For years, the family dog breed of choice was the bulldog, followed by the Golden Retriever. More recently, ascendant breeds included Boston Terriers, Pugs, French Bulldogs and now the Corgi. They can credit their popularity in part to Elizabeth II, who got her first corgi, Dookie, in 1933. Since then, she has had more than 30 of the dogs. They've since appeared in the anime Cowboy Bebop, which features an over-the-top intelligent corgi named Ein. Every year in Boise, they get their dues at the Boise Corgi Fest, this year set for Saturday, Aug. 17, in Ann Morrison Park. Join other owners and fans for a pup parade, a costume contest, a Corgi derby and more. Folks who are feeling peckish can buy food, and don't miss the Fuzzy Pawz Rescue-benefiting silent auction. Last year, the event raised $700 for the organization, which houses homeless and at-risk dogs cats with loving families.
10 a.m. FREE. Ann Morrison Park, 1000 S. Americana Blvd., Boise, boisecorgifest.org.