Each summer time, for the ultimate 50-years, uniquely imperfect but completely lovely canine from across the nation accumulate in Petaluma, California to compete for the coveted identify of “World’s Ugliest Dog.”
The festival, held on the Sonoma-Marin Fair for the ultimate 28 years, attracts crowds of spectators, all hoping to satisfy considered one of dozens of homely hounds the input every 12 months or the fame judges that make the cruel name.
The 2016 festival, hung on Friday, June 24, pitted 16 perfect-in-their-own method pets in opposition to every different for the identify. This 12 months’s winner, a 17-year previous, Four-pound Chinese Crested/Chihuahua named SweePee Rambo, is owned through Jason Wurtz who drove greater than 7 hours for the risk to go into. Wurtz in the beginning followed SweePee as a present for his former spouse who, after just a week, made up our minds she couldn’t love the original canine. But Wurtz couldn’t endure to let her move and, now 17-years later, they’re nonetheless the most efficient of buddies. Wurtz loves her unconditionally, regardless of her previous age, patchy hair, her lacking enamel, blindness, and a tongue that’s all the time simply striking out the facet of her mouth.
“We’re proud to celebrate all dogs and pets by showing that no matter their imperfections, they are adoptable, lovable and a great add to any family.” explains Erin Post, CEO of the Sonoma-Marin Fair.
See the instant SweePee Rambo used to be topped, awarded a huge trophy, and $1,500 grand prize that SweePee’s proprietor says he’ll use towards her veterinary care: