Why is the pabst dog being crowned as the winner?
Surprise winner: Miles Egstad receives his trophy with pet dog Pabst, a boxer mix, after becoming the overall the 21st Annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. Owner Miles Egstad said Pabst was rescued from an animal shelter as a puppy and named after an American beer for his ‘bitter beer face’. The dog has a 2in underbite, a large scar from a burn on his stomach and nails which grow in odd directions, according to Mr Egstad. The annual contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair has been held since 1976. Pabst’s victory was an upset – the first place usually goes to a Chinese crested. Sources: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1195929/I-just-ruff-night-Pure-bred-Miss-Ellie-wins-title-Worlds-Ugliest-Pedigree-Dog.
Pabst, the toothy Boxer mixed-breed stole the show at Friday’s World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Marin-Sonoma Fair, defeating a former world champion Chinese Crested named Rascal to take first place.The former shelter dog fetched $1,600 in prize money, a modeling contract, and a table-full of collars, leashes and toys.Pabst’s victory was an upset of sorts. The awkward-appearing Chinese Crested breed has dominated the contest for over seven years, and represented over half of this year’s entries.His owner, Miles Egstad, said he named his dog for his “bitter beer face.”The annual contest started back in 1976. This year’s judges included Jon Provost, who played Timmy on the television show “Lassie”; Karen “Doc” Halligan from “Groomer Has It,” “Dog Tales,” and “Animal Rescue 911”; and Sonoma-Marin Fair board member Brian Sobel. (REF URL http://www.gossiprocks.com/
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. Sources: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-us-odd-worlds-ugliest-dog,1,5944567.