Pups take center stage at Oxford’s annual Dog Days Sidewalk Sale

Businesses outside offering bargains aren’t the main attraction at Oxford’s annual Dog Days Sidewalk Sale.

The event, which took place Aug. 5, features a Puppy Parade with dogs of all sizes out for a stroll down the middle of High Street.

Judging also took place in five categories — biggest, smallest, longest tail, best costume and best trick.

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Best Costume was won by Lainey, along with owner Tina Stroud, dressed as the carrier of a large cupcake and waitress, respectively.

The Best Trick contest drew the most appreciative applause from the crowd, with several dogs doing a series of things like sitting, lying down, rolling over but there were several inventive ones. That contest ended in a tie between Lily, a small dog who jumped through a hoop, and Fifi, who hopped on her back feet as a treat was held high.