Black and Tan. It’s a popular beverage, but also a nifty two-tone saddle shoe. In Seattle, the Black and Tan was a popular jazz nightclub, but it is also a Coonhound breed. On May 1, however, it is the theme of a photo challenge for National Purebred Dog Day.
We are delighted to welcome the return of the American Manchester Terrier Club which is sponsoring the “Black and Tan” Photo Challenge, a contest named for breed history: The Manchester Terrier is the oldest identifiable terrier breed in the world, and for more than a hundred years, it was known as the “Black and Tan” Terrier, the name later changed to honor the city where most breeders at the time were found. In the US, the Toy and Standard Manchesters are varieties of the same breed. In the UK, the toy breed is formally known as the English Toy Terrier (Black and Tan) and the standard breed is the Manchester terrier.
The Challenge: With your dog as your “partner in crime,” illustrate “black and tan” in a creative way. Think outside the box; dazzle our judges with your imaginative interpretation of these colors.
This contest is open to participants across the world. Photographers are allowed to enter four contests, entering this one entitles you to enter three more;
The prize: $100 gift certificate to If It Barks! the company that makes walking your dog with confidence better when you can design your own custom collar by picking the buckle type, size, and color, yourself.
The Dreaded Small Print You Must Read To Enter
•••• This contest happens on May 1 on our Facebook page. It is open to domestic and international participants;
•••• One entry per person; You may enter four different photo challenges. If you enter this one, you may enter three more;
•••• When submitting your photo entry on Facebook, you must indicate the name of this contest which is The American Manchester Terrier Club’s “Black and Tan” Photo Challenge
•••• Your entry must be for the 2022 contest. Photos submitted from previous years’ contests will be disqualified, and yes, we remember photos from one year to the next;
•••• Within the photo, your image must include a purebred dog and one of the following either downloaded from the link or handmade:
Any official National Purebred Dog Day item available here.
•••• No photoshopping, and that includes the required sign. Our judges, David Frei and Jack Grassa must see what you actually shot with your camera;
•••• Many people may help you take your photo, but the prizes goes to the person submitting the winning photograph;
•••• Entering this contest implies consent that your photo may be shared on NPDD’s social media platforms, and by The American Manchester Terrier Club for promotional purposes;
•••• A full explanation of how, when, and where to submit your entry can be read here;
•••• Important! You and your dog should have safe fun when composing and executing your entry!
•••• Judges’ decisions are final
Image: “Dazzle,” owned by Michelle Barlak of Maximal Dogs