PETALUMA, California – 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, California, 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.