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This Summer’s Corgi Con Was the Biggest Ever

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This year’s Corgi Con did not disappoint.

Held semi-annually at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach, 938 corgis showed up this year, making it the biggest Corgi Con to date.

Low riders from all across the Bay Area and beyond descended on the beach on Saturday to meet other furry friends, participate in activities and just have a good time.

“The day is all about pure bliss and happiness”, says organizer and founder Cynthia Lee.”For a few hours, there is nothing but ear to ear smiles, the never ending sound of  ‘awws,’ and derpy good times all around.”

The event kicked off with the group photo “attempt” to see how many corgis could get in a shot. They did a pretty good job.

Image Credit: Corgi Con

Image Credit: Corgi Con

Related: Forget Comic Con, San Francisco Has Corgi Con

Followed by this year’s new corgi ninja warrior, where pups jumped through hoops and hurdles, while others stubbornly refused to participate.

Image Credit: Instagram/Po0chini

Image Credit: Instagram/Po0chini

There was also a costume contest where tons of corgis showed off their stuff.

Image Credit: Vsmac/Instagram

Image Credit: Vsmac/Instagram

Image Credit: Emiu/Instagram

Image Credit: Emiu/Instagram

These activities led up to the main event: the famous corgi races. The little shorties competed against each other to see which pup had the fastest, stubby legs.

This year a corgi girl won, Auggie.

While the race is always a highlight, Lee told us it was a little sentimental this year.

“This year’s race was renamed Mickey’s Derby after Mickey, the fastest corgi in the West who suddenly past away late last year,” she says. “He won the past five races and was always the one to beat.”

With a record-breaking turnout, Lee is thrilled with what Corgi Con has become. “We are so proud of this event that we built through passion and dedication for the community,” she says.

 

By Andrea Huspeni

Andrea Huspeni is the founder and CEO of This Dog's Life. Her mission it to help dogs live a happier, healthier and longer life. When she isn't working, she spends time with her two dogs, Lola and Milo. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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