Blind Sweepee Rambo crowned World's Ugliest Dog

Published: June 26, 2016
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PHOTO: REUTERS

PHOTO: REUTERS

A blind Chihuahua-Chinese Crested mix has been crowned the World’s Ugliest Dog, beating 16 other contestants in an annual California-based pageant.

Sweepee Rambo, a 17-year-old dog from Encino, California, walked a red carpet and paraded on stage, as it was introduced to the audience.

The dog’s owner took home a $1,500 US prize and a 1.82-metre (six-foot) trophy, local media said.

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Some of the other dogs in the show included Zsa-Zsa, a seven-year-old English bulldog rescued from a puppy mill, and Himisaboo, a half-dachshund with a Donald Trump hairstyle.

The World’s Ugliest Dog competition, now in its 28th year, is held at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California, about 60 kilometres north of San Francisco.

The canine competitors, many of whom have been rescued from shelters and puppy mills, are scored by a panel of judges on first impression, unusual attributes, natural ugliness and personality.

The level of cheers a dog receives from the audience while strutting down the catwalk is also taken into account.

SweePee Rambo and owner Jason Wurtz celebrate winning the 2016 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. Photograph: Peter Dasilva/EPA

 

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Jun 26, 2016 - 2:33PM

    Poor thing . Glad it could not see or talk . Else it would have given us humans an earful. Recommend

  • Uncle Tom
    Jun 26, 2016 - 2:58PM

    Shame that there isn’t an ugliest sounding dog contest, cause that would be won by Donald Trump.Recommend

  • Mohsin
    Jun 26, 2016 - 3:04PM

    looks a bit like me…the most beautiful thing I ever laid my eyes onRecommend

  • Prada
    Jun 26, 2016 - 6:17PM

    That little guy is UGLY alright. I mean he is BAD ugly !
    Does he really have to stick his tongue out??Recommend

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