Competitive Eater Enters Puppy Protege In Hot Dog Eating Contest

Written by: Zoe Costello

July 22, 2015

Will “The Champ” Millender has made a delicious and lucrative career out of competitive eating.
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When Millender heard BarkFest was having a hot dog eating contest (for dogs, of course) he knew it was the pawfect opportunity to turn competitive eating into a family affair. “The Champ” signed up his two year old, Rhodesian Ridgeback-Doberman mix, PBNJ, for the competition.

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On the day of the big event the sun, the hot dogs, and the competition was sizzling! The contest was a speed competition, challenging the canine competitors to eat ONE hot dog as fast as pawsible.

So, did PBNJ have the chomping chops to take home the Gold (a.k.a. a BarkShop gift certificate) and bring more gorging glory to his household!?!

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Short answer?
Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 3.57.42 PM No.

Long Answer?
Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 5.14.56 PM ….noohoohoooo.

Frankfurterly, PBNJ didn’t come close. Swallowing not even one bite, PBNJ came in dead last.

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Maybe the irony of eating a hot dog on such a hot day was too much for PBNJ. Maybe she’s more of a burger girl. Or maybe it was a classic case of the yips!

Not to worry, PBNJ! What matters is you tried your best, you licked a hotdog, and you looked darn cute!

And from the looks of it, your Poppa’s proud of you no matter what!

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See you next year 😉

Written by: Zoe Costello

July 22, 2015