They say that every dog has its day, which may or may not be true for other cities, but it's become an annual fact in Antioch.
Waldie Plaza was filled Saturday night with canines ranging from micro-mini Chihuahuas that fit in the palm of your hand to gigantic Great Danes that look like they could eat your hand for an appetizer.
Nearly 150 dogs competed in the Delta Dawg Show, the main attraction of the second annual Rivertown Dog Day of Summer event held in Downtown Antioch.
As part of the 2econd Saturday series of events hosted by merchants in the Rivertown Business District, this year's attendance rose from about 85 dogs and 400 people last year to approximately 150 dogs and 600 people this year.
We want to bring people downtown and see what a jewel we have down here, said Brian Nunnally, event coordinator and economic development analyst for the city of Antioch. It's a dog show for people who are just proud of their pets, whether or not they are American Kennel Club certified.
This year's Dawg Show categories and winners were:
Cutest Puppy Suzie, owned by Sylvia Rodrigues
Best Senior Dog Brittany, owned by Roxie Coon
Most Mysterious Mixed Breed Shamar, owned by Cher Trice
Best Pair of Dogs Zena and Michael, owned by Alan and Alice Dollar
Best Dog Costume Bella-Rose, owned by Melissa Loza
Most Obedient Cody, owned by Lisa Seltmann
Best in Size Small Oscar, owned by Syglenda Ford
Best in Size Medium Scamp, owned by Carl Fickling
Best in Size Large/X-Large Joey, owned by Tony Stasuik
Judges' Favorite Bob, owned by Don Rezendes.