Send in photos of your crafty canine and explain why your pooch deserves an extra pat on the back! From climbing companion to paddling pal, Outside Bozeman wants to hear about it. The deadline for submissions is November 4, 2011. Top prize is a $250 package from Dee-O-Gee!

Send a picture of your furry friend to photos@outsidebozeman.com with an anecdote explaining why your dog stands at the head of the pack. Climbing companion, paddling pal, backcountry buddy - no matter how tall the tail, they want to hear about it.

This year's top dog gets $250 in mouth-watering treats from Dee-O-Gee, while runners-up will score pet gear from Ruff Wear. All top entries will be featured in the 2011-2012 issue of Outside Bozeman, giving you and your buddy top bragging rights! Contest deadline is Friday, November 4th. Visit outsidebozeman.com for more info.