‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ crowned in California
PETALUMA, Calif.,–A 10-year-old mutt from Florida has been crowned the World’s Ugliest Dog.
Quasi Modo, a pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix, beat out 25 other candidates on Friday for the top prize of $1,500 and the title of World’s Ugliest Dog 2015.
The hunchbacked hound was abandoned at an animal shelter before being adopted by a veterinarian in Loxahatchee, Florida, according to the dog’s online biography.
“My appearance can be a little unsettling to some ( I have had grown men jump on top of their cars to get away from me because they thought I was a hyena or Tasmanian devil) but once they get to know me I win them over with my bubbly personality, his bio said.
The contest is held every year at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California. The competing canines are judged on first impressions, unique features, personality and audience reaction.