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Published:June 28th, 2009 13:15 EST
Pabst: The Newly Crowned World's Ugliest Dog

Pabst: The Newly Crowned World's Ugliest Dog

By Robert Paul Reyes


"A prominent under-bite, scrunched face and floppy ears are the hallmarks of a winner.

The winner of the World`s Ugliest Dog contest, that is.

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.

Pabst`s owner took home $1,600 in prize money, pet supplies and a modeling contract with House of Dog." The Associated Press

Nobody adopts an ugly pooch in the hopes that one day he will win the World`s Ugliest Dog contest. Pet lovers adopt hideous dogs out of compassion and the belief that every canine no matter how ugly deserves to be loved and to treated with dignity.

I admire Miles Egstad for adopting Pabst; I wish more people would adopt hounds from shelters. It`s OK if you pick the cutest puppy or the most handsome adult dog.

Pabst won a modeling contract with House of Dog, a Web site that sells accessories for man`s best friend. I`m afraid that even with a diamond-studded collar and a fancy sweater, Pabst is still going to be one ugly dog. But I`m sure that Miles has nothing but love for his ugly mongrel.