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Pooch wins dubious honor

Pabst competes in the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday in Petaluma, Calif.  (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
Pabst competes in the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday in Petaluma, Calif. (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

PETALUMA, Calif. – A prominent under-bite, scrunched face and floppy ears are the hallmarks of a winner.

The winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog contest, that is.

Pabst, a boxer-mix rescued from a shelter by Miles Egstad, of Citrus Heights, Calif., won the annual contest on Friday at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Northern California.

It was an upset victory for Pabst, who beat former champion Rascal, a pedigree Chinese Crested.

Pabst’s owner took home $1,600 in prize money, pet supplies and a modeling contract with House of Dog.

Miss Ellie, a blind 15-year-old Chinese Crested Hairless, won the pedigree category.


 

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