Princess Abby Is The World's Ugliest Dog

By Meera Dolasia on July 1, 2010

Word Search

Last weekend, the Sonoma-Marin County Fair held one of its most popular events - The contest to pick the 'World's Ugliest Dog'. While it may sound cruel, being the ugliest dog has a lot of benefits - There is a generous cash prize, other goodies and a chance to become world famous!

This year's winner, a Chihuahua named Princess Abby, has all the attributes to win the title - She is hunched and walks a little strange because her back legs are longer than front. One of her eyes does not open, her ears are mismatched and she has an endearing way of begging for food by standing on her hind legs. Her owner, Kathleen Francis, describes her as a cross between a rabbit, kangaroo and camel!

To win the coveted title, Abby had to surmount some serious competition, that included last year's winner Pabst, a boxer who sports some snarly-looking teeth, Chopper, a fur ball of hair and the 2002 winner, Rascal who looks so scary that he stars in horror movies! Much missed was Miss Ellie, 'The World's Ugliest Pedigree dog, who died earlier this year, at the ripe-old age of 17.

While Abby is now basking in her new found fame, life did not look so good just five months ago, when the abandoned, malnourished and flea-infested Chihuahua was found roaming the streets of Clearlake, by the Humane society.

Luckily her new owner Kathleen, happened to walk into the clinic where she was being treated, fell in love with the one-eyed beauty and instantly adopted her.

She entered Abby into the 'Ugliest Dog Contest' on a whim, never thinking that she would win. Not only did the little pooch win the grand prize, she also won the pedigree class earning Kathleen, a cool $1,600USD in total prize money.

In addition to that, she also received some cool dog accessories, a one-year modeling contract with the 'House of Dog', a web retailer that specializes in canine couture, a professional photo shoot and many talk show appearances, starting with a trip to New York City, to appear on the Today Show.

Now in its 22nd year, the 'Ugliest Dog Contest', has become quite popular not only locally, but also, worldwide. Judged by a number of celebrity stars, that include the lead singer of Vertical Horizon, the contest is also aired on television on the Animal Planet channel.,

Share by EmailShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on TwitterShare on tumblrShare on StumbleUponShare on PinterestShare on RedditShare on Edmodo
to use your custom avatar.
  • leap528
    leap528Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 5:24 pm
    Princess Abby isn't ugly!!!
    • meepMonday, October 27, 2014 at 4:03 pm
      • avalove
        avaloveSunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:54 pm
        • pipes
          pipesSaturday, October 11, 2014 at 8:29 pm
          i mean you can win things like this!
          • pipes
            pipesSaturday, October 11, 2014 at 8:28 pm
            I know its rude but it makes sense. I mean you get a really good prize and being ugly isn't always a bad thing
            • animalloverSaturday, October 4, 2014 at 4:23 pm
              they are so cute though
              • wolfkiller336
                wolfkiller336Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:32 am
                she was beet don't beet dog's
                • wolfkiller336
                  wolfkiller336Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:31 am
                  it is not her fault get rid of this contest forever
                  • wolfkiller336
                    wolfkiller336Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:29 am
                    don't be mean i don't think it is nice to do that what if other people call you that and don't be rude at all
                    • ANGELWednesday, September 17, 2014 at 9:11 am
                      NO ALL THE DOGS ARE CUTE




                      Most Popular Articles

                      World's Biggest Spider Weighs As Much A Newborn Puppy
                      Just In Time For Halloween - A Real-Life Ghostbuster!
                      Diwali, India's Glittering Festival Of Lights!
                      Russian Fisherman Catches Fish With "Human Teeth"
                      Just In Time For Halloween - A Real-Life Ghostbuster!
                      Making Sense Of The Ebola Virus
                      The World's Deepest Pool Is Scarily . . . Deep!
                      Minecraft As A Mandatory Subject In School? Sweet!
                      Boo Mania Sweeps Over America (And The World)!
                      Are You Ready To 'Gangnam Style'?
                      Video Of The Week - If Frozen Was A Horror Movie . . .