Congratulations to this year’s winners of the World’s Ugliest Dog Competition, which rewards dogs for looking a bit, um, ruff around the edges.
Behold sassy Miss Ellie, who claimed the coveted “World’s Ugliest Pedigree Dog” and “Canine Most Resembling Candy After an All-Night Margarita Bender” titles. Meanwhile, there was an — GASP! — upset for the winner of the overall title:
Although Pabst, a boxer mix, may look like he just swallowed some bad Szechuan Chicken, he is actually overjowled, er… overJOYED to have been crowned the World’s Ugliest Dog of 2009.
Owner Miles Egstad says Pabst was rescued from an animal shelter as a puppy and named after an American beer for his “bitter beer face.” Awwww. The dog has a two-inch underbite, a large scar from a burn on his stomach and nails which grow in odd directions — or, as I like to call them, “beauty marks.”
Pabst’s victory was an upset –- the first place usually goes to a hairless Chinese Crested dog.
This PBR is for you, Pabst!