Jun 29th 2009 By Nick Prueher
It's a good things dogs can't feel shame. A boxer-mix named Pabst was crowned the World's Ugliest Dog
at the annual competition on Friday, beating out favorites like Mojo, a Shar Pei, and Rascal, a hairless Chinese Crested.
Pabst, so named for his "bitter beer" face, won the judges over with his winning personality and 2-inch underbite.
"Apart from his underbite, I think he's great looking," said owner Miles Egstad. "I think if you took 100 of those Chinese Cresteds, you would have 100 ugly dogs. And if you have 100 boxer-mixes, you're only going to get one Pabst."
The dog took home $1,600 in cash, a $1,000 modeling contract for calendars and greeting cards and a huge stash of expensive collars and bowls. Pabst will keep the World's Ugliest Dog title until next year's competition, or until the inevitable nude photos surface.
Miles Egstad of Citrus Heights, California, stands with his dog Pabst, a boxer mix, after winning the 21st Annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair June 26, 2009 in Petaluma, California. Pabst, a four year-old boxer mix won the annual World's Ugliest Dog contest.
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Pabst competes in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 26, 2009, in Petaluma, Calif. The toothy 4-year-old Boxer mix won top honors.
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