Krew of Barkus

Artistic Krewe of Barkus 2018

Sunday, February 11th

"The Bark-a-palooza Tour Around The World"


The 2018 Krewe of Barkus Parade was a success!

Thank you to everyone that participated in the 16th Annual Krewe of Barkus Parade on Sunday, February 11, 2018 - The Bark-a-Palooza Tour Around The World - and what a trip it was! The weather couldn't keep us from having a howling good time as we moved the parade indoors to the McKinney Performing Art Center. We packed the place!

Our photographer is Mark Nardecchia at Shagly Photography. See the photos posted now on

And the winners were...

Best of Show - Lizzy and the Valencia family with their homage to Mexico

Best Small Dog -

  • 1st Nefertiny & Lesley Kenwood - Poland
  • 2nd Jazz & Dari Partain - Italian soccer player
  • 3rd Porter & Peps with Adah Leah Wolf & Co - Olives for World Peace

Most Creative

  • 1st Azure Dasher Didgeridoo & Julie Miller - Australia
  • 2nd Thor, Spike, & Izzy with Lisa Herrick & T-Boo - Historically Incorrect Vikings
  • 3rd Lille Belle & Jenny Burr - Italian Gondoliers

Best Dog/Owner Combo

  • 1st Lexie & Terree Stone - Holland
  • 2nd Zuri & Heather Ferguson - The Netherlands
  • 3rd Lucy & Terralyn Sias - Eqypt

Best Group

  • 1st Boston Terrier Tea Party & Candice O'Dell
  • 2nd Rouen, Regan, Roger & Mason with the Baker & Hamilton families - Jamaican Bobsled Team
  • 3rd Beltre & Rita with Jamie Perrenoud - Switzerland


  • 1st Daisy with Alisa Meli & Tamra Alami - Around the World in 80 Wags
  • 2nd Bellatrix & Charlie with the Berg family - Swedish Vikings
  • 3rd Sam with Paulette Foster & Lynne Hascal - tribute to Japan

Most Memorable

  • 1st Tyson & the Dachowicz family - Pirates
  • 2nd Bekki & Anna Liapushkina - Hippie Van
  • 3rd Zoey & Tutu with Luke & Bella Bannister - Queen of England and USA Abe Lincoln

Contestants really outdid themselves this year! Remember, our parade is always the Sunday before Mardi Gras, and in 2019, Mardi Gras is late. The 17th Annual Krewe of Barkus Parade will be held Sunday, March 3, 2019.

The theme for 2019 will be centered around a genre of television that has infiltrated our culture and become wildly popular. If you are old enough to remember Candid Camera & What's My Line, or if you are a fan of Survivor, Jersey Shore, Fear Factor, American Idol, Top Chef, or The Bachelor/Bachelorette - you are in luck!

On March 3, Canines are Keeping it Real - A Barkus Salute to Reality TV.

Here are some popular Reality TV show through the years to give you ideas: This Is Your Life, Star Search, America's Funniest Videos, The Crocodile Hunter, The Osbornes, America's Top Model, The Biggest Loser, Dancing With The Stars, The Amazing Race, Real World, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Voice, Shark Tank, Pawn Stars, Hell's Kitchen, Real Housewives, Extreme Makeover, Dance Moms, Duck Dynasty, Say Yes To The Dress.... And more!

The event is free and open to the public at no charge. There is a small registration fee for those who wish to participate in the costume contest. Pre-Registration and confirmation is required to be in the parade.

To register for the parade, contact Blynda Christian at or register with our online form! We'll need your name & contact info, as well as info on your dogs and their costume. Floats (decorated wagons) can also be entered.

For information about vendors, contact McKinney Main Street at 972-547-2660