Chinese crested Scooter dubbed World’s Ugliest Dog in California
Written by Angie Sharma on June 27, 2023
A 7-year-old Chinese crested dog born with backward hind legs has been named the World’s Ugliest Dog at an annual California contest.
Scooter, belonging to Tucson, Ariz., resident Linda Celeste Elmquist, was named the World’s Ugliest Dog at the annual pageant at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif.
I am overjoyed and incredibly proud that Scooter has been crowned the winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog contest,” Elmquist said in a news release from contest organizers. “Despite the challenges he has faced with his deformed hind legs, Scooter has defied all odds and shown us the true meaning of resilience and determination. He has become an inspiration to countless people around the world.”
The second place prize was claimed by fourth-time competitor Wild Thang, a resilient 7-year-old Pekingese owned by Ann Lewis, and third place went to Harold Bartholomew, a 16-year-old Chihuahua owned by Sabrina Impelido.
The People’ Choice award, chosen by online voters, went to Rascal Deux owned by Dane Andrew.
Source : UPI News