Boxer Takes “World’s Ugliest Dog” Title
This year’s Sacramento SPCA Doggy Dash World’s Ugliest Dog was not a Chinese Crested, the breed that so often seems to take the title, but a boxer. Meet Pabst, a 4-year-old. 60-lb rescued boxer. Found wandering the streets at 6-months old, with a burn and missing part of a toe, skittish and fearful, Miles Egstad adopted him from a mobile adopted unit and named him for his “bitter beer face.” Egstad said the was the soft, kind eyes that he felt could see right into his heart that got him.
“As soon as I saw him, it was on,” said Egstad. “It was just the uniquest face. And I instantly fell in love with him. All he needed was a little love, and he’s the best dog I’ve ever had.”
“I love the way he greets me when I come home,” Egstad said. “His whole body is shaking, his tail is wagging and his evil-looking grin looks like a big smile.”
After taking a blue ribbon and bag of goodies in the “Best Smile” contest, Egstad decided to enter Pabst into the “World’s Ugliest Dog” contest even though he doesn’t see ugly in beloved canine companion. At the Petaluma competition Friday after taking the ugliest mutt, then the ugliest dog in the mutt-and-pedigree runoff, Pabst finally took the title and is now the reigning World’s Ugliest Dog.
This weekend Egstad and Pabst were making some appearances on Animal Planet, “Fox & Friends,” and is going to New York to appear on “The Early Show” on CBS sometime this week and the “ugly” pooch is having the time of his life.
“He’s loving it, he’s absolutely loving it,” Egstad said. “When we were walking onto the stage, he was pulling me into the crowd and letting the kids pet his belly and ears.”
WTG Egstad and Pabst!! I think you’re just a cutie Pabst! 🙂
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