Pabst Egstad, 2009 World’s Ugliest Dog Champion
This past weekend was the 21st Annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. With his distinct under bite and smooshy face is what helped him claim this year’s title, and bring about the biggest upset in seven years. In the past, the Chinese Crested breed has reined the chair of ugliest dogs, but Pabst came in as an underdog with his under bite and stole the show!
Pabst, a boxer-mix who’s owner, Miles Egstad, rescued from a shelter in Citrus Heights, CA, three years ago, and got his name for his “bitter beer face.” He took home a total of $2,600 in prize money after winning all three categories, Mutt Class, Pedigree Class, and World’s Ugliest Dog, a table full of collars, leashes, bowls, and other doggie supplies, and a year-long modeling contract, signed with a paw.
I don’t know about you, he may have the title of ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’, but I think he’s pretty darn cute.