2013 Mystic Krewe of Barkus Parade: The Top Dogs

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This contestant has her pageant moves down pat. Look at that doggie smile!
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Mon, Jan 28, 2013 4:18 PM EST
Think of it as Mardi Gras, but for dogs: The 2013 Mystic Krewe of Barkus parade in New Orleans featured plenty of beads and baubles and some crazily costumed canines. The dogs and their human companions took to the street on Sunday for the two-hour-long parade, the proceeds from which are donated to animal welfare groups. This year's theme, "Tails and Tiaras: Here Comes Honey Bow Wow," was a nod to reality TV and the grand spectacle that goes with it. Take a look at this year's best in show. -- By Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine