Wed, Feb 23, 2011
It doesn’t get any more hideous than this. This 4-year-old boxer named Pabst was crowned 2009′s “World’s Ugliest Dog” at the Sonoma Marin Fair.
The folks in northern California have been handing out this award for more than two decades. It’s lovingly bestowed, mostly to rescued pets in the spirit of promoting responsible animal care.
More often than not, the award has gone to a Chinese crested breed.
Pabst is a rescued pet, and his owner, Miles Egstad of Citrus Heights, Calif., thinks that it must be the mutt’s distinctive under-bite that makes him stand out from the pack.
He was named after Pabst because he’s got what Egstad calls a “bitter beer face.”