A blind Chinese Crested Chihuahua named “Sweepee Rambo” has secured the title of “the world’s ugliest dog.”
The 4-pound canine was crowned the winner of the annual event on Friday night at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma.
The small dog has been with her loving owner, Jason Wurtz, for the past 15 years after escaping from the pound, according to Sweepee Rambo’s entry.
“I’m the prettiest little blue eyed Chinese Crescent Chihuahua he’s ever known,” the entry reads. “He loves my baby soft freckled skin and legendary blond Mohawk but most of all he loves my loyalty to him.”
Wurtz, who according to multiple reports is from Van Nuys, takes Sweepee Rambo to work on his motorcycle with him nearly every day, the entry said. It also describes her as a “ride or die chick.”
At the advanced age of 17, she is “slowing down,” and is blind in both eyes and wears “doggie Depends.”
But, the post stated, she is “so lucky to have a dad to take good care” of her.
Sweepee Rambo takes over the dubious honor from Quasi Modo, a 10-year-old short-spined, mixed-breed dog who won the competition last year for demonstrating “excellence in ugliness.”
The annual competition celebrates imperfections and flaw as it features an array of “homely hounds” strutting their stuff in front of a typically large crowd of fairgoers, as well as local, national and international media, according to a news release on the fair’s website.
“We’re proud to celebrate all dogs and pets by showing that no matter their imperfections, they are adoptable, lovable and a great add to any family.” Sonoma-Marin Fair CEO Erin Post said in the release.