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Sweepee Rambo named World’s Ugliest Dog

Dogs are judged on appearance, smell, complexion and maladies


 
Jason Wurtz campaigns Sweepee Rambo, a 16-year-old Chinese Crested, in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 26, 2015, in Petaluma, Calif. Sweepee won the runner-up award. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Jason Wurtz campaigns Sweepee Rambo in the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

PETALUMA, Calif. — A 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua with legs bowed out like a frog and an oozing sore is the winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog contest.

SweePee Rambo took home the title at annual Petaluma’s World’s Ugliest Dog contest Friday night after topping 15 other malformed pooches.

Judges in the contest, now on its 28th year, take into account bad appearance, including stench, poor complexion and a host of other inherited and acquired maladies.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/299mdGb) that SweePee has a mohawk that glistens in the sun and a tongue that sticks out. She is blind in both eyes and has to wear doggie diapers.

Owner Jason Wurtz says he will use the $1,500 the two won to pay for the removal of a tumour that recently popped up on SweePee’s gum line.

Icky, a 6-year-old Chinese Crested dog, shares a kiss with owner Jon Adler before competing in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday, June 26, 2015, in Petaluma, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Icky, a 6-year-old Chinese Crested dog, shares a kiss with owner Jon Adler before competing. (Noah Berger, AP)


 

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