July 7, 2017
2017 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest
(Photo Credit: Don McCullough )
The messy mutts have battled it out this June at the Sonoma-Marin Fair for the 2017 World’s Ugliest Dog contest!
There was a long list of participants for the competition this year, as they all look forward to take home the first prize of £1,188. Plus, they all wanted to present their ‘ugly’ but special and adorable dogs!
The holder for the ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ in 2016 is Sweepee Rambo, who won the contest at the very same fair in Petaluma, California last year. Sweepee Rambo, a blind Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix beat out numerous international competitors such as Himisaboo and Zsa Zsa. At the ripe age of 17-years-old, Sweepee Rambo is much loved by his human dad called Jason Wurtz.
This annual event brings together some of the most unattractive mutts from around the world. Some of the entrants from this competition have squashed muzzle, tongues permanently handing out, and various other issues such as constantly drooling and unusual fur. Although all of them may look different from the usual hounds, these dogs are still very much loved by their doting human owners.
Erin Post, the CEO of Sonoma-Marin Fair mentioned that despite their imperfections, these dogs are lovable, adoptable and a great plus to any family. And he is proud to celebrate all these dogs and adorable pets.
There are two main criteria’s that the judges look forward to. Firstly, it is based on the reaction of the audience when they witness the appearance of each of the strange-looking dogs for the very first time. And the second one will be based on the love shown by the owners for their unique pets.
The 2017 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest winner has been named as Martha, a Neapolitan mastiff. This droopy faced dog weights not less than 55kgs. Martha faced tough competition from 13 other mutts and was successful to win away this prestigious crown.
Unlike any dog shows where beautiful dogs are paraded, at the World’s Ugliest Dog Content, people shout, clap, and show love to the ugliest dog in the world! And the uglier they are, the better is the crowd response to these lovely mutts!