The old saying “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is exemplified at the World’s Ugliest Dog® Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, CA. The internationally observed event celebrates homely hounds and the humans who love them.
For 25 years, the Contest has been a testament that all dogs do not have to meet AKC pedigree standards to be man’s (or woman’s) best friend. The owners of all kinds of dogs are also all kinds of people, from youngsters to senior citizens, each proud of their pet despite missing fur, crossed eyes, duck waddles or mismatched ears. They proudly walk both pedigreed pooches and Heinz 57 mutts down the red carpet to the cheers and clapping of the crowd.
Peanut – Holly Chandler – 2014 Winner and 2014 Ugliest Mutt
Quasi Modo – Ugliest Mutt 2nd Place
Scamp – Ugliest Mutt 3rd Place
Sweepee Rambo – 2014 Ugliest Pedigree
Zoomer – Ugliest Pedigree 2nd Place
Yoda – Ugliest Pedigree 3rd Place