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World’s Ugliest Dog 2016: The Votes Are In

A charmingly homely canine named Sweepee Rambo takes home the title.

The Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds and Events Center just finished its annual fair, which included a popular competition among our canine friends to be named the ugliest among them. More than a dozen vied for the prize, and here’s how the results shook out.
Jason Wurtz holds Sweepee Rambo, the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog competition.

Jason Wurtz holds Sweepee Rambo, the winner of this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog competition.

In her competition bio, Sweepee’s owner, Jason Wurtz, writes that she’s accompanied him to work each morning for the last 15 years. She placed second in last year’s competition.

Seventeen dogs came to Petaluma to try their paws at the top spot. Though the Chinese crested reigned supreme, the competition also featured a few other breeds, including a Chinese pug and a miniature wire-haired dachshund. The California town has hosted the event for more than 50 years.

This year’s second and third place prizes went to Josie, a Chinese crested mix, and Rue, a Chinese crested, respectively.

Icky, owned by Jon Adler, waits for the start of the annual competition Photograph: Peter Dasilva/EPA

Icky, owned by Jon Adler, waits for the start of the annual competition
Photograph: Peter Dasilva/EPA

 

A Chinese crested dog named Rascal Deux of Sunnyvale, California, poses during the contest Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A Chinese crested dog named Rascal Deux of Sunnyvale, California, poses during the contest
Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

 

Genuinely ugly dog contestant Rue, owned by Annie Ragsdale Photograph: Peter Dasilva/EPA

Genuinely ugly dog contestant Rue, owned by Annie Ragsdale
Photograph: Peter Dasilva/EPA

 

Genuinely ugly dog contestant Rue, owned by Annie Ragsdale Photograph: Peter Dasilva/EPA

Genuinely ugly dog contestant Rue, owned by Annie Ragsdale
Photograph: Peter Dasilva/EPA

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