PETALUMA — A Chihuahua with an oddly curved back and legs and a closed-up left earned the title “World’s Ugliest Dog” at a contest at a fair in Petaluma Friday.
Princess Abby Francis beat a slew of rough-looking candidates for the dubious honor, including Pabst, a teeth-bearing boxer mix who won last year.
Princess Abby’s owner, Kathleen Francis, received a check for $1,000 at the 22nd annual contest held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair.
PETALUMA — A boxer-mix with a prominent under-bite named Pabst has been crowned the world’s ugliest dog.
The annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest was held Friday at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Northern California.
Pabst was rescued from a shelter by Miles Egstad, of Citrus Heights. Egstad took home $1,600 in prize money, pet supplies and a modeling contract with House of Dog for Pabst.
Pabst beat out former champion Rascal, a pedigree Chinese Crested.
Miss Ellie, a blind 15-year-old Chinese Crested Hairless, won the pedigree category.