seeing your photos of your beloved farm dogs!

So for 2021, show us your farm dogs! Entries for the 2021 Favorite Farm Dog Contest are open now. Send us your best photo of your farm dog, with a few words about what makes him or her your most faithful companion.

To enter, email us your photo and tell us, in 150 words or less, what makes your dog the perfect canine candidate. Please include your name, address and phone number, plus your dog’s name, age and breed. Don’t wait — entries are open now and will close March 1 at 8 a.m.

Winners will be chosen based on a combination of online voting and editorial voting, which will be based on the dog’s utility, companionship, work ethic and value as a family member.

Owners of the winning dog will receive a complete photo shoot of their dog on the farm, on the job, and with and without family members, plus a 16-by-20-inch Modern Metals wall art hanging featuring their favorite farm dog photo, complete with the winning credentials. In addition, the first-place farm dog will receive $100; second place will win $75; and third place will receive $50.

And don’t forget the real prize: neighborhood glory for your four-legged friend.

ENTER HERE! Send in your photo and tell us about your dog. Include your name, address and phone number, plus your dog’s name, age and breed.

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