A 4-year old Chihuahua’s oddly curved back and legs and closed-up left eye earned her the title of “The ugliest dog in the world” in a contest held in North California on Friday, June 25.
Sporting a gray, brown and black coat, Princess Abby Francis beat a rough-looking slate of candidates for the prize, including Pabst, a teeth-bearing boxer mix who won last year.
Princess Abby shivered in the cool breeze after her win Friday night while nestled in the arms of her owner, Kathleen Francis, who received a $1,000 check at the 22nd annual contest held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma.
The victory was a surprise to Francis. "I don't think she's ugly at all," she said. "I think she's the most beautiful dog."
Francis says she rescued Princess Abby from her veterinarian about five months ago. Celebrity vet Karen "Doc" Halligan, one of the contest's three judges, says the dog's oddly curved back and legs and closed up left eye may be due to being inbred.
Here are some of the contestants Princess Abby beat to the title.
[via MSNBC, Barcroft Media]
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