After a long, arduous season with lots of ups, downs and surprise victors, it’s time for 2018’s Bark Madness! Sixteen different breeds of dogs have made the tournament, and now it’s time for you to decide who is the champion!

The rules are simple, we will be posting polls on the Evolve Facebook page throughout March asking users to vote by using the reactions on the post. We’ll tally up the results, and the winner will move on to the next round. Be sure to tag your friends and share to get more votes for your favorite breeds!

Now, it’s time for our tournament preview…


#1 Golden Retriever versus #16 St. Bernard:
An American favorite versus a European giant. We predict the Golden will emerge victorious as the tournament favorite, and the overall #1 voting seed.


#2 Labrador Retriever versus #15 Dachshund:
Labrador Retrievers are known for their loyalty and hard working spirit, while Dachshunds are known for their playful-ness. Both are popular in the United States, so it could be a possible upset to watch!


#3 Border Collie versus #14 Great Dane
Widely regarded as one of the smartest breeds, Border Collies are excellent defenders, loyal and agile on the playing field. Great Danes however, have a natural athletic ability and size advantage, giving them a real shot to go on to the next round.


#4 Australian Shepherd versus #13 Chihuahua
Australian Shepherds are incredibly loyal, smart and athletic animals. Chihuahuas are the smallest breed of dog, but are very energetic. Will spunk triumph over the herders? You’ll decide!


#5 German Shepherd versus #12 Australian Cattle Dog
The German Shepherd is easily recognizable as a force to be reckoned with. After all, there’s a reason they are so commonly used in our society as service animals. Australian Cattle Dogs are also hard workers, bred specifically to herd. We anticipate the Germans to emerge victorious in this voting round.


#6 Husky versus #11 Bernese Mountain Dog
This matchup is one of giant ramifications. Huskies are known from the Northernmost regions of the world, and have gathered a reputation as adventure dogs. Bernese Mountain Dogs are a little less known, but this working dog can grow to be up to 120 pounds. This is a huge matchup, we expect the votes to be close!


#7 Pug versus #10 French Bulldog
First in your laps, first in your hearts. Doug the Pug versus the Frenchie. We think this round could be very close, but we think Team Pug will celebrate victory in the end thanks to their loyal fans.


#8 Corgi versus #9 Dalmation
Cruella De Vil wanted 101 Dalmatians for a reason. However, Corgis are a favorite of the internet, with a strong fan group. Can they ride their fan support to victory? We’ll see!


Be sure to like the Evolve Pet Food Facebook page to vote throughout March! May the best breed win!