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Pabst Is the 2009 World's Ugliest Dog

And the 2009 World's Ugliest Dog Is . . .

Another Petaluma scorcher for this year's Ugly Dog Contest! The 2009 champ was a new face who won me over with his pronounced underbite, which he uses like a scoop to get the food in at mealtime. Ha. Even though the last several years have featured lil pups like the late Gus, this time a big pup's top dog.

Four-year-old Pabst and his owner, Miles Egstad, came from Citrus Heights, CA — the Boxer mix was super sweet, loved the shade, and seemed to be rather sleepy before his turn on stage. Resting up for his time in the sun, I bet. We got a glimpse of Pabst, blue ribbon and all, so see one more cute pic (and hear what his owner had to say about the win) when you


On the recognition: "This breed is not known for being ugly like the Chinese Crested. He's so ugly, he's adorable."

On the prize: "He's definitely getting a filet mignon, maybe not tonight, but he will. And getting his teeth cleaned, look at them!"

Congrats to Pabst and Miles and stay tuned for more Ugly Dog coverage next week!

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laurelm laurelm 8 years
That dog is adorable!!!
mguy414 mguy414 8 years
I am glad to hear people saying that Pabst is not ugly! He is really gorgeous for a Pit/Boxer mix (that's what they were saying he was on my local news station), especially to have been at an animal shelter. It makes me wonder what they would say about my dog, whom I think is absolutely adorable!
emmebeth emmebeth 8 years
How on earth is that dog ugly?
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 8 years
how is he ugly?! the one before was completely ugly, not this guy!
bvfashion bvfashion 8 years
What are you talking about? He's such a cutie!
Ana-V452519 Ana-V452519 8 years
Pabst is just adorable! The teeth give him attitude. I had two great Boxer dogs.
white-rabbit149683 white-rabbit149683 8 years
I really dislike animal contests in general and this is no exception.That dog is adorable.
asense0fwonder asense0fwonder 8 years
he's not that ugly :(
shopping42 shopping42 8 years
ugly and scary-but glad he is sweet and lovable!!
Angelica Angelica 8 years
Awww, he isn't that ugly. Crazy teeth though. I do suggest the cleaning :)
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 8 years
Aw he's cute! My grandma's Pekingese kind of looked like that, but it wasn't nearly as pronounced.
poissondujour poissondujour 8 years
Totally adorable!
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
i think he's cute!
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