Monday, June 29, 2009

Pabst's Blue Ribbon: That's One Ugly Dog

"NorCal Boxer Mix Wins World's Ugliest Dog Contest" (June 27, 2009)

"A boxer mix with a wicked underbite won Friday's annual Ugliest Dog Contest. The world-famous staple of the Sonoma-Marin Fair for 21 years was held at the Petaluma Fairgrounds, as part of the Sonoma-Marin Fair.

"The winner, Pabst, was a first time entry and was the first mutt in seven years to win the contest. The Chinese Crested breed has dominated recent contests and represented more than half of this year's field, according to contest organizers...."

This year's ugly dog contest was more of a regional affair than some year's: probably thanks to economic conditions. Still, Pabst seems to have had some tough competition.

This news article does a pretty good job of discussing the contest, Pabst's background as a rescuee from a pound, and the Sonoma-Marin fair. The Fair's news release/article pointed out that the dogs in the contest are healthy - they're cleared by a vet. It's just that they don't fit our idea of canine beauty.

A parting thought: As my oldest daughter said, "I've seen uglier dogs than that." Still: congratulations to Pabst and his owner.


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